Thursday, 21 May 2015

RIP Google+ Ripples

Ripples on Google+ are no more.

If you don't know what they were then you won't miss them.

For me they were a very useful tool for visualising the spread of content. If your job involves content on the web, communication, branding, social, PR, communications etc then you would have loved Ripples lots of reasons. They were especially helpful for reporting.

But not enough people used the feature, so yesterday Google pulled the plug.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Google+ Collections - Hot or Not?

Have you read any articles from top tech news sites about Google+ Collections?

I have: they've generally been a bunch of crap. From the uninformed to abusive.

So I thought I'd write some pointers on what collections are and how you can use them for the benefit of both you and your followers.

But first a bit of a rant ...

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Twitter has Changed - Did You Notice?

Last week twitter made a small change in the way RTs work which you may have seen reported, but it's impact on the character of the platform went generally unnoticed.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Cross Posting Content to Multiple Social Platforms

Cross posting is using an application to post to multiple social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and or Linkedin for example, all at once.

There are reasons why you may be doing this already. There are also reasons not to.

Here are my personal reflections on cross posting: ultimately it's what works for you.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Your Web Site's Google Social Score - The Google Social Number

After you've linked your Google+ Page to your website you may notice that the number of plus ones displayed on your web site might not match exactly the number of plus ones on your Google+ Page.

If you've been scratching your head about this here's why. 

There are three numbers that make up your Google+ Page's social number.
It's easy to get your head around this once you see all of them on one page