"#Google+, +1, Fa...
Follow
Find tag "business-productivity"
29.5K views | +0 today
"#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more"
Google, plus, Facebook, Scoop, Klout, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, paper.li, flickr, youtube, twitter, internet
Curated by ABroaderView
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

6 Ways To Find Out If You Are On The Google List Of Blacklisted Sites

6 Ways To Find Out If You Are On The Google List Of Blacklisted Sites | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

This question should interest every entrepreneur and someone who is active in one way or another on social media. These different options will give you the necessary support. [note mg]

 

Imagine that you’ve spent years building a business and growing a website. You launch a promotion to email a list of potential customers with exciting new opportunities to save lots of money by doing business with you. Did you email too many people, or did you email the wrong people? Did someone turn you in as a “spammer” to one of the many spammer blacklist organizations out there?


Everyone hates real spammers, and the last thing you want to do is get labeled as one. That’s one kind of blacklist. The other kind is worse – the search engine blacklist. That’s the one that is basically a death sentence for your site because Google and other search engines stop crawling your site or even listing it in search results. No blacklist is good to get, because ISP’s and many content filtering services access Internet blacklists to figure out not only what email to block, but also what websites to block or to mark as potentially dangerous.

 

How do you know you’re on the Google List or any other database of blacklisted sites?

 

Read more: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-ways-find-google-list-blacklisted-sites/


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from BUSINESS and more
Scoop.it!

Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free

Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it
Convert files like images, video, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter.

 

This free online file converter lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another. We support a lot of different source formats, just try. If you can't find the conversion you need, please let us know and write us an e-mail. We probably can help you...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Namita Patel's comment, March 18, 2012 11:27 AM
What a great resource! Thanks Martin.
Martin Gysler's comment, March 18, 2012 1:09 PM
It's my pleasure Namita
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

Step-by-Step Guide to your Social Media Success

Step-by-Step Guide to your Social Media Success | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Wow, an amazing way to start or improve your social media strategy. In this post you'll find all what you need to do a great job! [note mg]

 

Clarify your objectives and discover your route to social media success. This step-by-step guide will take you from tentative novice to intrepid explorer, and help you make the right decisions unique to your business.

 

Read more: http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/microsites/guide-to-social-media-success/


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Neil Ferree's comment, March 16, 2012 12:03 PM
Nice one Martin!
Martin Gysler's comment, March 16, 2012 7:09 PM
Thank you Neil!
Neil Ferree's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:33 AM

Before you can deploy your content marketing system its wise to read this content marketing guide by Simply Business

Rescooped by ABroaderView from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

30 Of The Most Useful Google Products You Should Consider Using Daily

30 Of The Most Useful Google Products You Should Consider Using Daily | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

There are some amazing tools available on-line for use by business owners everywhere, and a vast number of these contribute towards increased productivity and best of all, are free to use in a business context.

 

One of the biggest and best providers of on-line business tools is Google, and whilst this is well known in the business community, what is less well known is the sheer range of products that they have made available free of charge, for the business community to utilise at will.

 

This excellent article identifies 30 of Google's most useful products, provides a short description of each, and suggests that you consider using these in your day to day business activities.


Via Martin Gysler, Daniel Watson
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

How to Know Which Plugins are Killing Your Site’s Performance

How to Know Which Plugins are Killing Your Site’s Performance | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

You know the situation: your site’s been slowing down for a while, but you just can’t put your finger on why. Then you get a tweet, an email, or a comment on your Facebook page mentioning it. Even worse, you see someone talking about your site in your niche’s main online forum—they’re not impressed with your sites performance.


What was once an amazingly quick-loading site has slowed and slowed to a crawl. Your visitors are growing unhappy and may even be starting to look for alternative sites. To be honest, who could blame them for wanting to seek out someone else that serves their needs better, in less time?

 

What makes things worse is that you’re not really a geek or a tech-head and you don’t know what to do about it...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. Up until yesterday, my main Facebook entities included my personal profile and my fan page for Kikolani. While I love both of these, I found some problems with sharing links to posts I’ve done elsewhere. Specifically…

 

- Links I’ve posted to my personal profile lately haven’t gotten that much attention compared to plain status updates or photos.
- The fan page for this blog is focused on posts from this blog only. Fans didn’t sign up for posts from elsewhere.


So the solution was creating a new Facebook page. This page is specifically focused on my freelance writing and blogging as a whole so it can be a platform where I can share links to anything I have written anywhere...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

How to Add Google AdSense to Your Tumblr Blog - How-To Geek

How to Add Google AdSense to Your Tumblr Blog - How-To Geek | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Would you like to make a bit of revenue from your blog? Here’s how you can make your content work for you by adding Google AdSense to your Tumblr blog.

