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Google is using your entire search history to create a personalized news feed

Google is using your entire search history to create a personalized news feed | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Google introduced a new personalized news feed that will appear directly in search. Google's new feed will surface links to content based on your interest.

Google, perhaps more than any other tech giant, knows an astonishing amount about you... Read more: click image or title.

 

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Your search profile and your #internet behavior reveal a whole lot about you.

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There's a super-simple way to find your lost smartphone hidden in Google

There's a super-simple way to find your lost smartphone hidden in Google | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Just Google it.

Losing your smartphone is one of life's enduring struggles.

Sure, it's not exactly consequential in the grand scheme of things.

But it sure is frustrating when you need to make a call or check something and it's nowhere to be found.

Luckily, Google has built a way to quickly and easily locate misplaced phones.  Read more: click image or title.




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Forget Google: Here Are the 9 Startups That Actually Run the Internet

Forget Google: Here Are the 9 Startups That Actually Run the Internet | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Meet the companies that are doing all of the behind-the-scenes work.


Sure, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are tech titans, making billions by selling web hosting and other services to the biggest businesses in the world.

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.

Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly--and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them. Read more: click image or title.




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I wouldn't forget #Google that easily, but it sure is interesting to see some real players offer valuable services to keep the #web running smoothly.

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Welcome to hell: Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web | The Verge

So let's talk about ad blocking.

You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of collateral damage.

iOS 9 came out yesterday (in fits and starts) and with it, support for content blockers in iOS 9. There is already a little cottage industry of ad blockers available, and you should definitely try one or two — they will radically improve your mobile web experience, because they will... block huge chunks of the web from loading.

what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley

Those huge chunks — the ads! — are almost certainly the part you don't want. What you want is the content, hot sticky content, snaking its way around your body and mainlining itself directly into your brain. Plug that RSS firehose straight into your optic nerve and surf surf surf 'til you die.

Unfortunately, the ads pay for all that content, an uneasy compromise between the real cost of media production and the prices consumers are willing to pay that has existed since the first human scratched the first antelope on a wall somewhere. Media has always compromised user experience for advertising: that's why magazine stories are abruptly continued on page 96, and why 30-minute sitcoms are really just 22 minutes long. Media companies put advertising in the path of your attention, and those interruptions are a valuable product. Your attention is a valuable product. Read more: click image or title.



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The battle of the titans. Find out what's really going on with the big #tech companies, what creates their income and how they fight their war.

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Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy

Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.

"We're going to end up breaking the Internet," warned Google Inc.'s Schmidt during a public forum Wednesday convened by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who has been an outspoken critic of electronic data-gathering by the National Security Agency. Schmidt and executives from Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp. and other firms say revelations of extensive NSA surveillance are prompting governments in Europe and elsewhere to consider laws requiring that their citizens' online data be stored within their national borders.

Rules like that would drive up costs and create technical obstacles to the way the Internet currently operates, making it "profoundly difficult in terms of our ability to deliver services," said Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch. Brad Smith, general counsel for Microsoft, said some European customers are worried their data will be more vulnerable to U.S. government snooping, although he declined to give specific examples.

"The reality is this is a real problem for American tech companies," said Smith. "If trust falls, then the prospects for business are hurt."

Wyden, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and chairman of the Finance Committee, convened the roundtable in the Palo Alto High School gym, where he played basketball as a student in the 1960s. He said he will take the executives' message back to Washington, where bills to curb surveillance have stalled. Prospects for passing a reform bill this fall are shrinking, Wyden told The Associated Press.

"I'm going to my best to use this. What I'm going to do is say there's a clear and present danger to the Internet economy," Wyden said.

Wyden contends that the government's "digital dragnet" of phone calls, emails and online communications doesn't make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.

"When the actions of a foreign government threaten red-white-and-blue jobs, Washington gets up at arms. But, even today, almost no one in Washington is talking about how overly broad surveillance is hurting the U.S. economy," he said in opening remarks.

