Is Google+ part of your social media strategy? Should it be? How are you dealing with Facebook ads? Have you reached the point where you want to install an ad blocker? This week in my #FridayFinds post, I share articles that address these issues and my final share is a link to a beginner’s guide for using Twitter.
This week’s Friday Finds includes tips from 33 influential bloggers who share their insights and experiences on how to improve reader engagement. Also asked this week is the question: Were you hit by the recent Google penalties? Do you know how to check to find out and what would you do if you were hit? You won’t want to miss an epic post featured on SocialMediaExaminer that lays out steps to getting the most out of Google+. Also, get more info on designing a responsive design for mobile computers including an excellent case study of how one company developed a responsive website and were able to eliminate their separate mobile site.
This post is part of the weekly series, Friday Finds, featuring news that you may find both valuable and interesting. Today, we’re going to revisit the importance of Google+ after the Penguin 2.0 update, get some common sense tips on using Twitter, view a video that builds a strong case for teaching coding in our schools and get a peek at how to view the recent algorithm changes with a healthy perspective.
Google+ has emerged as a very popular social networking medium. Although it hasn’t replaced some other popular mediums such as Facebook or Twitter yet, it has its own charm and share of audience who enjoy the platform. However, most people are not familiar with Google Plus. So let’s check out some basic tips to increase your number of followers for those who are new to this platform!
By the number of comments on my last post, “Google+ Social Network – Part of Your Business Strategy?”, I can see that love it or hate it, people are talking about Google Plus. Some bloggers are getting passionate about this topic and if you’re on any of the popular social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, you can’t avoid seeing post after post about it. What is it about Google+ that has everyone talking?
Google created a bit of a media frenzy when they first launched Google+. They limited the number of invitations that they sent out. They also limited the amount of bandwidth that they made available. Getting an invitation wasn’t a guarantee that you’d be able to actually get in immediately. (I had images of trying to enter an exclusive nightclub and not being able to get past the bouncer.) Was this part of their plan to generate buzz and anticipation? Some of my favorite bloggers were tweeting and posting on Facebook that they were in and were offering invitations. It certainly appears to me that it was an effective marketing campaign.