Tag Archives: Google Plus
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Google Plus Vanity URLs Now Available
It took them a while but Google finally rolled out custom vanity URLs for users’ Google Plus profiles earlier this week. Among various other Google Plus Updates that Google announced on their blog, one of the most anticipated changes is the ability to customize your Google profile URL and no longer have to use the really long string of number they assigned previously when you set up a Google Plus account. If you meet the requirements, you likely received an email about upgrading, which was a very easy two-step process that includes choosing a vanity URL and then agreeing to the terms and services. Google in most cases chose a name for you (likely +FirstnameLastname) but you can request a different name if you choose …READ MORE
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Top Business People to Follow on Google Plus
One of the challenges that businesses face when trying to keep up with the latest business news on social media is filtering through all of the other noise and distractions that come along with social media. Google Plus is an excellent source for finding news and information that is trending in social media without too many distractions of funny photos and baby pictures that you might get caught up in on Facebook or Twitter. The website UpCity.com recently posted 40 different Google Plus accounts you should follow for your business. They are in two different articles part one and part two on their site and the list conveniently breaks the list down into different types of business pages on Google Plus: business people, pages about …READ MORE
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Celebrate World Social Media Day on 30, June 2013!
At the end of this month, Mashable is organising the 4th annual World Social Media Day. The day was originally designed so that people in every city across the world could have social media meetings, tweet ups, and educational events to teach others about social media. Learning about new technology and sharing ideas with others are some of the fundamentals of social channels that are enhanced when people get together to talk about it. Each year, there are new social media sites to learn about and the existing channels are ever-changing, new best practices emerge, and overall it is a fun time to meet up in person with others who share the same interests that you normally only converse with online. Social Media Day in …READ MORE
Friday, March 15th, 2013
Social Media Benefits for Business featuring BrandMe’s Social Channels
Social media has become an essential part of businesses today. It is not just “a good idea” to have social channels, it is necessary to be able to connect with your customers in social media. Nowadays customers look for a company’s social media channels to verify that they are a legitimate business but also to know that they will have a way to get in touch with the company easily. If you are just getting started in social media, make a plan and pick the channels you want to showcase your brand and bring your company’s personality to life. It is not necessary to have a presence in all social channels, only the ones that you can keep up with. The worst thing is to …READ MORE
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Does Google Lag in Converting Looks to Shares?
Recent research suggests Google + may be a laggard in converting lookie-loos into sharing customers, compared to other popular Websites. The results were compiled into a infographic by Australian firm allinforgraphics. The research was conducted by umpf.co.uk. Here are the highlights: Google+ claims 170 million users, versus Facebook’s 900 million plus users, LinkedIn’s 160 million users and Twitter’s 140 million users. The research took the number of shares for 100 online stories from each source listed above. Not surprisingly, Twitter–because of its ease of use and immediate-ness, led the pack with 197 shares; Facebook came in second with 41; LinkedIn took the bronze with 15.2; and Google+ finished out of the money with a mere 6 shares. Compared to Google+, LinkedIn users were 2.5 times …READ MORE