Today I’d like to write a little public service announcement to all of you social media marketers out there in the world. Christmas is nearly here, which of course you know, but a lot of people aren’t considering that the holiday falls in the middle of the week this year. That means that for a lot of people (maybe including […]
A few weeks ago Google introduced the new Google places, an integration of places and Google+ called Google+ Local. Some complain that this is another move by Google pushing their social media platform on people, and like it or not businesses are now forced to be on Google+ to manage their local pages. What kind of benefit is there to […]
Since Google launched their social media platform Google Plus last September there has been a lot of speculation as to how it would affect search ranking. Most SEO’s by then were aware that search engines were starting to use social indicators more and more, so the addition of Google Plus just made social media marketing that much more relevant. In […]
Early this month Google released another string of algorithm updates. About 50 of them to be exact, luckily we have narrowed the field down to only a few that you really should be paying attention to. You may need to adjust your small business SEO strategy so pay attention.
The Republican National Convention will convene in Tampa Florida from August 27-30. During that time they have chosen Google to be their “official social platform and live stream provider.” Google will provide coverage of RNC events, programs and interviews via Google+ and YouTube. This should have a major impact for the GOP online reputation management.
Google released an update for their social network Google+ on Wednesday which included an all new look. The update introduced a revamped navigation as well as some new features focused around hangouts. They also updated the look of the profile pages making them more aesthetically appealing (and suspiciously similar to Facebook’s Timeline look). The update is definitely an improvement and […]
Google+ can be an excellent tool to round out your social (and search) strategy, but managing it along with all of your other social and SEO duties can be daunting. If you have a proper social strategy you’re probably also trying to keep up with Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, and a slew of other social sites. So how to you keep […]
The Good, The Bad, and The Guru A lot of fuss is being made of late, of Search Plus Your World. And for good reason, love it or hate it, this is going to make a huge impact on search results now and for the foreseeable future. This is great and there are some great simple steps you can take […]
Facebook and Google get compared a lot these days, but with its new advertising strategy, Facebook is adapting Google’s ad strategy to its social media.
Just When You Thought You’d Figured It Out… I’m not going to lie, I had fun sharing the 7 Ways to Kill the Newsticker story and playing to the massive crowd of those of you who HATE the “NewFacebook”. The truth is, I actually like it. And while I knew we had only seen a glimpse of the changes in […]
Facebook is doing something similar to that of Twitter and Google+ in the way they allow people to view others’ feeds. By introducing the subscribe button, Facebook is allowing users to follow people within their stream even if they are not friends. This is basically the way that Twitter has always been and is somewhat like what Google+ offers in allowing […]
Opportunities Begin with Problems When considering from where the next big media spike will occur one simply needs to look for a big glaring problem. For it is where problems are created that new opportunities emerge. It seems clear to me now that it is the growing paradox of social networking that will spawn the next genius multi-$ billion giant. […]
First reported by Fox News Facebook has officially hit 1 trillion page views, according to figures released for web traffic in June, Time magazine’s TechLand column reports. According to Time, those 870 million visitors are around 120 million greater than Facebook’s reported total number of registered users. The discrepancy may be due to non-Facebook members visiting the site from […]
Facebook announced updated privacy settings today and for the first time one might actually consider them impressive. I mean after years of menus and menus and more menus filled with menus of drop downs with menus…(you get the point) – they have simplified the process with privacy options right at the wall page level. Of course, I expect people will […]
Who’s in Your Circle? This is an actual picture of one of my Google Plus Circles. This is arguably a collection of the most influential digital personalities in the world today (note to self… add Erik Qualman after posting this blog). But it begs the question, is Google tricking you in to believing that G+ has a level of privacy […]
This article was originally posted on Soshable by Connor Livingston. Part of me is actually torn about sharing this. This video is kind of like “The Ring”. My soul is tortured for having watched this and now I must share my misery with the world. Enjoy! Should we kill it before it begins? For the first time since launch, I’m […]