Microsoft's Smith acknowledged that concerns over recent terrorist incidents in the Middle East may have undercut some public support for surveillance reform. But we "need to resolve that we won't let danger freeze this country in its tracks," he said, adding that "antiquated laws will not keep this country safe. They will undermine fundamental respect for law enforcement."

When former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made details of NSA surveillance tactics public, tech executives and industry experts warned that consumers and business customers would fear that U.S. technology companies can't protect sensitive data from government prying. Some analysts estimated last year that U.S. tech companies could lose tens of billions of dollars in sales, particularly after European firms began marketing themselves as being more secure than U.S. competitors — or less vulnerable to legal demands from the U.S. government.

Most of the impact has been anecdotal, however. A few companies, including Cisco Systems Inc. and Qualcomm Inc., have said they believe they lost some deals in China and other emerging markets because of concerns about U.S. spying. Germany did cancel a contract with Verizon this summer, citing a fear that it may provide customer phone records to the NSA. Some tech startups and telecommunications companies in France and Switzerland have claimed an increase in sales to customers who are wary of U.S. providers.

It's difficult to quantify the losses because "companies don't always know about the deals that they weren't invited to be a part of," said Daniel Castro, a senior analyst at the nonprofit Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. Castro estimated last year that losses to U.S. tech companies could amount to $35 billion by 2016. He said this week his estimate is still valid.

Wyden has called for strict controls on the NSA and complains that a pending reform bill, authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., doesn't go far enough to restrict so-called "back-door" or warrantless searches of emails and online communications by Americans. The Obama administration has endorsed the Leahy bill, while defending government surveillance programs as narrowly defined and necessary for tracking foreign terrorist suspects. Wyden is backing separate legislation that would increase the authority of the government's new Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

A coalition of leading online companies including Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft continue to urge Congress to pass reform. The companies also have beefed up their own security measures, through encryption and other methods intended to rebuff snooping by individual hackers — or government agencies.

That's put Silicon Valley at odds with federal authorities. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced last month that he is leaving the Justice Department, has complained that recent encryption moves by Apple Inc. and Google could hinder vital law enforcement investigations.


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Google's new toy for business owners

Google's new toy for business owners | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Google unveils new "My Business" interactive platform to allow small businesses to market themselves more effectively on the search engine.

We've never pulled together all of these features into a single hub that's easy to use," said Jen Fitzpatrick, Google's vice president of engineering and product management. "The idea is to let small businesses manage their online presence in a single, consolidated way."

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Helpful for small businesses. Not a tool to boost your search rankings though.

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How We Reduced Our Bounce Rate

How We Reduced Our Bounce Rate | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Chances are you know what your website’s rate is, but many site owners just don’t know how important this number really is. So what is a bounce rate anyway and why should you be watching it? Your bounce rate is the number of visitors who land on one of your web pages and then immediately click back or leave in some way.

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Keep your visitor interested with good content and more options to explore.

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How To Grow Your Traffic With Google

How To Grow Your Traffic With Google | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
How can a small business rank higher than a large corporation? Create unique, original content, have strong authorship, and be agile says Google.

“…It’s not the case that a smaller site with superior content can’t outdo the larger site, that’s how often the smaller sites become the larger sites…” -Matt Cutts

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Exactly what SBI/Sitesell has been saying for years, take a look at what they are doing: http://www.sitesell.com/welcome23.html

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, May 1, 2014 4:18 AM

There is a big difference between consuming content and being inspired to create your own and consuming content then regurgitating it back onto your blog with very little new insight or added value.

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A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where

A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Have you ever found yourself explaining hashtags to someone whose only connection with the word is as a telephone button? Internet language has evolved considerably over the past few years as social media has taken off. Hashtags are a huge part of this evolution. What once was a telephone button is now a social mediap henomenon.  No wonder people are curious.

When they ask, I tell them that hashtags are a pound sign immediately followed by a keyword. They’re used for categorization on social media. Yes, they can be annoying if overused. And yes, I’ve seen the hashtag video of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

Hashtags also have the potential to be truly valuable. The stats and info below make a pretty clear case that we should be understanding, using, and appreciating hashtags.

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The complete story on education yourself on hashtags. Very well done, in plain language, and many examples.

