I have been trying to drill down today to find out what triggers a large image when posting a link like above in G Plus. I wanted to use simple html, because Wordpress has so many variables. So far so good. This is what I came up with:
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<meta property="og:type" content="article">
<p><img src="http://georgesepich.com/largeimage.png" alt="largeimage"></p>
That is the source code. the key seems to be having <meta property="og:type" content="article"> in the head.
Well, well, well. As some of you may have noticed, there was an update to Google+ that started to roll out last night. Check out the new link preview below. Notice the larger image? Site name? Article Description?
This is a huge deal for businesses and bloggers and marketers.
did a brilliant job of bringing this to my attention last night as a group of us had fun talking about and exploring the new feature... well into the late night hours.
The article below summarizes all of the noted changes, and what those changes mean for marketers. I explain in more detail:
- All of the new link preview features
- What's different from the old link preview
- What's different from image shares
- What the SEO ramifications are
- How to get started with your own shares
As new aspects of the update, or other new features, are noticed, this post and article will be updated accordingly.
Enjoy the great new link previews!
#GooglePlus #GooglePlusUpdate #Blogging
Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design leftover from that era.
Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results.
The change started gradually a few weeks ago but it is only now in full effect and for all.
Google lead designer Jon Wiley said:
We've increased the size of result titles, removed the underlines, and evened out all the line heights. This improves readability and creates an overall cleaner look.
via The Verge: http://goo.gl/LBMPKV
"Digital marketers understand that SEO stands for search engine optimization, and means ranking higher in search results, but the general public does not always see it that clearly. There are a lot of industry buzzwords tossed around that the outside world will not clearly understand. It is important to either define them or avoid them."
#SEO #ContentMarketing #Marketing
Check out this article.. http://ow.ly/utEFk
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To enlarge image: i.imgur.com/fenuhXs.jpg
It's no secret that we spend a lot of our time Tweeting, Facebooking and using other social networking sites. From photo sharing and over texting to the loss of workout opportunities, we may be putting our mental and physical health at risk. And to give you a better understanding of this serious issue, the folks at designed
an infograph delineating Is social networking bad for your health?
Some key takeaways:
- 7 in 10 of online adults use social networks.
- 67 percent afraid they will miss something if they don't stay glued to their social networks.
- 5 out of 10 respondents said using Facebook and Twitter makes their lives worse.
- According to The Harvard University's study: During self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens - the region of the brain, which is important in the development of addictions - it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs.
Self-disclosed activates the part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure - the same pleasure that we get from receiving money or eating food.
So how can you maintain a balanced social media and healthy lifestyle? Get your answer in this graphic.
Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399653740456
For complete version of this visual: http://www.fix.com/blog/is-social-media-bad-for-your-health-infographic/
Let me know your thoughts, how can we defeat a social networking addiction?
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