Archive for the Social Media Category

Why Social Media Has Become a Picture Sharing Bonanza

Why Social Media Has Become a Picture Sharing Bonanza

In February of 2012 I was dead set on not joining the social media crowd. I didn’t have a Facebook, I had no Twitter and I sure as heck wasn’t on Pinterest or Instagram. My anonymity was important to me. When several Google algorithm changes hit websites near

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What is Caturday on Google+?

What is Caturday on Google+?

What is Caturday on Google+? Cats have infiltrated much of the Internet. They started on websites, blogs, and forums  and then worked their way into the social networks and are very active on Google+ or Google Plus. They started gaining traction as shared images in 2005-2006. Then

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Zero Percent Engagement on Google Plus?

Zero Percent Engagement on Google Plus?

Do you or a loved one suffer from 0% engagement? This is pretty common on Google+. Below I’ll cover both personal profiles and business pages. Let’s start with the personal profiles: Possible reasons for low engagement: A lot of people get on Google+ and discover many of

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Facebook Business Pages are not Reaching their Followers

Facebook Business Pages are not Reaching their Followers

Nearly every business owner that I talk to that uses Facebook is not aware of this fact: People who like your page are not seeing what you post. As of April 23, 2012 pages reached about 16% of their audience. As of December 1, 2013, most businesses

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Why I quit using Facebook

Why I quit using Facebook

When Facebook came out, I avoided it for a long time until all of my friends and family were on it. I was disappointed with it as it really did absolutely nothing more than pull feeds of people and places together into one neat little stream. Myself

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What is a Google+ Suggested Business List?

What is a Google+ Suggested Business List?

Update 2/19/2014: The SBL has moved here: www.telapost.com/google-plus-suggested-business-list/ On Google+ there is something called a Suggested User List. Facebook is good for communicating with people you already know, Google+ is great for communicating with people you don’t know yet that share the same interests as you (Google+

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Our First Hangouts on Air

Our First Hangouts on Air

I’ve watched several Hangouts on Air, been involved with them, and done many Hangouts, but today was my first time hosting a Hangout on Air. I think that it went pretty well, and I look forward to doing more! This first HOA was very brief. I intend

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Google Plus Post Ads Advertising Released

Google Plus Post Ads Advertising Released

December 9, 2013: Google Plus Post Ads Advertising Released. Google Plus Post Ads is going to revolutionize advertising. Like I said last week, using Google+ as a business is CRITICAL. We already handle Google+ presences and we will now be offering Google +Post Ads Advertising. The news

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How To Create a Google+ AutoAwesome Action Image

How To Create a Google+ AutoAwesome Action Image

After posting a few AutoAwesome Action images on Google+, a common question was: How can I make an autoawesome action image? First of all, you need a camera (or a cell phone w/ camera) that is capable of taking a burst of images. Next, you’ll need to

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How To Become a Google+ City Expert

How To Become a Google+ City Expert

Google Maps recognizes the most active reviewers on Google+ Local and Google Maps and designates them Local City Experts. I am often asked: What is a Google Plus Local City Expert? You must have 50+ quality reviews completed and be actively adding a minimum of 5 new

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How To Make A Google+ AutoAwesome Snow Image

How To Make A Google+ AutoAwesome Snow Image

After posting a few AutoAwesome Snow images on Google+, a common question was “How can I make an autoawesome snow image?” Fortunately, the answer is simple! AutoAwesome Snow is a new feature released 12/5/2013 and it is very easy to use. If your phone uses the Auto

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AutoAwesome Twinkle and AutoAwesome Snow

AutoAwesome Twinkle and AutoAwesome Snow

Google+ does it again! The new features are coming out so fast they’re almost impossible to keep track of. Today it’s AutoAwesome Twinkle and AutoAwesome Snow! (examples below) To get an AutoAwesome Twinkle image, just upload a new photo of something that sparkles, like a Christmas tree

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Why it is critical that every business uses Google+

Why it is critical that every business uses Google+

Effective immediately, it is critical that your company starts using Google+. Like, yesterday. For the purposes of this article, I have broken down your business’s Google+ presence into 3 options, or phases. Mandatory Google+ Presence Suggested Google+ Presence Advanced Google+ Presence If at any point you get

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What is Google+ Community Rank?

What is Google+ Community Rank?

Google+ Community Rank isn’t quite an official term (yet), but we’re going to need a term for community authority on Google+ so I refer to it as Google+ Community Rank. This article will also raise more questions than it answers. Various ranking factors apply to Google+ Communities,

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How to Create an Animated GIF from a YouTube Video

How to Create an Animated GIF from a YouTube Video

If you have ever wanted to create an animated GIF file from a YouTube video, now you can! You have probably already bumped into these online. An animated GIF file is a single image which contains animation, or multiple frames. This post on Google+ explains how it

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Google+ News Coming Today

Google+ News Coming Today

Google+ doesn’t always deliver their news live like this, on the Internet’s birthday. But, today they are! So, what could the news be? Will the news be that big? Why can’t the Senior VP of Google Engineering get to sleep? Anyways, I’ll be online to watch the

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What are Google Shared Endorsements?

What are Google Shared Endorsements?

Today Google announced Shared Endorsements. You might be thinking that this sounds a lot like Facebook’s Sponsored Stories or other forms of social advertising, but there are some big differences. Google is telling us ahead of time of the changes. Google will not lie about pages we

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Google+ Hashtags Come to Google!

Google+ Hashtags Come to Google!

Starting now, when you search for a hashtag on Google, Google+ hashtag results may display on the right hand side of the page. Today’s update will be available (initially) to English language users on google.com & google.ca. I’m playing with hashtags now. This is great. Google gets

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Embedded Autoawesome

Embedded Autoawesome

You can now embed autoawesome pics into your website!! #embeddedawesome Related: How to embed a Google+post into your website

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How to Embed a Google+ Post into your Website

How to Embed a Google+ Post into your Website

Hot off the Google+ Developers Blog comes the news that you can now embed Google+ posts into your website. Simply take the javascript code and insert it into your website. This is the final result of a post embeded into our blog: This is great because now

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