Pulling the Plug on Google Authorship

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Big News for the social media community!  On August 28th, 2014 John Muller announced on Google+ that Google Authorship program is coming to an end*.  For those who are unfamiliar of what this experiment was; it began in 2011.  The idea was to help minimize spam in the search engine results page (SERPs) by listing the authors and linking them to their posts.  With all the other participants in the social media world, Google tried to join the game but was a little late. This is a great example … [Read more...]

Pimp Your Email Signature in 7 Simple Steps

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When you network in person you immediately make an impression.  You want to leave knowing they will remember you and know how to contact you or follow up. For personal branding we generally have a brief conversation giving our 30 second introduction and pass out our business cards for follow up. But what happens when you meet someone through email?  How do you make that best first impression?  How do you carry out your branding in email? The best way is to include a professional signature file … [Read more...]

Two New Gmail Updates to Enhance Google+ Experience

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My email of choice is Gmail and I often recommend Google Apps for our business clients. The main reason I heart gmail is because of the integration it supports in all of the tools I use for management, research and collaboration.  Google recently released a new look for Gmail. Two Gmail Updates that Integrate Google+ There is a new tab on the left sidebar that allows users to sort incoming mail from contacts based on the Google+ circle  they belongs to.  This allows you the ability to sort … [Read more...]