Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. In the meantime you could use the Google URL shortener GPlus.to

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Claim a Vanity URL for Your Social Media Profiles

yMarketingMatters

A vanity URL is a short, unique user name. Vanity URLs are easy to remember, read, share and use in marketing documents, on company websites, and business cards. For example, when I set up my new Facebook business page, the randomly assigned number and URL was [link].

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Add Products to Facebook Dynamic Ads via URL

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands using Facebook’s dynamic ads can now add product images via URL, rather than solely via product catalogs on the social network. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Chris Ruberg Dynamic Ads OneCommand Product Catalogs URLs

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Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

While Google+ is pretty easy to setup and use, one of the things I don’t like about Google+ pages is the fact that you can’t create a friendly URL. The URL for my Facebook page is simple to remember. I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean.

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Get a Vanity URL for Google+

Koka Sexton

Until Google decides to allow for vanity URLs for Google+, there is a way that you can have a short version of your Google+ profile without having to send out something that looks like this. irzat Aytaç that lets you create a short URL of your choosing for your Google+ ID.

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How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. start adding URLs.

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Who Is Reading Your URL?

Small Business Mavericks

“A site’s URL structure should be as simple as possible. Consider organizing your content so that URLs are constructed logically and in a manner that is most intelligible to humans (when possible, readable words rather than long ID numbers). For example, if you’re searching for information about aviation, a URL like [link] will help you decide whether to click that link. A URL like [link] is much less appealing to users.” Who looks at that URL?

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Free Search Engine Submission Get Your URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Just put your URL and that is it - you are set in the queue. Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Do you have a URL that you want to submit to Search Engines so that you are much easily seen on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Much More? Here is Free Search Engine Submission For Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL.

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Use Google URL Removal Tool to Help with Google Penguin Recovery

Bill Hartzer

Google has launched an improved URL removal tool that will make it easier to request updates based on changes on other people’s websites. Document everything in a spreadsheet (urls, dates contacted, etc.).

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To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL

Social Media Network Marketing

To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ?

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Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools

Bill Hartzer

In Google Webmaster Tools, Google is reporting Bing’s search result URLs as actual backlinks to a website. But this is the first time that I have seen that Google is actually telling webmasters that there is a link to their website: and that link is a Bing search result URL.

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Your URL Can Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! link] Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! This Is Free To Join.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you don’t think that keywords in your URLs are important, you need to find out some history about all of it.

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Get Your Google+ Custom URL

SocialFish

Just a quick post in case you haven’t seen the news that you can now go get your custom URL on Google+. In other words, instead of https://plus.google.com/115229808208707341777, your URL can look like this - https://plus.google.com/+maddiegrant (That’s mine, obvi.).

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Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name

Laurel Papworth

You can also add URL names for Applications, not just Pages. You must have at least 100 fans, I believe, to score your own URL. Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

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How To Spread Your Facebook Page URL And Twitter Handle - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Links Toward 140-Character Limit?

SocialTimes Twitter

According to Bloomberg, links added to tweets currently occupy 23 characters, even when URL shorteners are used. Twitter 140 characters Bloomberg links Photos SMS Text Messages URL shorteners URLsNo, Twitter is not increasing its 140-character limit for tweets, but users may soon be able to pack a lot more information into them, regardless.

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LinkedIn: How To Claim Your Personal URL

Absolute PA

There are a few little-known ways to optimise your LinkedIn profile and claiming your customised url (also known as a vanity url) is one of them.

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4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1

Waxing UnLyrical

Create tracking links generated via Google Analytics’ URL builder (free, and I’ve been talking about the need for PR to do this for a looong time ) for each category of “media” you’re going to be working with.

How To Spread Your Facebook Page URL And Twitter Handle - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. You’d have to manually add the URL and your commentary to the Fan page(s) of your choosing.

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Should Browsers Display Only Canonical URLs to Users?

Adam Sherk

Sites have been using the rel=canonical link element for a while now to help offset duplicate content issues that cannot be eliminated through URL consolidation. The referral to the coded URL would still be passed to the site’s analytics software but users would see the canonical URL.

Facebook to Debut Canvas Organic Page Posts June 22

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network added that once a Canvas is created, its URL can be pasted into a page post, adding that once Canvas has been used once by a page, that page’s Pages Composer menu will feature a “Create a Canvas” option in its drop-down menu. Facebook’s Canvas full-screen immersive ad product will be made available for organic page posts June 22. The social network introduced Canvas for iOS and Android smartphones in February.

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

SocialTimes Twitter

Website URL. When providing URLs to support your request, choose sites that help express the account holder’s newsworthiness or relevancy in their field. Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Verified accounts launched on Twitter in 2009 , but there was previously no way for account holders to request verification.

What Is Your Blog’s URL Structure?

ProBlogger

Earlier today I had conversations with two bloggers about URL structures on their WordPress blogs, and I thought it might make an interesting community discussion. What is your blog’s URL structure? For starters, I wanted words in the URLs because it was good for search engine optimization, and because word-heavy URLs tends to make more sense for readers when they’re looking at them—more sense, anyway, than the WordPress default, which is just numbers.

Facebook Announces More Metrics Fixes

SocialTimes Facebook

The number of shares of a URL off Facebook (this includes copy/pasting a link back to Facebook). The number of likes and comments on stories on Facebook about a URL.

