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6 Critical steps to help fight for your online privacy

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Just when people seem comfortable oversharing online, something will happen that gets people talking about online privacy again. When Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner  discovered that Klout displayed popular moments from Facebook—even if those moments had been shared with “friends” rather than “public”—he posted about it. What tips do you have for privacy protection?

Google’s new privacy policy is definitely good for Google


Many of you probably got an e-mail last week from Google announcing its new privacy policy. Every site has a privacy policy, and as a marketer, I understand the need to make some use of the information. After all, Google gives a lot of stuff for nothing–I depend on Gmail, Google Calendar, and many other free functions–so it is only fair that we give something back.

Digital casualties: protecting your privacy is not fully In your hands


Our collective attitude towards privacy changed drastically over that period, especially in the last 10 years. While privacy is not dead – despite the 320 million results returned by Google in response to that sentence, as of this writing – it’s certainly hurt enough to fit the definition of casualty: “a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.” And

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business


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+? Building an audience and networking? ” Google+ and SEO. by SteamFeed.

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Should Social Media Marketers Worry About Privacy?

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Privacy is dead, and social media hold the smoking gun.”. –  Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable. Can we thank social media for the end of privacy? Several months ago I blogged that Big Data was going to have a major impact on social media marketing.  Some people might opt for a selective approach to privacy.  TOPIC: Social Media Privacy.

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


Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s a pain in the arse because it’s yet another social network to join. What are Google’s future plans for the platform? Image credit: SEOmoz.

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

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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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Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship


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.

Hello Ello: What You Need to Know About This New Social Networking Site

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In Facebook’s decade-long quest for market saturation, the social networking behemoth has many users questioning the site’s validity. Privacy concerns and experiments have users complaining. Is a new social networking site the solution to the seemingly-growing list of Facebook concerns? Social Media ello Ello is totally ad-free.

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All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus


Google can’t get any of us to use Google Plus, but they’re still trying. With that caveat, Google’s closing in on its goal of being federated across all of its properties, so be acutely aware. Well, I don’t care about my privacy, really, just my convenience. But I am sold on the Google Empire because they stalk me so good. Rejoice! Enjoy!

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The 2012 Social Networking Privacy Policy


If you were to do a Google search for some of the top social networking sites , you’ll almost certainly stumble across a news story concerning privacy issues with user data. After an intense user backlash and a decline in numbers, Instagram pledged to readjust its terms to tighten up privacy. This is where social networking is going in 2013.

Maximize your SEO benefit on Google+ in 8 simple steps


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+.

Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

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The social media dead-end — Facebook, LinkedIn and the others don’t want links any more. The rise of the private networks. For the first time in history, the number of people posting on private networks like Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat exceed what is being posted on public social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. By Mark Schaefer.

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Facebook Introduces New Search Feature – Should Google Be Worried?

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And it doesn’t end there; some news outlets such as Time are stating that “Facebook’s new search feature is a thinly-veiled shot at Google.” ” While Facebook’s search has been limited up to this point, this one improvement is unlikely to supplant Google’s stranglehold on search. Social Media Facebook google Search social networking

Google Plus was born prematurely and you should take advantage


There is unnecessary unrest that has been buffeting the launch of Google’s newest online social network, Google Plus, and the reason for that is simple:  Google was forced to launch G+ because Twitter blocked Google’s real-time and direct access to Twitter updates. This microblog instead of an online social network.

Google Glass and I


Google Glass is the first step in the amalgamation of offline and online. Privacy, for all practical purposes, is gone. At the same time, devices like the nest® intelligent thermostat record when we are not at home while we publicize to the word through social networks where we are – and our smart phones tag us like wildlife. And so it goes with every new technology.

40 Ways to Get Banned From the Top 5 Social Networks


It may feel like a fustercluck, but there are actually some rules and regulations that go along with participating in social media. You know, the things that help make social media a nice place to be. And it breaks our hearts to see marketers giving an honest go of social media get banned from the networks. How Marketers Can Get Banned From Google+. Seriously!

Dominate your personal brand on Google Images


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.

Will Facebook users give Graph Search time to evolve?


And last but not least, considering Facebook’s reputation with privacy and some recent chinks in the armor around likes , just how many more mulligans does the service have before people say they have had enough? We live in a world that has been spoiled by Google search. Internet Marketing Bing Facebook Google GraphSearch Privacy Social network Web search engine

Youthful indiscretion could alter your life forever


Everybody else was very happy about that.” “I’m single; so it’s not like I can date, because we Google everyone we might date ,” she said. That, even a couple years later, the effects can be persistent and damning, especially in light of Google’s unfailing memory of photos, videos, and text. Chris, too, seemed to share our love of Miss Roper. We kept them in a shoebox.

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Is there still room for new social networks?


If you’re like me, you probably remember a period not too long ago when you couldn’t open your e-mail without getting another invitation to join a new social network. The business results of all those social networks indicate that you responded the same way that I did, which is to ignore those invitations. Image via Wikipedia. They all start with no users.

Google Indexing Tweets: What Does It Mean For Your B2B

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In case you haven’t heard, on February 4 th 2015 Bloomberg broke the news that Google and Twitter were striking up a deal to further expand the amount of tweets indexed in search, by almost all. Before this new deal was struck, Google was indexing some tweets by crawling Twitter’s site for information. Google’s goal has always been to provide the right answer to a specific query.