 

Blogging can be serious work, and with your easy-to-use Tumblr blog, you might be posting more than ever. You may be writing about your beautiful vacation, sharing the newest wallpaper you designed in Photoshop, or explaining how to get your dog to quit barking at frogs.

 

Either way, your blog takes real time, and it might be nice to make a little money from it. Google AdSense has enabled bloggers around the world to get ad revenue from their content. The Tumblr Terms of Service require that your blog be used primarily for blogging, but they do allow you to use AdSense or other ad systems as long as that’s not the primary focus of your site...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from Curation Revolution
Scoop.it!

Using Google+ Ripples to Connect with Influencers

Using Google+ Ripples to Connect with Influencers | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

This is massivley COOL and TY again to Shirley Williams!!

 

Two weeks ago today, Google released “Ripples” for Google+ and most of the world went on with their daily activities. Personally I thought it was just another one of those features that was interesting but nothing I could really use. That was until this Whiteboard+ video which I filmed with Rand. Both Rand and I were blown away at the amount of data a Ripple gives you and what you can do with it.

 

What is a Ripple

 

The definition of a “ripple effect” is: a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event. When it comes to Google+ a Ripple is an interactive diagram that shows how a Google+ post spreads as it’s shared by users. You can find the Ripple of any public post using the dropdown to the right of the post...


Via Martin Gysler, Shirley Williams (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams), Martin (Marty) Smith
more...
Shirley Williams (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, November 12, 2011 7:09 AM
Thank you for your posts
Martin Gysler's comment, November 12, 2011 8:34 AM
You're welcome Shirley!
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

11 Tips You Can Use Today to Develop Outstanding Content for Your Blog

11 Tips You Can Use Today to Develop Outstanding Content for Your Blog | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

How often should I post on my blog?... How long should my posts be?... Can I have other people write articles for me?... How far can I stray from my chosen topic?

 

How do I create incredible content that attracts hundreds of comments and shares? How do I keep people coming back to read everything I publish?

 

At some point, all bloggers have these and dozens of other questions about developing content. Maybe you’re struggling with some of them right now.

 

As we gear up for the launch of our new blog Expert Enough as part of the Million Dollar Blog Project, we’ve been thinking a lot about content strategy. I’m going to share our content strategy for the new blog later in this post, but first, here are 11 of my top tips for developing outstanding content for your blog:


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Tom George's comment, November 3, 2011 11:06 AM
Excellent thanks for sharing this today.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from BUSINESS and more
Scoop.it!

What Will Get Your Facebook Page Banned

What Will Get Your Facebook Page Banned | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Do you work a lot on Facebook to sell your Brand / Business? This is well appreciated since this is strong platform to get into Community Engagement mode. Add to this most people seem to be on Facebook. What's more is that Search Engines do like Facebook.

 

Facebook has its own rules and guidelines on what you are allowed to do and what will get your Brand / Business Page banned. The rules are not too difficult to understand however they end up making you ask what then can you do. Banning of your Page can be a little troublesome for you, reason being that you may find it difficult to get your Page back...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

A Month With BufferApp

A Month With BufferApp | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

On the recommendation of BufferApp from Misty Belardo I have incorporated BufferApp into my Twitter routine—my Routwine, if you will. It’s been very useful, but also brought some interesting thoughts to bear. (In this article I may use ‘Buffer’ and ‘BufferApp’ interchangeably but they are same service.)

 

Now in case you don’t use Buffer or haven’t heard about what it is, here’s a brief biography: Buffer allows you to load up tweets in a queue, and it tweets them out at pre-determined times of the day and week—what times and which days are up to you to decide. You save a tweet, tell Buffer when you want it published, and it tweets for you.

 

Key features...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

9 Facebook Marketing Strategies to Build Super Fans | Social Media Examiner

9 Facebook Marketing Strategies to Build Super Fans | Social Media Examiner | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Are you looking to attract high-quality and loyal fans to your Facebook page? Without quality fans, your Facebook marketing efforts can fizzle out quickly.

 

So how do you move a Potential Fan all the way up the ranks to Super Fan?

For starters, it takes time. Facebook success rarely happens overnight and unless you are a huge brand like Zappos or Target, patience, persistence, and hustle are all required to create a successful Facebook page.

 

There are also specific actions you can take to create a thriving Facebook page full of Super Fans.

The following nine core strategies will help you streamline your Facebook activity and turn your Facebook page into a success story....

