Google +1 button

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Social Media 

Google +1 button

As you might heard that Google just released their new service Google +1 button for social networking.

Simply called the Google +1 button

It looks like the same as Facebook like button – but it is from Google. Therefore, it is Google’s asset and Google will treat it as a great resource if your site had their button.

After testing this button here are benefits I found from 5 blogs with Google +1 button.

New blogs and new pages were indexed faster than before!

In fact, 3 new blogs have all benefited from the button.

Better ranking on pages that I’ve targeted to a specific keyword!

I’m still unsure if this is a result from adding the Google +1 button or not, but its working fine for me.

The results so far have convinced me to install Google +1 button into all of my blogs progressively over the next few days.

The purpose of this post was just to share with you that I’m using a free WordPress plug-in to do this. (It was not created or owned by me)

Click on the link below to download – It is completely free and you can set it up your Google +1 button in just a few minutes.

Google +1 button

Let me know how the Google +1 button works for you, leave a comment, or let me know if you need some help with this.

Noticed anything Strange about Your Facebook Page?

February 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Social Media 

This may help you with a recent Facebook problem…

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your news feed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and every one else seems to have stopped using Facebook?

Don’t worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friends can’t see anything you post and here’s why:

With the latest FB changes, the news feed on your home page has a setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you’ve recently interacted with or interact with the most (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words unless your FB friends commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa, you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

HERE’S THE FIX: Scroll down to the bottom of the news feed on the homepage and click on “Edit Options.” Click on “Show Posts From” and change the setting to “All Of Your Friends and Pages.” Note: This is the fix for personal pages but I am unsure of whether or not the business pages are set up the same way.

Simply posting an update about it won’t do any good because many of your friends already can’t see your posts. You’ll either have to send out a message to everyone on your list (which is a rather tedious method) or post an event explaining the situation like this one and invite your entire friend list. You can also tweet about it hoping that most of your fellow Facebookers are also on twitter.

Shame on Facebook for altering the default setting and not alerting their users about it! Just think about how many companies posted Christmas sales and discounts without having any idea that their customers couldn’t see the updates.

SPECIAL NOTE: Be sure to invite your friends and leave a note on the invitation for them to do the same. Otherwise, they will not see it either. JUST BECAUSE YOUR SETTINGS ARE CORRECT, DOES NOT MEAN YOUR FRIENDS SETTINGS ARE CORRECT AND THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR POSTS. Best to forward this invite to your friends as I said above with a note in the invite for them to do the same with their friends.

iPhone Info: If it’s an app, unfortunately you won’t find it at the bottom. If you’re using an iPhone, you should be able to access to site through your browser, Safari, and proceed with modifying your settings.

This Post was originally sent to me by My Facebook Friend Phil Hayes … Thanks Phil

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