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. Marc Pitman has a nice write up why your nonprofit should consider Google+. Here is a cheat sheet with Google+ tips. Mashable has a Complete Google+ guide that is helpful, too. Is Google Plus a Facebook killer?

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How Nonprofits Can Track Google Grant Conversions in Google Analytics

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Grant Hensel , CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone – an agency that specializes in Google Grant management for nonprofits. Nonprofit Megaphone is Google Certified and supports over 300 nonprofit clients. The Google Grant gives nonprofits $10,000/month to spend on ads in Google Search. Any time you see an impressive Google Grant case study , the metrics are always made possible through conversion tracking. . How Conversion Tracking gives Google Grantees an Edge.

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Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

Connection Cafe

If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you’re eligible to find out through Google Ad Grants. . . What are Google Ad Grants? . The Google Ad Grants program is like Google AdWords, but for nonprofits. More than that, it’s a grant from Google to your nonprofit designed to bolster your online presence—driving engagement, donations, and awareness of your mission. Google Ad Grants for nonprofits is part of the Google for Nonprofits program.

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More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome

Byte Technology

Beginning in January 2020, Google Chrome will start blocking more insecure elements on web pages. Starting in December 2019 Google will automatically upgrade any digital assets that are available in the HTTPS format. The post More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. These pages have “Mixed Content”, which is a page loaded securely via HTTPS, but pulls in elements from a non-secure locations.

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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Google Analytics for Nonprofits: The 3 Analytics Goals Every Nonprofit Must Track

Connection Cafe

Google Analytics can seem daunting, especially for the smaller marketing team or the marketer with limited digital chops. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned Google Analytics pro who just needs a little validation right now. Regardless, setting up the right goals in your Google Analytics account will give you insight into your audiences, and your nonprofit website performance. What are Google Analytics goals? What Google Analytics Goals Should a Nonprofit Track?

Google Panda


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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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

Amy Sample Ward

Google+ , the latest iteration on social networking from Google, is here. With all of that as a grain of salt to this post, I want to share a few reflections focused on security and control – the items touted ahead of launch as the elements positioning Google+ on the other side of Facebook. 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.

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Setting up Goals in Google Analytics


There is a lot of confusion around goal tracking and funnels in Google … Content Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Goals Google Analytics

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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 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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5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits


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. They’re looking at their phone, conversions, then comparing those with their findings on Google analytics, when instead, they should be incorporated.

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. As of April 21, Google has updated its algorithm to rank sites on searches conducted on a mobile device; the more mobile-friendly a page is, the higher it will appear in search results.

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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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[FREE WEBINAR] Introduction to Google Analytics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nearly everyone has Google Analytics installed on their websites, but they should. Even if a nonprofit has Google Analytics installed, most nonprofit marketers aren’t taking advantage of the advanced features, or worse yet, they aren’t looking at their analytics at all.

Why Your Nonprofit Is Not Ranking on Google


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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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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12 Advanced Google Tricks


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. When you think of search engines, you probably think of Google, but maybe not Google Analytics. Your site probably has search functionality, so use Google analytics to track it. Author: Alissa Ruehl.

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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 Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Google Aiding Nonprofits’ Online Visibility


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. Organizations and businesses are locked in a constant effort to appear high in search engine results. It can be hard, but those that truly understand result optimization consistently rise to the top.

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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. Data is pulled from multiple sources including Wikipedia , GuideStar and of course Google+ Pages. Sierra Club :: Impact of Google+ Page and Wikipedia. Field Museum :: Impact of Google+ Local. Google Plus Social Media

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


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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Google+ for Nonprofits


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. Hear how nonprofits and associations are approaching Google+ from Debra Askanase of Community 2.0 More importantly, you can’t ignore The Google!

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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. Perhaps one of the most useful yet unknown tech hacks available, the project—crafted by the Google Data Liberation Front in 2011—allows users of the popular family of products to export their data to a downloadable zip file and use it in another service or simply keep a copy for your records. But with Google Takeout, you can now protect the vital data that you may not have known even needed protecting.

Google for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Is your organization using Google for Nonprofits? On March 16, 2011, Google launched their latest version of this program which offers several new benefits: Instead of applying to each Google product individually, you can now sign up through a one-stop shop application process. Google Google Docs nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptech

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps

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

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

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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What is Google Plus?

Wild Apricot

There's lots of buzz about Google+, which is in “limited field trial. Google networking nptechHere is a sample of some early reviews from the non-profit blogosphere.( read more ).

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Easy B2B Tips for Google+ Users


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. As this is an invaluable aspect of Google+, keep reading to get some actionable strategies for reaching out to other businesses in an effort to benefit your own. Use Google Circles to Create Personas. Once your Google+ account is set up, use the Circles feature to your advantage and tailor content to specific groups.

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. Next, an in-depth tour of the Admin Dashboard, Circles, and the Google+ Stream is presented as well as an exploration of what kind of content works best on Google+. The webinar will also highlight the difference between Google+ Hangouts and Google+ Hangouts on Air and demonstrate how to use Hangout Events.

How to Read Google Analytics Reports In Three Steps

John Haydon

Google Analytics can be overwhelming. The post How to Read Google Analytics Reports In Three Steps appeared first on John Haydon. Content Marketing google analyticsEven if you use it regularly, it can often seem like a jumbled blur of strange numbers and labels. You know the information you need is somewhere in your account, you just can’t find out exactly where. It’s like when you were first learning to read. You stared at letters […].

Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning "Feature?"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, Google Maps routed me to a point two miles away when I typed 300 Funston into my Android phone's Google Map function. Here's the link as it works right now: 300 Funston - Google Maps , hope they fix it soon. Any coincidence that Brewster Kahle happens to be one of the major thorns in Google's side when it comes to the Google Books lawsuit settlement? Tags: BIB10 Internet Archive Kahle misroute Google Dirty tricks

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5 Tips to Increase Donations with the Google Ad Grant


5 Tips to Increase Donations with the Google Ad Grant. Getting the Google Ad Grant is step one, now you need to make sure your using it wisely to increase your donations. The Google Ad Grants provide up to $10,000 worth of Google search advertising every month to nonprofits across the world! As with all online ads, there are ways to make sure it is as effective as possible, and make sure you get your (or Google’s) money’s worth. Google Ad Grant

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently Google+ is only available to invited individuals. In the meantime, nonprofit staff can prepare for the launch of the new brand pages, also known as Google+ Entity Profiles , by creating a Google Account and then setting up your personal Google Profile (which then also becomes your personal Google+ Profile when you get invited to join Google+ or the site comes out of beta). Sign up for a Google Account. Create a Google Profile.

BREAKING: Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1


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. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

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The Top 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Ad Grants

Wild Apricot

The Google Ad Grants program is an amazing resource for nonprofits, but there are a lot of misconceptions about how it works. This post will clear up any questions you might have and help you make the most of the program

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Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google ? - SocialFish

AFP Blog

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google ? SocialFish

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Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising

AFP Blog

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising : "4 Google is inviting the public to donate to help fight Ebola. For every dollar donated it will donate $2. The company has already donated $10 million to support NGOs including InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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