Social and Search in 2014

goopluxThe misinformation just keeps on flowing in the world of search. Today, I read an article in a major SEO journal about how Starbucks uses Google+ to get better search rankings… say what? Well, sure… Starbucks has 3 million people who have followed them at Google+. So, when Starbucks posts on Google+, the post could show up in search results for the people who are following them. But what about the thousands, perhaps, millions of small businesses with millions of less followers than that bad coffee company? Does anybody hear a tree fall in a forest? Don’t get me wrong. I think Google is doing everything they can to make G+ a dynamic place and they are out to prove that they can control their own destiny in the search vs social world. [Read more…]

Google Plus for Business [infographic]

With the recent migration of Google Places Business Pages to the Google Plus platform; participation in the Google Plus network is no longer an option.

Local Search and Google Plus clients at RightNow Communications can rest assured that we are working on making this transition as seamless as possible. In some instances the process has required the coordination of a re-validation phone call from Google. There are some bumps in the road for organizations that have more than one physical business location.

The following Google Plus infographic from Chris Brogan is an excellent primer on Google Plus for business to help get you up to speed. As always, it you have questions give us a call.

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