This week spend time with some Googlers, that is employees of Google, as well as some brilliant startup minds here in Denver, Colorado. Google for Entrepreneurs came to Denver ahead of Startup Weekend, and was putting everyone on notice that they want to help start-up companies who are serious about growth. If your a small business with a tech play, and Google comes to your town, I say go. Here are some reasons you should attend.
There has been a lot of activity recently with our friends at Google. Last week they announced the rollout of Google Plus Your World. This is essentially a more elegant version of personal search, with a snazzy video (shown a bit later). Now that the dust has settled, the question marketers are asking is how to leverage this? What does it mean for SEO? It means a lot. We’ll cover that and share 7 things you can do now to make the most of Google’s recent changes.
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”
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”
Recently I put up a website on a brand new domain. Wanting to get the site indexed in Google quickly, I used a special formula I’ve been using for a while. In fact, the site was in the Google index in less than 24 hours. First, let’s agree on how we determine if a site is in the index or not, by performing the Google search for your domain: Visit Google.com, in the search box type your domain name (no www, quotes, just the name). If there are no results, or your site name isn’t in the first position, you are not in the Google index. Continue reading “3 Step Formula for Getting a New Site Indexed in Google in 24 Hours or Less”