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The Ultimate Google+ Cheat Sheet


Google+ is growing like crazy. In fact, it is the fastest growing social network ever. Just as with any other social network, marketers have a lot to learn and do. In this post, we've compiled the best content about Google+ from all across the web. Use it to learn how to leverage Google+ for both business and personal uses. Who is on Google+?

Image Recognition technology is a goldmine for marketers

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From that vast sea of images, marketers can glean nuanced data about social influence, brand sentiment, purchase behavior, and much more. The overlay of geographic and demographic information, combined with the rich insights offered by the social graph, offers marketers a valuable mix of data. But what about privacy? Find her on  Google+  and  Twitter.

Google Plus Hangouts for Business: Customer Contact on Steroids

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Mark Traphagen during the live Hangout broadcast at Google Fiber Center in Kansas City. Hangouts are almost without a doubt the most touted feature of Google Plus, especially when it comes to business use of the platform. Let’s start with an overview of the features and variations of Google+ Hangouts. Later, Google Plus added  Hangouts On Air (HOAs).

Instagram Responds to Privacy Policy Backlash, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week


Instagram Updates Privacy Policy, Begins Sharing Data With Facebook, From Marketing Land. This week, Instagram updated its privacy policy, officially allowing Facebook to share information with Instagram, and vice versa. It seems like Google might have some new competition when it comes to local search! And what happens if there are no recommendations from the user's network?

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

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The company founder insists it is “not a social network.” ” Facebook is the social network for most of the world, yet their major investment is in the development of private Facebook Messenger, including bots that would help companies scale “human” interaction through the service. What will happen to the lines of privacy? 98 percent.

What’s the next big thing in social media?


It was an interesting question, and I started my answer by noting that Facebook was the first really big thing in social media and that nothing has really threatened it since. This is similar to the experience with search, where Google was the first search engine to enter the public consciousness and has not been dislodged from its perch there. So, Privacy. Wearables.

Google+ Is it a Digital Disruption for CMOs?

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Google + or Google - ?  20 Experts Voice Their Opinions. The onslaught of new digital technologies, decline of traditional methods of reaching customers and the increased use of social media, doesn’t exactly make being a CMO an easy job.   Google has just introduced Google+, a new social networking service to compete with its arch rival: Facebook. 

Ello and the weird economics of social media

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The new social network promises a simple, ad-free platform to connect and share. ” While there is probably more to this network than pure virtue, Ello is undeniably HOT, signing up 30,000 new users every HOUR. And when the stripped-down application offers significantly less functionality than the ad-free Google+, why is this even catching on? Ad-free you say?

The new guide to minimizing legal risks in Social Media Marketing

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By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist A couple of years back, I wrote a post called “ the essential guide to minimizing legal risks in social media marketing.” Know each social network’s policy regarding contests and giveaways. Very often, marketers want to run contests or giveaways using social media. Google+ : No YouTube video contests (e.g. contests

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews


Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar. Prezi.

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I’m an influencer, pay me more!


OK, here’s all the rest of the info from the FIR #45 page from the FIR Podcast Network site: Yesterday’s panel featured me, digital strategist and technologist Chris Abraham , Zeno Group EVP Frank Eliason , and Cision SVP Heidi Sullivan. Back in January I had the honor of being a guest on Shel Holtz ‘s premier PR podcast,  For Immediate Release. Kindness opens many doors online.

[Analysis] After the Google+ Disruption, What’s Next for Social Media?

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Once a platform achieves a certain mass, any social media marketer needs to be on that platform.  As for professionals, the verdict is out.  For those who have become active on it, it is clear that Google has finally gotten it right after failing with Wave and Buzz. More importantly, Google+ will introduce significant changes in how we all utilize social media.

How One Business Used Google Plus to Fight Their Competition

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Conversations happen all the time and everywhere in social media. While the conversation that I am going to share below could have happened on any social media website, the stickiness, immediate responsiveness, integration with Gmail, and limitless character count at which you can input your thoughts makes Google Plus a great place to have deep and serious conversations.

New Gmail Update: Google+ Users Can Now Send Unsolicited Emails


Google''s concerned you''re not getting enough email. The company released an update to Google+ -- your favorite social network -- to help fix it. According to Mashable , Google released an update that will allow Google+ users to send and receive emails from other Google+ users -- without having to actually take the step of asking for and acquiring an email address.

Facebook Settles with FTC on Privacy Issue: What Does This Bode for Social Media Users and Businesses? [Analysis]

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The social media giant has had to deal with widespread outrage from hundreds of millions of users and a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its allegedly deceptive privacy practices. The social network essentially agreed to the FTC’s terms of practicing transparency in implementing its privacy policies in order to protect the users’ personal information and interests.

The 5 Best Social Media Apps for Kids

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Social media apps for children? I don’t want my kid on social media.” Five million kids under age 10 already have Facebook accounts. (In case of “social media emergency,” click here.) Enter social media apps for children. These apps can help parents guide young social media buffs in the ways of online communication. Same goes for social media. Edmodo.

Finding social media success in regulated industries like banking and healthcare

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Jeff works as a wealth adviser for a large national company but has been hamstrung in his attempts to use social media. Still, I think they are missing a bigger opportunity by not exploring how social media can be used on a very personal and human level. asked Jeff: “Does your company forbid you from attending a business networking meeting?&#. “No.&#. “No.&#.

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

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The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?