May 21, 2013
Google+, following in the footsteps of competitors, has just unveiled its latest facelift.
Social networks are notorious for changing their aesthetics, formats, and adding/removing features faster than you can say “+1.” This past weekend, Google+ rolled out their new look, including a more visual emphasis, which Hubspot is calling a “dramatic” redesign. Find a complete overview of the new changes here: http://blog.hubspot.com/google-plus-redesign.
It’s been almost a full year since Google+ has rolled out major changes, and the new format is getting mixed reviews from users.
How do you feel about the new G+ look and feel? Love it or hate it? Do you utilize Google+ for your business’s social media strategy? Tell us in the comments, below!
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May 8, 2013
They’re here! Twitter ads, that is. Advertising has been available for big brands (with big budgets) for quite some time, but not for small businesses or individuals looking to boost their Twitter following.
Last week, Twitter announced that their paid ads are now available to all Twitter users. There’s a helpful video on the official Twitter website, which will walk you through the steps needed to start your ad campaign. Hubspot has another helpful article here that explains how to best take advantage of Twitter ads.
Will you be using the new feature? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter, and be sure to contact us for all your social media marketing needs: email@example.com.
April 23, 2013
Have you ever seen a Facebook post so amazing, you just have to find a way to share it with the world?
In the past, your only options were to like the post, or “share” with your friends. Facebook’s latest feature lets you take it to a whole new level, and actually pay to promote these posts.
You already know about promoting your own posts, which can be a great way to ensure that more people see your (or your fan page) status. Learn more about promoting your friends’ posts with this article from the Huffington Post.
Tell us: Will you be using the new feature? Let us know in the comments, below, or on Facebook or Twitter.
March 12, 2013
If you’re an active user of Google+, you’ve likely noticed a few changes to the G+ brand pages in the past several days.
Last week, the popular social network announced a facelift to the standard page profile design, including updated (much larger) cover photos, a new “Reviews” tab, a refreshed “About” tab and more.
The new dimensions for cover photos are 2120 X 1192 pixels, and the updated tabs will allow for a more personal, user-friendly way to review your favorite local hot spots or brands.
Not on Google+ yet? Be sure to contact us if you’d like a professionally designed, custom Google+ page for your business! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
For a full run-down on the latest updates on Google+, be sure to check out this helpful guide via Google+ Daily.