For some, the question lurking in the background is this: Will Google’s switch to the “+1” system change the way Google ranks and if it does, how? Google’s direct response, according to Google spokesperson Rob Shilkin, is this: Google will study the clicks on +1 buttons as a signal that influences the ranking and appearance
If I told you that participating in Google+ meant you could swiftly voice your “+” opinion about ANYTHING to the whole world, would you think about signing up? I bet you sure would. And if you could add your “+” to Google results simply by signing up for a gmail account and a Google profile
Today with two sentences Google’s Brian Glick introduced a Google+ feature that lets us hangout with friends while watching a YouTube video. With the click of “Watch with your friends, Start a Google+ hangout,” you can share your YouTube viewing experience. Pretty cool! If you’re not on Google+ yet, a hangout lets you video chat
Local brick and mortar businesses can find an affordable alternative to Groupon and Living Social in self-serve daily deals. Firms providing this service include North Social, Public Deals, Pageable, and Buckaroo. Groupon itself is offering a self-serve deal named Groupon Stores, but it’s had problems getting started. Here’s an interesting conversation about local merchant self-serve
This fall, we will teach a series of strategy classes for non-profit professionals and volunteers. Classes are offered in partnership with Chicago Non-Profit.