3 Steps to Create Podcasts With Google Hangouts On Air

social media how to Are you thinking of starting a podcast?

Have you considered using Google Hangouts On Air?

Your podcasts don’t have to stop with basic audio files. Google Hangouts On Air offer ways to create audio, video and better SEO.

In this article you’ll discover how to create more dynamic podcasts using the built-in features of Google Hangouts On Air.

Why Podcasts With Google Hangouts On Air?

Traditionally, interview-based podcasts are done via Skype using either eCamm’s Skype Call Recorder on a Mac or Pamela for Skype on a PC. Both are stable programs with good sound quality and the option to record video. These tools work just fine, but what if you could up your game?

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Aviary Photo Editor provides a number of useful tools to edit your photos. Image source: Shutterstock.

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Essential Google+ Marketing Resource: A Complete Guide

social media how to Do you want to learn how to market yourself and your business on Google+?

Are you looking for a resource to guide your Google+ marketing efforts?

Whether you’re marketing on Google+ as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you manage your presence, promote contests and use Google +Post Ads, and more.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on Google+.

Get Started With Google+

Google+ Success: What Your Business Needs to Know About Google+: In this Social Media Marketing podcast episode, Martin Shervington shares why he values Google+ and the benefits you can get from it. Listen in to learn what Google+ can offer your business and the best ways to get started.

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Start networking with a personal profile, and then add a business page.

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How to Host a Google Hangout On Air

social media how to Do you want to try a Hangout On Air, but aren’t sure where to start?

Are you looking for a new way to connect with your community?

Google Hangouts On Air are an effective way to showcase your expertise.

In this article you’ll discover what Google Hangouts On Air are, how to create and host them and what happens when they’re over.

The Basics of Google Hangouts On Air

Google Hangouts On Air are a simultaneous public broadcast on Google+ and your YouTube channel. During the Hangout, YouTube live-streams and records the session, then hosts it on your YouTube channel automatically. All that and it’s free too.

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10 Ways to Get Live Viewers for Your Google Hangouts On Air

social media how toDo you want more people to show up for your next Google Hangout on Air?

Do you want a more interactive experience with your audience?

Hangouts are changing the way brands connect with audiences to share advice, interview influencers and more.

In this article you’ll find 10 ways you can entice your audience to join you in real time on your next Hangout on Air.

Why a Live Audience Matters

One of the most intriguing aspects of Google Hangouts on Air is how your live audience accesses your show. Each Hangout on Air is broadcast, recorded and uploaded to YouTube. You can even share your Hangout in real time on your website.

That kind of social media integration makes Google hangouts on air the future of broadcasting. The potential for viral expansion is enormous, especially if you have a live audience talking about your content on various platforms.

But what if you’re having trouble getting real-time viewers to your live Hangout event?

Use the following 10 methods to attract more attendees to your next Google Hangout on Air and every Hangout you produce thereafter.

#1: Use Consistent Branding

The power of consistent branding across platforms is unquestionable. Use a branded banner image (or theme) when you share your Google Hangout because it helps draw in viewers because they recognize you.

Chef Dennis Littley does this well with his Good Day Google+ Hangout series. His branded theme makes his updates immediately recognizable in the news stream and draws fans’ attention to his weekly show.

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Chef Dennis’ professional brand and quality content have helped him amass over 488,000 connections on Google+.

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How Google Helpouts Can Grow Your Leads and Your Business

social media toolsDo you share your expertise online?

Have you heard about Google Helpouts?

Imagine having the ability to generate leads and make money with your existing expertise, but on Google’s dime.

In this article, I explore Google Helpouts and how you can take advantage of this emerging tool to position yourself as an expert.

What Are Google Helpouts?

Google has taken their incredibly popular Hangouts technology and wrapped it in a shell that opens a whole new service channel for small business owners and consultants.

Back in November 2013, Google quietly rolled out Helpouts. This is a new marketplace to connect people who need help with those who can provide assistance, over live video.

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How to Use Online Social Media Events to Improve Your Marketing

social media how toAre you providing online opportunities for your fans and customers to come together?

Would you like to make better connections with prospects?

Social media is a powerful tool for organizing and directing community activity.

And the cool part is it’s much easier to pull off than you might think.

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Use social media to connect with people. Image source: iStockPhoto.

In this article you’ll find four different kinds of events you can create on social media to connect you with prospects and help you build your brand.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement

social media how toIs your company’s social media as stale as last month’s bread?

Would you like to get more people-to-people interaction and begin a real conversation with your audience on social media?

No matter your company’s industry or size, you can encourage these deeper connections and improve your social media engagement.

Here are some tips to help you encourage people-to-people interaction, whether you are on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Foursquare or Instagram.

#1: Use Facebook to Highlight Employees and Reach Out to Fans

Your company is only as good as your hardworking employees—so don’t be afraid to highlight them.

SEOmoz uses Facebook photo albums to highlight their employees.

The SEOmoz Facebook Page does an excellent job of this. Two examples in particular really jump out.

The “Then and Now” photo album: Employees provided photos from their youth along with recent photos of themselves. This is a great way to show fans the human side of SEOmoz. Plus, the baby pictures are adorable.

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SEOmoz does a wonderful job of featuring employees, like in this “Then and Now” photo album.

The “What are Mozzers listening to?” photo album: All it took was snapping photos of employees with their headphones on and asking them what they were listening to. The result is an inside look at company culture.

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