Category Archives: Google Plus

Tracking Trends to Transform Your Content: Three Great Free Tools to To Capitalize on Trends in Content!

Whenever an interesting headline takes the Web by storm, a new breakthrough product, service, or event breaks through to the media, or when viral-bait posts start to loom large on social profiles around the Web, we see them everywhere. From … Continue reading

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This Week in Google: Manual Actions for Spammy Rich Snippets and No-follow Google+ Links

Well, technically it’s only Wednesday so who knows what the rest of the week could hold but so far we’ve seen a couple of new changes from Google. Both have some interesting implications for SEO and already the world of … Continue reading

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Predictions for Google in 2014

Suffice to say, this has been a wild year for SEO. Google unveiled no less than 13 official algorithm updates. I think we can all assume that Google will take it easy in 2014 with minimal changes to give everyone … Continue reading

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Still not Sold on Google+?

Google+ has recently unveiled a number of upgrades to improve their photos, Hangouts and video features. So why should we care? As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, Google+ often plays second fiddle to other social media platforms like Facebook and … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests that Google +1s Don’t Improve Rankings

OK, hold the phone. In my last blog, I casually mentioned towards the end that “new research suggests that Google +1s can be highly influential on search rankings.” Well, fast forward a week later and another study has come out suggesting that Google … Continue reading

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Google Announces New Google+ Features

Google recently announced that they are adding two new features to Google+ to further integrate the social network into Google searches. These two new features have some value to SEO and are worth exploring if you have a Google+ account … Continue reading

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How to Link YouTube with Google Plus

Every day, businesses are turning to YouTube channels as another tool in their social media marketing belt. Videos uploaded by businesses to YouTube can be instructional, advertisements… or, you know, this: Not only is this a great way to raise … Continue reading

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Ratings vs. Rankings

For some time now, we have been noticing the overwhelming correlation with online reviews on websites such as Yelp and Google+, and keyword rankings. Businesses that have acquired low ratings and reviews are having trouble ranking in the top positions … Continue reading

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4 Ways to ‘Direct Connect’ Your Website w/Your Google+ Business Page

Since there are several good (SEO & Social) reasons to associate your website (‘Direct Connect’) with your Google Plus business page (or to give your website ‘publisher’ status), I thought it would be nice to share how to do it … Continue reading

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5 GA Social Media Metrics that Actually Affect SEO

Recently, Google has been shifting a lot of focus to social media stats and performance metrics. In a recent post I discussed that Google no longer needs to count total links, anchor text and other linking factors to determine the quality of … Continue reading

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