Posts Tagged ‘Google Plus’

How Social Media Has Changed Us: The Good and The Bad

It’s hard to believe that, only a decade ago, social media was little more than a budding trend. Sure, there were websites such as Friendster and MySpace that had a decent level of adoption, but the population as a whole had not come around to it yet. Back in 2005, Facebook was still in it’s…

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Does Google Author Status Matter Without SERP Photos?

The search engine optimization community has been up in arms over the past couple of weeks about the removal of Google Author photos from the search engine results pages (SERPs). For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Google Author photos and how they’ve appeared in the past, here is a sample: As you…

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Content Marketing: Grow Your Business With Social Media

Today I presented the third installment of the Content Marketing series on behalf of SCORE-Austin at their offices here in town. It was good to see some familiar faces from my previous session, and also good to welcome in some new folks for the material. We covered a lot of ground in the class, most…

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WordPress Plugins: Alternative Commenting Systems

If you run a growing website that is served up from a WordPress content management system, you have surely felt the pervasive pain of moderating spam comments. While WordPress does come with a built in commenting system, it leaves a lot to be desired for higher traffic websites that may be targeted with a lot…

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SEO Myths: Theme of the Week

I spend a ton of time online educating myself about the latest SEO trends, reading materials from the thought leaders, and running experiments myself to figure out whether or not the discourse is on point or not. Curiously enough, I happened upon two brand new items today focused on SEO Myths. Let’s take a moment…

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How To Build A Social Media Strategy Template

Social media marketing has reached widespread acceptance in the business world heading into 2014. You would be hard pressed to find a company that does not understand the value it can bring to their business success. To get a feel for the enormity of its acceptance, consider the following statistics: 86% of marketers indicate that…

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Google Plus: 6 Reasons You Should Be Using It

Social networking platforms run the gamut of features, usage patterns, and adoption, and Google Plus is no different. If you are in the social media marketing game, you should already know a lot about Google Plus. That includes the biggest knock on it as a social media platform – that adoption remains too low for…

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Which Marketing Channels Provide the Most Value?

We’ve all witnessed the transformation of marketing in the past decade. With digital technologies have come a variety of new options for targeting and reaching out to both potential and current customers. Where we once had direct marketing, mass media advertising and similar tactics, we now have search marketing, social media, pay-per-click advertising, mobile marketing…

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DIY Link Building: Easy Ways to Do It Yourself

Even with all of the hype about changes in algorithms and how social media has become important for overall rankings, link building remains one of the most important activities in driving a successful SEO campaign. If you have budget to support such a campaign, we highly recommend you hire an external agency or resource to…

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Check Out The New Interface for Google Plus

Google+ has come a very long way since its inception. Overall, they simply added features and functionality to Google Plus during the earlier months of its existence. However, today they converted me over to their new interface. I must say, I like the changes! The entire User Experience has taken a major leap forward. It…

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