Why Google Plus “Isn’t Working” for Gary Vaynerchuk

Celebrity marketer Gary Vaynerchuk is “almost willing to predict” Google will close its social network, Google Plus, within three years. Why? Because G+ (as loyalists call it) “isn’t working”.   Is GaryVee right? Well, he’s certainly right that it isn’t … Continue reading

Google Plus: Track Posts and Comments

You’ve written a wildly popular post on Google Plus. People are talking. Lots of reshares, including some by social-media heavyweights whose followers greatly outnumber yours. You shared it first, perhaps, as a link to your blog, with a terse summary. You … Continue reading

More Fancy Fonts and Special Characters

Brighten your social-media posts with fancy fonts and special characters! Like this: ℱᗩﬡᙅᎩ ℱOﬡ☂ᔕ and ϟ℘ℯ¢ḯαł ℭнαґα¢☂εґṧ. As ever-more publishing migrates to social platforms like Facebook and Google Plus, the apparent lack of formatting options becomes confining indeed. On Facebook we have … Continue reading

Google Comments Unleashed

What’s the most important new resource for bloggers and web designers, now that link images appear full-width on Google Plus? Most articles focus on increased website traffic, since these highly visible images click through to their target links. That’s indeed … Continue reading

Google Plus displaying full-width link images

The Google Plus social network apparently has just begun displaying link images as full-width photographs — not simply as thumbnails. [UPDATE: From Saturday, March 15 through Monday, March 17 — the Ides of March through Saint Patrick’s Day — Google … Continue reading

Track Your Posts with Funky Hashtags

By incorporating unique hashtags into your social-media posts, you can track them in remarkably useful and powerful ways. With one click, you can (a) link to a given post, (b) summon up all shares and reshares of that post, and … Continue reading

Make Your Own Animated GIFs

Animated GIF files are the rage these days. You know, those digital photos that contain moving objects and people, not unlike the hung pictures at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books. Here’s an example: My niece, Bella Tanguay, making her … Continue reading