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Month: September 2012

Google+ (Plus) Previews & Chatter: Get Ready!

Google+ Ante Portas

The Techworld is abuzz about Google+, many techreporter and Net Strategist have been invited by Google to field test Google+, called Google Plus. There is a lot of chatter, and yesterday I saw a good use case to great a collection of comments and the essentials on Storify.

If you are in a hurry, start on Google's own page about Google+ and watch intro-clips about six main features. If you want to see what other people do with Google+, especially the "Hangout" feature, watch the recording of today's "This Week on Google" TV Show hosted by Leo Laports, Jeff Jarvis and Gina Trapani.

Haven't been that excited about a new site and it's possibilities for a long time.


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Google Plus (+): Why You should bother?

The new kid? on the social media block is, of course, Google Plus (Google+...or, GooPlus, if you prefer) and with it come the same questions asked by million of social media users the world over: will my friends follow me to the new network? How will I find new friends? How will I get noticed (Social media is, after all, all about me.?)

With social media, it's always the chicken and scrambled egg problem: I won't join a new network when my friends are not there, but my friends won't come when I am not there.'

Google+ has the same problem. Only a few die hard geeks and close friends are there! And none of my other friends will leave Facebook, because that's where their friends are.

Put all that aside because there is good news. Google+ can be beneficial even if your friends are not there yet. Hello? Google.

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SBDC Social Media Bootcamp Open for Registration

Social Media Bootcamp: How to use Social Media to Increase Traffic to your Website? 

Presented & Hosted by Small Business Development Center & Relevanza, Inc

Register here
Saturdays March 3rd, 10th and 17th - 9am-12 (noon) 

Florida Gulf Coast University, Lutgert Hall, Room 1203

Social Media Bootcamp

This three-part course will teach you how to set-up your profiles to maximize search engine visibility and connect the profiles to your website. After this course you will know how to make your website ready for the 21st century and increase search engine ranking. You will also learn how to publish and broadcast to the networks and how to listen to the influencers in your field and grow your network and interaction with the audience. A large part of the course will be hands-on and discussing case studies for various industries of successful ongoing blend of social networks with lead generation. The networks covered will be: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

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Slideshows and Recap SBRN Social Media Summer Series

Why People Share? The most overlooked part of Social Media Marketing

Our Social Media Summer Series at our monthly meetings of our Small Business Resource Network featured fascinating get-togethers and productive, lively, discussions. One of the fundamental principles of Social Media is information sharing and we looked at motivations why people share information with their networks.

At the end of the first evening, we looked at the webstats of a client's website converted to a blog four month earlier ..... 

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