Google+ revamped after getting 170 million users

Google has revamped its Google+ service, after announcing it has more than 170 million users signed up.

Taking inspiration from Twitter and Facebook, the social network now features trending topics and cover photos. It also includes a new Navigation bar placed on the left hand side, which is customisable to the user’s needs.

The redesign came after Google announced that 100m of its users have used the network at least once in the last month, whilst 50m used Google+ at least once a day throughout the...

By Dani Millward, 12 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing.

Google to penalise over optimised websites in favour for content

Google has announced it will start penalising websites that are overfilled with SEO.

The major search engine told of the plans during SXSW, with Matt Cutts, Google’s Head of Search, speaking about how the company has been working on a new search penalty for websites that are over-optimised.

This means that websites with great content will be favoured in order to drive more traffic to them, rather than websites with strong SEO. Cutts said it was a way to ‘level the playing ground’ for...

By Dani Millward, 19 March 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Organic Search, Search Marketing.

Why Google+ is Good for Business [infographic]

Google+ Action

Google+ is good for business if you really work your profile and engage your audience. Just building a profile out is better than nothing but you have to use it if you want it to help grow your business. Let’s not forget that your profile will rank fairly high for...

By Maciej Fita, 12 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing.

Google declines to pause on privacy changes

Google has come under pressure from the European Union to halt changes to its new privacy policy while a group investigates whether it complies with rules on the protection of personal data.

The search giant’s controversial new privacy policy consolidates the 60 guidelines which previously governed a number of disparate Google services such as Gmail, YouTube and Google+, which the company is now making efforts to tie together more seamlessly.

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By Matt Henkes, 07 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing.

Excellent Google+ Business Page launch strategy!

I’ve spoken about creating a Google Plus Page for your business before, in fact, I provided you with a step by step guide, so there’s no excuse not to have one. Now I want to tell you about a really great way to get that page rolling with content.

Remember, Google’s search is the number one search engine and Google own Google+, so Google is going to rank Google+ information in their...

By imod.co.za, 03 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

6 Ways to Build Your Google+ Page Engagement

Google Plus Tips

Google+ is all the rage right now but will it last long term? That is a damn good question that nobody can really answer but from what we have seen up until this point is that I think Google finally figured it out. Google+ has been...

By Maciej Fita, 31 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing.