Google+ Gets an Elegant Upgrade

In a bold move Google ‘moves some cheese’ by overhauling the Google plus user interface. Reporting 170 million users who have “upgraded” to Google Plus, Google states these changes “accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google.” Some early adopters may bristle at the changes, and it may be “just what the doctor ordered” for Google to get even more traction in the competitive marketplace of social networks. Continue reading “Google+ Gets an Elegant Upgrade”

Create Our Google Plus Business Page with Me (Video)

marketing-with-google-plus-pagesFinally. Google plus pages for businesses and brands are here. What to do with the page apparently seems to be a hotly debated question at the moment, and is a question for another day.  For now I want to show you how I created one, and the number one area to focus on when it comes to your business page on Google plus. I turned on the camera to capture creating the Google Plus page for MarketingProfessor.com. 

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Google Plus – How I’m Handling Spam

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”

Announcing Google Plus Secrets – Maximizing Google Plus for Business

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.

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Mixed Feelings About Google Plus?

Mixed Feelings About Google Plus?

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.


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40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies

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”