Are you preparing for Authorship? Over the past year I've read a lot about Google's Authorship. This is a very exciting prospect and was the clincher that made me decide to put the majority of my time and effort into Google+.
This lovely infographic, created by (One to follow as he has created a number of great ones), uses the metaphor of a machine to show you how you can start implementing these factors into your social strategy allowing you to be ahead of the curve.
It's worth noting that Authorship isn't fully supported by Google as a ranking metric, but implementing these techniques will be useful for any brand / individual looking to become more authoritative.
Full blog post can be found here:
Today we're rolling out custom URLs to thousands more verified (and well-known) brands and individuals. If you're part of this expanded roll out, you'll be prompted to claim your preapproved URL via email and/or when you visit your profile or page.
We’re making these changes over the next few days, and we’ll be offering custom URLs to many more profiles and pages in the future. We appreciate your patience in the interim, and we look forward to hearing your feedback!
I just noticed this when debugging my app:
I'am not amused!
Edit: Cooool, all my apps and where I live is online. Accessible to everyone. http://www.getaviate.com/search/api/v3/devices/ead6b990510e4d9d/
While some of you are already utilizing tag management, it's still a new area for many. We're here to help with Google Tag Manager, a free tool that makes it easy for marketers to add and update website tags -- including conversion tracking, site analytics, remarketing, and more—with just a few clicks, and without needing to edit your website code. Take a quick look at how easy it is to set up an account and manage your tags.
I am using it on Windows 8 64-bit without a hitch. So far I have found it to be very fast for dumps of up to 100MB on moderately equipped consumer laptops [i.e. AMD Vision A6 or even E1 processors, 4GB RAM].
P.S. Speaking of speed, I should plug two relevant and excellent amped up text editors for Windows folks: the free [as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer"] Notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ and the not free, Japanese made EmEditor http://www.emeditor.com/. Both are much faster to load up text files than good old Notepad, especially larger text files upwards of 1MB, and both come with an embarrassment of text editing and development features. You may never go back to Notepad...
I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.
Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:
Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"
I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"
"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied.
I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked.
So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.
... Now, the punchline:
I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything.
Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.
A blogger created a map of state stereotypes, drawing data from Google Autocomplete. Just tap the state, and find out what Google users think of it.
Customer relationship management
Web analytics and intelligence
Web application development
Content and knowledge management
Web based training development
User experience and interface
- George Washington University
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