Although Google+ has been around for over two years now, it is still a relative newcomer in the social media arena. And even the most die-hard users admit that the platform has a ways to go in terms of catching the sheer amount of users that Facebook and other stalwarts currently boast.
But things are changing, and quite rapidly. As of October 2013, Google+ claimed approximately 540 million monthly active users out of 1.1 billion registered users, which is nothing to scoff at. And considering Google’s near infinitely deep pockets and stated commitment to the platform, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
Here are the top seven reasons why you should give Google+ a chance, and why if you don’t, you could be left behind sooner rather than later.
If you’re looking for the best group video chat feature available anywhere, look no further than Hangouts. Group discussions are a snap – simply select a person or people you want to talk to (which is made easier with Circles…but more on those later) and initiate the call. That’s it – everyone with a camera appears on screen and the quality of the video can go up to full HD depending on your Internet speeds. Any user can share their screen to the group at any time, and documents can also be shared to the group with a few clicks. There are even lots of snazzy effects that can add functionality, fun, or both to a standard video chat. And the best part of all? It’s absolutely FREE.
For example, if a customer searches Google for “pizza cutter,” Google will return a page of search results containing individual pages with the highest relevance and authority signals for “pizza cutter.” Painfully obvious, right?
For SEO value, Matt states responsive design is the smarter way to go for SEO, primarily because you can have issues when creating a mobile version of the page if you aren't implementing it correctly. Luckily there are 1000's of Responsive Wordpress Themes.
Social Media Tip from the pro Ian Cleary
If a type of content is popular with the audience of your competitors and colleagues, it stands to reason that a similar post will be popular with your audience.
I specialize in translating online marketing jargon into plain English. If you’re running a small business, especially a small business with a local focus like dentistry, self storage, legal, or accounting services, and have looked into running a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, chances are you’ve run into the term “citations” or “web citations.” Nobody wants to look like a fool, and upon hearing the term you may have thought, “Citations? What the heck are those? Well, better just nod my head and act like I know what this web geek guy is talking about.” To make you feel better, allow me to confess that I run an online marketing firm, and I thought the same thing the first time I heard about citations from one of my employees.
As a woman who's Re-invented herself many times, I can't say I agree with all in this article - but most of it. Worth a read for sure.
Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I’ve started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don’t me now. And so on.
Google Plus business Page for Marketing is an indispensable tool for savvy B2B Marketers and enterprises. You may not have given much thought to using it but the truth is that it really is a powerful internet marketing tool for building your online presence. Before we take a look at the best Google Plus business page practices, I feel it is important for us to look at why you should have a Google business page for online marketing.
While many bloggers think that blogging is about lovingly crafting each post, the reality is that you need to promote your content to ensure each post reaches its widest possible audience. To this end, think outside the blog.
Since social media feeds on a never-ending stream of content, it’s ideal for accomplishing this goal.
Here are 10 tips for using social media to expand your blog’s readership by driving traffic from an array of platforms.