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Sep, 2014

What’s Up on Google+?

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Google+ is alive and well (despite what you have heard) but several things have changed. We still love it, all the same! Google Authorship For starters, Google Authorship is gone. Sigh. It was an experiment that didn’t work out, according to Googler John Mueller. He wrote: (If you’re curious — in our tests, removing authorship generally does not seem to reduce traffic to sites. Nor does it increase clicks on ads. We make these kinds of changes to improve our users’ experience.) Don’t fret though. Google+ posts continue to show […]

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Mar, 2014

Why We Love Google Plus (And You Should, Too!)

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Allow me to presume Twitter and Facebook define your social comfort zone, and  Google Plus perhaps pushes your social boundaries, something that possibly doesn’t tickle your fancy. This piece, written when I’m most sober – on a Saturday afternoon, aims to weigh for you the alternatives and through a process of rationalization, convince you that Google Plus is indeed a good decision. Shall we? 1. Higher Google Search Ranking Social signals such as Facebook shares, Tweets, Pins and Google +1’s  are today a significant influence in who ranks above who. […]

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5 More Reasons You Should Be on Google+

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Last time, we gave you three broad reasons why you should be on Google+. Just in case you are still sitting on the fence, here are five more. Auto-everything Google+ has a lot of automatic stuff going on. From Auto Back-up for your photos on your Android to Auto Awesome that gives photos uploaded an interesting twist, everything looks a bit more awesome here. Auto-enhance improves your photos once you upload them by removing subtle hitches like red-eye. Oh, then there are automatic hashtags! Sounds a bit creepy? I think it is […]

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