4 Uncanny On-Site SEO Tactics

Small Business Mavericks

Permalinks – Your URL structure is very important. SEO for Small Business 404 error pages on-site SEO robots.txt SEO sitemaps urls Search engines love on-site SEO , especially if leads to better relationships with your site visitors. Here are 4 uncanny ways to increase your on-site SEO. Shorter permalinks are better. Try to keep them at 100 words or less, cut out the stop words (a, an, the, etc.), and don’t go more than three folders/directories deep.

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Verified Pages (All Pages Soon) Can Schedule Facebook Live Videos via API

SocialTimes Facebook

stream key, server URL). Verified pages on Facebook will be able to schedule Facebook Live videos, complete with pre-broadcast lobbies, via the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface).

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Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

They can also share these mock-ups with stakeholders through a preview URL. Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features.

Facebook Begins Prefetching to Improve Mobile Site Speed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Mobile advertising analytics Content Delivery Networks Facebook for Business FIle Compression javascript Landing Pages Link Shorteners Load Times Marketing measurement Metrics mobile optimization Optimization Plugins Prefetching Preloading Redirects Site Abandonment URL shortenersFacebook announced Wednesday that it will begin prefetching, or preloading advertiser sites, in order to boost its mobile performance and ease users’ frustration with slow load times.

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Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Alex Peysakhovich Algorithms clickbait domains Headlines Kristin Hendrix links News Feed Newsroom Pages Spam URLsFacebook hopes to catch clickbait in the algorithm net it is using to clean up its News Feed. Research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix detailed the latest change to the social network’s News Feed algorithm in a Newsroom post , saying that the tweak was a response to feedback from users.

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URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

ProBlogger

URL Be Sorry! This guest post is by Rob Henry of K2L Marketing. Regular Google users will know that one of the easiest ways to get a good ranking in its search results is for your web address to exactly match the search query.

Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox

SocialTimes Facebook

To solve this problem, Facebook uses the concept of content addressed URLs. Rather than our URLs describing logical resources (“logo.png,” “library.js”), our URLs are a hash of our content. When serving a resource rather than serving it by name, we create a URL that has the hash. For example, if the hash of logo.png is abc123, we use the URL www.facebook.com/rsrc.php/abc123.png.

Make it Brief! Threely Makes Shortest URLs

Socialized

3.ly, aka Threely , is a fairly new entrant in the URL shortening game, and so far, I really like it. The most obvious benefit is that Threely makes shorter URLs, 15 characters vs. 18 characters from is.gd , which I believe was the previous title holder for shortest URL shortener.

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NO GOOGLE PLUS BUSINESS PAGES YET? GOOD!?

Myrland Marketing

Social Media Uncategorized Facebook G+ Google Plus Google Plus Business Pages Google+ Know Like & Trust Marketing Relationship Marketing Social Media Consulting Social Network Twitter Vanity URLFollow @NancyMyrland As you probably know by now, Google launched its mammoth Social Networking site, Google+, 3 weeks ago. In 3 weeks, they have accumulated approximately 20 million members, and they still haven’t opened it up to everyone yet.

Do you have a Facebook Username for your Business or Personal Profile Page?

yMarketingMatters

UPDATE TO THIS POST SEPTEMBER 16, 2011: HOT NEWS – You can get a Facebook Page Custom URL WITHOUT 25 Likes! Facebook Social Media Marketing Tips Facebook URL Facebook usernameJust follow the steps I outline below! Continue reading… I know this may seem basic, but it surprises me how many people who own a small business and are on Facebook don’t know.

Create a custom url for your Facebook Page

Freelance Social Media

First, in order to create a custom url the page has to have 25 “fans&# or “likes&#. Once that number is met, go to facebook.com/username and click on “Set a username for your Pages&# There you can create what you’d like your url to be.

Facebook for Business – How to Build a Business Page

Harp Interactive

Blog Facebook How To Facebook Business Page facebook for business facebook marketing Facebook optimization Facebook Profile Facebook User Name Facebook Vanity URL How to build a Facebook Business PageMore than ever, Facebook is the place to be for businesses. Small businesses can practically run their business completely from Facebook. Service businesses can establish themselves as a thought leader with a solid Facebook presence.

Facebook for Business – How to Build a Business Page

Harp Interactive

Blog Facebook How To Facebook Business Page facebook for business facebook marketing Facebook optimization Facebook Profile Facebook User Name Facebook Vanity URL How to build a Facebook Business PageMore than ever, Facebook is the place to be for businesses. Small businesses can practically run their business completely from Facebook. Service businesses can establish themselves as a thought leader with a solid Facebook presence.

Twitter: Gnip 2.0 APIs Now Generally Available

SocialTimes Twitter

New data and enrichments: Take advantage of new URL metadata and a more powerful Klout enrichment to create new product experiences. Hashtags Historical PowerTrack Klout Metadata PowerTrack Queries Quoted Tweets URLsTwitter announced earlier this week that the updated (2.0) versions of its Gnip application-programming interfaces are now generally available. Gnip product manager Adam Tornes said in a blog post that the 1.0 versions of the Gnip APIs will sunset Dec.

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