social media reviewsHave you heard about the changes to Google+?

Want to know how the redesign affects you?

To help marketers understand what to expect, we recently explored the new Google+ and asked notable experts to weigh in with their thoughts on the new design.

In this article you’ll discover whats changed with Google+.

Why Marketers Should Care About Google+

Before we dive into the specifics of the new Google+ updates, it’s important to address what these updates mean to social media marketers as a whole. Since news about the breakup of Google+ products began in early 2015, some marketers believed it was the beginning of the end of Google+. These thoughts were further supported when Google announced the separation of Google+ from it’s other products.

But now, we can see it’s not the end for Google+. “Google+’s new changes are a sure, and comforting sign Google+ is here to stay at least for the undetermined future,” predicted Jesse Stay, author of Google+ Marketing for Dummies. He added, “It shows Google is still putting money and resources into the website, and still sees it as a product worth spending money on.”

In terms of marketing, businesses that want to reach people who are passionate about something will find it easier to do so with the new changes to Google+.

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social media how toDo you share a lot of updates on Google+?

Want to make it easier for followers to pick and choose their favorite topics?

Google+ Collections allows you to categorize your updates by topic, which helps your followers quickly find updates for the topics they’re interested in.

In this article I’ll show you 11 ways to use Google+ Collections to organize updates from your personal profile or business page.

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Discover how to use Google+ Collections for business.

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social media how toDo you use Google+ for your business?

Interested in ways to get more exposure?

With a few simple tactics, you can extend your reach on Google+ and attract additional followers.

In this article I’ll show you six ways to increase your visibility on Google+ and in Google search results.

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social media how toDo you know how your Google+ business page is performing?

Are you using Google+ My Business analytics?

The Google+ Dashboard has greatly improved the analytics it offers for its platform.

In this article you’ll discover the Google+ Dashboard and the analytics included in each option.

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Discover how to find analytics with the Google+ Dashboard.

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social media how toAre you using Google+ to promote your brand or content?

Do you want to find Google+ fans who love what you do and will share it with others?

When people share your stories, campaigns or products with their friends, they’re giving it their stamp of approval and their friends take notice.

This word-of-mouth marketing is invaluable, but how do you find these super-fans?

In this article, I’ll show you how to use Google+ to find the evangelists who want to tell the world about you.

How Do You Find Your Best Fans?

As a marketer, you want to find people who engage with your message and amplify it, spreading it on to others. These loyal fans, your brand evangelists, fall in love with your company and tell the world.

Google+ can help you find and engage with your evangelists, and lead you to a wider pool of potential clients. The process includes finding potential candidates, seeing which of those actually engage with your campaigns, and finally, those who share your campaigns with others (your true evangelists).

Prepare for Your Search

Before you start your search, create three empty Google+ circles to help you keep track of your evangelist candidates.

  • Potential candidates
  • People who engage
  • My 100 brand evangelists
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Name your circles.

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Is networking a big part of your job or business?

Have you participated in or considered starting a discussion group?

The good news is LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ all offer options.

In this post, we’re going to look at how social media groups work for businesses and how you can benefit from them as both an owner and a participant.

#1: Google+ Communities

Let’s start with the newest kid on the block for social media groups: Google+ communities. When Google+ launched communities in December 2012, they grew at lightning speed. You can now find thousands of communities that cover every topic.

Benefits as a Member

One of the nice parts about Google+ communities is that you can participate in them using your personal profile or your business page—an option you won’t find on any other social network. This means that you can build your business’s authority on a particular topic within communities.

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Google+ page participating in a Google+ community.

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social media reviewsHave you kept up to date with the best social media marketing practices?

Are you looking for actionable tips you can apply to your business?

Here are our most popular articles from 2012.

7 New Facebook Changes Impacting Businesses

Did you follow all of the changes on Facebook in 2012?

Facebook made many changes that impact anyone with a Facebook Page.

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The new timeline cover photo for Macy’s.

Several of these changes emerged from Facebook’s fMC 2012 Conference.

The overall message was that Facebook is looking at Pages as a “mission control” point (which is where the MC comes from in the conference title).

Read more for an overview of the changes and how brands can take advantage of some of the new features.

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social media how toHave you heard about the new Google+ Communities?

Google+ Communities allow you to collaborate with others on topics you’re passionate about.

And it’s a great opportunity for marketers to network, engage and build the businesses they support.

This article will reveal everything you need to know about Google+ Communities and how to leverage them for business.

What Is a Google+ Community?

A Google+ Community is a place to meet and engage with people on topics you’re interested in. If you had trouble finding engagement on Google+ in the past, it’s time to take a second look and check out active communities on topics you care about.

Watch this video from Google+ to see how communities work.

Not only will you find great discussions going on, but you’ll also meet great people who share your interests. And this will help build your relationships and expand your network.

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social media how toAre you wondering how to best use Google+ to enhance your marketing?

Google+ is quickly becoming an essential part of any business’s social media strategy.

It boasts a cool 250 million users! And this number is sure to grow very quickly as Google is making a Google+ account mandatory for all Gmail users.

It’s an audience marketers cannot ignore.

Google+ can help people learn about what makes your business tick -- your products, promotions, hours and anything else you want to share.

Google+ also plays a major role in search engine optimization (SEO) by making it easier for marketers to show up in search results—yet another reason to include Google+ in your social media strategy.

Here are five simple ways to give your business an almost immediate boost using Google+.

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