Did a Google+ Enhancement Prompt this Facebook Change?

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Facebook news feed.  There are both critics and proponents of this change but no one is really sure how it is going to effect a brand.  One little change slipped through this week that we feel is really a big positive change for brands.  This Facebook change is likely the result of the recent change Google made in it's brand pages on Google+.  We are in a world of visual story telling.  Google increased the size of their cover images and have never had any restrictions on text on the image. … [Read more...]

You’re Freakin’ Kidding Me… You’re Not on Google+?

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We've been actively creating Google+ business pages for our clients since Google released pages for businesses.  When I'm asked to describe Google+ I often refer to it as Facebook without all of the drama. Many marketers have left Facebook for Google+.  We've even heard debates from those who have questioned if Google+ would make it or if Facebook would eventually win the battle.   As Forbes author  Anthony Kosner wrote, Watch out Facebook, Google, Inc. could catch up. Data collected … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Benefit From Google Search Plus Your World

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Google recently released one of the biggest changes to its search engine in a decade.  With the input of only a few characters you will get personalized results based on content from Google+  profiles, posts, photos and business pages. Google explains,  "We’re transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships." 3 User Benefits from Google Search Plus Your World Find People Online - when you start entering characters in a name … [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...]