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.

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+ 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.

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.

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. Field Museum :: Impact of Google+ Local.

How to Monitor Your Organization Online

SocialFish

It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Try some of the tips and services below to ensure you can keep tabs on your organization in a way that’s beneficial and not distracting, without going over budget.

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.).

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. I mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages.

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

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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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+.

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.

4 Ways to Use a Google Ad Grant to Drive Meaningful Results for Your Organization

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Jamie Finney, Brand and Product Development Lead at LeadPup An animal disease research organization I know started a Google Ads campaign with the hope of increasing donations to support a groundbreaking research project.

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. Nonprofit Organizations.

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

While this Peer Exchange starts off with best practices on Facebook, it is a means to a higher end: how to apply and integrate those principles into the organization’s broader children’s health communications strategies. Can Google + be a good platform for social change activists?

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.

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. However, this isn’t as funny when your organization’s site has been online for a while and is still not being found.

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

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.

5 Google Analytics Stats To Track Fundraising Success

TechImpact

Have a good tip for tracking your fundraisers success in Google Analytics? Landing pages are the first page a visitor to your website lands on when redirected from an organic search, or from some other link. 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. Nonprofit techies organized a protest on Facebook. Google Plus Tips.

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. Sure they have tweaks in technology to work through to make stream organization and circle management more intuitive. After all is said and done, an organization’s value in the world is defined by improvement in its constituents’ lives, not the organization’s bottom line.

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.

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.

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Shared on Google + by Abid Shaikh. Dave Gray Illustration Shared Through Google +. Google + also offers an additional way of doing this – the group video hangouts. 6 Synthesis: On Google +, the stream flows much faster. Google

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Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I think that is an important insight for small organizations who don’t have a team of people doing the social media and trying to do it with limited hours in the day. Her team members use both a Google spreadsheet, Google Cal and Jira to manage it all.

Why Google’s Algorithm Update Was a Good Thing for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Google’s recent mobile algorithm update has been a very good thing for nonprofits. Google’s algorithm may have just accelerated their timelines to become more mobile friendly. For more info what Google’s algorithm means to your nonprofit, Scott Gilman summarized it well.).

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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. In both cases, I only had to fill out a simple form providing the organizations’ Tax ID number to verify its nonprofit status.

Google Drive: Does It Matter?

NTEN

Google Drive is still brand new and not without limitations, but its capabilities are pretty hard to ignore. On April 24, Google announced the much anticipated Google Drive service , a cloud-based "disk drive" where individuals and organizations can store there documents, spreadsheets and a host of other electronic files. That may sound like a big deal but organizations and individuals with Google accounts could do that already using Google Docs.

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You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?

SocialFish

Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. At one point Nathan put a challenge on the table for the three of us to write a post about Google Plus Pages during the Hangout. So you have a Google Plus Page… Now What?

HOW TO: Reserve a Custom URL for Your Nonprofit’s Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year Google+ began enabling page admins to reserve custom URLs for their Google+ Pages, but the service was offered to a relatively small number of verified pages of well-known brands and celebrities. To reserve a custom URL for your Google+ Page: 1.

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Google Algorithm Cheat Sheet 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. This article is a guide to several things the nonprofit community should know about Google’s animal kingdom.

If Google were a nonprofit, what would its website look like?

Connection Cafe

Google got it Right! Google. What if Google were a nonprofit? Google’s Purpose. What Your Nonprofit Can Learn from Google. Nonprofit Websites Done the Google Way. The site has tons of information but it’s organized very well.

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The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

In the previous post, I shared a few ideas to help you understand how your organization’s Business Page and your staff’s Profiles can work together. It might be helpful at this point if we back up a bit and explain the difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles.

Google+ and Nonprofits: No Worries If You Have Not Yet Been Invited!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) Google+ is deleting profiles that are being converted in brand pages. However, “sometime later this year&# Google+ will launch profiles for brands. In the meantime, Google will actively seek out and delete user-profiles that have been converted to brand profiles. Googl

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Frogloop

If you do a Google search for Google+ over 26M search results will come up. Since Google rolled out their new platform to compete with Facebook and Twitter, the online world has gone Google+ bonkers exploring it’s new features, deciding which people should go into their BFF circles, and asking good questions around functionality. What kind of impact will Google+ have on nonprofits and campaigners? Will Google+ wipe out FB and Twitter?

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Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free. While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use.