You might have noticed a new look when logging into your Google+ page. Last week, Google announced that there are now more than 170 million users on Google+, indicating that this social network is becoming more of a contender. Along with this announcement, Google+ introduced a more flexible and functional version of its social network. With a new look and new navigation, Google+ is creating a simpler, more appealing way to connect. Updated Navigation The updated navigation offers more ... Continue Reading
With a new look and new navigation, Google+ is creating a simpler, more appealing way to connect.
The new look for YouTube channels include 4 channel templates to choose from, each customized to fit the needs of different creators.
To provide their users with an easier way to find and connect with the content they love, YouTube launched a redesigned homepage and updated channel layouts in December 2011. These changes were well-received by the majority of users evidenced by a 60 percent increase in daily unique visits to channels, and a 50 percent increase in daily net subscriptions since December 2011. Now, on the heels of recently announced changes to Facebook Pages, YouTube announced some additional updates. You ... Continue Reading
Learn how and where to best maximize your social media efforts.
The best thing about the Internet, despite the fact that one person can Google anything in the world and become an instant expert, is that you can connect with anyone you want through social media. Social media is “web based technology and applications that turn communication into interactive dialogue” - the perfect place for bloggers and social butterflies to flourish. As a blogger, using social media is a great way to bring new readers to your website and spread the word about new blog ... Continue Reading
Back up your Google Blogger or Blogspot account with these simple steps.
In recent weeks I’ve talked to three women bloggers who actually had their Google Blogger or Blogspot accounts mysteriously disappear – possibly for policy violations or other unknown causes -- two of which were permanently deleted representing years of hard work. That’s not even to consider what might happen if a blog on this service is ever hacked – the aftermath could be disastrous to have to deal with. For sure, the Internet these days isn’t working like clockwork as it used ... Continue Reading
Check out the changes coming to Google and Google Apps.
With the release of its Google+ a few months ago, Google created a new way for its customers to interact and network. With that major enhancement under its belt, Google has now introduced a new look and feel across all of its products. These tweaks will allow Google’s interfaces to be more consistent and streamlined, while providing greater ease of use. So What’s Changing? Gmail - The redesigned email is more clean and simple. It automatically adapts to any size window or you can ... Continue Reading
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Bloggers already know how powerful Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are for sharing their blog content and attracting readers. But there are many other less publicized social networking sites that offer great resources for bloggers as well. From providing versatile platforms to build your blog’s following, to cataloging your blog content, the following social networking sites are great tools for bloggers: Tumblr – this social networking site gives users the ability to effortlessly share ... Continue Reading
Learn the benefits of creating and adding video to your blog or website.
The world of video is exploding. Youtube is currently the second most used site for search, after Google of course. While people are searching for answers to their questions in video format, there are a LOT of other benefits to using video as a one element of your marketing campaign. True Connection. While you can get a feel for someone by reading something they write, like a blog post or an article, watching them live gives you a much better connection with the person. Once you've heard ... Continue Reading
Several social media updates were announced this past week. Here are a few that caught Social Moms’ attention.
With social media updates from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare, this past week was a big week in social media. Here are the developments that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook Following its f8 developers conference last week, Facebook hit a major milestone and rolled out several new features. Facebook has now surpassed 800 million active users with another 350 million people using Facebook via a mobile device. With this achievement under its belt, the industry giant has ... Continue Reading
Google+ is now available to all users. If you’re new to the social media service, check out our Google+ Guide.
Some people jumped in early on the beta version of Google+ and have had time to play around. Others did not get an early invite from their friends and have been waiting for Google+ to open to the masses. That time is now. Google+ is now to the public. When I first got my hands on it, I wrote a post about my first impressions. And since then I've put together this handy guide to Google+ With more users being added as we type, now is a good time to cover the basics. When you get on Google+ ... Continue Reading
With f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements and innovations.
With its annual developers conference, f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements that are sure to capture the attention of fellow industry giants: Google, Twitter and Blackberry. In the past week, Facebook has released several major innovations, positioning the company to become more than just another website on the internet. To help you stay up-to-date on these social media changes, here are some of the news items that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook has ... Continue Reading