What Is It About Public Holidays That Sends Brands a Little Crazy?

Australian brand killing it the wrong way on Google+

Today is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in Australia and as I was re-reading Eli Fennell’s article “Don’t Kill Your Brand for Social Media” I thought I’d check out how Australian brands were noting the occasion on Google+. Spoiler alert – not very well. This picture in particular amused me, but probably not the way […]

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Should You Use a Personal Profile or a Business Page on Google +?

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This is a question that gets raised a lot on Google+ and Julianne Boyle (of Aussie shout-outs fame) raised it again today. She gave some excellent tips for how to be personable using your business page and it made me think about the recommendations I’ve made in the past about interacting on Google+. I came up […]

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How to Save Google+ Posts to a Private Community

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There’s some great stuff on Google+ right? Every day I find myself learning something new, seeing something in a different way or even making a new connection. But Google+ moves pretty fast. And trying to find a particular piece of content weeks, days, even mere hours later can be an exercise in frustration.  Earlier this week I […]

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How to Save Google+ Posts to Evernote

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There’s some great stuff on Google+ right? Every day I find myself learning something new, seeing something in a different way or even making a new connection. But Google+ moves pretty fast. And trying to find a particular piece of content weeks, days, even mere hours later can be an exercise in frustration.  So what to do? […]

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Chatting with Julianne Boyle from Aussie Shout-outs

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Have you seen Aussie Shout-outs on Google+? We’re often told build relationships because people buy from people they know, like and trust. Give first, before you receive. Ask how you can help others without worrying how they can help you. All great advice but I often feel that people implement it with the underlying motive of […]

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How to Get a Great Looking Google+ Local Page in 2 Easy Steps

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When you first create a Google+ Local page it isn’t very exciting visually. In fact it is downright boring and a little confusing. There’s a weird blue square inside a circle as the Profile Photo and an even weirder swirly thing in the Cover photo. Neither of these really make your Google+ Local page stand […]

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How to Run a Poll on Google+

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  UPDATE 10 OCT 2014 Google+ has now introduced a Poll feature which provides an easier, and more elegant way of running polls than this method. ———————————————————– I was on Google+ a couple of days ago, and there was a post from a company I follow asking me to answer a couple of quick questions about their service. […]

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