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Google+ updates aim to breathe new life into ailing social network

Google+ updates aim to breathe new life into ailing social network | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google whittled down its Google+ platform to the bone as part of a new redesign that highlights groups and topics. But does the latest batch of changes represent a new beginning for the struggling social network, or the beginning of the end?
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So Google+ has been "reimagined" (whatever that means!). What do you think of the changes? Is this the shot in the arm to revive the ailing social media channel? . . .

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Why Google+ is the place for passions

Why Google+ is the place for passions | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The single biggest controversy about social media is whether Google+ is a dying wasteland of non-activity or a hive of conversation and engagement. Mike Elgan is here to explain why it's the latter.
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Cupcakes, scuba or tattoos? You'll find all these and 1,000 more topics on Google+, a place for your passions . . .

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How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+ | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In this post, we'll go over the universal principles of a great social media bio -- regardless of the network. We'll also take a look at the big social media networks -- Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ -- and discover how to make the most of ...
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In a social media world, how you come across on your channels will have a lot to do with whether people trust you and want to do business with you. Here are some great tips from Courtney Seiter, Head of Content Marketing @Buffer . . .

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Corie Brown's curator insight, July 23, 2014 8:10 AM

Great advice for crafting effective bios on social media platforms...

Kathy Shelburne's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:04 AM

Make your bio unique and avoid those overused words and phrases. Focus on what you've done not what you are capable of doing! Be funny and memorable.

XDS Marketing's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:02 AM

In this new age of social media, how you display your character on your social channels will have a lot to do with how people trust you and want to engage... Showing true identity is essential to creating that  trust!

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The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Simply opening an account or sending out tweets is not enough to make your social media effective. Here are 15 social media marketing strategy mistakes to avoid.
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Love this! Some great strategic advice for social media marketers from the inimitable Jeff Bullas . . .

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Batia Adler Erez's curator insight, April 12, 2014 4:43 AM

nice!

 

Batia Adler Erez's curator insight, April 15, 2014 7:18 AM

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2getmarketing2go's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:23 AM

Veja os 15 erros a serem evitados na estratégia de midias sociais. Pelo mestre Jeff Bullas.

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5 Google+ Features You Probably Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

5 Google+ Features You Probably Aren’t Taking Advantage Of | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
A simple list of Google+ features to help improve your user experience, how you post your content, look at performance, and audit your brand page
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Some really great tips here about Google+. Do you know all of these? . . .

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Andrew Taylor's curator insight, February 17, 2014 11:31 AM

Really great information.

Randy Bauer's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:19 PM

Dive deep into Google Plus and you will probably discover more. The Ripple view is a great way to measure your social shares throughout google plus. Have Fun.

YOBSN Money's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:11 PM

Great platform and growing all the time. These tips should be well worth the read.

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Sorry, Google+, We Still Won't Come to Your Party

Sorry, Google+, We Still Won't Come to Your Party | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

By now, it's a depressingly familiar business tactic from Google. The search giant changes a feature somewhere in its arsenal of services to force Google+ on you . . .

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Now Google are letting anyone with a Google+ account contact you on your Gmail account. Is this what you want? . . .

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Google+ Launches Social Ad Called +Post to Appear Across Display Network

Google+ Launches Social Ad Called +Post to Appear Across Display Network | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google+ has launched (in beta) its own social ad called "+Post." The feature allows brands to promote their Google+ posts across the Google Display Network, in order to attract traffic back to the brand's page on Google+.
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So Google+ now has a serious ad proposition? Could this be a game-changer and a real challenge to Facebook?

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Google Plus Integrated with YouTube: Online Backlash | Social Media Today

Google Plus Integrated with YouTube: Online Backlash | Social Media Today | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google has linked YouTube comments to its Google Plus network - and it has caused an uproar.
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Are you one of the hacked off YouTubers because of Google+ forced integration with the channel or does it really not matter a hill of beans? . . .

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Forrester says Facebook is failing marketers. Here's why I disagree

Forrester says Facebook is failing marketers. Here's why I disagree | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
This week saw the release of a controversial report from Forrester, claiming that ‘Facebook is failing marketers’.
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So is Facebook a weak advertising option or are we not using it as well as we could? An excellent, thought-provoking post from Econsultancy's Matt Owen . . .

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Should Your Company Be on Google+?

Should Your Company Be on Google+? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Consider these implications if you’re wondering (for the millionth time) whether your company should be paying attention to Google+.
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Is it time to take a serious plunge into Google+? Some persuavive evidence why that answer should be yes . . .

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Rebekah Radice, Social Media Strategist, Brand Management, Speaker, Trainer

Rebekah Radice, Social Media Strategist, Brand Management, Speaker, Trainer | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As you build out your online presence, adding Google+ is a key component to your marketing strategy. Dominate your personal brand using Google Plus fuel!
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Superb tips for getting the most out of Google+ . . . 

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British Council marks Social Media Day with five golden rules for staying safe online | British Council

British Council marks Social Media Day with five golden rules for staying safe online | British Council | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

The British Council marks Social Media Day with 5 Golden Rules for parents to keep children safe on social media.

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We're really delighted to work with our partners Click CEOP and ThinkUKnow to launch the #StaySafe campaign, with these essential tips for parents around the world on #SMDay . . .

