Plus Your Business – The Google Review Revolution

This may seem like a foreign language to many but I want to get your attention now so you’ll start to follow Google’s logic. Martin Shervington usually does not make predictions.  I consider this an announcement rather than a prediction.

In Martin’s blog post  The Google Review Revolution he explains the concept of Reviews in Google Search with graphics – easy read.  So it is worth your time to open the post and absorb – even if you don’t yet understand exactly what the point is right now.  Everything Google is a learning experience.  I can help so don’t hesitate to ask questions.

If you don’t have a properly completed G+ profile, get in touch with me, please. If you have a GMAIL account (email address), then you have a profile and it’s just sitting out there looking stupid unfinished. Fix that now if you don’t want to look ill-informed.

If you don’t have a G+ page, then you simply need to know about reviews so your Google Search experience will mean much more because you understand. The read is worth that alone.

The Google Review Revolution

When you search, more and more you will see review stars on the business or service listing results for the keyword you’ve searched.  If you’ve had great service from a particular listing in the search result, you may want to give them a review – now that you know the importance. This is not Yelp BTW.  This is Google Search so don’t confuse the two.

If someone searches for your business, they will see your stars/reviews or the lack thereof. I know this is true because I’ve recently established my real estate school page and I’m learning this new information at this moment!  I have no reviews at this writing 🙁

So I, like you, don’t have to really understand “the why” because as Martin says “it’s already happening”. I suggest you take a look and see what you need from this great post. Keeping up is hard but the cost of not knowing, at the very least that it’s happening, might affect your search experience and most importantly your business page experience.

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My School Page and personal profile are listed below.  If you are one of my students, past or present, please drop by and leave a review.  If you’ve talked to me by phone and I’ve answered a question or solved a problem for you, consider leaving a review.  I need your help.

If you’re on G+ and would like to circle my profile and or my school, I’d really appreciate that too.

GPlus Profile – Sheila’s Personal
GPlus Page – Sheila’s Business Page

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Comment Tracker Test Run – New HOA Host

In the G+ world, we help each other achieve goals with Hangouts On Air.  Here is an example of what I mean.  Elaine wanted to practice her skills before she launched The Holy ShiFt Show Tuesady, October 14th at 2 PM Eastern.  Since this is a recorded practice, we get a bit silly with mentioning her show.  If you’re not having fun when you practice HOAs, then you’re not learning and becoming comfortable with the platform.  You’ll learn a bit more about me as well.  18 minutes, but you’ll get a lot of information about Hangouts On Air.  Enjoy

Your First Month on Google Plus – Martin Shervington Infographic

Easy to follow pictorial instructions for you first few weeks on Google Plus.  Martin Shervington keeps it simple.  Martin’s  Plus You Business Community is filled with tips to help you along your G+ journey.  Join and take advantage of the material.  Many beginners start here.

Google Plus is a different eco system.  There is a learning curve.  Don’t walk away from it.  Understand the Why of being there.  Learn the right way to use it first by listening to others, find your like-minded group and enjoy The Plus.  If you don’t know what to do yet, do nothing but the basics – complete your profile – and be patient.  Free and excellent tutorials by Martin himself are available at PYB.

From a share of this post on G+ read what Pepper Oldziey of Chapel Hill, NC, Peppergraphics Design Studio has to say.  These are words of wisdom.  A larger version of the infographic  is also on my Pinterest, here.  Questions about Google Plus and how to start?  Want to ask a question by phone – give me a call.  Some may need a guide – not a hand holder, just someone to ask a simple question.  I’ll be glad to help.  Best way to reach me for a private consultation,  email or phone.  Contact info on my G+ Profile About Page.

Click “Read More” on the Google Plus embedded post below to read Pepper’s complete statement of her share.

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Epic Weird Al Parody “Word Crimes”

Copy writers and Editors all over are dancing to this Weird Al parody.  Watch the video.  Nothing further need be said.

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Overview of NOD3x in SlideShare Presentation

Ever heard of NOD3x?  No?  Check out this SlideShare by John Deitrich – Moderator of the Community.  It’s an overview that will encourage you to want more.  This information is fascinating.

Join the NOD3x Google Plus community to find a helpful and encouraging group of people learning about Data Mining and Social Networking Analysis.  Could it help you in your business?  I’ll share a follow-up post after using this tool for a couple of weeks to tell you how I’m using NOD3x.
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Another bit of information for your consideration.  When is the best time of day and day of the week to post on Google+?

Click Read More (30 lines) in the embedded post below for clarity of what NOD3x does and is. Yes, NOD3x can determine this and will deliver a simple to read graph which will show You the best time for You to post for greatest exposure and engagement.  Fascinating.

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