Since its launch in June 2011, Google+ has struggled to command a presence comparable to Facebook and Twitter. Most continue to refer to it simply as the “other” social media outlet. So what does the future look like for Google+, and what does it mean for your business?
Although the future of Google+ is uncertain, it seems very unlikely Google will give up on their social media platform anytime soon. So, for the time being, consider how Google+ could work into your marketing mix.
(Editor’s note: Also, the after-work edition, but let’s blame that on the guy posting this (Alan) rather than our intern, Madison, who wrote this up.)
Between Cinco de Mayo, National Star Wars Day and National Tourism Week, there’s a lot to celebrate around here! We’ve been celebrating in lieu of blogging, so this week’s findings are a smorgasbord of articles loosely focused on how connected we are.
Just another way Google knows you better than you know yourself: personal email reports.
Pinerly proves that Pinterest is an ideal marketing tool for destination marketing (because you tell it your dreams).
Well, you’re probably not watching college basketball because it’s like 75 degrees in March in Madison, which is just downright freaky.
So, I’ll keep Link Friday short and sweet today so you can get outside and enjoy the weather. Since this is Wisconsin, it just might snow next week.
On with the links…
Want some cool ideas for your new Facebook Timeline page for your business? Check out these inspiring examples from Hubspot.
And a little more on Facebook Timeline for businesses: 21 things you need to know before your pages convert March 30. (We’re working on Timeline pages for all our clients right now and they’re super-cool.)
The “homeless hotspot” marketing effort at SXSW drew a lot of criticism this week. Was it justified?
Well, we’re a little past Valentine’s Day, but I’m still giving out gifts. (Spoiler alert: the gift is Link Friday.)
Just what you always wanted, right?
I thought so. Anyway, on to the links…
Big news in the social media world this week: Facebook Timeline — you either love it or you hate it (I think it’s pretty swell) — is coming to select brand pages later this month. I think it’ll be a cool opportunity for brands to go more visual with their Facebook accounts.
This is super-cool: A New York photographer captured his 12,000-mile cross-country road trip with a sweet time-lapse video. Here’s the video (which doesn’t include enough time in Wisconsin, if you ask me):