12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

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

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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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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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.).

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

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. Also, I am still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall. He shared this handy guide, 10 ways to build your community on Google+.

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+.

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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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.

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

SocialFish

As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? And for individuals who blog or contribute to publications, Google authorship was worth setting up a Google+ profile for in terms of SEO and verification of authority.

3 Ways To Control Your Nonprofit’s Google Results

TechImpact

Google keeps their algorithm tight to their chest, and no one can be 100% certain how it works, but there are a few things we do have control over. In a previous post , we discuss what exactly what search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Image courtesy of Mashable.

Setting up Goals in Google Analytics

NetWits

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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[Cool Infographic Friday] How to Google

SocialFish

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

Important Google+ Update about Business Profiles

SocialFish

Google will be accelerating their roadmap to enable business profiles sooner than expected. This will be the first hack-free opportunity for organizations to use Google+ to reach members and stakeholders. From the Trenches google

22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I joined Google+ a few months ago as an individual, but it hasn’t been until the recent launch of Google+ Pages that I began investing time in the exploring the Google+ community and tool set. Google+. Google for Nonprofits. Google Plus

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.

Google + for Social Change Activists: Dive in Early or Wait?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Momsrising is an early adopter of online tools currently exploring the Google + platform and discussing it in team meetings. Can Google + be a good platform for social change activists? Jeremiah Owyang has a good analysis of what features Google + needs to go mainstream.

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!

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits can now create a “ Page ” on Google+. Login to your personal Google+ account. Again, please read my Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits and then while logged into your personal account, visit plus.google.com/u/0/pages/create to create your page: 2.

Google Shows Startups (and Nonprofits) How to Master SEO in 10 Minutes [VIDEO]

NetWits

Google’s over 1 million computer servers in data centers around the world handle over 1 billion searches per day. Making Google the largest traffic driver on the web. Here are a few tips from Google on how to Master SEO in 10 Minutes.

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Facebook ads vs Google Ads [INFOGRAPHIC]

SocialFish

Check out this infographic from WordStream who did a ton of research to test out the comparison between Facebook ads and Google ads. Google. As always, click on the image to enlarge. The winner? Potluck

Google + for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Alex Abelin: Google + for Nonprofits. Does Google + have the potential to be a valuable platform for nonprofits or is it just another shiny object to distract nonprofits? Should your nonprofit do more than simply set up a presence on Google + and not invest any more time? But if you Google + seems like the right next step in your integrated social media strategy, here’s how to get started. Become Familiar with the Google + Landscape. Google

5 Google Analytics Stats To Track Fundraising Success

TechImpact

Have a good tip for tracking your fundraisers success in Google Analytics? Perhaps you are getting a lot of traffic from Google, but those traffic sources are not leading to donations. Image courtesy of Info Trust LLC.

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What is Your Plan For Google + Experimentation and Exploration?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The platform war between Facebook and Google + officially launched with a press conference at Facebook announcing the new “awesome&# features including one click skype/Facebook integration for video chat. I asked this on Google+ as a public thread so I could share it more broadly.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Facebook, Google and Pinterest's Buy Buttons

Frogloop

Then you need to explore the “Buy” button from Google, Facebook and Pinterest. Google Buy Button. As you know Google searches are a significant source of traffic. Google’s “Buy” button makes Google even more powerful. The payment goes through Google Wallet.

What the Google Inbox App Means for Email Marketing

John Haydon

Well, now Google is up to more shenanigans with Inbox. The Google Inbox App seeks to solve email overload with seveal new features: 1. Bundled Emails with the Google Inbox App. With the Google Inbox app, users simply click the bundle to view emails in that bundle.

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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.

Google Will Penalize Popups on Mobile Sites

Frogloop

Google recently announced though that starting January 2017, they will penalize websites that use popups on mobile as they find it intrusive and a poort user experience. This can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller, said Google in blog post.

How to Setup Google Analytics Goals

John Haydon

If you want to be smart about using Google Analytics, the first thing you have to do is setup Google Analytics Goals. With goals, Google Analytics starts making a whole lot more sense. What are Google Analytics Goals?

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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7 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Google+ Posts More Engaging

TechImpact

Google+ is still very new in terms of a social network, but more and more people are moving towards the new social realm. Here are 7 other tips for engaging users on Google+: Title your posts. If users comment on your Google+ post, reply to them and keep the convo going!

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HOW TO: Merge Your Nonprofit’s YouTube Channel and Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google’s strategy of making Google+ the thread that links all Google Products together is working. Google+ can now lay claim to 359 million active monthly users and the title of being the world’s second largest social network. Google Plus Social Media YouTube

Google +: The Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, and Social Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Friday, I tripped down the rabbit hole of Google + field test with many other social media early adopters and nonprofit technology (#nptech folks) who were kicking the tires. Google + is Google’s new social sharing platform. Google+ will add to that competitiveness.

Why you should be on Google+

SocialFish

I’m going to be talking about Google+ at the ASAE Technology Conference tomorrow. My theory about Google+ is explained incredibly well in this first presentation by Gideon Rosenblatt, which I am including as handout. Google – take note.

Four awesome ways to create content with Google Plus

John Haydon

Lately, I’ve been using Google Plus as a way to find, collect and create content. The search features in Google Plus are extremely robust. You can even use Google’s Search Operators when searching Google Plus.