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The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools.

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How to fix Google+

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Whether you think Google+ is dead, dying, or still on the rise, one thing is certain: something has to change. Google+ was meant to take on Facebook. This is an economic imperative for a company built on: a) collecting personal information that can be turned into ads and b) finding ways to have you spend more time on their sites so you can see those ads. And it is).

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How to be a Google+ success

Biznology

It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now. Google Plus is a Forum and Not a Social Network. That’s apparently how Google+ is set up.

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Google+ is an island of misfit toys

Biznology

Google+  Is Potentially Everyone. Maybe the promise of Google+ is not reconnecting with everyone you have or will have ever know – Facebook is amazing at that – maybe Google+ is designed to be the most effecting olly olly oxen free ever to exist, potentially. Does Google Know how Money Plus Is? Google+ Is Suffering from a Catch-22. Google+ Isn’t a Joke.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach. Steve Rayson, Director, BuzzSumo [link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 8 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Personalize Marketing with the ICE Formula Personalized marketing is going to be on steroids in 2016. So, how do you personalize marketing? B2B Marketing. Look for.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user.

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One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet

Biznology

Maybe the revolution will not be televised but it will certainly be tweeted.  If you thought “it only takes one person to change the world” was bull, think again. While there may well be 3,015,231,472 Internet users worldwide and over 150,000,000 blogs, almost 300,000,000 active Twitter users, and 1,230,000,000 active Facebook users, most of them are lurkers. Right now.

Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? recently had a little debate on this subject with a person who wrote a glowing article on the promise of Facebook reach — despite what appears to be pretty bad news in this corner of the web. “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said.

Is Google really Sauron?

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In the most ridiculous example of this, Google convinced customers to pay them $1,500 for Google Glass, aggressively built a community around the product, and then ended the program due to performance issues they could have discovered in a 48 hour consumer test. In fact, Google’s power and popularity grows unabated. Is Google really Sauron? And Google?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach. Steve Rayson, Director, BuzzSumo [link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 8 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Personalize Marketing with the ICE Formula Personalized marketing is going to be on steroids in 2016. So, how do you personalize marketing? B2B Marketing. Look for.

Dominate your personal brand on Google Images

Biznology

He doesn’t like what comes up on Google Images when he searches. Google doesn’t like to work too hard on delivering results but when Google can’t find recent, fresh, and accurate photos, it tends to dig through the dumpster for just about anything. Google can get desperate. His photo results are so rarefied and so bizarre because Google gets desperate. Like I have said many times here, Google abhors a vacuum. Google doesn’t like to work this hard. Feed Google! Google’s just looking for quality content.

How to Use Google Plus for Personal Branding and Establishing Author Rank

WindMill Networking

Are you taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunities Google Plus gives businesses and professionals? Take our Google Plus contributor, Mark Traphagen , for example. The number one reason businesses are skeptical of the efficacy of Google Plus, in my experience, is having heard the “ Google Plus is a ghost town ” mantra so often they now believe it must be true.

Personal brand or company brand? The new realities of life online

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It seems like in the past week I’ve been deluged with questions like this: I cover the news. I’m not supposed to be part of the news story so how do I build a personal brand? Am I a personal brand or a company brand? I’m a musician and I have more then a million followers on Google+. So it appears personal branding is in the air these days!

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least  slowing in some parts of the world  and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. The Facebook is foremost a place to connect with family and friends. Secondarily, Facebook provides a place for self-expression.

Google’s plan for world domination — REVEALED!

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I’ve figured out Google’s grand plan for world domination. Google’s business is built on collecting data about people and then selling those people highly targeted ads.  That’s why they introduced Google +.  Facebook was getting too doggone much of the information collection market.  Nobody seems to know why Facebook did this.  You decide. 

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach. Steve Rayson, Director, BuzzSumo [link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 8 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Personalize Marketing with the ICE Formula Personalized marketing is going to be on steroids in 2016. So, how do you personalize marketing? B2B Marketing. Look for.

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot. Personally, I am in the clear. girl that Google cannot resist, if you will.

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Why Google Social Search Means You’ll Probably Want a Google+ Page

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Gargantuan search king, Google, announced changes yesterday intended to provide people with highly personalized search results and drive folks to the company’s nascent social network Google+. Google is billing its new social search initiative “Search plus Your World.” You can get a full synopsis at Google’s blog.

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3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

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Thanks to the Internet, anybody with the time and willpower can build a powerful personal brand. Every person can find their voice, find their niche. Even if you are comfortably working in a company somewhere, I recommend that everyone devote some time to building a personal brand. Ryan is also developing his presence on Google Plus, which is probably an under-developed space.

France’s Google is different than ours

Biznology

As part of that trip, I brought my unlocked Google Nexus 5 phone, my Apple iPad Air, and my x220 Lenovo ThinkPad in order to (try to, attempt to) keep up with email, business, and this blog. Google, too, doesn’t spend as much time innovating in France, from my limited, 10-day experience. One: visitors from the US cannot use Google the same way we do in the States. Right?

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Google+

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My name is Ray, and I’m a Google+ addict. Friends try to make me stay put on Facebook. I say no, no, no. Google+ is the place for me … and maybe for you too. You can follow whoever you want on Google+ as a personal profile and a Business Page. Google has a high stake in getting you hooked on “plus”. But the benefits of Google+ goes way beyond SEO.

