How Being “Friends” On Google+ Leads To Better Rankings. Want to rank better on Google?
Get people to add you to their Google+ Circles, and that seems to be a potentially huge boost, based on a search I just did. I’m Friends With Ford When I looked for cars about an hour ago, I found a listing for Ford at the bottom of the first page of results, in the 10th position. In addition, there was an enhancement telling me that Ford had shared this link: Interesting.
Indeed, I am connected to Ford through Google Plus. Content From Friends Has Long Ranked Better In many ways, there’s nothing new here. That’s what’s happening here. Side Note: Social Search Seems Sort Of Screwy As an aside, Google Social Search’s connections seem to be radically screwed up, at the moment. In the first example, you can see that I’m told that Jason Kincaid shared a link, but then I’m also told he’s Michael Arrington. I think what’s happening is that the indirect “friend of a friend” connections are being shown. Brands Are Newish To Social Search Back to the Ford result. Reasons Why Designers Should Try Google+ Just recently, another social network site surprised and amazed millions of users.
Google’s release of the new service named Google+ had its limited field test for early adopters and geeks. Many have tried using it and even some wondered if it can beat the recent record of Facebook. Google+ is initially available by invitation only. But as time passes, Google+ is increasing its number of users as part of the field test. The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists - TNW Apps. Much has been said about how Twitter and Facebook should be worried about Google’s behemoth social network which gained 10 million followers in 16 day, as compared to Twitter’s 780 days, and Facebook’s even longer 852 days.
But like any new service online, people may be signing up and doing very little with their accounts. In fact, they’re probably the same people who signed up for a Twitter account, updated once with something along the lines of “I’m just trying to figure this Twitter thing out,” and disappeared just as fast leaving in their wake a sad little egg avatar and little else. But Google+ launched just barely under a month ago, and the sheer volume of extensions, third party sites and enhancements that have already emerged may be proof of the social network’s staying power. Google+ Insider's Guide » Pro-Tips, Feature Updates, & Who to Circle. How to Get Your Suspended Google+ Profile Reinstated. How to Get Your Suspended Google+ Profile Reinstated Last week, we discussed whether Google should require you to use your real name for Google+ profiles.
Google is working on eliminating fake profiles, and in the process, they've booted some real people, including actor +William Shatner. The Google Plus 50. If you’re curious about Google+, the new social network platform from Google, you’re not alone.
I’ve logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing. It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more. Google+ Profile Optimization: Branding, SEO and Social Media Marketing. I think that the opportunities for social and search and ad reach will be fantastic with G+… and I for one think Google brilliant for arranging a perfect storm.
With Business Pages however, while great for small businesses, they will compete with our own websites for ranking, making G+ a hub and a top-ranking one at that… think Wikipedia for companies powered by social. You know what that means, right? SEO is top-3 organic or fail. ─Bruce Clay That’s the start of a message I got from Bruce this week. Google+ Tips To Make Productivity Better. Since everyone is talking about Google+ I wanted to share some tips I have learned so far.
This post will always be expanding as Google+ is so new there are sure to be more tips and tricks over time. Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Stream Scroll to the next post down – hit the “J” key Scroll up to the next post – hit the “K’” Key Jump to chat – hit the “Q” key Add * before and after the message to make it BOLD Add _ before and after the message to make it ITALIC Add - before and after the message to make it a Strike Through Get to the top of the page just click on the black line across the top of the screen and it will jump you up to the latest post. Circles To add a user to your circle you got to your circles tab and enter their email address and find them. Private Circles – I have a circle I named “Private” and have no one in the circle. Rearrange your circles – So you don’t want your circles in the order Google has them.
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