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Complete List of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors for Search Engine

Complete List of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors for Search Engine | Internet Presence | Scoop.it


Google has been one of the most powerful search engines in this world. With over 87% of the world population using Google as their default Search Engine, it is very well understood how important is to rank in Google for any keyword.

Google has always kept the world in darkness with their ranking algorithms and how they actually trigger and rank each website based on certain factors. However, the idea is still not clear but based on certain calculations, experts have come to a great Infographic, which follows, explains you step by step on how and what are Google’s List of ranking factors for each website.


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Huge infographic. Good information.

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Joan Puighermanal Oller's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:28 AM

Un excelent resum de SEO.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:50 PM

Dit is zo'n waslijst dat je snel begrijpt dat optimaliseren voor zoekmachines een vak is geworden. ;-) 

Inside Market Strategy's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:52 PM

Must read if you're staring a website and want to rank well in Google.


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5 Guidelines for Developing a Solid Website Structure - Business 2 Community

5 Guidelines for Developing a Solid Website Structure - Business 2 Community | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Shinseungback Kimyonghun, a video maker, has created a 9-minute video called “Click” on Vimeo. The video shows the relationship of a click with our daily lives in front of the computer screen. Now that more and more aspects of our lives are getting translated online, websites are becoming our link with the rest of the world.

The mammoth of web pages now available worldwide means that each user has fewer seconds for your website. How do you build a website that is searchable, engaging and lead generating? It is a lengthy process but here are a few guidelines to help you get started on a good website structure.

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Back to basics. Good guidelines to keep in mind.

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The Real Reason AdWords Isn't Working For Many Small Businesses

The Real Reason AdWords Isn't Working For Many Small Businesses | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably read the New York Times piece that’s been making the rounds lately. If not, here’s the upshot: it concludes that Google AdWords isn’t practical for small businesses.


Unfortunately, it’s not the first time the Gray Lady has gone after AdWords, nor is it the first time that the paid search community has responded so vigorously in its defense. The real tragedy of the latest piece isn’t that AdWords has been singled out – it’s that the Times (and the business owners it interviewed) have once again missed the point....

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It's a big step to incorporate AdWords for a small business. It needs to be executed right. If a consultant is necessary, do it, it'll be worth the money in the long run.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:08 AM

It's not cost of Adwords, it's poor management by marketing that  leads to poor results.

Laura Brown's comment, March 6, 2014 11:09 AM
Most people are ad blind and there are addons to block most ads from showing up at all (on the reader's web browser). I don't see how Adwords works for anyone versus finding something where you really are reaching people who are directly interested in your business or service. Google Ads and any ads online are something to play around with in your spare time.
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Google's Matt Cutts: We Don't Use Twitter Or Facebook Social Signals To Rank Pages

Google's Matt Cutts: We Don't Use Twitter Or Facebook Social Signals To Rank Pages | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, released a videotoday answering the question, “are Facebook and Twitter signals part of the ranking algorithm?” The short answer was no.

Matt said that Google does not give any special treatment to Facebook or Twitter pages. They are in fact, currently, treated like any other page, according to Matt Cutts.

Matt then answered if Google does special crawling or indexing for these sites, such as indexing the number of likes or tweets a specific page has. Matt said Google does not do that right now. Why?

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Good information. Definitely a positive to put more time into Google+.

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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, January 24, 2014 3:59 AM

Do we then get a correct view of page ranks?

Alisha Shibli's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:54 AM

Google's Matt Cutts: We Don't Use Twitter Or Facebook Social Signals To Rank Pages

Bill Gassett's curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:03 PM

Google does not use Twitter and Facebook social signals as a means to rank content!

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4 Simple Ways to 10x Your Content and Drive More Traffic

4 Simple Ways to 10x Your Content and Drive More Traffic | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

If you want to create content that hits page one and quickly drive more traffic to your site, it must be at least 10 times the value of anything else.

The process of creating content for your website in hopes of attracting a wave of traffic has changed in recent years.

