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The +Google+ Insights we've been waiting for.
Introducing Insights for Google+ pages

To date, millions of brands and organizations have created Google+ pages to interact with their audience on Google. We’ve seen President Obama and +The White House, for example, take a virtual road trip across the country, answering questions from everyday Americans ( Manchester United recently gave fans front row seats to the +Manchester United  v. +Liverpool FC  match via Hangout (, and +Converse  showcased the results of its #ChuckHack design hackathon in their Google+ Community (

Many of you have asked for more data about how your social content is performing and who your audience is on Google+. So starting today, we’re offering all Google+ pages access to Insights reports. Insights provides key info that helps you tailor and optimize your Google+ content, including:

- Visibility: All time total, photo, and post views, and how page impressions have trended over time. 
- Engagement: Which types of posts are getting the highest level of engagement on Google+. 
- Audience: Get an overview of your follower demographics. 

To see a full list of available metrics, download our guide: or please visit You can check out Insights by visiting your page's dashboard on desktop, and via the Google My Business Android app ( The iOS app will be available in the App Store soon.  


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How to Get Your Business Started on Instagram: 5 Tips
By Stuart Elleray

Are you looking for ways to get your business started on Instagram?

Do you have an Instagram account, but are unsure how to use it?

Instagram is a wonderful platform to use to provide your audience with unique visual content, while encouraging community engagement.

In this article we’ll show you five tips on how to use Instagram for your business.   -Kim

#instagramtips   #socialmediatips  

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Celebrate  #SmallBusinessWeek  with HootSuite G+ hangout & Twitter chat
Join us for a live G+ Hangout and Twitter chat to coincide with Small Business Week! Panelists will feature +Lana Khavinson, Small Business Marketing Lead at LinkedIn, +Heather Dopson, Manager of Social Strategy at Infusionsoft, and +Roger Graham, Senior Product Marketing Manager at HootSuite.  

Tune in as they share tips and tricks about how you can save time and grow your business using social media. You can also join the conversation during the Twitter chat happening at the same time using hashtag #Growtime  and by following the handle @HootSuite_Pro. 

You have a huge opportunity to save time while building your small to medium-sized business using social media. This panel will show you how to efficiently use social to drive web traffic and sales -- all while keeping your current customers happy and attracting new ones. 

Discussion Questions:

1. Small business owners are fairly short on time and resources - what tips do you have for busy people using social media?
2. Establishing brand presence on social media is important for business - what are some essential steps for building brand awareness?  
3. Social media is great for driving website traffic - what are your tips for creating engaging and traffic generating social content? 
4. Many businesses turn to social media to help drive sales - what are your tips for creating a sales driven social strategy? 
5. Social media allows for more personal business/customer interactions - what are your top engagement tips? 

RSVP & Watch the Hangout

RSVP here to let us know you’re going to watch plus this will add the event to your calendar and remind you to attend! 

Wondering how to watch? You do NOT need to join the hangout. Just stay on the Google+ event and you’ll see the video on YouTube. It will automatically be there and begin playing as soon as the broadcast begins.

Join the Twitter Chat!

You can watch the hangout here and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #Growtime  and by following the handle @HootSuite_Pro.

Have questions now? Use the hashtag and let us know in advance!

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Break Your #SocialMedia Addiction, Without Completely Cutting Ties

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#Spring  is a great time to visit the #Brooklyn Botanic Garden in #NYC !

Learn more about this New York landmark and the surronding area:

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20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day #Business #Entrepreneur

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10 Social Media Tips to Enhance Your Marketing

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NEW ARTICLE:  _5 Hashtag Tracking Tools for Twitter, Facebook and Beyond_.  Are you using hashtags in your social media campaigns?  Do you want to find tools to help manage your hashtags?  

Here are *five tools that make it easy to track hashtag*s and their related conversations.   -Kim

Read it here: 

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