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Google Plus Christmas Bash 2013 #ChristmasGiveAwayHangout - YouTube

Join us on Google Plus Dec 23, 2013 at 9PM EST. As this amazing panel of Social Media experts share their secrets and give away over $1000 in prizes. #Christ...
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Be there Monday 9PM EST on Google Plus.

 

#ChristmasGiveAwayHangout #GooglePlus

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Top 12 Circle Shares On Google Plus Christmas Edition #Listly #CircleCurators - @RandyHilarski

Top 12 Circle Shares On Google Plus Christmas Edition #Listly #CircleCurators - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Circle Shares on Google Plus Christmas Edition. If you want exponential growth on Google Plus you need to be in Circle Shares on Google Plus.
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My List of Online Business Teachers #Listly - @RandyHilarski

My List of Online Business Teachers #Listly - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Here are my online business teachers. Who are your favorite online business teachers? Why not add them to the list?
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Who are your teachers? These are the people I have learned from to help build my online business.

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The Google Plus Celebrity Red Carpet, Circle These Nine People Now. - @RandyHilarski

The Google Plus Celebrity Red Carpet, Circle These Nine People Now. - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
The Red Carpet of Google Plus Celebrity. Circle these nine Google Plus users now.
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Who are your Google Plus celebrities? These nine people are mine! Circle them up and learn how it is done.

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How Do You Post on Social Media? - @RandyHilarski

How Do You Post on Social Media? - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
How do you post on Social Media? It is a question we should all ask ourselves.
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Learning how to post properly on social media can make or break a marketing campaign. Find someone who does it successfully and learn from them.

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Time to Ramp Up Your Pinterest SEO: Bing Now Includes Pins in Image Searches

Time to Ramp Up Your Pinterest SEO: Bing Now Includes Pins in Image Searches | Social Media News | Scoop.it

Learn how you can capitalize on Bing's announcement that it will now include pins from Pinterest in image searches.


Via Kamal Bennani, Neil Ferree
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Are you thinking about how you show up in Bing? Time to ramp up!

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:32 PM

The Pumpkin Pie of the World will do good early on Pinterest. Other niches will take time to percolate before our imagery shows up in the Bing search results.


Still, a Bing query for is social shares the new seo (images) is a nice way to generate traffic if you own most of the images on page 1 above the fold like these do.

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Why I Dominate My Niche on Google Search - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

Why I Dominate My Niche on Google Search - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Are you still not using Google Plus as a Blogger? Start using it now to begin dominating in your niche. I dominate my niche, you can to.
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10 superpowers of the world’s greatest social media marketer | Inman News

10 superpowers of the world’s greatest social media marketer | Inman News | Social Media News | Scoop.it

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Google+ Adds Advanced Photo Editing Tools and Instagram-Like Filters

Google+ Adds Advanced Photo Editing Tools and Instagram-Like Filters | Social Media News | Scoop.it
The future of graphic design and photography just became a little more "blurry." With a new set of editing tools and filters for photos, Google+ is looking to make its network better suited to creatives.
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I missed being able to edit my photos within Google Plus! Thank you for bringing the option back Google. I can't wait to play with the added features.

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5 Reasons Pinterest’s Search Engine Is Better Than Google’s

5 Reasons Pinterest’s Search Engine Is Better Than Google’s | Social Media News | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.

 

People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.

 

Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.

 

Did you know that Google has a search engine just for recipes? It’s been around for years, but almost nobody I know uses it.

 

Instead, most people I know automatically go to Pinterest if they want to find recipes to try out.

 

That’s not the only reason Pinterest is better than Google.

 

Here are 5 reasons why Pinterest’s search engine is better than Google.

 

Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/pinterest/5-reasons-pinterests-search-engine-is-better-than-googles-0589281

 


Via Antonino Militello, Ivo Nový
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What do you think? I use Pinterest but have found it to be too distracting. No doubt that it will continue to be a powerful force in social media. 

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:23 PM

pinterest  might be something you want to implement  in your marketing   need help contact me for a free training

Rim Riahi's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:31 AM

Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.

 

People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.

 

Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:01 AM

www.pinterest.com/dillondlite

 

I have multiple boards but one of my favorites is my artists "pincase" board .. whre i invited people to share their art.  It's been a little hard keeping product marketers off the page and i have had to delete a few pins of jewelry and clothes .. etc... BUt when you do get to the art there is some amazing pins..  I also have to keep up and invite all the people who follow board..

