Topic: Google+

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews, Among Other Bad SEO Practices

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews

Published June 2, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Two weeks ago, I attended a local Google Partners Connect gathering and watched three Google product-themed presentations. Overall, it was clear that this was Google providing a service to agencies in an attempt to get more small and medium businesses interested in using their’s tools and services – namely AdWords. Fred Vallaeys, Co-Founder of Optmyzr […]

What Will SEO Look Like in 2018? 1 Year Follow Up

What Will SEO Look Like in 5 Years? 1 Year Later Follow Up

Published May 8, 2014 by Brad Knutson

5 Marketers Reflect On Their 5 Year Predictions 1 Year Later One year ago today I asked the question “What Will SEO Look Like 5 Years From Now?” to a handful of industry experts. Each marketer comes from a slightly different background, and each of them had a unique answer. There were some common themes […]

How To Get The Google+ Share Count For a URL

Google+ Share Count

Published September 25, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I recently built Share Tally, a social sharing tracking tool. I crawled the internet and determined how to gather share data for many social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest. Each of the major social network makes social sharing data available to us through unofficial APIs. This isn’t exactly an ideal solution, but it’s […]

How To Create The Perfect Google+ Post

The Perfect Google+ Post

Published September 24, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Whether you like it or not, there is no debating anymore that Google+ is a legitimate social network and marketing platform. Google+ has come a long way since it’s “ghost town” days, and more and more individuals (brands and companies too) are joining Google+ each day. When marketing channels become popular and the potential customer […]

Introducing: Share Tally

Introducing: Share Tally

Published September 12, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Have you ever wondered how many times your blog post was Tweeted? What about how many times your landing page has been Pinned? How about how many times your product page has been liked or shared on Facebook? Of course, share buttons often have counters, so if you have those on your pages you can […]

The Social Media Marketer’s Guide to Efficiency

A Social Media Marketer's Guide to Efficiency

Published August 29, 2013 by Brad Knutson

The prospect of “doing social media” for a living is one that has always interested me. I spend so much time on social media already, I might as well get paid for it! The trouble is finding a job where someone will actually pay you to Tweet and post things on Facebook all day. The […]

Google+ Quick Tip: Add a Follow Button and Badge to Your Website

Google+ Quick Tip

Published August 10, 2013 by Brad Knutson

There is still some debate as to whether Google+ will ever be the top social network. Regardless of how you feel, and good marketer should be doing all they can to take advantage of it. Google has shown preference to its own tools in the past, so there is no reason to believe that Google […]

Getting First Page Exposure Without First Page Authority

First Page Exposure

Published June 9, 2013 by Brad Knutson

More often than not, start-ups and new small businesses don’t have the domain authority to appear on the first page for their target keywords. This can be extremely frustrating for a business owner who is just starting out. Money is tight, and generating revenue is the top priority. Offline marketing campaigns always help, such as […]

What Will SEO Look Like in 5 Years?

What Will SEO Look Like In 5 Years?

Published May 8, 2013 by Brad Knutson

SEO in 5 Years? 5 Experts Weigh In I recently polled a handful of industry experts to find out what they thought SEO would look like in 5 years. What factors will be the most important? What current tactics will be a thing of the past? I asked each contributor to write a short paragraph […]

How Social Media Celebrates a Birthday

Google Birthday

Published May 6, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Today is my birthday. Today I turn a quarter of a century old. I’ve learned a lot in my 25 years on this planet. Every year has been more difficult than the last. More responsibility, more challenges. I embrace them. I thrive off them. I learn from them, and I grow from them. OK, enough […]

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