Google’s Content Rules

The Proactive Report

And since Google dominates the search market, it pays to develop content that meets Google’s quality guidelines and ranking rules. Google’s Aims. The Google Algorithm. Google is all about earned links. Google looks for third-party endorsement.

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Oh, Come on, Charlie Brown! Let Google Hold the Football for You [Google+]

Sword and the Script

The main event was a product manager from Google being piped in on a big screen from the west coast to evangelize for its social network, Google+. In the next five years, he said, Google+ will be Google. Google+ Hope and Hype. Then Google gave up.

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An Introduction to Google Primer

Ron Torossian

In October, 2014, Google released its newest Apple iOS app, “Primer.” What is Google Primer? Google realized that not all first-time marketers know [.]. The post An Introduction to Google Primer appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations CEO Blog.

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Creating Content Google Loves

AirPR

A couple weeks ago I had the express pleasure of meeting up with Sally Falkow, founder of Meritus Media, at the PR News Google Conference in San Francisco.

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Google Confirms Quality Update

The Proactive Report

Google has acknowledged and confirmed that the “Phantom Update” many publishers suspected had occurred in May is real. The update is about how Google assesses content quality and there were changes to its core ranking algorithm in terms of how it processes quality signals.

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How Google Crafted Its Communications When It Exited China

Ishmael's Corner

Google is once again in the news for a decision on China. According to the news report, Google is considering a move to re-enter the China market, this time with a search engine that capitulates to government authorities. The post How Google Crafted Its Communications When It Exited China appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations.

Google, Trust and SEO

The Proactive Report

Google doesn’t think so. Now that social signals, reviews and other content is being incorporated into the search algorithms Google is very keen to know who is posting this content and whether you are a known and trusted source. So how do you get to be trusted by Google?

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Content and Links – Google’s Top Ranking Factors

The Proactive Report

A new study published today by Stone Temple Consulting shows that inbound links are still one of the top ranking factors in the Google algorithm, despite many changes in the recent past. There is one big caveat however: the content has to be relevant and meet the Google quality standards.

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Digital PR and the Google Penguin

The Proactive Report

That means you have to learn how Google operates and keep up with their constant tweaking of the algorithm. So Google counts links from other sites to your content and weights the value of those links. Content Marketing Online PR digital PR google online PR Penguin SEO

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Google’s Mobile Update and Online Visibility

The Proactive Report

Friday’s #DigitalPR Twitter chat with Rafferty Pendery was all about the need for businesses to embrace mobile and prepare for Googles’s next mobile update. Q2: Google has another mobile search update scheduled for May. You need to follow Google’s quality guidelines.

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How To Use Google Apps to be More Productive and Awesome

Cision

Recently, Google announced that it is updating its Google Voice App for the first time in five years. I also use Google Docs and Drive to collaborate on different projects, and I use Gmail as my primary email address. Google Voice. Google Contacts. Google Docs.

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How to Boost Your Reputation on Google

Cision

You Google them. They Google you. But, did you know that what people see when they Google you is within your control? Two years ago, if you typed “Christina Daves” (my name) into Google, the singer Christina Aguilera would be at the top of search results.

4 Ways to Leverage Google Analytics for PR Measurement

Cision

By now, you’ve probably heard how Google Analytics can help PR and marketing professionals expand their reporting capabilities, telling a much more holistic story about target audiences. As with most tools, Google Analytics can provide a lot of data.

Google Schools the PR Industry

The Proactive Report

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the Google Panda 4.0 They should have been policing the quality of the releases on the wire long before Google wielded the big Panda stick. update was affecting PR content. One of the major effects of the Panda 4.0

Google’s search for transparency is hiding in plain sight

Agility PR Solutions

Case in point: The report in this week’s The Wall Street Journal that Google is shutting down Google+ following the discovery of a software glitch earlier this year that exposed user information of nearly 500,000 consumers.

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Google Analytics Quiz

Shift Communications

Google Analytics can be an amazing tool…if you know how to use it. Think you’ve got the chops to tackle Google Analytics’ toughest questions? The post Google Analytics Quiz appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin.

Google Job Description: Doodle This

Ishmael's Corner

I expected more from the Google job description in its search for the next Doodler. The post Google Job Description: Doodle This appeared first on Storytelling Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Business Communications Storytelling Writing branding business storytelling google dooge Google job description google job descriptions writing job descriptionsThe Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations.

Google’s Mobile Update and Online Visibility

The Proactive Report

Friday’s #DigitalPR Twitter chat with Rafferty Pendery was all about the need for businesses to embrace mobile and prepare for Googles’s next mobile update. Q2: Google has another mobile search update scheduled for May. And since Google has almost 70% of all search traffic it might be a smart move to pay attention to what they say and do. :). Google doesn’t make major changes to their algorithms based on a whim.

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Alphabet shutters Google+ following data breach

PR Daily

Google+ is finally closing its doors following a report that forced Google to disclose a data breach that might have affected hundreds of thousands of users. Google said in a. CNBC reported: Google.

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As Google Authorship Ends, Finger Pointing Begins

Sword and the Script

Googler John Muller announced in a Google+ update that Google was ending its Authorship project. After over two years of Google encouraging webmasters to add authorship to their pages, Google drops the feature cold,” read the subhead a Marketing Land article about the announcement.

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Google and Our World of Search in 2014

The Proactive Report

Take a look at the Google year in search video for 2014. Online PR digital PR google online PR By Cokey Falkow. In the world of Digital Public Relations and Marketing we are apt to become cynical fast. What is it about the new face of the web? Why is it so powerful?

