Google has made a lot of changes of late. Part of their initiative to focus on social, integrating their ecosystem of sites and services into Google Plus. This week they updated their RSS reader, Google Reader. I’ve been a fan of Google Reader for some time (here and here). It now supports Google Plus (screenshot below). However, while the user interface offers consistency with other popular list based Google products, namely Gmail, I find it a bit bulky.
Earlier this week, Google finally opened the doors for anyone to signup for their new social network Google+. In this post, I’d like to share why I think Google+ is worth your time if you are an online marketer, and some resources to get you started in the right direction. Continue reading “Google+ Open to Everyone – Should You Join?”
If you are fairly new to Google Plus, you might be curious how to deal with spam, this post was created with you in mind. A great reason for marketers to get engaged with Google Plus is email delivery. Friends who mention friends (mutually circled) in Google Plus by default receive notices via email of said mention. Spammers are wise to this and other tricks, and are seeking to take advantage. Fortunately, there is a way to deal with spammers that is fast and easy. Continue reading “Google Plus – How I’m Handling Spam”
Google plus is here. Some are delighted to have another social network to choose from, others, already overwhelmed, are asking the fair question, “Does my business really need another social network?” It may.
Google Plus Secrets is designed to help businesses get their bearings with Google’s new social network, for more targeted traffic, better email delivery, and more. Before I get to that, let me ask you a question.
Have you ever had a wake up call? You know, something that causes you to realize something else much more important?
I don’t have those very often, but it’s fair to say that’s what happened… It was about 1 week after using Google plus, I looked at my Google Analytics and saw that traffic from Google Plus was [highlight]the number one referral source of traffic for this site[/highlight]. In today’s post I’ll share what happened next, what Google Plus Secrets is, why it was created, who it’s for, and how (for a short time) you can get in at no cost.
Spoke with Tammy Castro a JD Edwards HCM Consultant living in Goodyear, AZ. I asked her about her experience with Google plus so far, and how it compares to Facebook. I wrote up a few things she offered for feedback.
She’s been using Facebook for 2 years, and got her feet wet with Google plus in recent days. The discussion was recorded, if you don’t see it below find it here.
Saw this video and find it resonates well with many I’ve been speaking with about Google Plus. If you can’t see it, go here.
What do you think? [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”https://www.marketingprofessor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/google-plus-tips-icon.jpg”]Just getting started with Google Plus, see our Google Plus Tips.[/box]
Ok, so at this point, we are all newbies at Google Plus, right? At least if you got in recently via a Google Plus invite. At this point I’ve spent a decent amount of time with it and have concluded that Google has finally made a positive mark in social networking. It’s still early, but there is a lot of excitement around Google+ by those who have jumped on early, and for good reason. Google has launched a social network with several features designed to leapfrog its competition. What’s evident, as more and more people start using Google’s social network, is the need for help for newer users. In this post you’ll learn how to quickly add friends to your network, what circles are, how I’m using circles to be more productive, how photos are displayed, what your profile page is and why it’s important, security, some advanced tips, browser plugins, and more. May it serve as a good first step to help you and others make the most of the social network. Continue reading “40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies”
A new graphic is going around on Google+, and probably elsewhere (caution: violence!). I’ve been busy in Google+ for a couple days now, and must say it is something worth being excited and intrigued about. Checkout the Google+ Favorite features video from my first 24 hours. It seems Google is committed to responding to user feedback, and are rolling out regular updates. What does this mean for Facebook? I ran across a graphic that displays someones strong feelings about the “new” rivalry, and wanted to share it here. Continue reading “Google+ Slaps Facebook?”
All you need to do is comment on this post with your email address, and we’ll send you one. Not sure how long they will last, but we’ll send as long as we have invitations to send. Who knows, Google may open the floodgates and enable all Google Profiles for Google+ until they do, we’ll do our best to get you an invite. Instructions below. Continue reading “We Have Google+ Invites if You Need One”
So many out there are down on Google’s latest social initiative. Not that they haven’t given sufficient reason. Wave, Buzz, were considered failures, and Places has been reinvented several times. In this post you’ll not only see a video of my account, shortly after logging in the first time, but I’ll offer some reasons why, on the surface, Google+ is worth some optimism. UPDATED 7/1/2011: Added video of 3 attention getting features of Google Plus after first 24 hours. Continue reading “Is Google+ a Plus for Marketers?”