Google+

NCE Social Media

Google+ (Google Plus) is Google’s newest foray into social media. Google+ Circles are similar to categorizing your Facebook friends with labels. Google+ integrates your Google tools, like Picasa , into its service. Is Google Plus a Facebook killer?

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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

Amy Sample Ward

Google+ , the latest iteration on social networking from Google, is here. It may seem strange to users who are new to Google tools, but the Google+ privacy settings are tied in to all of your Google account privacy settings. Google+ and Facebook in Early Days.

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Google Launches Google for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After facilitating a panel at the Innogive Conference on integrating mobile into multi-channel nonprofit campaigns , I headed to a special event hosted by Google to celebrate the launch of Google for Nonprofits. Full Disclosure: Google is a Zoetica client.).

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Google Plus Video

NCE Social Media

Google Plus, or Google+, can be a great tool. Specifically, Marc Pittman , noted author and speaker on nonprofits and technology, shares how Google Plus can benefit your organization. Marc wrote the book, Google Plus for Nonprofits. Please watch the short video and tell us what you think – link to the video: Google Plus for Nonprofits. How do you use Google Plus? Video google Google Plus

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5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Google User Content. Google Analytics, where would I be without you?”. What more can you learn from Google Analytics? The problem a lot of marketers are running into is they’re seeing their Google Analytics results as being incomplete.

What Google’s New Algorithm Really Means for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

But if you are, so to speak, searching for yet another reason to make the switch to a responsive/mobile-friendly design as quickly as possible, besides the obvious reason— traffic from mobile devices comprises anywhere from 50-60% of all web traffic —Google has just provided one.

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Google Panda

NetWits

Earlier this year, in February, Google launched its latest search update in the US: Google Panda (or the Farmer update.). The Panda update is said to have changed over 11% of Google’s search results. This advice is backed by Google.

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Google Search Results Now Prominently Feature Nonprofit Google+ Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

And yet another reason why your nonprofit can not ignore Google+… the Google Knowledge Graph which now prominently features information about nonprofit organizations on the right-hand side of Google Search results. Sierra Club :: Impact of Google+ Page and Wikipedia.

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Understanding Conversion Rates in Google Analytics

Byte Technology

Google Analytics, still considered the go-to tool for individuals and companies seeking to understand how effective their websites are to visitors and users, has certainly changed the way websites are designed, redesigned and administered.

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Bing and Google

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

This blog is the one of my many personal sites that I pay the most attention to SEO (although I think that will change soon,) I tend to focus a lot on Google, since according to my analytics (and yes, they are Google analytics. I’m wondering whether I should check out my server logs…) 99% of the traffic to this blog that comes from search engines comes from Google. In the last month, 3,743 visits came from Google, and 43 came from Bing.

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Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why does Google + launch new stuff when I’m on a book deadline !! The long awaited brand pages on Google + are here. I put a post out on Google + asking what nonprofits had set up pages and was able to identify 88 from all the responses and placed them in a open circle here.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently Google+ is only available to invited individuals. Finally, Google+ Entity Profiles will launch after the release of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , so please consider this blog post a supplement to the book. Sign up for a Google Account.

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12 Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google+ Pages have a vast tool set and Google’s quest to integrate Google+ into their most popular products, such as Search, Gmail, YouTube, Local, and Wallet, is paying off as active monthly users continue to grow. Google+ is a visual social network.

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Google Chrome

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Google Chrome September 4, 2008 The hiatus is over with a short entry about Google Chrome , the new browser from Google that I learned about on the twitterverse while I was stopped at one rest stop or another. Yes, it is open source, and I applaud Google for releasing open source software.

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12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

Google Analytics - Site Search

Connection Cafe

This post is the fifth in an ongoing series about Google. If you’re not yet familiar with Google Analytics, it’s a free tool from. Google that you can add to your site to give you information about how. Author: Alissa Ruehl.

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Getting Liberated: Easy Backups for Google Products

Byte Technology

You live and breathe on Google Drive. Never fear, Google Takeout is here. To begin, visit the “download your data page” ( takeout.google.com/settings/takeout ) and select the Google products you’d like to download. You spend loads of time crafting YouTube videos.

Google Aiding Nonprofits’ Online Visibility

TechImpact

nonprofits may start seeing … Continued The post Google Aiding Nonprofits’ Online Visibility appeared first on Tech Impact. Blog Social Tech facebook google nonprofit technology social media for nonprofit It’s a struggle as old as the Internet.

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Why Your Nonprofit Is Not Ranking on Google

NetWits

The day or week after a website launch, someone will inevitably notice that they can’t find the site on Google, Yahoo, or Bing. You know your website was indexed by the search engines, but it is listed on page 10 in Google – and no one will ever see it!