[read full article http://j.mp/nTGa7j]


Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page

25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it
Enhance your Facebook Pages with these timeline ready apps. A total of 25 facebook apps to choose from, including BONUS app suggestions to improve fans engagement.

 

For page managers who know how to work with Facebook apps, the new Timeline layout for Pages is a great opportunity to highlight their application tab for maximum visibility and increase click through rates. But for those who aren’t, finding those timeline ready apps can be a massive headache.


Before adding any facebook applications to your Timeline (layout) page, there are a few things you should know:

 

NOT all facebook applications are suitable for your Page NOT all facebook applications are free Understand the use of each app before installing Understand each approved facebook app WILL HAVE access to a certain amount of your personal data on Facebook Facebook app is an ADDED advantage to achieve a particular purpose you have for your brand (get leads, customer contact info) but certainly NOT a compulsory It’s OK to NOT install any third party apps on your page if you don’t feel like it
Read more: http://www.wchingya.com/2012/04/timeline-apps-facebook-page.html
Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from BUSINESS and more
Scoop.it!

Facebook Timeline For Fan Pages: 21 Key Points For Marketers

Facebook Timeline For Fan Pages: 21 Key Points For Marketers | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

A great post from Mari Smith. After reading this 21 key points, you'll know all what you need, to set your Facebook fan page in a professionnal way. [note mg]

 

If you have not yet converted your Facebook fan page over to the new Timeline design, your page will automatically convert on March 30th, 2012 which is coming up fast. This post covers the majority of basic settings and features you need to know. Even if you’ve upgraded, you’ll find some tips here!

 

First, review this marked up screenshot for a tour of most of the features — click the image to view full size (you may need to click again on the image on the next page):...

 

Read more: http://www.marismith.com/facebook-timeline-for-business-pages-key-points-know/#


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Scoop.it!

How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer

How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

This piece is from Martin Geysler's collection - Social Media What We Think About it.

 

Excerpt:

 

If you subscribe to a lot of blogs and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline your process.

 

 

One of the most powerful dynamics of social media is the democratization of information. The more you can read, learn and share, the more value you should be able to extract from various digital channels.

 

Tapping into Web 2.0 to stay educated and informed is a labour intensive proposition.

 

**The tools are free but your time comes at a cost, so the more efficiently you can mange the process the better.

 

**If you subscribe to a lot of blogs (and other RSS feeds) and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline the process.

 

Before getting started there is one important caveat I need to mention.

 

**This is a broadcast tactic that will help you become more efficient at scheduling and sharing information. It’s one small piece of digital communication puzzle.

 

**To get the most out of social media you need to make connections and build relationships by engaging in real time. Enough said, let’s proceed.

 

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/buffer-and-google-reader/


Via Martin Gysler, janlgordon
more...
Beth Kanter's comment, January 23, 2012 3:53 PM
I saw an article like this from Christopher Penn over the summer, he uses his iPad and flipboard to do this. I'm using buffer and find one of my best Twitter tools - if I can discipline my self to use it. The Chrome plugin helps a lot. But one of the things I've noticed is that I don't systemmatically read blogs as much as I did a few years back. Now, I look for particular Twitter lists, honed keywords, and specific sources. I need to get my discipline back around this ...
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

Google’s Updates and the Effects on Blogging in 2012

Google’s Updates and the Effects on Blogging in 2012 | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

One of the best ways to plan for online success in the coming year is too look back at many of the algorithm changes that Google has made and the effects they will have on blogging in 2012. This year has seen well over 500 algorithm modifications, primarily coming from the Panda and Freshness updates. During this period of time, Matt Cutts and fellow Google folk did their best to help a lot of webmasters understand the implications of the various patches and updates that they have uploaded.

 

But quite frankly, many small internet marketers and niche websites got hit pretty badly. After Google’s Panda updates were first applied, many bloggers lost thousands of visitors per month and often dropped out of first page results that had netted them steady organic traffic. This is not something you want to be caught up in again, so make sure your blog is getting the time and effort it needs to boast user worthy content and see increased traffic from Google next year.


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Facebook recently changed the way users interact with content on fan pages: any user, including non-fans, can now post on fan page walls and like/comment/share fan page content. In other words, a Facebook user does not have to first like your fan page before they can interact with your content. This is a good thing!

