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    Smile Google+ Marketing Tips, Tricks and Treats

    Wanted to share some of the best posts I've read this week on Google+ marketing.
    Read on for some spooktacular tips and a few treats.

    Great tips, tricks and treats from Social Media Examiner

    5 Tips for Using Google+ to Boost Your Marketing | Social Media Examiner

    Are you wondering how to best use Google+ to enhance your marketing?

    Google+ is quickly becoming an essential part of any business’s social media strategy.

    Google+ also plays a major role in search engine optimization (SEO) by making it easier for marketers to show up in search results—yet another reason to include Google+ in your social media strategy.

    Here are five simple ways to give your business an almost immediate boost using Google+.
    Tips from G+ power user and social media expert Chris Brogan, posted at Dell

    15 Google+ Tips from Social Media Expert Chris Brogan - Dell Community

    Google+ is one of the newer kids on the social media block, yet it has become one of the sites SMBs absolutely must consider using for online marketing. According to comScore, traffic to the Google+ site jumped 82% between the end of last year and summer 2012. Over 400 million members now populate the network, a quarter of which are active every month.

    Social media expert and author Chris Brogan is what you would call a Google+ Power User; he literally wrote the book on using Google Plus for Business. In a series of blog posts and an Entrepreneur.com video interview, Brogan has shared a wealth of information for newer Google+ users. Here are his top 15 tips for SMBs:
    Google+ Tips Direct from Google+

    10 in 10: Google Plus

    For the 10th month of the year, we’ll be sharing 10 tips each week for using a different Google product. Our final post features 10 ways your business can get the most out of using Google+.

    Businesses getting savvy with social, stay tuned. This week, we’ve got 10 tips on using Google+ for your business, from posts with pizzazz to happening Hangouts. Learn about using features like Circles and Events and pick up some general social media tips, too.
    Recent Google+ Local Tips Direct from Jade @ Google
    Note: The #1 Tip is "Service Area Businesses without Storefronts Must Hide Their Addresses"

    5 Characteristics of a Healthy Local Google+ Page

    We know your business’ presence on Google, Google+ and Google Maps is important to you -- it’s important to us, too. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping those pages healthy. Simply sign in to your Google Places for Business account (or Google+, for the upgraded pages) to make any of the necessary changes to your listing.
    Treats from Business 2 Community

    SEO Value Of Google+

    Home to 400 million total users, and 100 million active monthly users, Google+ is a social network that best exemplifies the convergence of search and social media.

    While technically a social site, Google+ also carries significant SEO value. G+ is the best of both worlds in terms of maximizing digital visibility and social engagement. Following is an outline as to how the platform presents numerous benefits when it comes to optimizing social media to increase SEO value.
    If you've read any other good articles about Google+ marketing, please share below.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Google+ Marketing Tips, Tricks and Treats

    Thanks for the round up. I missed some of these this week. I particularly liked Chris Brogan's post on Google+.

    Travis Van Slooten
    TVS Internet Marketing: Helping Small Businesses Increase Their Visibility & Sales Online.

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