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Looking in Google’s funhouse mirror

Biznology

Google’s the worst boyfriend in the world! However, Google’s reflection isn’t a personal slight, it’s simply an emergent fractal representing how people actually search — for you — and not how you want them to. Even so, you’re not the only person who can define you in the Internet age. And it won’t be easy for you, either.

Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship

Biznology

Google has a goal in mind and it has more to do with visitor identification as it relates to targeted advertising than it has to do with improving the quality, speed, or usefulness of searching or finding. This Google wants to triangulate real name with as much online behavior as possible. Google’s apps, products, phones, OSes, and services are just elaborate strategies to lure Internet denizens out of the cold and into the system. And Google makes quite a lot of money on the ads that are being run on many of these sites. Google’s conflicted.

Turn social into your own personal media empire

Biznology

Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Marketing Business Facebook Google Internet marketing Newsroom pinterest social media Social network twitterIf you read your local newspaper or a typical magazine, you’ll realize that most journalist are specialized. Let me break it down.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. At its core Google+ is a social media platform, much like Facebook.

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34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).

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Google+ changed my life and it can change yours

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How Google+ Saved Me I knew that you could build a business through social media, I just wasn’t sure how it all worked. Eventually, Google Plus led me into one of the best jobs I could ever have. believe that Google+ probably saved my life. Some people claim Google+ is a ghost town but I am living prrof of the vibrant community there. What will replace Facebook?

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies. What is Google Authorship? It’s turning how the top spots on Google are won.

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Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon. Billion with Google in 2013. Facebook. Its top 25 US-based search advertisers alone spent more than $1.3 Twitter. 6.

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Content Marketing Personalization: Build Relationships At Scale

B2B Marketing Insider

I know you’re wondering “what the heck is content marketing personalization?” In preparation for my talk at a recent conference, I did a Google search on content marketing trends. The only kind of marketing that helps businesses connect with real people is personal content. Not just targeted, or personalizedpersonal content. Ads we hate.

Can Google find you in your online store?

Biznology

Since eCommerce doesn’t demand a personal touch, the overhead can be low since there are ways of doing business without maintaining a personal inventory. This man feels personal pride in his store and makes sure his team lives out that pride. For Google, this means broken links, broken pages, ten-year-old templates. Don’t get Google wrong. lives.

Is Personal Branding The Future Of Marketing?

B2B Marketing Insider

Please follow Steve on Twitter (@ SteveOlenski ),  LinkedIn  and  Google+. How I arrived at Responsys is an interesting story and a great example of content marketing – personal content marketing that is. You mentioned personal content marketing. Do you think personal branding and content marketing is important and if so, why? know mine surely is.

Why Facebook will become the most dangerous company on earth

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Facebook is going to become a publicly-traded company. The pressure of “public” The entire tone of Facebook and its strategy is about to change in ways that I believe could portend desperation and disaster. ” Now, what is the source of Facebook’s growing revenues? At least in the near term, Facebook’s prospects seem bright. You and me.

How to Prepare for Google’s New ‘Author Rank’

Vertical Response

Right around the same time that Google+ was introduced in June 2011, Google formally announced the Google authorship program , where authors could link their content to a Google+ profile and identify it to Google in search rankings. “All we know is that Google has these patents. It’s not really a Google term,” says Traphagen.

What Life in Modern Marketing Looks Like: 13 Personal Stories

CMO Essentials

Even when I am opening junk mail or checking personal emails, I’m constantly checking out what other companies are doing to grow their business and spread their message. Take Facebook for example – I grab my phone to unwind and scroll through the lives of families and friends, but I am constantly being bombarded with sponsored posts. What is life in modern marketing like?

Making Sense of Facebook’s Two Latest Algorithm Changes

Contently

Back in 2014, Facebook decided enough was enough: It was time to crack down on the clickbait plaguing users’ News Feeds. People may click on articles with baiting headlines (think of stories like “You’ll never what guess Facebook did to its News Feed. ”), but, according to an internal Facebook survey, they actually prefer stories with headlines that “helped them decide if they wanted to read the full article.” ” Now, in 2016, Facebook has again  decided  enough is enough: Clickbait has to go. The explanation was simple.

Maximize your SEO benefit on Google+ in 8 simple steps

Biznology

Let me boil my last post, Google Plus was born prematurely and you should take advantage , down to practical pieces. To help you carefully handle Google+ for maximum advantage, I’ve assembled eight steps that help you get the best searh visibility from your Google+ posts. Here’s my Google+ public profile. Use a clean URL when you add your content to Google+.

Google+ Communities: Good for Users, Marketers, and Google

Synecore

If Google could be personified as a politician, it’d be a really good one. Always looking to redefine long-held paradigms, the tech powerhouse may have just created the first win-win-win situation in recent memory with its new Communities feature on Google+. This is one of the title captions on the Google+ Communities learning page. GOOGLE: THANKS FOR THE DATA.

Marketing Is Personal – Emotion Beats Promotion By 2X

B2B Marketing Insider

I have always believed that B2B Marketing is personal. And that brands need to connect with buyers on a personal, emotional and human level. Now Buyers feel a much closer personal connection to their B2B brands than to consumer brands. How To Make B2B Marketing Personal. Now we have the research to prove it. From Promotion to Emotion. That’s right. Strategy