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This week in Google (August 12-16, 2013)

It's been a busy week in Google land! So, I have decided to compile all the updates I caught. 

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It's been a busy week in Google land! So, I have decided to compile all the updates I caught. 


- Google+ for Android: 5 updates you’ve been asking for: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101870761930221849874/posts/HNSJByBhDin

- Google is killing Google+ Messenger on iOS and Android in favor of Hangouts: http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/08/14/google-is-killing-google-messenger-on-ios-and-android-in-favor-of-hangouts

- See your Drive photos in Google+ (and a few other improvements): https://plus.google.com/u/0/110342097799530788448/posts/PfwkHoiPtq6

- SoundCloud integrates with Google+ for easier music sharing: http://www.googleplusdaily.com/2013/08/soundcloud-integrates-with-google-for.html

-  Small Community adjustment may have big impact on spam: http://www.googleplusdaily.com/2013/08/small-community-adjustment-may-have-big.html

- Moderators' posts (and comments) now labelled in communities: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BrianGlick/posts/HYtEEpyA2Pg 

- Upload a photo to Google+ post, choose the album to house it!: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109164280656499025716/posts/JqY5cLB2ZW9?cfem=1

- Google launches behind-the-scene site for street view collections: http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/google-launches-behind-the-scenes-site-for-street-view-collections/

- Google Drive gets entire document spell checking and customized lists: http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/08/12/google-drive-gets-better-spell-checking-support-and-more-customized-lists/

-  Google+ population around the world: http://socialmediaslant.com/google-plus-global-population/

- Just ask Google for your flights, reservations, package delivery info and more: http://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2013/08/just-ask-google-for-your-flights.html&nbsp

 

- Think Insights for Canada launches: http://www.examiner.com/article/think-insights-for-canada-launches ;

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Find out how many of your Twitter followers are fake with Fake Follower Check

Find out how many of your Twitter followers are fake with Fake Follower Check | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Does your Twitter profile attract eggheads or real people? Try Fake Follower Check and you will know instantly. All you have to do is visit http://fakers.statuspeople.com/, connect to Twitter, and ...
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ManonLeroux's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:49 PM

A great tool to use if you are doing some compeptitior analysis.

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Google Plus population around the world

Google Plus population around the world | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
GPlusData, the resource for Google+ trends and statistics, recently released an interesting map showing the distribution of Google+ users around the world. The data is based on 145 million public p...
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Google+ continues

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The Writers Social's comment, August 16, 2013 11:20 AM
Great information, I like your blog very insightful. I especially liked your Social Media Tools. I will be posting your article to TheWritersSocial.com for my members to read and share. I would like to invite you to post articles on our private network if you like. Thanks for your time.
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Thank you so much, The Writer Social! Could you please send me the link to your network by email (info@cendrinemarrouat.com)?
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Aim for Quality (3rd extract from my upcoming new eBook)

Aim for Quality (3rd extract from my upcoming new eBook) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Time to share another extract from my upcoming new eBook! I am in the middle of the second draft and will go through six or seven more afterwards. So, as always, nothing you see here is set in ston...
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I am super excited to share the third extract from my upcoming new eBook!

I look forward to reading your thoughts and suggestions. It's only the second draft, so nothing is set in stone yet.

"'Quality is not an act, it is a habit,' said Aristotle. It is a habit that helps you stand out from the crowd and gain credibility -- among your peers and your audience."

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Think Insights for Canada launches

Think Insights for Canada launches | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Google has decided to expand its Think Insights offerings outside the United States. The search engine giant unveiled the Canadian version of its educational we
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Mini-roundup: Google, Pinterest, WordPress

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A better experience for sending Tweets and DMs | Twitter Blog

A better experience for sending Tweets and DMs | Twitter Blog | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Sharing content on TweetDeck should be quick and easy, so we’ve created a New Tweet panel to make it easier to Tweet, send DMs, and preview images to share. Docked panel New Tweet panel in da......
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5 great articles you may have missed (August 5-11, 2013)

5 great articles you may have missed (August 5-11, 2013) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. Here is my list for August 5-11, 2013: Klout: The Online Standard of Vanity? by Brenda Somic...
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Kathy Fredericks's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:27 AM

Some great stuff here!

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10 Domain Name Suggestion Tools to Catch a Great Domain Name

How to create the best domain name, plus top 10 Domain Name Suggestion Tools to help you along the way.


Via Ileane Smith
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Excellent slides!

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, August 11, 2013 9:47 AM

I was so happy when I found out my domain name was available (see Slide #5).

Randi Thompson's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:53 AM

Choosing a domain name (website, blog, social media business page name) is so important for any business venture. Check out these tools to help you find the best ones!

