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Why people don’t get Google+

September 5, 2014

Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. People are constantly dissing this particular network even though it really has more intelligent conversation going on than many other networks. Why? Maybe it’s because you just don’t get how it works […]

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Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

July 7, 2014

It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. Sometimes the best intentions can go stunningly awry. Some lovely examples for your amusement are below. I stuck to […]

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Google Helpouts- Small Biz Boon?

November 6, 2013

We are big fans of the Google Hangout around here. I frequently do hangouts to meet with clients and potential clients, and I co-host a weekly hangout on-air called The Friday Hangout with Steve Farnsworth and Adam Helweh featuring industry leaders in digital marketing and we have a pretty good following. Now Google’s introduced a […]

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Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

October 30, 2013

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. The next time you log in you’ll notice a bar across the top of […]

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5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

May 30, 2012

There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. First it was the meteoric rise of the new platform and social media types rushed to learn it and get those tips and tricks posts out. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. On the one hand it’s got the best features of Twitter like immediacy […]

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Should you start a Google+ page for your business?

December 2, 2011

All my clients are asking and it’s a tough question for many. For most small businesses I’m saying no, wait a bit. Why? There are so many things business page can’t do yet. For example: A page can’t follow you until you follow it first or mention it in a post. A page doesn’t get notifications […]

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How to get your content shared on Google+

November 17, 2011

Sure Google+ can be a powerful tool to share your message with, but this network is in it’s infancy, and  with millions of users your message can be left largely unheard unless you have created circles who care about what you have to say and will share it with their own circles and help you […]

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Creating Google Plus Business Pages

November 8, 2011

Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Some say it’s only for geeks and others say it’s a waste of time. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on […]

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Google Plus and personal privacy

August 28, 2011

This post showed up on Google Plus on Saturday from journalist Andy Carvin, and I think it raises quite a few flags for anyone thinking about using Google products, including Google Plus. Andy Carvin was at the Edinburgh International TV Festival and had an opportunity to ask Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google how Google […]

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Google+ and World Domination

July 5, 2011

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+, a shiny new social network from Google. If you weren’t lucky enough to score an invite, here’s a demo to tease you. The network itself is reminiscent of a mix […]

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