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+?

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Why every business needs a social media business audit

Biznology

While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Too many brands and businesses try to “do more on social” before assessing where they are and where they want to go.

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What Google+ Needs to Offer Businesses

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this There’s no doubt Google made a huge splash when it unveiled Google+. But the open question is whether the ripples from that initial splash will impact businesses’ social media marketing strategy. Will your business be on Google+?

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How do you replace Google Site Search?

Biznology

I’ve gotten a flurry of phone calls recently because Google has announced that they are withdrawing their popular Google Site Search product, which many companies—even large ones—have been using as their website search engine. The post How do you replace Google Site Search?

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Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

Webbiquity

It’s almost certainly less of a myth that most companies use 10% (or less) of the website visitor data available to them. Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500.

Why Martech Companies Should Be Terrified of Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Contently

In ad tech, there’s Facebook and Google, and then there’s everyone else. In the first quarter of 2016, revenue rose 21 percent year over year, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau—but 90 percent of that growth went to Facebook and Google. Hey Google.

10 Businesses With Enviable Company Cultures

Hubspot

Is that really what company culture is all about? For one, companies are working harder than ever to attract the best of the best talent. Employees have come to expect certain perks, leaving companies with a need to get creative in terms of how they sell potential talent on their brand.

Does Google Hate Small Businesses?

Hubspot

So I don't think Google really "hates" anyone, but I think over the years they've unintentionally made things a little bit more difficult for small business owners. Here's what I mean when I say Google's makin' it tough for SMBs to succeed there for marketing. They're a business.

New exponential publishing drives business growth and revenues

Biznology

In a growing range of businesses, exponential growth disruption wins. When an exponential competitor succeeds, they rapidly scale their business and transform an industry. Linear growth companies fall behind. Most companies and startups are linear. Lesson for leaders.

12 Noteworthy Examples of B2B Companies on Instagram

KoMarketing Associates

So, what does this mean for B2B companies? This is the key element I am referring to: Instagram allows companies to tell their story without any interruption. In this webinar, Rand Fishkin discusses why building a brand is essential to generating search traffic with Google.

Five Videos Every Company Needs

Act-On

What comes to mind when you think about companies using video? Many companies also use video to sell. But video can do even more for your company. Here are five videos every company needs in 2016. For many people, the Dollar Shave Club video is high on the list.

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Google Becomes Part of New Alphabet Company

KEO Marketing

In a somewhat puzzling announcement that had more than a few observers initially speculating as to whether it was some sort of prank or publicity stunt, Google just announced that it is becoming a subsidiary of a new larger conglomerate started by two original founders of Google.

Why Google Plus is Our Company Content Hub (and should be yours)

Avitage

This article is written for small and mid-size businesses, but also for groups within larger organizations that are constrained by poor enterprise infrastructure. Businesses should have strong presence and active participation on both platforms.

How and Why To Set Your Site Up for Google’s Rich Answers

Act-On

A “rich answer” is any attempt by Google to answer the searcher’s query in search results in a way not requiring a click through to a website. – Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting. Google is adding more rich answers to the search results every month.

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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.

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Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not.

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Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. More importantly, the campaign started to generate real business results.

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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. Google+ as Social Layer.

Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. Before I go into G+ as a social network or social media platform, let me remind you that not even Google calls G+ a social network, it calls it a “social layer” and an “authorship tool.” Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ?

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Apple, Google & Starbucks: Inside the Web Design Style Guides of 10 Famous Companies

Hubspot

You might be familiar with the concept of content style guides , which align members of a company on all the grammar and punctuation rules they should follow. It's a manual that sets the design standards for a company's brand identifiers, like documents and signage. 2) Google.

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. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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Google+ for SEO? Don’t Focus on Your Brand Page!

Digital B2B Marketing

Google, Plus Your World was rolled out just over a week ago, and the online world has adopted the rallying call to get onto Google+ for the SEO benefits. The problem is, Google+ Brand Pages are not the ticket to SEO success. Business and Personal separation.