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Poorly Written Blog Post Hides Google+ Data Breach

PR News

The main culprit this time is Google. In “Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+,” the search engine leader says, among other things, it’s phasing out Google+.…

Google goes emoji

PR Daily

At long last, Google is becoming emoji friendly. Simply tweet an emoji and use the @Google handle to mention the company, and you’ll receive listings for nearby locations and searches that are relevant to the emoji you use. This week, Google made available 200 emoji Tweet functions.

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Using Data from Google Tools to Boost Your PR Pitches

Shift Communications

As one of the only public relations agencies that is a Google Analytics Certified Partner, we are always looking to see how we can use Google’s tools and programs to strengthen both our PR and marketing teams’ efforts. Google Trends. Google Correlate. Think with Google.

How to show up in Google’s ‘featured snippets’

PR Daily

Google’s featured snippets —the boxes with select information that appear before full search results—have become increasingly important. Google has increased the share of search results in which snippets appear and has also expanded the feature, adding elements such lists, tables and images.

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Google looks to highlight positive news

PR Daily

Google wants to change your relationship with the news by offering a new tool to bring more positive stories from around the internet to the top of your newsfeed. Within that context, Google’s new feature comes across as another tech giant’s attempt to improve internet morale.

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Google Plus announces redesign

PR Daily

Communicators who still use Google Plus may notice design changes; the platform is getting a makeover. Now focused around interests, the new Google+ is much simpler. In June, Google’s vice president of Streams, Photos and Sharing, Bradley Horowitz, said that the platform “is not dead.”

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Fix Google Analytics Referral Spam

Shift Communications

Attention Google Analytics: you have a problem that desperately needs your attention. While we wait for a permanent solution from Google, we’ve developed a way for our clients and friends to avoid this issue from affecting their decision-making. Google is working on a solution.

Google News: a new way to spread the story

Presspage

was just taking off, with Facebook, Twitter, and most importantly Google, spreading their influence into the media industry. One of the tools that greatly enabled this is Google News, a product launched by Google in 2006. What is Google News?

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How Google Analytics Can Improve Your PR Metrics

Cision

I started writing this piece with the intention of sharing “best practices” for using Google Analytics to measure PR. Google Analytics without an understanding of its mechanisms is useless hammer. How Google Analytics collects data. How Google Analytics reports data.

Using Google Analytics to Inform your B2B Tech PR Program

Shift Communications

I work on the B2B tech team, and leveraging Google metrics and analytics to dig deeper into a media hit has helped show our clients the value of securing mentions in niche technology publications. You may have noticed already that we talk a lot about data-driven PR at SHIFT.

Infographic: Google’s top 100 keywords

PR Daily

How you deploy and attack certain keywords can determine how people find your business on Google—or possibly not. Siege Media has compiled a handy infographic that lists Google’s top 100 (non-branded) U.S.-searched eywords are the kings and queens of the SEO chess match.

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Is this the end for Google+?

Shift Communications

In a vague post late Sunday night, it was confirmed that Google was heading in the direction of dismantling Google+ into separate products – Streams and Photos. While an active user base may have been the goal for Google+, it wasn’t the only one. Google+ google social media

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

PR Daily

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine. Google has a bevy of helpful products —many of which are completely free. If you are a digital marketer, PR pro or just someone keen on learning relevant skills, Google is a priceless resource. Google Page Speed.

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New eBook: Audience Insight in the age of Google

The Resolution Blog

AnswerThePublic presents questions being asked on Google around specific topics. Sophie has poured her audience insight knowledge and tips and tricks of AnswerThePublic into new eBook ‘Audience Insight in the age of Google’.

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PR teams. An email template to ask for Google Analytics access.

The Resolution Blog

You can get answers to this stuff with Google Analytics. In my experience many PR teams (both in-house and agency) just don’t get given access to Google Analytics accounts. If XX site has Google analytics set-up we would like to use a tool called AnswerTheClient.com.

How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts

Waxing UnLyrical

But Google has completely changed the way we “hang out” with our near and dear ones. Image: SatishAcharya via Google, CC 3.0. Considering the power and reach of Google Hangouts, do you think they will become the next best alternative for PR professionals?

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Google Hangs Up on Popups and Hangouts [UML]

Sword and the Script

Few companies have ushered in the error of online influence like Google. Google influences online marketing. Google has done and continues to do interesting things. And so Google is the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links. 1) Google’s War on Popup Ads.

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Google vice president: ‘Google Plus is not dead’

PR Daily

For social media professionals mourning (or celebrating) the death of Google Plus, a company executive says it’s not finished quite yet. Google Hangouts is already a standalone messaging and video chat service, and Google Photos.

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Ok Google, how do you optimise PR in the age of voice search?

PR in High Definition

The last time you spoke to Alexa, Cortana, Siri or Google, it may have felt a little strange, but tech companies are pouring money into developing voice technology and placing their bets on the major impact it’ll have on our daily lives. And you thought being on page one of Google was tough!

Google+ Changes Reinforce Importance of Owned Media

Rock the Status Quo

Water coolers all over the globe are buzzing today with news of a pending Google Plus demise. The rumors started to fly as early as last April. (“ Google Plus is Walking Dead ,” TechCrunch, April 2014).

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Why Facebook & Google Can’t Afford to Legitimize Fake News Sources

Cision

Brands like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are doing nothing to prevent it, resulting in a very confusing and convoluted media world. Google’s response to public outrage at this fake news? Google has changed the world as we know it; shouldn’t we cut it some slack?

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Is Google Glass Just Another Nail in Privacy’s Coffin?

Melissa Agnes

A look at Google Glass’s privacy issues and terms of service by Judith Delaney, attorney. On April 15, 2014, Google had a one day sale of its Google Glass. This beta version cost $1,500 a pop that you had to pay by using Google wallet. So just what is Google Glass?