Google+ Tools for Business: 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+ Launches Tools for Business: Google is launching an initial set of Google+ features designed specifically for business. These new tools work through the Google Apps feature. “During this preview period, organizations that have gone Google will be able to use the business features of Google+ for free through the end of 2013.”

google+ restricted posts

Google+ tools for business include Restricted Updates, which can only be seen by other users in your organization.

Twitter Launches Twitter Certified Products Program: To make it easier for businesses to find the right tools, Twitter is launching the Twitter Certified Products Program with a select group of Twitter developers.

twitter certified product program

Twitter developers can use these three categories of Certified Products.

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 Ads Go Global: LinkedIn Ads are now available in 17 new languages.  LinkedIn’s goal is to expand languages across the 200 countries where they operate.

linkedin ads now in other languages

You can now create LinkedIn Ads in other languages.

Important social media update currently rolling out:

Facebook Now Rolling Out Additional Page Post Targeting Options: Facebook marketers take note: this new feature, announced earlier this month, is currently rolling out. Facebook Page admins now have a selection to choose from to target updates posted on their Facebook Page wall.

facebook page post targeting

Our Facebook page admins can now target updates posted on the Social Media Examiner Facebook page.

Here are a few useful social media tools worth noting:

HubSpot Launches HubSpot 3: The new HubSpot 3 is integrated all-in-one marketing software with a whole suite of brand-new tools, including Calls-to-Action, Social Contacts and Landing Pages.

StatusPeople’s Fake Twitter Follower Check: A free tool to find out how many fake followers and friends you have on Twitter.

twitter faker score

Check out your score with this tool from StatusPeople.

I Am CC: A tool to release your Instagram photos with a Creative Commons licence.

i am cc

With I Am CC, you give others the right to use your Instagram photos.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Examiner presents Facebook Success Summit 2012 (online conference).

Facebook Success Summit 2012

Join 20 Facebook experts at Social Media Examiner’s big online conference! Go here to learn more.

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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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