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9 Key Points About Google+ Pages for Business for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, we began putting together a strategic recommendation for our clients on Google+ Pages for Business. While they were new and trendy, Google+ Pages had several flaws. minutes on Google+ in January 2012, a drop from 5.1 What About Google+ Profiles?

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What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

And, even better, all of these posts will most certainly be as germane and bespoke to you and your business. Expertise: a deeper dive into your expertise as a person or as a company is always the first thing anyone goes to when it comes to content marketing.

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.

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50 amazing facts about Amazon.com to inspire your company

Biznology

Amazon.com facts are especially relevant now; with Amazon making some of the most expensive company acquisitions in the most unlikely industries, there is lots of speculation as to why and what is really going on. Here are 50 amazing Amazon.com facts to inspire your company.

Why Companies Are Failing to Grasp the Digital Customer Experience

Contently

According to research by McKinsey, “for every 10-percentage-point uptick in customer satisfaction, any company … can increase revenues by 2 to 3 percent.” It’s why Amazon, Google, and many other digital-first champions have emphasized speed over everything.

What is business video content marketing and how to get started

Biznology

Business decision-makers LOVE online B2B marketing videos because it gives them the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time. That is the same approach to create a sound business video content marketing strategy.

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How to turn your business blog into a publisher

Biznology

Since this single goal unites nearly all businesses, many companies have turned their business blogs into publishing powerhouses. It’s a company that sells a software program that helps brands maximize their marketing efforts. Why should businesses become publishers?

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How Your Local Service Business Can Soar with Google’s Algorithm Updates

Webbiquity

This makes visibility in search engines like Google critical for local service businesses like doctors, lawyers, accountants, and marketing agencies. Appearing at the top of the first page of Google’s search results drives a considerable amount of business for local service providers.

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Answers to Your Google+ for Business Questions, Part 2

Biznology

A couple-few weeks ago, I answered the first of many questions that the participants asked both during and after my recent webinar, Google+ for Business. Firstly, choosing the correct category allows Google to understand you better.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? 9 Business Blogging Stats and Facts.

5 Common Marketing Challenges Agencies (and Companies) Face

Act-On

Our agency has built a business on marketing in two relatively challenging verticals: B2B healthcare and B2B technology. Over the past 15 years in business we’ve encountered many obstacles that are common to most companies, and we’ve learned a few ways to overcome them.

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The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

Webbiquity

Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. Per recent research from GaggleAMP : “Connecting your business with your employees in social media can boost your social media presence.

Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

Biznology

” Give Value to Google. Google Needs Copy and Content More than Inbound Links. Google Still Believes that Books Make the Library. While these beautiful sites shape change and reconfigure based on how you view them, they don’t help Google very much.

The Holy Grail of Data for B2B Technology Companies

HG Data

In your company video , you mention that HG stands for the Holy Grail of Data and that the mission of the company is to live up to its name. We refer to this data as technographics because it focuses on the hardware and software technologies companies use to run their business.

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Your online reputation on Google is the direct result of the content you write on your website, your blogs, and on social media, over time

Biznology

How (and, to be honest, if) you, your brand, your business, and services, your products, and your colleagues are portrayed in a simple Google search is the most important personal and professional reputation there is. Your Google SERP is who you are, and you need to take control of it.

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Where Google Moved Your Digital Cheese

Webbiquity

update , Google has been busy moving the cheese for many marketers, webmasters and SEO professionals. Produce great content, it will attract “natural” links, and your site will end up on page one of Google.

AdWords Now Includes Google My Business Ratings

KEO Marketing

A new change will make Google My Business review and ratings much more important and potentially valuable. Google just announced that ratings from local Google My Business listings can now appear in Google Ads. Local Search google SEO agency

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. One: visitors from the US cannot use Google the same way we do in the States.