 

http://www.pinterest.com/dillondlite/first-artist-pincase-board-calling-all-artist-mode/ 

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LinkedIn Brings Endorsements to Mobile

LinkedIn Brings Endorsements to Mobile | Social Media News | Scoop.it
With today's update, LinkedIn members can now view their top skill endorsements on their mobile profile, as well as accept and grant endorsements from and for other members.

Via Mike Allton
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Do you use endorsements? I do but have not quite seen the value in it yet.

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Mike Allton's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:06 AM

Are LinkedIn Endorsements Spam?

LinkedIn Endorsements are not going away any time soon. While many have criticized LinkedIn and complained about the crowdsourced social signals, LinkedIn has forged ahead and has now added Skills & Expertise support to their mobile app, allowing us to view, approve and submit skill endorsements from anywhere.

But are they really as bad as people say?

No one has ever tried to endorse me for a skill that was inappropriate or even inaccurate. And whenever LinkedIn has recommended that I endorse one of my connections for a skill, they've always appeared to make sense.

And I can honestly report that I have received positive feedback from potential clients and connections who viewed my profile, saw my Skills & Expertise and endorsements, and commented that they were impressed. While I would never hire or expect to be hired on the basis of these endorsements, they seem to provide some value, and no harm.

And there's always the Secret benefit to LinkedIn Endorsements that I've written about before and mention in the article.

So what about you? Do you accept and give out endorsements? Do you think they add any value at all to your profile? If not, what about them is detracting from your professional LinkedIn image?

Thanks for your comments!

#LinkedIn   #LinkedInEndorsements   #SocialSEO   #SocialSignals  

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G+ versus Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

G+ versus Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Is it possible that G+ could actually compete with Facebook? This infographic from Social Annex lays it all out for you.

Via Neil Ferree
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This makes total sense to me! Now I understand why I enjoy Google Plus so much!

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:53 PM

Milleniums Love Facebook ♦ Boomers Love Plus


Social Shares will improve your SEO and Grow your Business with (youngsters) vs. (business owners) who's your audience?


Click Here  to Discuss How to Launch a Successful Social Content Marketing Campaign

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Buffer Adds Google Plus Page Support

Buffer Adds Google Plus Page Support | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Thanks to a new API released by Google earlier this month, Buffer, the social share scheduling service, has added support for Google+ Pages, allowing users to schedule posts.

Via Mike Allton
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Get ready for the spamming of Google Plus. I will stick to organic posting. Yes organic posting is tougher, but if true engagement is what you want then be there when you post.

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Mike Allton's curator insight, August 20, 2013 10:35 AM

Schedule Shares to Google+ Pages

The social media scheduling tool +Buffer has issued a huge update today. Buffer users can now connect one or more of their Google+ Pages, and begin setting up a schedule of queued posts to be shared.

Will this break the Internet?

Ok, maybe it's not that huge, but there are some large ramifications to this update, both positive and negative.

On the positive side, businesses can use Buffer to make sure that they are consistently active on Google+, are regularly sharing great old articles, and that they aren't spamming their network with rapid shares. They can also take advantage of the scheduling capability, research, and their own observations, to ensure that posts are shared at the best possible times.

On the other hand, businesses can use tools like Buffer to completely automate their social media activity and even spam networks.

My opinion is that, like any tool, Buffer should be lauded for the positive capabilities it brings. Those that choose to abuse use it the wrong way are simply failing to understand not only how social media users expect business to act, but also that they may be permanently tarnishing their reputation.

What do you think? Do you use Buffer or similar tools? Are you excited about the new support for Google+ Pages, or do you think that developments like this are only working to destroy genuineness of social networks?

Thanks for your comments and shares!

#Buffer #GooglePlus #SocialMedia  

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Google Plus Christmas #ChristmasGiveAwayHangout - @RandyHilarski

Google Plus Christmas #ChristmasGiveAwayHangout - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Join us for this Google Plus Christmas Hangout.
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Make sure to check out this amazing show! Win great prizes and learn from Google Plus and social media pros.

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Randy Hilarski's curator insight, December 20, 2013 10:08 AM

Make sure to be part of this amazing Christmas Event on Google Plus Hangouts!

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The Top 10 CircleShares on Google Plus #CircleShares - @RandyHilarski

The Top 10 CircleShares on Google Plus #CircleShares - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
These are the Top Circles of The first Week of December 2013. Do You participate in CircleShares on Google Plus? #MegaBall
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If you want to grow your follower base on Google Plus then I would seriously look at getting involved with #CircleShares.

