Google has notified its users about an imminent change to its terms of service: the addition of usernames and profile photos to some parts of its online advertising service starting November
Google+ is no longer just for Google stalwarts and tech geeks. It has an active user base that is second only to Facebook, rivals Google-owned YouTube, and tops Twitter. The growth rate is increasing rapidly: more than 20 million people use Google+ mobile every month and the active user base increased by 33 percent from June 2012 to March
Google+ has not exactly lit the public imagination on fire, but it has proved to be Google’s most popular social offering for techies and internet marketers to-date—especially when it comes to how Google+ interacts with search engine optimisation and inbound marketing. The value of social across all search and marketing parameters has been heightened in the past few years, but obviously Google has kept search in mind when building its own social media
Most bloggers simply have no idea what Google+ is all about. They assume that the only social networks they truly need to promote their blogs are Twitter and Facebook. However, this is extremely far from being true. Bloggers can gain more exposure using Google+ than any other social
Google+ now allows you to use a GIF images for your profile pictures and as such, we have here a few places you would want to check out when you’re on the lookout for GIF images.
But first, here’s a little background. GIF is short for Graphics Interchange Format. The format has been around since 1987 and has recently seen resurgence in popularity.
These images come with built-in compression and support for their most famous feature: animation.
It works this way – GIF images are able to …
Facebook King Forever?
It seems that just about any social media article that you read these days talks about the numerous benefits of Facebook as a vehicle for business growth. While Facebook has been able to dominate the social media field for some time, there is reason to believe that the company may be losing its edge. The company has moved from a spunky start up that no one believed in to the giant that it is today. Many believe that this change will harbor slower decisions from management …
Google+ is eventually going to be as big, or bigger, than Facebook and Twitter. How do I know? Because Google wants it to be big, and they have the power to make it happen. This year, we’ve already seen several algorithm updates aimed at driving traffic to Google+, and next year we’ll see even more. Bottom line: if you don’t already have a +1 Button on your website, you should put one in immediately.
How is a +1 Button Different from a Like Button?
The +1 Button is designed …
Authors and SEO
Google uses over 200 criteria in its search algorithm and each criterion is given a weighting. At the current time, Google Authorship is only given a very minor rating. However, used wisely, it can have a huge impact on an author’s click through rate which does raises a site’s rating. This makes it an extremely useful tool for SEO.
How does Google Authorship Improve an Author’s Click Through Rate?
Google Authorship creates a clear link between author and content. Searchers …
The new Youtube design, which is currently available to only a few testing participants, resembles the Google Plus layout. (Image: Engadget / June 14, 2012)
YouTube has changed its design to look like Google’s social networking site Google Plus. For now, only a few people can see this new design; people who participate in tests facilitated by the firm.
One look at the redesign screenshot reveals that YouTube has really adapted the style of Google Plus. For one, it has more white space; …