I had a competitor post a fake review on my G+ page years ago. It caused a mess for months as I tried to get it removed and my other ones reinstated.
For local businesses there are well known review portals like Google and Yelp.
But where should a national or international service based business seek to get reviews?
Maybe host your own?
p.s.in the new G+ this community is not showing up in my community list!
Is ad blocking and security concerns getting bigger. Are more people at it, or is it just interesting for the media?
My first job started with placements and training. It was a brilliant learning experience.
In telephone maintenance I learnt to work with people. The crew and the customers.
We had team training sessions where I found out I was an ideas man. I think I invented the squeezable tomato tube.
I especially loved working in a site planning department where I got to use my technical drawing skills to solve real world issues.
What I do now is way different, but I would not have arrived here without the experieces I have had.
How does the new pop out when writing a post make it simpler?
It always takes time to adapt to new interfaces. But I'm finding a few changes, at least for me, are making things convoluted.
After the first pop up to write a post, you get another if you want to add a link. The old interface integrates it all in a nice smooth motion.
The new G+ also has some missing navigational elements. e.g. When in a community there is no direct way to get back to the community list. Something I do all the time. And communities is the new focus. G+ team, there's a big bit of text on those pages called "Communities". Make it a link!
I did not like the old community list, but the new one is worse. I want to instantly see what communities I am behind on. The old one had that but it often gave red herrings (X new things, but no way to find them). The new one makes it hard to see the wood (what's new) for the trees (what has nothing new).
Definitely some new team members involved in the re-work, and maybe some talent was lost.
I'm going to stick with it, 'cos I like to be cutting edge. Lets hope the clean up the basic issues quick time.
Maybe they want people to cross share so people on Facebook and Twitter hear about what's going on in G+.
I think it's always been the problem to solve. How to make people accidentally end up on your social network. Posts on Facebook/Twitter with links back to communities in G+ could be a good idea.
So claims Google in this blog post on the Google app from .
The image that appears at the call-out link illustrates Google's seemingly improved ability to understand complex queries by showing how it determines which entities are being referred to in a query, and how it stitches those now extracted-and-disambiguated entities to provide an answer to the query - as the post puts it, Google can "now break down a query to understand the semantics of each piece so we can get at the intent behind the entire question."
While it's not clear if these are wholly new abilities (or, indeed, if this even represents and before-and-after moment in the capabilities of the app), the specific query components that Google can now apparently handle better are:
- Superlatives and ordered items
- Specific time references
- Complex combinations of entities
Hummingbird, meet RankBrain, meet...? :)
#semanticsearch #google #knowledgegraph
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