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.
Randy Hilarski's insight:
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.
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.
When it comes to social media and its place in your overall SEO / internet marketing strategy, visual social channels like Instagram have been making themselves known as the place to be for target markets across a variety of industries. Instagram is a growing platform with a great deal of direct marketing potential – sometimes your target audience is just an image away! Users on Instagram often single themselves out and identify as members of a target market without even realizing it. This can be seen in the hashtags they use and the accounts they follow and are followed by.
Google Authorship for Images Now that Google Authorship for images is here, what does it look like?
Randy Hilarski's insight:
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?
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.
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.
Randy Hilarski's insight:
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.
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...
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?
If you build a community of followers people will read your content. My articles about expat living in Panama are read because people are passionate about the subject. If you niche is social media marketing and people just want to fill their streams with content this article makes sense.
Google Plus on the other hand is growing exponentially because it is kick ass! The bandwagon people are coming on board but they share and engage like they are on other networks, the user base tends to be more fickle and prefer real engagement not the supposed social media guru way of post and run.
Social media marketing is not just a trendy word, it is fast becoming and in some cases already is a viable acquisition channel for most businesses.
In fact, Hubspot reports that 70% of business-to-consumer marketers have acquired a customer through Facebook. If you are still having trouble convincing your boss that social media is worth the investment, here are 28 must see statistics for 2013 to make him/her jump on board.
Consider that Google Plus is the brainchild of the world’s most powerful search engine. So is it really a good idea to ignore Google Plus for business... Despite all the hoopla that surrounded the new social site when it was first released, many businesses are ignoring Google Plus completely in exchange for increased focus on sites like Facebook and Twitter. While 72 of the world’s largest 100 brands have a Google Plus page, nearly 40 percent of them haven’t posted any content on the site. But when you consider that Google Plus is the brainchild of the world’s most powerful search engine, is it really the brightest strategy to ignore Google Plus for business? Even though it might not be a major traffic driver like Pinterest or other social sites, Google Plus has some incredible benefits..-.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.