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  • Google+ Follower Counts In Search Ads Sunset

    … Social proof in the form of ratings and reviews has trumped follower counts. In Google search ads anyway. Social ad extensions, which automatically displayed an advertiser’s Google+ follower counts in AdWords text ads, will stop showing as of December 10, 2015, according to an update in the AdWords help center. Google extensions first came…

    Ginny Marvin/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 24 readers -
  • How To Get Google Review Links After The G+ Update

    … If you play in the Local arena at all, you’ve probably seen the new Google Plus update and freaked out along with the rest of us. The redesign has completely dumped every “local” element, leaving marketers and business owners scratching their heads. Various blog posts and forum discussions popped up, with everyone freaking out about lamenting…

    Greg Gifford/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google How To's- 33 readers -
  • Google Drops Display Of Local Business Reviews in New Google+

    … Local business reviews didn’t make the cut in Google’s wholesale revamp of Google+. Google+’s redesign, announced last week, puts the focus on Communities and Collections and removes display of reviews and other local business information such as addresses, phone numbers and hours of operation. Here’s a before and after look the Google+ page…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Google- 21 readers -
  • Google Revamps Google+ To Focus On Communities & Collections

    Google’s seemingly neglected social network, Google+, is finally getting some TLC. Today, the search giant announced that it’s redesigning Google+ and putting the focus on two of the features Google+ users like the best: Communities and Collections. This move was telegraphed by Google VP Bradley Horowitz this summer when he officially ending Google+’s role as the social lay ...

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Land- 29 readers -
  • The Social Media Shiny Object Syndrome

    …, useful content that answers your audience’s questions is the more strategic approach. Make sure to evaluate what internal resources you have available to manage your chosen platforms effectively and efficiently. 4. The so-called “Big 4” don’t necessarily need to be your Big 4. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn are the biggies in the social media…

    Marketing Landin Social Facebook Twitter- 18 readers -
  • Google+ Still Kicking: Collections Now Available In The iOS App

    … For most of 2015 Google has been backing away from Google+. The Photo and Hangout apps were decoupled and the “social layer” was stripped from the rest of the company’s products, moves that have been cited as proof that Google no longer considers the network a priority. Priority or not, however, Google continues to make incremental…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social- 18 readers -
  • Google Gives Hangouts Its Own Place To Hang

    … The Author Martin Beck is Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, covering the latest news for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. He spent 24 years with the Los Angeles Times, serving as social media and reader engagement editor from 2010-2014. A graduate of UC Irvine and the University of Missouri journalism school, Beck started his career at the Times as a sportswriter and copy editor. Follow Martin on Twitter (@MartinBeck), Facebook and/or Google+. (Some images used under license from…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Google- 11 readers -
  • The New Google Plus: Will Tighter Focus Lead To Success?

    … I don’t know if, like cats, Google+ has nine lives, because I’ve frankly lost count of how many times it has been pronounced dead. Yet the social network the pundits love to hate is now into its fourth year. Now, we finally have Google confirmation of what some other Google+ observers and I have been saying for more than a year: The changes…

    Mark Traphagen/ Marketing Landin Social Google- 37 readers -
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