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Searching For Authority: Google Posts and the Semantic Web

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google Posts are the latest foray by the Search Giant into social media, albeit their approach resembles embedded Tweets without the social layer, more than it resembles a social network in the usual sense. Below you can see, in order: A) Google Posts in Search Results, B) Embedded Tweets in Search Results. As the feature… Continue reading Searching For Authority: Google Posts and the Semantic Web

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Google Posts, Realtime Search, and Social eCommerce

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google Posts are a new ‘Social’ Search feature, currently being deployed to candidates for the U.S. Presidential Election. For more information about the current, official state of this feature, please see my previous articles Google Posts: A Very ‘Googley’ Approach To Social Search and How Google Posts Could Hobble Twitter. While officially this new non-social… Continue reading Google Posts, Realtime Search, and Social eCommerce

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How Google Posts Could Hobble Twitter

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Lessons On Social Broadcasting From ‘The Other Side’ Google Posts are a new ‘Social’ broadcasting feature for verified Google account holders. Currently, this is limited only to candidates for the U.S. Presidential election, but is planned to be rolled out to other public figures and organizations in the future. In this case, however, ‘Social’ isn’t… Continue reading How Google Posts Could Hobble Twitter

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Google Posts: A Very ‘Googley’ Approach to ‘Social Search’

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Recently, Google has begun to incorporate a new ‘Social Media’ feature into their Search Results: Google Posts. Currently limited to U.S. Presidential Candidates (but meant to roll out more widely, eventually, to other public figures and organizations), Google Posts allows Users to craft Social-style ‘Posts’ that appear directly in Google Search Results. Search for Hillary… Continue reading Google Posts: A Very ‘Googley’ Approach to ‘Social Search’

Advanced Tips for Google+ Collections

Published on Author Eli Fennell

As explained in the previous article, Collections are a new feature of Google+ that allows users to organize their Posts into topics or themes, similar to Pinboards on Pinterest. This feature also allows other users to Follow specific Collections without Following your Profile or Page, or to Unfollow specific Collections if they do Follow your Profile… Continue reading Advanced Tips for Google+ Collections

Tips for Using Google+ Collections

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google’s interest based social network, Google+, was recently updated with a new Beta Interface that emphasizes Collections and Communities. Disclosure: I’ve never run a successful Google+ Community. Therefore, I admit I have little advice to offer in that area. I have, however, had several Collections featured by Google+, including one Collection which has gained over… Continue reading Tips for Using Google+ Collections

Social Blogging FAQ

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Recently, I wrote that bloggers should duplicate content from their blog posts to Google+. I have come to call this approach “Social Blogging”. The topic generated a great deal of interest and controversy.  More recently, John Battelle appeared to recommend a similar approach to using the LinkedIn Publishing Platform. His reasons were different from mine… Continue reading Social Blogging FAQ

LinkedIn v. Google+: The Future of Social Blogging

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Is Social Media Your Next Blog Platform? Blogs and social networks are increasingly symbiotic creatures, with blogs needing social networks to drive traffic, and social networks needing blog content to fuel sharing and engagement, yet the two have existed in separate worlds. The blog is where you create the content, and the social network is… Continue reading LinkedIn v. Google+: The Future of Social Blogging

Why Bloggers Should Duplicate Content on Google+

Published on Author Eli Fennell

If you’re a blogger, you should duplicate your blog content on Google+. What do I mean by duplicate? Exactly what that sounds like: reproduce your content as close-to-identical as it appears on your blog when you share it in a Google+ Post. Google+ has a nearly-complete set of tools for bloggers: virtually no limit on… Continue reading Why Bloggers Should Duplicate Content on Google+

Google+ Comments: A Social Comments Game Changer

Published on Author Eli Fennell

If you don’t know about it already, last week Google+ launched their Google+ Commenting system for Blogger (see example below). The system has been highly anticipated, but no one outside of the project could have guessed the direction they’ve taken with it.  Because Google+ Comments aren’t your ordinary commenting system.  In fact, they aren’t a commenting system… Continue reading Google+ Comments: A Social Comments Game Changer