Lately, Pinterest has been all about business. Did you know that Pinterest users have the most buying intent out of all social media websites? It’s true. For this reason, and many more, Pinterest has just launched Pinterest business pages.
Pinterest Business Accounts are now Here: Get to Converting!
Pinterest made it easy to switch to the new business accounts. They comment on converting Pinterest to a business account below.
“If your organization is new to Pinterest, sign up on Pinterest for a business account. Existing accounts on Pinterest can be easily converted by following the steps on the business site.”
It is nice that they took the time to create the conversion tool. Most social media websites, COUGH Facebook, took way too long to release this feature.
OK, you know you are going to build a website next year. You buy a domain and now you are considering what to do with it. Should you park the domain for SEO? Or should you write a little content and let it hangout? Or maybe you shouldn’t have anything there at all?
This has been a debate among SEO people for a long time. However, I’ve always had the same view myself. Don’t simply create a parked page, instead, add a blog there or at the very least create a one page site with a little text explaining what you expect the site to do in the future. Apparently, Matt Cutts from Google feels the same. Watch a video below on whether or not to keep a domain parked for SEO value.
You have probably heard of Siri for the iPhone. It’s that robot sounding voice that you can ask questions and give commands. For example, you can ask it directions or how hot the sun is. Google recently launched their own version of Siri in late June. Along with it they released Google Now, which essentially predicts your next move and gives you the info you need to get it done.
The news of this blog pertains to the Google voice command search app. The app has now officially been made available in iTunes after months of silent delay. You can watch a video on how it works below.
Google Voice Search App Video
The Google voice search results are delivered in a card format similar to that of the Google Now service.
Insight into Google Voice Search App
Voice search is on everyone’s radar. 49% of smartphone and tablet owners are using apps to find local information. This really plays into the purpose of this application. It is meant to help those searching for local info; however, it can branch out of this niche as well and deliver info in other areas.
From an SEO perspective, we know that Siri is pulling information from local sites such as Yelp, Google Maps, Citysearch, YP, etc. There are more than 60 local sites it collects info from. Siri looks at things like address, phone number, images, positive reviews, and a high number of ratings. Schema tags also play a role in this, as these local tags list information, address, phone number, operating hours, etc. The final component is linking.
When looking at SEO and Google voice search, we can assume many of these same components will come into play, however, Google + and knowledge graph are playing a larger role. Furthermore, much more information is surfacing from the general Google index, that being regular, image and video results.
But all things search engine optimization aside, the new Google advanced voice search app is now here, and you can get it via iTunes. So jump in, download it and start voice searching!
The app is simply called Google Search and you can find it here.
When Google Plus was launched, it became clear that it was a virtual blend of Facebook and Twitter, but with better features. With things like Circles and Hangouts, Google Plus has become an increasingly strong force in the social media world. In order to get the best results from Google Plus, you’ll want to take advantage of the connections it offers. Here are more ways in increase your Google Plus followers and your influence.
1) Search for People
Possibly the easiest way to increase your presence on Google Plus is simply by searching for people in your industry. It’s important to have a network of contacts who share relevant interests and contacts. You can also import your contacts from other services such as Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Outlook or Gmail.
2) Follow back
Once someone has added you to their circle, be sure you follow them back. This will keep them interested in your product and information, and will help you stay connected. However, do this wisely, and follow people you’re truly interested in. Your page is considered more influential if more people follow you than you’ve chosen to follow.
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Today, millions of users have either heard of or have a Google + account. But many may not know how it all started. Although it is a fairly young social media network when compared to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, Google + already has a rich history.
June 28, 2011- Google + is in an “invitation-only” phase
June 29, 2011- Existing users were allowed to invite friends over the age of 18
July 14, 2011- Google announced that Google + had reached 10 million users
After just four weeks of being online, Google + had 25 million unique users. Based on ComScore, the biggest market was the United States followed by India.
August 6, 2011- Google + members each had 150 invitations to give out
September 20, 2011- Google + was opened to everyone 18 and older without an invitation
At the beginning, Google Apps accounts could not be used on Google + because of the lack of support for Google profiles.
October 27, 2011- Google announced that Google + supports Google Apps users