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Google Realtime Search Returning With Google+ In early July, Google discontinued its Realtime search feature.

Google Realtime Search Returning With Google+

Behind The Numbers Of Google+’s Monumental Rise To 25 Million Visitors. This week comScore released findings on Google+’s monumental surge to 25 million unique global visitors.

Behind The Numbers Of Google+’s Monumental Rise To 25 Million Visitors

Launched just over a month ago, Google+ has become the fastest social networking service to reach 25 million unique visitors. This quick ascent outpaced MySpace, Twitter and Facebook: The comScore findings also separate the U.S. unique visitor stats from Global stats. The results are interesting; the largest traffic surge in the US occurred in mid-July and flattened out at the end of the month. However, the global adoption has been steadier.

So where exactly did all this global growth come from if the U.S. traffic isn’t continuing the rapid growth? ComScore also noted that the adoption of Gmail seems to have a direct correlation to the adoption of Google+. Other metrics released reveal U.S. demographic data, usage stats and engagement information. Google+ At One Month: A Look At Highlights & Controversies. It’s hard to believe that it was just one month ago today that Google+ launched.

Google+ At One Month: A Look At Highlights & Controversies

So much has happened to the fledgling service in this short time. Here is a look at both the highlights and lowlights of Google’s newest social network! Launch & Usage Google+ came out of the gate swinging, amassing 10 million users in just 2 weeks and accumulating rave reviews in the tech world. Here is some coverage of the initial launch and stats behind Google+ usage: Great Buzz Around Launch The launch around Google+ was truly one-of-a-kind. How Being “Friends” On Google+ Leads To Better Rankings. Want to rank better on Google?

How Being “Friends” On Google+ Leads To Better Rankings

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. Google Plus Nick. Top 10 Google+ ShortCuts for faster experience. Published on July 10th, 2011 | by Olawale Daniel If you don’t know how to use windows shortcut on your Google+ profile page.

Top 10 Google+ ShortCuts for faster experience

I have a list of shortcuts for you that you can use to make your google plus experience a better one. #1. How To Mention Others in a Post: If you wants to mention some of your friends in a single post or you’re commenting on a post and you wish to mention your friend just as you can do on twitter, use the trick; type your friend’s name and with the @ in front of the name or you can also press + button on your computer followed by the person’s name and it will show the person immediately. (e.g. How: This option is used to link or comment about a person in a post. . #2. After you made your post, you can click on the drop-down arrow on your profile page (?) #3. . #4. . #5. . #6. . #7. . #8. Google Responds to Google+ Account Suspension Controversy. Using Google+?

Google Responds to Google+ Account Suspension Controversy

Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Google has finally made a public statement about the recent wave of controversial Google+ account suspensions designed to enforce the company's "common name" policy. The policy is outlined in section 13 of the company's User Content and Conduct Policy. It's designed to stop users from creating fake profiles and to set a positive tone.

"To help fight spam and prevent fake profiles, use the name your friends, family or co-workers usually call you. Why Google’s screwup on Google+ brand pages is a big deal. There’s been a lot of sound and fury about the way Google has approached branded (i.e., non-personal) pages on its new Google+ social network.

Why Google’s screwup on Google+ brand pages is a big deal

Much of it is a symptom of internecine warfare among the big tech blogs, some of whom waited to launch branded pages and got sandbagged by what they say is the web giant’s flip-flopping. But there is a serious issue underneath the griping, which is that Google can make or break a company’s presence online by virtue of its control over the web-search market — something Google+ is almost certain to become an integral part of. When Google first launched its new social platform a couple of weeks ago, a number of media brands — including Sesame Street and the tech blog Mashable — rushed to set up pages on the network as a way of staking their claim, in the same way that many have set up what used to be called Facebook “fan” pages.

Google turns off sidelined Labs section altogether. High performance access to file storage It has been nine years since Google debuted its experimental website where it dumped prototype products for netizens to play with.

Google turns off sidelined Labs section altogether

But the company has now announced the end-of-the-line for its Labs project. The ad broker's CEO Larry Page hinted last week that he would slash and burn (or, in his words, "simplify and streamline") Google's product lines. In effect, the firm is heavily pushing its Google+ social network effort by re-decorating its online estate with what it hopes will be a strong corporate splash of paint across its products. Labs clearly doesn't slot into that business model. It has also recently changed tack with early builds of its products. Instead, the company marketed Wave and Google+ as invitation-only products, thereby creating superfluous interest in the products. Google Plus Tips & Shortcuts. “the motherlode of Google+ tips for all y’all suckas that don’t know…” – Donny Rhoades I figured it would be useful to put all of the Google Plus tips and shortcuts I have found thus far in one handy place.

