Google+ Share Button: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Google+ Introduces the Share Button: Use the new Google+ Share button to encourage visitors to share your content with their friends.

google+ share button

This button is perfect for content that users may want to share but not +1.

Google AdWords Come to YouTube: “With Google AdWords for video, you only pay when someone chooses to watch your ad, and you can create and manage video campaigns from the same platform as your search and display ads.”

Discussion from our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

LinkedIn Introduces iPad App: “The Linkedin iPad app was handcrafted to provide the most engaging experience,” and is getting good reviews.

linkedin ipad app

The Linkedin iPad dashboard contains all of the features you expect on a mobile application.

Pinterest Improves Group Boards: Pinterest has made it “easier to pin with others while giving you more control over your profile.” New features include group board invitations and enhanced board settings.

pinterest group board

"Pinners will now be asked to join a group board before it’s added to their profile."

HootSuite Adds New Apps: The latest HootSuite apps “help you engage with communities, manage email campaigns, perform surveys, view RSS feeds and more.”

hootsuite survey

HootSuite's Vision Critical Surveys app "allows you to easily share surveys with your social networks, monitor results in real time and more."

Here are a couple of social media tools worth noting:

Chirpify: The Twitter commerce platform where you can buy, sell, donate and transact on Twitter.

chirpify

Chirpify turns tweets into transactions, enabling consumers and businesses to buy, sell, donate and transact on Twitter.

Offerpop Fan Profiles: A Facebook app to “give fans a way to discover and interact with each other on your brand page. Showcase your most active and influential fans while growing your ‘talking about this’ score. Track all fan activity on your page and newsfeed.”

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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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