In the past you’d be able to throw up a simple 500-word article onto your blog and get a stream of traffic. As long as it provided some semblance of value and had a few keywords thrown in, it was good enough. Ah the good ol’ days!

Try doing that today and watch that piece of content be buried on the 800th page of Google’s search results.

In today’s race to produce content that hits the front page of the Google search results, your content must be more than stellar. It must be AT LEAST 10 times the value anyone’s looking for if you want it to hit the front page of Google, attract traffic, shares, and mentions.

In this article I want to share with you 4 dead simple ways you can 10X the content you’re producing to drive more traffic. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Google will give you 2GB of free cloud storage today — if you complete this simple checklist

Google will give you 2GB of free cloud storage today — if you complete this simple checklist | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Google's "security checkup" process is quick and painless. And you get a pretty sweet bonus just for doing it.

In honor of “Safe Internet Day,” Google will give you 2GB of permanent storage in your Drive account on Tuesday — if you agree to take a minute-long security checkup on your Google account.

Google’s “security checkup” process is quick and painless. Google will prompt you to add and check information relating to how and where you access your Google accounts. You can check your recovery information, your connected devices, permissions, passwords, and two-step verification settings. You can simply approve these settings, or you can change any of them. The whole shebang probably takes a minute, if that.

Google ran a similar promotion last year — and people who took part in that promotion will be pleased to learn that these bonuses do stack. So, if you completed the security checkup during this promotions both last year and this year, you'll see an extra 4GB of permanent Drive storage sitting in your account.

You can check to see how much Drive storage you have here. Google gives everyone 30GB of free space to start — having completed this year's security checkup, I now have 32GB of space.




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Indeed, very quick process. #Security online gets more important every day.

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Daniel Raybaut's curator insight, February 11, 2016 3:03 AM

Works fine for me today!

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Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps – Infographic

Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps – Infographic | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Finding a niche is easy but when it comes down to understanding your niche, inside and out, including what your audience needs, wants and desires, it can either break or make your online business.

 

How To Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps – Infographic


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This #infographic shows an excellent methodology to find a #niche and start making it profitable for you. Some good websites and sources to make it happen.

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how to get more business thanks to google maps?

how to get more business thanks to google maps? | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

More and more users prefer Internet to Yellow pages to find a company or service online or offline. Search engines have adapted to offer targeted results by location.

Internet giant Google understood the business stakes to be present on Internet and today the search engine geolocates the position of each researcher to propose him the best results and promote local businesses. So your potential customers can easily find you and go to your shop or office.

For example, you are walking on the street and you are looking for a pizzeria or a dentist, Google will display results based on your location through Google and Google Maps with reviews and useful information such as address or open hours. 

To be visible on these results, you can now add your business on Google through Google My Business.

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Getting your business on Google maps is very important for small and medium businesses. The amount of potential business gained is incredible, and the best thing is that it's free. If you're not there yet, here is the recipe!

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What Is the Internet of Things? | Mashable Explains - YouTube

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things? The latest video in our Mashable Explains series takes a look...


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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things




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Great explanation. You have to see this, because it's happening, and it's the next big thing.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 6, 2014 3:31 AM

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things?


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


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Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. While details aren't forthcoming about the machines, there may be more on the way; reportedly, the company could "double" its vehicle count if all goes well. A spokeswoman didn't confirm or deny the efforts, but did note that having an internet link "significantly improves people's lives."

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Interesting news. The race between Google and Facebook is still on.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, June 1, 2014 10:35 PM

Wow! 180 satellites means better connectivity, e-commerce, and a better 24X7internet experience! What it means is that students will be able to do research on the go, housewives access recipes on line, and mergers and takeovers take place in mid-flight!

David Collet's curator insight, June 2, 2014 7:39 PM

Trading one form of surveillance and censorship for another.

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Google's Matt Cutts: Over Time Backlinks Will Become Less Important

Google's Matt Cutts: Over Time Backlinks Will Become Less Important | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, said in a video that backlinks, over time, will become a little less important. Matt did say that backlinks in the Google ranking algorithm still have many years left in them. Matt explained that Google is focusing a lot now on working on ways to determine if a […]

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Writing expert content is the key.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:58 AM

Q: Will backlinks lose their importance in ranking? Find out from Matt Cutts in his latest video.

