Tag: plus

Google May Charge For Vanity URLs

Google May Charge For Vanity URLs

Earlier this month, Google (specifically Google+) started rolling out vanity URLs. Before the vanity URL, you were identified by a long numeric string, not exactly a great thing to throw on a business card. The new vanity names are instead located at plus.google.com/ +USERNAME, are being made available to certain people. Apparently they offer you a default vanity URL based […]

Google Plus Local Pages Now Make It Impossible For Business Owners To Ignore Google Plus

Google Plus Local Pages Now Make It Impossible For Business Owners To Ignore Google Plus

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 […]

Google Gets Rid Of Places And Adds Google Plus Local

Google Gets Rid Of Places And Adds Google Plus Local

Google continues to push their social network Google Plus, this time making a major change in the local market. It has been rumored for a while that Google might do away with Google Places Pages and make something similar on Google Plus. Now they have finally done it, Google Places is no more, and now we have Google Plus Local. […]

Most Companies Are Not Taking Advantage Of Google Plus Properly

Most Companies Are Not Taking Advantage Of Google Plus Properly

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 […]

How To Develop A Strong Google Plus Strategy

How To Develop A Strong Google Plus Strategy

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 Perfect Circle – Not On Google +

The Perfect Circle – Not On Google +

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 […]

Google+ Paradigm: Powerful Connections or Pesky Parasites?

Google+ Paradigm: Powerful Connections or Pesky Parasites?

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 […]