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Google+ Opens Up to NPOs

NCE Social Media

Google+ finally is allowing charities (and businesses) to have their own pages on the Google+ platform. John Haydon has created a video explaining how to create a Google+ page for your website. Do you have a Google+ page for your agency? Education and Training Tools g+ Google Plus Tips Googleplus haydon kanterNo more work arounds. Beth Kanter has already started pulling together a circle of all charities who have a page.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

UPDATED 1/8/12: Thanks to the launch of Google+ Pages for brands, Google+ traffic hit an all time high in December 2011 and it’s likely that the trend will continue in 2012. If your nonprofit has yet to get on Google+, now would be a very good time to start.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How to Google

SocialFish

Betcha didn’t know you didn’t know how to Google, did you…! Cool Infographic Friday

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Google+ for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If there’s one thing the whole world has learned since 1998: ignore Google at your own peril. Google+ may not have the user base or popularity of other social networks, but it does have the search giant’s backing and a whole lot of potential.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now that Google+ is open to everyone, all nonprofit staff can start experimenting and familiarizing themselves with Google+ before the brand pages, also known as Google+ Business Profiles , are launched later this month. Sign up for a Google Account. Join Google+.

Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users

SocialFish

Businesses often use Google+ to connect with target audience members but forget it’s also a useful tool to gain prominence among peers in the marketplace. Use Google Circles to Create Personas. One of the primary goals of using Google+ for B2B purposes is to demonstrate authority.

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Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: George Weiner from Whole Whale wrote this insightful piece about the Google Ad Grant program. Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant – Guest Post by George Weiner. Whole Whale has managed tens of millions of dollars in Google’s amazing grant.

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What Google+ users can learn from nonprofits

Judi Sohn

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m fascinated by Google+. Google+ is different, and not just because it’s from Google. Google+ sharing model: I find this interesting (or I have an opinion/thought/idea/question) so based on what I specifically know about you and what we have in common as unique individuals, I think you’ll find it interesting too. Guess what: My daddy won’t use Google+ because my daddy is dead.

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Google now denies program to nonprofits they used to serve

Judi Sohn

At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we switched from web host email to Google Apps in 2007 and we haven’t looked back. Last summer, I set up Google Apps for my synagogue. Both IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations are using the Education Edition of Google Apps, which offer more features, support and storage space than the Free edition. Google used to offer the Education Edition free of charge to any 501(c)3 organization. Google won’t say.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Google Helpouts

SocialFish

Google being the main internet search provider worldwide always emphasises its aim to make its search engine a great user experience. A 2012 study found that Google earns $100million a day from AdWords so it is fair to say that they understand the commercial side of their business very well.

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Free Webinar on March 14! Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a general introduction to Google+ and then quickly moves on to a brief demonstration on how to create a Google+ Page for your nonprofit. Google Plus WebinarsDate: Thursday, March 14, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT.

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Google Isn’t Breaking Up With Social | SEW

AFP Blog

Google Isn’t Breaking Up With Social | SEW : "ast week, Google announced important upcoming changes to the integration of Google+ across Google services and the function of the Google+ platform itself. A public Google+ profile will no longer be required to access other Google services, just a Google account.

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Google Analytics - Annotations

Connection Cafe

This post is the sixth in an ongoing series about Google. If you’re not yet familiar with Google Analytics, it’s a free tool from. Google that you can add to your site to give you information about how. Author: Alissa Ruehl.

May 28 Webinar: Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a general introduction to Google+ and then quickly moves on to a brief demonstration on how to create a Google+ Page for your nonprofit. Google Plus WebinarsDate: Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Spring Webinar Special.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Determine which platforms these conversations are happening on, research relevant hashtags or groups, and check out popular Google searches related to your mission.

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Being Human: Google’s New API Solves an Internet Annoyance

Byte Technology

Google recently unveiled their “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” feature that works on a simple and logical premise: it just asks users whether or not they’re robots. As long as there have been websites, there have been tools in place to keep those sites safe from spam and hacker abuse.

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BREAKING: Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1

SocialFish

From the Official Google Blog : We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader.

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Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

AFP Blog

Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

AFP Blog

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via via Blog this

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps

AFP Blog

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps : 'via Blog this

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, since the Google+ Pages launched after the release of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , please consider this blog post a supplement to the book. Finally, I will be offering a Google+ and Google Products Webinar for Nonprofits on February 28, 2012.

The Secret to Unlocking Google Analytics for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Andrew Garberson is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Manager of Search at LunaMetrics , a Google Analytics certified partner and search marketing consultancy. Google Analytics for nonprofits without defined goals should be hard to imagine.

22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits and 22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+ , below are 22 nonprofits that are regularly using Google+ effectively to engage and inspire the Google+ community. Google Plus

If Google+ was a comfy couch at a conference…

Judi Sohn

For a while yesterday, Google turned on the spigot and folks were able to freely invite others to Google+. Just how frustrating is it that it only works with old-style Google Accounts and not Google Apps accounts. On Google+, your posts are shared with one circle by default and you can take an extra step to include more people. I don’t see myself doing that with Google+ although I do watch for notifications. That’s what I want Google+ for.

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