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Google+ Games Need To Take Advantage Of The Platform’s Strengths

It’s pretty much a given these days that games are by far the most popular application on Facebook. The social gaming boom has been enormous and everybody wants a piece of the pie. Google saw that and started getting developers …

Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement
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Google+ users apparently have some champagne tastes. A new survey from Simply Measured, a social media analytics firm, reveals that luxury brands like Ferrari, GUCCI, and Burberry rank the among highest among the Interbrand Top 100 brands on Google+ when …

Google Details Content API For Shopping During Hangout Google Details Content API For Shopping During Hangout

There’s a new Office Hours Hangout this week that covers one of the less publicized, but still important, APIs – the content API for shopping. According to Google, this API lets you “programmatically manage the structured items you upload to …

Marketing with Social Media Makes Ten Kinds of Win Marketing with Social Media Makes Ten Kinds of Win
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Even though most people agree that social media has changed the world of marketing, many businesses still haven’t jumped onboard the social marketing strategy. Utilizing social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and even LinkedIn can increase your consumer base, …

Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Available To All Users Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Available To All Users

When Google+ introduced Hangouts, it was a major win for Google’s social networking service. It was the major defining feature for a lot of people and set Google+ apart from the competition. Google then introduced Hangouts On Air to a …

Tabletop Forge Team Discuss Google+ Hangouts Project Tabletop Forge Team Discuss Google+ Hangouts Project

I’m not as involved as I used to be, but I was a big fan of tabletop roleplaying games during my college years. I especially loved playing Call of Cthulhu. Eventually, friends left and we just sort of stopped playing. …

Google+ Promotion May Improve Organic Search Ranking Google+ Promotion May Improve Organic Search Ranking
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Although previous studies have concluded that social media really does a shoddy job at driving traffic to your websites, TastyPlacement conducted a short experiment to assess a similar concept. More specifically, the group investigated whether social media engagement can help …

Google+ YouTube Integration May Not Go Over Too Well Google+ YouTube Integration May Not Go Over Too Well

Google appears to be testing (or rolling out) a new integration of Google+ into YouTube. Wil Wheaton, the Star Trek/Stand By Me actor, shares a screenshot of a Google+ button taking the place of the like button on YouTube:

Google, Google+ Make Gains In Brand Perception Google, Google+ Make Gains In Brand Perception

Google gets it from all angles at all times – the criticism, that is. In the search industry, it’s an everyday thing. It comes with the territory of search market dominance. Google obviously has a lot more to its brand …

Kevin Allison: Comedian Talks Podcasting And Social Media Kevin Allison: Comedian Talks Podcasting And Social Media

We always like to look at stories about how the web has changed (and continues to change) the media landscape, whether that be journalism, entertainment or anything else. When I was growing up, one of my favorite shows was MTV’s …

Google+ Hangouts API Detailed During Meta-Hangout Google+ Hangouts API Detailed During Meta-Hangout

It feels good to have a Google+ office hours Hangout actually come out on time. Today’s hangout comes from just yesterday where the Google+ team and the Hangouts API lead Richard Dunn took the time out of their day to …

Google Launches New Google+ Share Button Google Launches New Google+ Share Button

Google has just unveiled an all new Google+ share button that will hopefully help visitors to your site go beyond a simple “+1″ of your content. Via the Google+ Developers blog: When your visitors come across something interesting on your …

Google+ Team Details Hangouts API Version 1.0 Google+ Team Details Hangouts API Version 1.0

As you are probably aware, Google took the Hangouts API out of preview last month. That means that anybody can mess around with Hangouts now to make their own Web applications that utilize what is arguably Google+‘s most popular feature. …

Google Protothon Shows Off The Future Of WebRTC Google Protothon Shows Off The Future Of WebRTC

It’s official: WebRTC is the next big thing as far as HTML5 applications are concerned. All three major players – Google, Mozilla and Microsoft – are now working on their own WebRTC applications for video chat over browsers. Mozilla hosted …

Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs

It was only yesterday that Google posted the latest Google+ platform office hours on YouTube. That one was from last weekend and contained lots of juicy info including a live coding session. It might surprise you then that Google was …

Google+ Platform Office Hours Details jQuery Plugin Google+ Platform Office Hours Details jQuery Plugin

It’s another week and you know what that means – another Google+ platform office hours. While most of these are usually pretty interesting, this week has something that’s far more helpful to developers. The office hours last week were hosted …

Google Authorship Can Help “Level The Playing Field” In Search Visibility Google Authorship Can Help “Level The Playing Field” In Search Visibility
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Last summer, Google announced that it would begin supporting authorship markup, or rel=”author”. It’s still in pilot mode, but Google has been making use of it in search results ever since, in increasing numbers, as more web content authors use …

Is Email The Future Of Social Media? Is Email The Future Of Social Media?
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It’s quite interesting that despite all of the social media offerings and new features from social networks that have come out over the last several years, we continue to see not only email continue to thrive as a communication channel, …

Can Google+ Rival Facebook? Can Google+ Rival Facebook?
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As you may know (especially if you’re a Google+ user), Google+ got its first major redesign this week. There’s a pretty healthy mix of likes and dislikes among users, but one thing remains clear: the Google/Facebook competition isn’t dying down. …

The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning
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Google launched a big redesign of Google+ on Wednesday. It’s in the process of rolling it out over the next few days. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “The new version of Google+ will gradually start rolling out to all Google+ …

Google+ Redesign Breaks Developer’s Apps And Extensions Google+ Redesign Breaks Developer’s Apps And Extensions
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“Thank you Google for breaking all my apps and extensions without warning!” That’s what Mohamed Mansour, creator of the Google+ extension that helps the blind use the service, said today on his Google+ profile. What follows is a rant explaining …