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Five Google Analytics Shortcuts to Speed Your Analysis

Shares 10K<p>Are you spending too much time fiddling within Google Analytics?<p>Do you want to streamline your analysis experience?<p>Monitoring and reporting …

Analytics

Time Is Against Us Time travel (and the need for just a little bit more time...

<b>Time Is Against Us</b><p>Time travel (and the need for just a little bit more time) is something all of us, working online can relate to. Apart from the …

The Space We Mature In Growing up I had a lot of anger in me. In my combinat...

<p><b>The Space We Mature In</b><p>Growing up I had a lot of anger in me. In my combination of top-performing pupil and anti-establishmentarian surfie rebel I …

The Craziness of Data When I was young I used to play a game. I would find a...

<b>The Craziness of Data</b><p>When I was young I used to play a game. I would find a high vantage point from which I could watch people go about their …

50 Google+ Tips by +Rick Eliason 

<b>15.</b> How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ<b><br>16.</b> Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d<b><br>17.</b> How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp<b><br>18.</b> Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl<b><br>19.</b> Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy<b><br>20.</b> Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP<b><br>21.</b> Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h<b><br>22.</b> Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8<b><br>23.</b> The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo<p><b>24.</b> Understanding Ripples & Using …

Google Plus Tips Guide

Over 30 Tips to help navigate Google+<p>Here are an excellent collection of tips in .gif format to make it easy for you to quickly see what you need to …

Apps

Five Semantic Search Principles to Help Organize your Content and Marketing

Semantic search is about as big a conceptual leap as we are ever likely to make in the digital world. Prior to that search was comprised of basic …

Marketing

Google+ and LinkedIn Drive More Engaged Social Referrals…

<b>Google+ and LinkedIn Drive More Engaged Social Referrals Compared to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest</b><p>You may want to re-shift/rethink your social media strategies' focus point after you read these figures.<p>"Google+ users spend more than three minutes diving into links shared by their circles, view 2.45 pages during each visit, and bounce only 50.63 percent of the time. LinkedIn users meanwhile spend over two minutes on each link they click, view 2.23 pages with each visit, and bounce 51.28 …

How does Google separate popularity from authority?

YouTube

New Google Plus Views Count: Important Metric or Vanity of Vanities?

Shares 481<p><i>UPDATE November 25, 2015: In mid November 2015 Google+ started rolling out a beta of a completely revamped Google+ interface. There are</i> …

Google+

5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Content to Combat Content Shock

2014 was barely underway before Mark Schaefer’s <i>Content</i> <i>Shock</i> article put a bit of a hitch into our year’s content marketing plans. Those who have been …

Marketing

How to Schedule Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide

<b>How to Schedule Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide</b><p>Scheduling posts and activity to Google+ is one of the most common questions, probably because everyone wants to be able to do it at one time or another, and of course Google+ offers <i>no</i> such option built-in.<p>But to complicate matters more, the array of third-party tools that are available aren't all the same. Essentially, some support personal profiles, while others only support brand pages.<p>While there isn't yet a <i>single tool</i> to rule them all, I can …

How I Dominated Google Search (And How You Can Too)

Uncharacteristically let’s start off with a brag: The search term “Semantic Search Book” on Google.com returns nine out of ten links featuring my …

Writing

Have You Leveraged the Power of Your Staff to Build Your…

<b>Have You Leveraged the Power of Your Staff to Build Your Business Page on Google+?</b><p>You can build your business "dream team." Read the story: http://www.peppergraphics.com/index.php/build-a-business-dream-team-on-google<p>Here is a fiction story of a Lasik Eye Surgeon's business that followed +David Amerland 's guidance in his book <b>Google Semantic Search</b>. While the book defines the application of these ideas to business large and small, on a world scale, this story features the small Mom and Pop …

How to Encourage Google+ Fans to Share Your Content

Shares 5K<p>Are you using Google+ to promote your brand or content?<p>Do you want to find Google+ fans who love what you do and will share it with …

Marketing

Introduction to Semantic Search

<b>Introduction to Semantic Search</b><p>Semantic search is in the process of redefining the landscape of how search engines work, and how optimization should be done. The graphic shows some of the many factors that go into semantic search. We developed this together with +David Amerland and it helps show all the major components.<p>One of the first things to realize is that there are "searcher-side" elements, "publisher-side" elements, and other factors that are all in play here. The collection of these …

Pin Posts up top in a Google Plus Community...

<b>Pin Posts up top in a Google Plus Community...</b><i><br>In the Main Stream of a Community, the Moderators can now make a</i> <b>single post</b> <i>'sticky' by choosing to "Pin" it to the top of the stream.</i><p>This is a feature that many of us that manage Communities have been wanting for quite some time, <b>now it has arrived!</b><p>It allows the Community Moderators to highlight a post or set of posts by making them stay visible at the top of the Community's stream. It may be used in many different ways, but you can be sure <i>it will be</i> …

Free Google Plus Training Materials

Google+ training materials<p>At Plus Your Business we are committed to helping everyone learn about Google+ in their own way.<br>We’ve focused on the videos …

Google+

SEO In 2016: The Big Fat Guide

SEO can be a confusing topic, with many conflicting opinions and a number of areas which are (to say the least) more than a little grey.<p>Well, grey is …

SEO

Search Marketing Seance Part Deux

Marketing

3 Google+ Tools That Take Your Marketing to a New Level

Shares 5K<p>Do you know you need to focus more on Google+?<p>Are you having a hard time building your community on Google+?<p>In this article I’ll tell you …

Using the Hangouts Page to check out which hangout to join

<b>Using the Hangouts Page to check out which hangout to join</b><i><br>Hangouts Tips</i><br>When you get to the Hangouts page, you can see live HOAs to watch or <b>Join Into non-broadcast Video Hangouts</b>. This set of annotated screen shots walks you through the process of:<b><br>1</b> Getting to the Hangouts Page, and choosing a call to check out<b><br>2</b> Seeing who is inside the video call already<b><br>3</b> Getting info about those in the call before joining, then join in<b><br>4</b> What to do if you just don't want to join in that call<p>You do get to check …

Google Plus Posting tips; Plus Mentions, Formatting & more

<b>Google Plus Posting tips; Plus Mentions, Formatting & more</b><i><br>Helping you make better looking posts</i><br>Google Plus is much more like a blogging platform than many other social platforms. This means you'll likely end up creating posts that are much more involved and can be quite lengthy.<p><b>Plus Mentions</b><br>One important social aspect to posting is mentioning others that are somehow related to your post. On Google+ we call that "Plus Mentioning"... it creates an active link to the profile/page you mentioned. …

Someone +1'd your post on Google+. What does it mean? Most social networks p...

<b>Someone +1'd your post on Google+. What does it mean?</b><p>Most social networks provide users with a means of <b>content appreciation.</b> You can <b>like</b> a Facebook …