How to add a Google+ circle button to your posts and pages

You may have noticed I have been writing about Google+ a little more than normal recently.

My justification of this is that the more you use it, the more beneficial it is.

Within some of the posts you would have noticed a ‘Circle me’ button.

This article will show you how to add a Google+ circle button within the content of your posts or pages within WordPress.

The button will allow you to ask your readers to circle you and grow your connections, which in turn will boost your search engine ranking and increase the potential of people finding / commenting on / sharing your latest posts. [Read more…]

3 Chrome extensions to improve your Google+ efficiency

Are you a regular Google+ user?

Do you want to know about some tools that will make your time and process on Google+ more efficient?

Well today is your lucky day.

I have 3 tools that you can add to your Google Chrome browser that will not only make Google+ easier to use, but will save you a lot of time and hassle. [Read more…]

Everything you need to know about Google+ in one place!

As someone who is promoting content online, Google+ is a must.

Not only does your activity on the network filter through to Google’s search results, but your profile can also be a boost to your website.

As there is already loads of content about Google+ across the internet, I have pulled together the best of the best, just for you.

This article contains links to other sources about specific parts of Google+ and what you need to know. [Read more…]

Facebook check in not working for places

Do you have a Facebook page or place?

Are your local visitors not able to check into your location?

If so, then this article has been made for you!

I’m going to take you through the two options you have to get your check ins working on your Facebook place. [Read more…]

Are you on Google+ yet?

Google+ has been around for over a year now and is already the second largest social platform around.

As someone who is promoting a website, Google+ is not one of those websites that you can ignore from your online marketing strategy.

Here are some common reasons why people don’t use Google+: [Read more…]

Monitoring Social Media with Google Analytics

Social media has been increasingly popular in the marketing world as a means of increasing brand awareness, building a community and driving traffic back to your website.

However if you aren’t tracking where those visits from social networks are going, you won’t know if they are working for you.

Google Analytics has long been a tool of choice for monitoring the stats on your website. Not only is it a comprehensive tool, it’s free!

This article will show you how to set up the ‘Advanced Segments’ within Google Analytics to gain more information out of the traffic from social networks. [Read more…]

Getting started with social media

Everyone is telling you to get onto Facebook or Twitter.

They say that it will increase your website visitors and the number of leads you gather.

All you need to do is start posting Facebook updates and sending out tweets.

Oh and it’s free…

Well let me call bull @#%$ on that!

Yes, social media can generate more traffic and leads.

But no, it is not free, it costs time.

And there are MANY wrong ways to go about social media – All of which will prevent you from gaining traffic and leads, and could have a negative effect on your business.

But don’t panic! Most of those ‘wrong’ techniques are due to bad planning and can easily be avoided. [Read more…]

Take a look at the latest LinkedIn updates and statistics

As I’m sure you’re aware, LinkedIn have been rolling out a lot of updates recently.

On October 16th, LinkedIn gave a presentation showcasing many of their updates, and where they want to go with the company.

This article will provide you with some of the key updates and statistics given in the Presentation. [Read more…]

18 ways to be seen on LinkedIn

Are you looking for more exposure on LinkedIn?

Are you just getting started and want to know how to be seen on the worlds most popular professional network?

This article will identify 18 actions you can take to get into the news feeds of your connections.

Lets get started! [Read more…]

How to add a Twitter cover photo to your profile

Twitter has been hard at work improving the Twitter experience.

Last week, they rolled out the new profile page design.

This works in the same way as the Facebook Timeline image, LinkedIn company profile banner and Google+ banner.

It allows you showcase a product or service, and let some of your personality come through.

This article will take you through the steps of adding a Twitter profile picture to your account. [Read more…]