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How to Get More out of Your Social Sharing Buttons | Jeffbullas's Blog

How to Get More out of Your Social Sharing Buttons | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As social sharing on social media continues to match SEO as a leading source of traffic for websites, it’s becoming increasingly important for sites to have the right social strategy to compete for users, page views and of course, revenue.
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Do you use social share buttons on your website. Great post on the how and why . . .

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To Be Blunt, a Lot of Your Social-Media Marketing is Getting You Nowhere

To Be Blunt, a Lot of Your Social-Media Marketing is Getting You Nowhere | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
An audit of your efforts on social media is will reveal which channels are worth more focus and which ones you should dump.
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Get off of Facebook now! Well, OK, maybe it works for you but just make sure it does. Copyblogger dumped Facebook when they discovered they were getting much more traction from Twitter and Google+ . . .

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Hannah Langlois's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:44 PM

Many companied believe that social media helps there company so much but this might now be the case. Companies really need to take a look at how much social media really helps their company before putting so much effort into it.

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You can now import Google+ videos in YouTube

You can now import Google+ videos in YouTube | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
YouTube unveiled a new feature that lets you import videos from Google+.
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It took time, but at last you can upload videos to YouTube directly from your Google+ account. Here's the skinny . . .

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google+ is the second largest social media network.behind Facebook and people are still confused about it. Here are some common mistakes to avoid on Google+
David Blundell's insight:

Some good tips from Jeff Bullas on making sure you optimize your Google+ account. Don't know why he used Leo Sayer for the image though! . . .

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Sylvia Alvarez's curator insight, May 19, 2014 4:48 PM

Artículo interesante donde se plantean errores que cometemos por desconocimiento en el uso  de la herramienta Google+.

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Brand Yourself Like a Social Media Megastar

Brand Yourself Like a Social Media Megastar | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
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Don't be Corporate be human! Ask Lady Gaga who definitely does not have a bad reputation on Twitter . . .

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Joyce Marie Kincannon's curator insight, March 20, 2014 10:09 AM

How do you represent your course topics & questions to your students?

Steven Summone's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:37 PM

Brand Yourself Like a Social Media Megastar 

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Which Social Networks Should You Care About in 2014? - Digital Europe

Which Social Networks Should You Care About in 2014? - Digital Europe | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that Facebook will be ten years old this February and yet social media still seems new to many of us.
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Some really interesting data about what's hot and not in social in 2014 . . .

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Ana Melo's curator insight, March 12, 2014 5:41 AM

Great info graphic portrait of digital Europe.

sobrie01's curator insight, April 9, 2014 2:35 PM

How can we better leverage these options in learning? How do we leverage these to show best practices, quick bites of information for a particular group or use it in the classroom for application learning through video and discussion of that video. Interesting. Anyone doing it?

YOBSN Money's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:14 PM

This should be very interesting great looking infographic agree?

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YouTube opens up live streaming to all verified accounts

YouTube opens up live streaming to all verified accounts | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Accounts in good standing with the video-sharing site can now begin live video streaming, regardless of their number of followers. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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You can now include a Google+ Hangout on Air as part of the stream too. You must make sure your YouTube account is verified . . .

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6 Random Tips for the Most Popular Social Platforms Right Now

6 Random Tips for the Most Popular Social Platforms Right Now | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
You probably have signed up for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and even Google Plus... but are you seeing actual results? If not, these tips will help you!
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Some great engagement tips from Daniel Sharkov . .  . 

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5 Habits of Successful Content Marketers, New Research

5 Habits of Successful Content Marketers, New Research | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Read the latest research and learn the five new trends that show exactly what the most effective B2B content marketers are doing.
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"Content is King" has become a bit of a cliche but guess what? To be a successful digital marketer, you need it and lots of it too . . .

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6 Biggest Mistakes Brands Make on YouTube

6 Biggest Mistakes Brands Make on YouTube | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In the beginning, YouTube was a playground for amateurs to post home movies, webcam confessionals and videos of cats chasing string. And it was good. As the platform grew up, a ...

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A great list of what not to do on YouTube. Thanks@yeohyc . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:45 AM

In 2013, we stand at the beginning of a new epoch; one in which brands are becoming creators themselves and, instead of producing.

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10 Top Brands Taking Google+ By Storm - SumAll

10 Top Brands Taking Google+ By Storm - SumAll | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As of May 2013, there were 359 million users on Google +, yet the network still remains a mystery for many small to medium size businesses when it comes to leveraging its audience and gaining traction utilizing its many unique features.
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Have you got Google+ as part of your armoury of social channels? This great post tells you how the top ten brands are exploiting it t0 geat effect with some good takeways too . . .

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Three Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry | Social Media Examiner

Three Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here's how one business in a B2B niche market increased their blog readership and developed relationships with customers and influential industry leaders.
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Great case-study blog post with ideas for "drilling" (sorry!) to find your most influential followers and build yourself up as a thought leader . . .

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Social Media: What Marketers Want to Know in 2013

Social Media: What Marketers Want to Know in 2013 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Almost one out of two marketers believe Facebook is the most important social media platform to achieve their business objectives.
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Calling all marketers - what still stumps you about social media? This great blog post from Heidi Cohen will give you some answers . . .

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