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The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says it’s much better than Facebook for post-click engagement (as is YouTube, which is connected). Have you seen success with Google+? Are you looking into it more now that Facebook organic reach is dropping?

What does it take to do well on Google+? Well, Amanda Blain is someone who has a pretty good idea. She’s currently number 20 on the list of the top 100 Google+ profiles. In terms of followers, she’s ahead of celebrities like Shakira, 50 Cent, and Paris Hilton. She knows what she’s doing, and if you want to gain a significant presence on Google’s social layer, you’d do well to listen to what she has to say. So, that’s what we did, and we’re sharing it with you.

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Is Google+ getting more important for you? Let me know. I have seen some good results in Google searches.

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Here Is The Little-Known Way Google Juices User Traffic On Google+

Here Is The Little-Known Way Google Juices User Traffic On Google+ | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Google+ has overtaken Twitter in terms of monthly active users, Forrester says.

Until recently, competition among social media networks has been presented as very much a Facebook versus Twitter race, with Facebook running streets ahead.

But according to market research company Forrester, Twitter ought to worry more about the long, slow growth of Google+, the "other" social network that never seemed to gain the cachet or the audience that Facebook has.

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I have been seeing search results with Google+ on my site. Interesting...

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, April 7, 2014 7:29 AM

Well, we on Google+ knew all this, already. Google search brings up Google+ posts like they were microblogs.

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Who Is In YOUR Google Plus Circles & How It Affects Marketing

Who Is In YOUR Google Plus Circles & How It Affects Marketing | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Learn your Google Plus circles and how it can affect the way your social media marketing is done. Tips on building a lasting circle that pays!

There’s an old saying that says You are what you eat.  Then there’s another one that I can’t fully remember, but it goes along the lines of this: Want to find out about a person?  Look who their friends are!

This is so true.  Who you run with determines what other people think about you.  What you do when you have an inner click can tell you a lot about yourself, and Google Plus circles are no different.

I want to discuss the power of the circles on Google Plus and who is in your’s and how this can eventually lead to your success or your demise on Google Plus.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Well written, I learned some important new things, also great tools.

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, March 16, 2014 8:12 AM

Very readable post: Good tips for #Googleplus tools too.

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How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic]

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic] | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.

Many of the steps are ones we've mentioned in our own guide on the subject, from deactivating online accounts to getting yourself off of data collection lists. It also offers a few more suggestions, such as falsifying your account information for those horrendous accounts you can't delete and making sure your phone company doesn't have you listed as well. Of course, if you don't want to completely disappear from the web, you can just pick and choose which steps to do to protect your privacy and personal information.


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It's amazing how much information is out there about you. Have you ever Googled yourself?

There may be many reasons for 'deleting' your online presence, or parts of it. This is good information.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 7, 2014 11:21 AM


Very interesting...


Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, March 13, 2014 6:50 PM

Some sites to be aware of where you have an online presence.

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How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority

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Increasing Visibility & Influence In Google Search

That means that anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics:

- Build a strong network within Google+. You should seek to cultivate not just a large number of followers, but more importantly, active relationships and partnerships with influential Google+ users. Their citations to your profile have a powerful effect on its authority to Google.


 - Cultivate quality links from trusted websites. Create the kind of presence on Google+ that site owners want to recommend and link to. When being interviewed or referenced by a site, ask if they would link to your Google+ profile or page for identity purposes.


 - Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web. Although this tip applies only to personal profiles, since Google Authorship involves a legitimate, Google-approved link to our profile, the more quality content you produce on trusted sites, the more authority given to your profile.


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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Very interesting to increase your visibility and ranking online. If anyone wants to connect with my Google+ profile, go to Marc Kneepkens on Google+

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, February 1, 2014 9:56 AM

Google+ = Google...

Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 2, 2014 8:01 AM

Great insight from Google Plus maven Mark Traphagen who explains how out Google+ profiles can become relevant in search on their own.