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User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch

User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, August 30, 2013 10:03 AM
Content is king. Curators are almost agree to this that if the content is good reader will read it till end.
Katherine Hanson's comment, August 30, 2013 10:08 AM
I completely agree, Harish - always has been, always will be
harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 5:34 AM
Thanks for agreeing with me
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If you measure social success by 'likes', you’re going to get click farms

If you measure social success by 'likes', you’re going to get click farms | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest. Click farms aren’t exactly a big secret. Buying ‘likes’ and Twitter followers is a well-known shady practice.
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STUDY: 7 Percent Of Facebook Brand Page Posts Are Considered Spam - AllFacebook

STUDY: 7 Percent Of Facebook Brand Page Posts Are Considered Spam - AllFacebook | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
According to a recent survey among 9,000 Facebook brand pages, 7 percent of all posts published are considered spammy by the users.
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Facebook Publishing Optimizer PostRocket To Shut Down On August 15 | TechCrunch

Facebook Publishing Optimizer PostRocket To Shut Down On August 15 | TechCrunch | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
PostRocket, a startup that helps customers optimize their Facebook posts for maximum exposure and engagement, has announced that it will be shutting down on August 15.
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I'm sharing this for those who use PostRocket for their Facebook posts, and who may not have received any message.

 

The company advises that you use the new Facebook Insights instead.  

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68% of CEOs have 'no presence' on any social media (but they like LinkedIn)

68% of CEOs have 'no presence' on any social media (but they like LinkedIn) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
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Is Klout the Online Standard of Vanity? | Social Media Today

Is Klout the Online Standard of Vanity? | Social Media Today | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Image I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the weight of Klout scores. With the gospel of influencer marketing pollinating the media, it’s hard not to.
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This is a very worthwile article on the value of Klout Scores. 

 

I love Brenda Somich's comment here: 

 

"On a deeper level (and pardon while I get on my soap box), I often wonder if social monitoring tools reward the worst aspects of our nature. Are we really rewarding the right social behaviors when we expect people to pause, post, snap and check-in at every enjoyable life moment?"

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The Second Largest Search Engine | Social Media Today

The Second Largest Search Engine | Social Media Today | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
All the milestones YouTube achieved in less than a decade has made it the world’s second largest search engine, and a key platform for online video marketing and advertising.
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Another great infographic, this time about YouTube. 

I knew some of the numbers but seeing them again made me realize how incredible social media truly is. Who could have imagined that YouTube would become such a big network?  

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Social Media Spec Guide

Social Media Spec Guide | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
The only dimensions you need to know if you are designing content for social media.
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Facebook improves rich media in the News Feed

Facebook improves rich media in the News Feed | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Facebook has announced that as of September 30, they will no longer enable Adobe Flash directly in the desktop news feed and will focus on optimizing the mobile rich media experience. This is great news and something I’ve been expecting.
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Infographic: Optimize your Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest posts

Infographic: Optimize your Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest posts | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Perfect : freedom from fault or defect. I have heartburn with anyone purporting to help you create anything that is "perfect." If everything conformed to a certain format, everything would be perfe...
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Customer service stories: How two companies turned me into fans | EnMast

Customer service stories: How two companies turned me into fans | EnMast | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Devan shares two of her best customer service stories and how they turned her into raving fans.
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The old-fashioned method of blasting ads and waiting for people to buy is over. What customers want now is to be treated as human beings. They want to be wowed and feel that you care.

 

Devan Perine shares two great stories in her article to prove one thing: Small acknowledgements will often go a long way.

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8 Ideas to Maximize Use of Facebook’s Updated Cover Image Rules | The Marketing Nut

8 Ideas to Maximize Use of Facebook’s Updated Cover Image Rules | The Marketing Nut | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Facebook moved quietly away with the 20% max text rule on Facebook Page Cover images as of July 1, 2013! This is an important change for marketers as it gives much greater opportunity to use the Timeline Cover image for targeted marketing.
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Some very creative ideas in this article by Pam Moore! 

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Got Triberr? A Video Introduction | More In Media

Got Triberr? A Video Introduction | More In Media | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
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If you are looking for a quick and nice intro to Triberr, check out this article by Dorien Morin-van Dam. 

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A Wiki of Social Media Monitoring Solutions

A Wiki of Social Media Monitoring Solutions
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Looking for social media monitoring tools to keep an eye on conversations around the web? Here is something you won't want to miss!

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Dee Reinhardt's curator insight, May 19, 11:16 AM

Holy Schmoly, did you have any idea about how many social monitoring tools there really are?

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Content Sharing: The Essential Guide to Content Sharing

Content Sharing: The Essential Guide to Content Sharing | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
This article goes through how you optimize your content sharing so that you can more traffic and ultimately leads or sales!
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Optimizing your Google Plus Profile - WebSIGHT Hangouts

Optimizing your Google Plus Profile - WebSIGHT Hangouts | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Everything you do on Google+ helps Google match you with people looking for things you know about. Optimize that.
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Another fantastic article from Stephan Hovnanian on Google+! 

I particularly like what Stephan says here: "Look at it this way: everything you do on Google+ tells Google about who you are, so it can match you with people looking for things you know a lot about."

Context matters so much!   

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Interview with Peter Gechev, VP of Duvamis

Interview with Peter Gechev, VP of Duvamis | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

"Duvamis is a social network based on the concept of anonymity and freedom of speech.

 

If this sounds like an interesting idea, continue reading. Duvamis Vice President, Peter Grechev took the time to answer my questions about the site."

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Duvamis has a nice premise. Only time will tell if people will get on the bandwagon...

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Social media coach | blogger | curator. Author of "The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences". Founder of Social Media Slant. Photographer. "Social Media from a Human Perspective" - http://www.socialmediaslant.com