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Forget Your Feelings When it Comes to #SocialMedia - @RandyHilarski

Forget Your Feelings When it Comes to #SocialMedia - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Do you invest too much emotion on which social media platform is best? Forget your feelings and get to work making social work for you.
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Have you ever seen people fight over which social media platform is best? It can be quite entertaining but is quite a waste of time.

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Is Google Plus the New Tower of Babel? - @RandyHilarski

Is Google Plus the New Tower of Babel? - @RandyHilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Google Plus with the help of Google Translate is becoming the new tower of Babel.
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Google Plus with the help of Google Translate is Bringing the world closer one comment at a time. Embrace your international followers!

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Facebook Gif Conspiracy Theory Caught on Camera. Proof inside!

Facebook Gif Conspiracy Theory Caught on Camera. Proof inside! | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Now I know we were duped in August when Mashable and CNET reported that Giphy had made it possible for Facebook gif. Somebody has actually done it!
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Facebook if a programmer can find a workaround, wouldn't it make sense to support gif!

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Google Authorship for Images is Here! - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

Google Authorship for Images is Here! - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Google Authorship for Images Now that Google Authorship for images is here, what does it look like?
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If you are a photographer, blogger or image maker you should be cracking a smile right now. Google has just made an update to Google authorship to include images! What does this mean and why should you care?

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Neil Ferree's comment, October 7, 2013 11:12 AM
I've noticed a few dozen images where Google has linked my Authorship to the image. One of my favorites is the SERP for "social link wheel". Nice find Randy!
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Facebook, Twitter Hugely Important In SEO Ranking, Reveals Study [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Facebook, Twitter Hugely Important In SEO Ranking, Reveals Study [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter Hugely Important In SEO Ranking, Reveals Study [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Social signals are what I rely on. SEO has never been my cup of tea. I would like to see Google Plus added to this infographic.

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Infographic: How To Get Your Content Shared

Infographic: How To Get Your Content Shared | Social Media News | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how sites like Mashable get some much social traction, this might just help give you a little insight into it, and to be honest, it’s not an art, it’s a science, knowing post by post exactly what gets the most sharability per post…

 

From this Infographic, you’ll see that your optimal time to post new content, is when both the US and Europe are awake, that human interest/watercooler type content is by far the most popular content to share, with Images and Video being key, but it’s value depends on the social network.


Via Lauren Moss, Gordon Gower
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:47 PM

This infographic is a useful exploration of content and timing for best results in your social media programs. Tthehanks to Lauren Moss for sharing.

Paul Reichman's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:47 PM

fascinating insights into driving virality

Phil Lauterjung's curator insight, October 4, 2013 2:35 PM

add your insight...

 
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How Your G+ Business Page Makes A Big Difference In Search Results

How Your G+ Business Page Makes A Big Difference In Search Results | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Learn how having a Google Plus business page can make a big difference in search results. You'll be convinced that your business needs a presence there.
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Like I have said before, I do believe there are three stages of growth for everything. First you had the explorers, then the pioneers and last is the settlers. Google Plus is leaving the pioneer stage and moving into the settler stage. Get ready for explosive growth and engagment.

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Developing a Content Marketing Strategy - Without Creating any Content

Developing a Content Marketing Strategy - Without Creating any Content | Social Media News | Scoop.it
From curation to content partnerships, here are five ways to develop a content marketing strategy without content creation (Developing a content marketing strategy - without creating any content http://t.co/yXvQmUW9bd...

Via Ron Sela
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I recently decided to outsource a few parts of my online business. I am not Superman, Content creation is actually one part that I will not outsource for now. Must be the control freak in me!

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Ron Sela's curator insight, September 8, 2013 8:39 AM

Developing a Content Marketing Strategy - Without Creating any Content

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Three Ways to Use Pinterest and Instagram to Build Stronger Consumer Relationships

Three Ways to Use Pinterest and Instagram to Build Stronger Consumer Relationships | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Social Media - Social media conversations are shifting from text to pictures, making images the new language of fan engagement. How can you harness this engagement to build stronger relationships with fans?

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Pinterest is great, I have to admit I have not used Instagram.

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Como las Redes Sociales impactan tu SEO en tu negocio - Ana Hilarski

Como las Redes Sociales impactan tu SEO en tu negocio - Ana Hilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Redes Sociales y tu negocio Como utilizar tus redes sociales para conseguir un mejor posicionamiento
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SEO y Redes Sociales by Ana Hilarski

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