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Social Media Bonanza, Top SEO Forums, List Of Google Products, Speedlink 20:2013

by DiTesco on May 18, 2013

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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great and productive week. This week, a lot has been going on in the social media landscape. From Google+ redesign and new features, to Pinterest doing some minor tweaks on their platform, every major social network in form or another are making changes to further captivate users. SocialMediaExaminer.com has a pretty good roundup of what happened this week on social media.

Google Plus FeaturesDespite all that, I am of the opinion that Google+ changes stands out among the others. The redesign has a complete and different new look, and while it resembles that of “Pinterest” (seems everybody is going that route), I think it looks nicer and more appealing. And that’s not all, new hangout features, auto photo editing, auto generation of #hastags are just some of the other changes introduced. How about you, what do you think about the G+ new redesign and new features? Like it, hate it?

On a different front, Link-Assistant.com published a post this week, providing a nice list of Internet Marketing and SEO forums that are still worth checking out. These forums holds a relatively good amount of members and may be interesting for you to interact with like minded people. If you’re into SEO and internet marketing, these forums can help promote your business and communicate with industry peers. In any event, check them out and see if there is something that may interest you.

As for the list of Google products, Adrienne published a post that links to a Wikipedia page of all of Google’s products. I have to admit that it is mind boggling. If you are interested, go check it out. You may not even know about the massive quantity of products that are there.

Finally, and while I hesitated a bit to mention about this or not, I am so happy that after many hours of classes, I finally was able to get my “Inbound Marketing Certification” from Hubspot yesterday. Bragging rights aside (LOL), I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot more about the Inbound Marketing Methodology, how it works to improve visibility, optimizing sites beyond SEO, converting visitors into leads, etc. Totally recommended for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge about online marketing and more. And mind you it is free. You do have to sigh-up for the free trial and then access the certification program inside. Here’s my shameless link, if you want to give it a go.

As usual, in no particular order:

Inbound Marketing/Analytics/Advertising

Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites

More Cool Stuff and Other Roundups

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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+DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone.com. iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Consulting Services.

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1 Ana Hoffman May 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Congrats on your certification, Francisco! It’s nice to actually finish something; I envy you… I am more of a starter myself. :)

2 DiTesco May 19, 2013 at 10:26 am

Hi Ana. You are so right on … “finishing something”. It took me a while before I was able to complete it and was simply procrastinating things.. Last couple weeks, I said, time to get it done… Fortunately that worked :)

3 Pitzer May 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

Hi DiTesco

I was not aware that Pinterest had done a few changes on their platform. As for Google plus, I noted and its something that I have come to like so much. And by the way, I decided to try something on my Google plus and it has worked. I have been writing articles and posting them on my profile, the articles are actually indexed by google and able to drive visitors to my website. Many people concentrate on posting links to their profile, but posting a fresh article with a link back to your site is working/has worked for me.
About the course you have taken, CONGRATURATIONS are in Order…I am new in internet marketing and I guess I should try that.

Thank you again. In the meantime, let me check the new platform on Pinterest.

4 Alex Zokaei May 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

How long did it take you to complete the hubspot inbound marketing certification? I’m thinking about trying to get some hubspot certifications as well

5 DiTesco May 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

It depends on the time you have available. My guess is if do it like 1 hour a day, you should be able to finish in about two weeks. You do it on your own pace

6 Silviu May 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Hi,

I don’t like giants firms. Also I don’t like the idea of a firm that is almost all-powerful in a domain. For a sane business environment you need competition. Where there is monopoly the competition disappears and also the quality of the products.
Still G+ is rather complicated and difficult to learn. They don’t help normal users much and there is a huge gap between Google staff and the rest of the users in the whole world.

Thanks for the list. I’ll study it.

7 Adrienne May 21, 2013 at 1:14 am

What a great post Francisco and not only do you now have that certificate but I’m flattered that you mentioned me here. I will admit I was floored at all the products Google has. My goodness, I had no idea so I’m sure others might find that list pretty earth shattering too.

Okay that certificate continues to stick with me although I appreciate you sharing about the changes that have been taking place lately. I was very surprised when I saw Google+ for the first time and it’s taking some getting use to I admit.

Watch out, that shameless link promoting just may have worked.

~Adrienne

8 DiTesco May 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hi Adrienne. So good to see you here and thanks for that link about the list of Google products.. So to show you that not everyone knows everything.. I too got “awed” when I say that list. Amazing how there is so much of them…

As for “certificate” thanks a bunch. I feel specially gratified about completing the course. Like @Ana mentioned, it is good to actually finish something :)

9 Allie May 21, 2013 at 2:18 am

Francisco,

HUGE congrats on your new achievement!!! For those of us in the online marketing industry we know that those achievements are huge and monumental and you should be tooting your horn everywhere. :)

As for Google +, I am really enjoying the new look and feel. Yep, it’s a lot like Pinterest but who cares, it does so much more. I just wish I could convince my friends and readers to come over to the plus side. But they are too busy at FB. :( That said, I have found the new look and feel so much easier and I can find things faster.

~Allie

10 DiTesco May 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

“tooting your horn everywhere”, LOL, now why did I not think about that :)

As for G+, I agree, I like the new UI and it really does not matter whether it looks like Pinterest.. It is much easier to browse through the stream… Thanks for stopping by

11 SEO Company in India May 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

Well, yes there has been many changes occuring around the web from past week, the major update to be the G+ update for the web users, the new user interface of G+ is interesting and simplifying and is also looks a bit like the timeline feature of facebook.
Well I would also congratulate you for the certification you have received, thanks for the post mate.

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