 

Since this change, the emphasis has shifted slightly from gaining more likes (fans) to increasing the number of shares on each piece of content. When you craft your fan page updates in a manner that naturally inspires fans and their friends and visitors to your page to share with their networks, you set in motion ripples of viral visibility. Basically, free additional exposure...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
John van den Brink's comment, December 14, 2011 12:15 PM
Thanks again! Great scoops everyday.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 14, 2011 3:18 PM
You're welcome John! I'm glad that you like my scoops and that they are useful for you. Cheers! Martin
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

7 Killer Apps For Building Custom Tabs On Facebook

7 Killer Apps For Building Custom Tabs On Facebook | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it
Here's a comparison of the prices, functionality and usability of the top tools for adding miniature applications to Facebook pages.

 

With such a great variety of Facebook page applications out there, it’s become even harder to find a suitable application that matches your business or personal goals.

 

Here’s a look at seven popular tools for adding miniature applications, or tabs, to pages on the social network.

 

- Static HTML

- TabFusion

- TabSite

- WelcomeTab

- IWipa

- Lujure

- PageModo...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts

ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Expert Labs has released version 1.0 of ThinkUp, a program that lets people archive, search, and analyze their activity on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

And if you ask me, this is a big deal.

 

ThinkUp, the free, open-source brainchild of programmer and Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani, keeps track of what you've done online. It extracts the data from the walled gardens that house more and more of people's digital lives then replants it in your own garden.


The app isn't simple to install, unfortunately. You need some server administration skills so you can host ThinkUp on your own Web server or run it on an instance of Amazon's EC2 cloud-computing service. (More on that point later.)...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Martin Gysler's comment, November 18, 2011 1:32 PM
Thanks for the share :)
Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

Facebook Stops Penalizing Third-Party Apps, Focuses On Posting Quality | Twitter Tips And Updates From Buffer

Facebook Stops Penalizing Third-Party Apps, Focuses On Posting Quality | Twitter Tips And Updates From Buffer | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

A large number of publishers were facing a strong disadvantage when it came to posting updates. In a recent study it was revealed that engagement with posts from these 3rd party Apps can drop up to 80%.

However, this is about to change,.......


Via John van den Brink, Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from BUSINESS and more
Scoop.it!

The Great Twitter Automation Debate

The Great Twitter Automation Debate | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

More Than One Way To Communicate

 

Of course, communication can take many forms. For example, you can reply to emails when you have time, rather than chain yourself to a device to reply to every one when it arrives.

 

In that vein, Gray compares Stratten’s insistence about using Twitter primarily for real-time communication to be “like saying all conversations should be on the phone.” He further points out that email or letters (what he calls asynchronous communication) are valid forms of communication.


Via Get Clients Online, Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from BUSINESS and more
Scoop.it!

Page Owners: Save your Discussions from Your Facebook Page Before it’s too Late!

Page Owners: Save your Discussions from Your Facebook Page Before it’s too Late! | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

Since the early days, Facebook page owners had the possibility to add a Discussions tab to their Facebook page. At some point, over 55 Million users were using this tab to talk, share their points of view, give feedback, and connect with each other. Then Facebook changed the layout of the pages, which lead to a drop in traffic, but the tab is still widely used today: 22 Million users per month use this tab.

 

Conscious of those issues, we have built a free Facebook Application called Forum for Pages in order to offer a solution for page owners to keep the discussions on their Facebook pages. The application is easy to use...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Emmanuel Tobechukwu's curator insight, January 6, 7:57 AM

freshness  +  dryness  =  nonsense

Rescooped by ABroaderView from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

5 tips to avoid social media burnout

5 tips to avoid social media burnout | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it
Working in social media can be quite a stressful and overwhelming experience. The constant pressure of staying on top of one's niche to provide quality content may lead to a lack of proper physical and mental rest. The consequences are not fun. Burnout makes life miserable and kills efficiency and productivity.

 

Those who have experienced burnout know that there are ways to avoid it. In this article, I will share five tips that I have used successfully throughout my career...


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ABroaderView from BUSINESS and more
Scoop.it!

Direct Sellers: The Social Seller

Direct Sellers: The Social Seller | "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more" | Scoop.it

The direct selling model has been around for more than 150 years, and it continues to be an effective model for getting sales and obtaining profit. It is basically the original social networking business, since it is driven by word of mouth marketing, through the relationships and trust that people form with each other.
Though the main tools of the direct selling trade are basically the people themselves, the technology of today has definitely changed the way people form connections with other people. In the past, direct sellers were limited to physical locations. They literally had to go door-to-door, organize a party in their house, or conduct a meeting at a restaurant or local café.


Nowadays, technology has made it possible for direct sellers to conduct their business anywhere. They can now reach hundreds of people with just one click, and they don’t have to be physically next to the other person to interact with him and talk about the benefits of a product they’re selling...


Via Daniel J Smith, Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.