How to Pimp Your Google+ Brand Page

Created a Google+ Page for your brand as yet? [ Read: How to Create a Google+ Page for Your Local Business or Place ]

Yes, then it’s time to pimp out your brand page.

  1. Select or create a picture that is 750 pixels wide
  2. Slice it into five 150 by 150 pixel pieces
  3. The space between pieces is 15 pixels
  4. Save each piece as a separate file
  5. Upload the pictures to your profile in the order you want then to appear (use edit profile for that)
  6. Delete the photo post below the top images from your wall.

And you are done!

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Measurements

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Result

SEE IT LIVE

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Examples from others

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About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

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How to Create a Google+ Page for Your Local Business or Place

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Google+ brand pages are now available for everyone. We will give you the breakdown on how to Create a Page for your business.

 Here you have several options for your new Google+ page. The first three are most relevant to businesses.

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Local Business or Place

For local businesses Google offers to locate your company through a primary phone number. Results depend on what Google knows about your business.

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Results are based on the phone number.

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If the results contain your company, select it and finalize.

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Next, enter the tagline for your page and profile image. The image is a square, make sure that you have something that will look great in that format.

Then Google+ asks you to spread the word.

Your new Google+ page is now ready for action. Edit your profile by filling out the About tab. Add the pictures that will be featured in the header of your page to make it really stand out.

Tell the world by sharing the link to your page. Distribute everywhere you communicate online, to encourage people to add your page to their circles so your posts will appear in their stream. This link is not meant for humans and looks something like this https://plus.google.com/109672167820429554021 (ADD US!). I wonder if there will be nicer links like in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Sociallybuzz (LIKE US).

Build your circles. Once people add your page to their circles, you can add them back. Use your circles to get the right message to the right people.

For some pages there’s Google+ Direct Connect. Google+ Direct Connect lets you quickly navigate to a Google+ page (and even add that page to your circles) when using Google Search. For example, if you searched for the query ‘+starbucks’ or ‘+pepsi,’ you could be immediately taken to the YouTube Google+ page, or the Pepsi Google+ page, and given the option to add the page to your circles.

This is it! Now you can go and play around with your Google+ page. Click here for Google’s promo clip about the business pages.

Last, if you do not have the time or resource to create your page or manage it, let us HELP! Contact us now.

 

Resource: DreamGrow

 

About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

Jamba Juice Franchisee Foursquare Case Study [Slide]

We developed and excuted a Foursquare photo contest where consumers had a chance to win a $25 Jamba Juice gift card if they took a photo of their smoothie and upload it to Foursquare after checking in at their local South Florida Jamba Juice store.

Goals:
•??? To create excitement among consumers who were eager to show off their Foursquare skills while competing to win a prize.
•??? Create consumer engagement both online and offline.
•??? Get a boost in revenue.
•??? Increase consumers foot traffic to each store.

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The Result:
•??? 312 New Customers that month.
•??? Built a collection of photos showing Jamba’s smoothies on each local store Foursquare pages.
•??? Hundreds of Photos were uploaded within a 4 week period.
•??? Over 1800 Check-ins.
•??? Drove hundreds of existing customers through the doors who were eager to enter the contest.
•??? The photos and chatter about the contest from existing customers encouraged their Twitter and Facebook friends to go to the store to join the contest as well. 

 

About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

Foursquare for Businesses – How to add Venues to a Group [Video]

Foursquare 101:

Foursquare Merchant Dashboard Video showing a screencast of how to add venues to a foursquare group.

 

Resource: Foursquare Youtube

 

About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

Foursquare for Businesses – How to create a foursquare Special [Video]

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Want to run a foursquare special for your Restaurant, Franchise, Nightclub or Small Business location? This video shows you how easy it is to create and launch a foursquare special.

Foursquare Merchant Dashboard Video showing a screencast of how to create a foursquare Special

 

Resource: Foursquare Youtube

 

About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

 

#LetsFly – Twitter Launches Major Redesign for Brands & Users [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

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“A faster, simpler way to stay close to everything you care about.” – Twitter

Home Timeline (browser-style “home” icon). First navigational element. Simple, clean, universe of tweet is now contained within the tweet on multiple platforms. Web site, iPhone, Android, HTML5 mobile, Tweetdeck, etc. Retweets, favorites, etc. all right there. Additionally, click on tweet, copy embed code, stick in the story. Everything follows it in. Wasn’t just a change in the interface. Not just adding a couple features to Twitter. Product engineers, infrastructure engineers focused on making it as fast as possible. Reach everyone?

Connect (@ symbol). We wanted to create the easiest way to reach others. Enter username. Or retweet. Where you’re being mentioned. Any conversations that you have. Everything that you’re doing socially on Twitter is in here.

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Discover (# symbol). The newest navigation element. When people see a hashtag on a billboard, can click on the symbol, enter the tag they say, and relevant conversations will surface. Come to Twitter and want to see what’s happening in your world. More than 250 million tweets per day, we’ll surface whatever seems relevant to your world. Discover experience is personalized, so the more you engage, the more personalized they’ll become. Activities. What tweets are my friends following. Who are friends following.

Me (profile outline icon). We wanted to group everything that happens about you in one specific area. Favorites, media, tweets. Wanted to tell more compelling stories. Profile pages for individual users much richer. Media: pictures, videos, etc. Best place to represent yourself on the internet. Also for brands.

Find out more about twitter new upgrades here: https://fly.twitter.com/

 

BRAND PAGES:

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According to Adage “Brand pages have two key elements, both of them free. They can be customized with large header images that advertisers can use to display their logo and tagline more prominently than under the standard format, where branded elements of the page design are often partially covered by the time line of tweets. Brands can also choose to keep a particular tweet at the top of their time line, and that top tweet also auto-expands to reveal an embedded photo or video from Flickr, YouTube or other sources, without requiring the user to take action.

Additionally, they separate out a brand’s @ replies and mentions, which Mr. Bain noted is important for a customer-service oriented company like JetBlue, one of the launch partners, which frequently responds to users but wanted a way to keep its messaging from getting diluted.

Brand pages will also ultimately be deployed for Twitter’s mobile clients, but not for today’s launch.”

 

SOURCES: TechCrunch, Twitter, Adage

 

About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

What Is Google Places? [VIDEOS]

Google Places wants to lend a hand by giving you personalized recommendations right in your search results. Our challenge: To show you how Google Places can help you find great new places to go based on the ratings you make and share with your friends.

 

You know plenty of great restaurants, but you want to try somewhere new. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could find places that were recommended just for you? Our challenge: To show you how by telling Google about the places you know, you can discover places you’ll love.

 

Learn More about Google Places for Business .

About Sociallybuzz:
Sociallybuzz is a social media management, marketing and advertising company, working with businesses, franchises, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and more to help them understand the importance of having a local social web presence and the values of having a great relationship with their walk-in consumers online. Sociallybuzz have over 50 experience social media/online account managers, that knows all social media and location based platforms inside and out, including tailoring specific verbiage and best practices.

The Sociallybuzz team consists of experienced Marketing Gurus, Social Media Strategist, Genius Product Developers, SEO Specialist and Account Managers with WOW customer service.

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Servics for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants