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Google+ Game Changing Update: Full Image Teasers

Google+ Game Changing Update: Full Image Teasers
Have you noticed the new link preview cards that are showing up on Google+? Here's everything you need to know, including how to get started, and what these new link shares mean for businesses and bloggers.

Google Plus App Updated For Community Managers And More

One of the features that Google+ has recently given Community Managers is the ability to pin posts to the top of the community stream, and now that capability has been added to both iOS and Android device apps.

REVIEW: Google+ Pro Tips: Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+ by Stephan Hovnanian

REVIEW: Google+ Pro Tips: Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+ by Stephan Hovnanian
Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+, is a masterpiece combination of both style and substance. Hovnanian deftly combines real-world examples and techniques, with innovative tips and business best practices, to deliver a Google+ Handbook that no business marketing department should be without.

Google+ for iOS Continues to Improve

Google+ for iOS Continues to Improve

Over the weekend, Google released a nice little update to the iOS version of the Google+ mobile app, and it included quite a few improvements, both documented and undocumented.

First, the update stated that...

Google+ Notifications Are Changing, Again.

Google+ Notifications Are Changing, Again.

Apparently, there are two constants in the Social Media 'Verse. Number One, Facebook will regularly change our timelines and mess with us. Number Two, Google will regularly change how comments and comment notifications work and look.

And it's happening again.

Google+ Goes Back to Static, Smaller Cover Photos

Google+ Goes Back to Static, Smaller Cover Photos

Back in March, Google+ released a number of changes to user profiles, including a radical new look to cover photos - those large images at the top of our profile pages. They got bigger. A lot bigger. So big that you had to scroll down to see the meat of your profile, or scroll up to see the whole image. Some users loved them, but many users hated them and felt them to be unwieldy.

So, we're changing again.

Are You Mining Google Plus for Gold?

Are You Mining Google Plus for Gold?

Back in the 1800’s, settlers began streaming West in hopes of finding land and prospects for a better life. They often passed through my own St. Louis before embarking in various directions. In 1844, one of these settlers, a 34-year old man named James Marshall from New Jersey, had started to farm some land in Missouri along the river, but contracted Malaria. On the advice of his doctor, he packed up and headed further West, all the way to Oregon. That took him about a year, and once he got there, he headed South into California and eventually made it to Sutter’s Fort.

Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority?

Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority?

In a recent study by Shareaholic, it was stated that traffic from Google+ is a fraction of that from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Shareaholic is a social sharing widget, and the report was based on their sharing data from over 200,000 publishers between Sept., 2012 and Sept., 2013.

Earlier this year, a similar report was issued from Gigya. 

Google+ Improves Hangouts, Images and Movies and makes them Awesome!

Google+ Improves Hangouts, Images and Movies and makes them Awesome!

Google welcomed us into a converted warehouse this morning for coffee, where beautiful photography was on display, and was the focus of a series of announcements. Over the past two years, Google+ has seen tremendous growth, now boasting over 540 million acive users (within the past 30 days), and over 1.5 billion photos uploaded each week. As they have throughout these two years, Google continues to implement improvements and new features for the Google+ platform to make it an easier, richer experience for all users.

Google+ Must Be A Ghost Town

Google+ Must Be A Ghost Town

The technology critics say that because Google+ has not seen the spike that Instagram and Pinterest have, it will never be a true social media powerhouse. Social media nomads jump on for an hour, a day, or a week and try it out, do not get the same results that they do on Twitter or Facebook, chalk it up to Google+ being in the wrong, and leave their account vacant. Casual users go on Google+, look for their friends, only to find no one, and say they won't join till their friends are on Google+.

Obviously, Google+ must be a ghost town.

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