3 New Enhancements to Google+

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Google+ is a part of the marketing strategy for Social Buzz Lab Clients. We were thrilled when Sara McKinley, Product Manager at Google announced on her Google+ profile some changes and improvements to profiles and pages today. Larger Cover Photos   Cover photos are much larger than before (up to 2120px by 1192px), and they display in 16x9 when fully expanded.  We're really excited about all the possibilities the larger cover images will present. An Easier Way to Edit Your Info  The … [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...]

10 Simple Steps to Get Started with Google+

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The Social Buzz Lab frequently conducts training and seminars on Social Media. We recently had our first gathering of the new year for our Meetup2.0 Group in Roanoke, VA.  John Lusher and I (add me to your circles) did a 45 minute training on how to get started with Google Plus. We started with the simple steps and ended the meeting with a hands-on live Hangout. 10 Simple Steps to Get Started with Google+ To set up a Google+ account you need a Google account (Gmail works). Once you … [Read more...]