Google Plus Tips & Shortcuts

Please add any additional tips you discover in the comments. NEW! Bold/Italic/Strikethrogh Text in Google Plus. +1 For The In-House Search Engine Marketer. After years of minimal change to the format of AdWords ads (some ad extensions are the only radical change), all paid search ads now have the +1 button right after the headline on their right side.

+1 For The In-House Search Engine Marketer

How will this new social aspect impact paid search marketing? And what can in-house search marketers do now to capitalize on these changes? The +1 Potential The most obvious speculation regarding the influence of +1 on paid search is that +1 counts will directly impact quality score. And similarly for organic search, that +1 counts will become a ranking factor. Google has always been keenly interested in the wisdom of the crowd, and definitely click-through rate is a huge factor in determining quality score, a click is viewed as a positive action in favor of the ad. Even if there is not a direct correlation between +1 counts and quality score, there may be an indirect impact. Via increased click-through rates, quality scores may well rise. Beware the Google+ Experts. By: Gini Dietrich | July 18, 2011 | There is something going on in the social media world that is really bothering me.

The “experts” are taking advantage of people who feel like they’re going to be left behind if they don’t figure out Google+. Now. And, because we all are limited in our time, people are shelling out money to have someone teach them how to use the tool. Stop it. Right now. I alluded to this in Gin and Topics this past Friday when I linked to Allen Stern’s very funny, tongue-in-cheek $2,500 course that also allows you into one of his circles. But this is ridiculous. Not to mention, it’s still in beta and doesn’t open up to the world until the end of this month. FriendFeed vs Twitter vs Facebook vs Google+ The inspiration for this post came from Jason Huebel, having written about leaving FriendFeed behind for Google+ engagement. Google+ is the new black. So, is anybody else abandoning FriendFeed, Empire Avenue, Facebook, etc. for Google’s latest social effort? Do you see yourself decreasing the amount of time you spend on any other platform over the coming weeks?

To me, I suppose, it’s a balancing act – and each silo has its merits. Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ Actor and musician William Shatner has apparently had his Google+ account beamed up for “violating standards”, according to a tweet posted earlier this morning. He who loves TechCrunch tweeted the following message to his followers: Why Can’t You Search Google+ On Google+? One of the most counter-intuitive details about Google’s new social network is that you can’t actually search for public posts from it. Instead you have to use the clunky workaround “Yoursearch” or use one of the new search engines that have cropped up since its launch like Gplussearch or Google Plus Search Engine. The latter also has the added boon of searching Buzz and Reader posts. But why not offer the feature on the platform itself?

120+ People wrote a Help Manual about Google+ I’ve been using Google + for a couple of days now and it has lots of potential. The most interesting feature of Google Plus is the way contacts are grouped together in the form of Circle. You can share stuff specifically with a certain group of people (your best Friends, co-workers, classmates, etc) and even do a group video chat. This manual is very useful for those who just join the Google+, which is very helpful to understand the usage and its features. As well provide the tips and tricks that is being written by the Google Plus users. Up To 10 Google Apps Accounts Can Be Signed In At Once.

Google+ Profiles Will Be Public: Google To Terminate All Private Profiles After July 31st. Google’s New Social Sitelinks. Google is now showing social search related results in the Sitelinks section of the search results. The social sitelink includes your friend’s name, profile photo, and it links to your friend’s content on a particular website. Google + Bing Confirm that Twitter/Facebook Influence SEO. As of yesterday, both Bing and Google have confirmed (via an excellent interview by Danny Sullivan) that links shared through Twitter and Facebook have a direct impact on rankings (in addition to the positive second-order effects they may have on the link graph). Google: Facebook Like Buttons Have No Influence On Rankings. Nine reasons to switch from Facebook to Google+ Google Testing Display Ads In Gmail. Schmidt Downplays Google’s Competition With Facebook, Apple & Well … Almost Everything. Speaking today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt deflected suggestions that Google is in competition with the likes of Apple and Facebook, and rejected speculation that those fights are the real reason that Larry Page is taking the CEO’s chair.

As Forbes reports, Schmidt told journalists that his recent role change “has nothing to do with competitors.” Google On Spelling Mistakes On Community Sites. There is an excellent post from Google's John Mueller on the topic of user generated content and how important it is for that user generated content to be written properly. Forums and comments are known for having horrible spelling typos and horrible grammar issues.