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.


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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?

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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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. Instead of applying to each Google product individually, you can sign up through a one-stop shop application process. Google has also developed other online resources such as educational videos , case studies and better ways for you to connect with other nonprofits.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to the Google Ad Grant: 2020 Edition

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. What is the Google Grant? The Google Ad Grant is one of the most powerful, yet under-appreciated tools in nearly every nonprofit’s marketing toolbox. In short, the Google Grant provides nonprofits with $10,000 each and every month to spend on ads in Google Search.

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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. Have you checked how your website is performing in Google searches lately? This advice is backed by Google. The update hasn’t been released in Australia or New Zealand yet, and the launch date hasn’t been announced by Google.

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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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How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Visibility Online (Hint: Use the Google Ad Grant)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Friedrichs of Elevation – a digital agency that s pecializes in Google Ad Grant management and exclusively serves nonprofit’s digital marketing and design needs. This is where Google Ad Grants — if used correctly — can be an invaluable boost for your online presence.

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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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How to Write for SEO and Rank on Google

NonProfit Hub

Ready to get in good with Google and watch your website rise? Studies indicate that 71.33% of the time, searchers will click on one of the first ten organic links on Google’s first page ( Zero Limit Web ). The post How to Write for SEO and Rank on Google appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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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4 Steps To Come Up in A Google Search

Find the free stuff

A considerable number of clients come from Google. It works by the following scheme: a user wants something, for example, to buy a car; the user searches “buy a car” on Google; a user clicks on the first 2-3 options SERP offers him or her.

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 Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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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 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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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! I recommend Google Analytics as it’s free and quite comprehensive. Another great tool is Google’s Webmaster tool. Search Engine Optimization Google internet SEO web websites

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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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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

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 + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Beth Kanter

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. I browsed through these nonprofit brand pages today, and it appears many grabbed the tip sheet Google nonprofits and set up their pages – some more fully than others. Google

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 Reset Your Google Chromecast with 5 Ways to Solve Problem

Find the free stuff

Are you wondering how to reset Google Chromecast? The post How to Reset Your Google Chromecast with 5 Ways to Solve Problem appeared first on This guide will take you through the various methods to reset your Chromecast without any issue. What is Chromecast?

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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How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps

AFP Blog

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps : '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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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

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

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Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google ? SocialFish

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Google+ Resources for Nonprofits


′s Debra Askanase for the SocialFish Think Tank Summer Series focused on best practices for using Google+ for campaigns and advocacy. The presentation also focused on features of Google Plus that nonprofit organizations are leveraging successfully, and examples from those organizations. All the Google + Links - GREAT list of resources about G+. Google Plus Ripples: The Promise of Shared Intelligence. Google Plus Best Practices for Nonprofits.