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August 11th in Social Media by .

Google+ is still alive and going strong unlike what many so-called “experts” have been suggesting in the past few months. The site can drive a ton of traffic to your website, but you need to work hard to earn more visitors. Adding great content to your website is great but not all you need to worry about. Here are 16 ways you can get more Google+ shares and +1s and improve your presence in that community:

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Use social lockers: have premium content that you don’t want to give away for free? You could always ask for a Google+ share to unlock premium content for your visitors. [click to continue…]

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July 27th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Google+ may not get as much love from the media as Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest. But it is more than capable of driving lots of traffic to your website. You just need to be active in the community and have a solid strategy to succeed. Participating in Google+ Hangouts, adding interactive posts to your site, and sharing your Google+ photos on your site are just a few ways to get your Google+ profile more attention. Whether you want to import G+ content into WordPress, add Google+ comments, or promote Hangouts, these 7 Google+ plugins have you covered:

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Comments Evolved: adds multiple commenting systems to your website. It supports Facebook, WordPress, Disqus, and Google+ comments. [click to continue…]

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September 20th in Wordpress Tips by .

Google+ is one of the most exciting social networks around. With Google pushing the Authorship program hard, you simply can’t afford not to be active on Google+. Google is adding new features to G+ all the time. Just like Twitter and Facebook, you can now add Google+ posts to your WordPress site quickly. To get started, find a Public post you would like to embed, click on the arrow on the right side of it, and use the “Embed Post” option.

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September 7th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress already has a basic commenting system you can take advantage of to manage discussions on your website. Disqus, Google+, and Facebook comments could make your website more engaging for your visitors. Let’s not forget that many of your visitors are already active on sites like Facebook, so they are more likely to leave a comment on your website if you let them use their social media accounts. We have already covered how you can add Facebook, Disqus, and Google+ Comments to your website. But what if you want to have them all active at the same time? The Comments Evolved plugin has you covered.

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July 15th in Social Media by .

Google+ is a fast rising social network. Many bloggers and experts chose to ignore G+ when it was introduced. But almost everyone now understands the importance of this social network, especially if you intend to get ranked high on Google. Google+ is not driving a ton of traffic to our site at the moment but it is not something we can ignore either. Integrating Google+ with WordPress is a no-brainer if you would like to get more +1 votes and shares. Here are 15 ways to do just that:

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Add Google+ Share buttons to your site
: a pretty simple idea many webmasters are already trying. Not all your visitors may be active on G+. You are still going to get more shares when you have Google+ Share and +1 buttons on your website. [click to continue…]

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May 3rd in Wordpress Plugins by .

Google+ Comments for Blogger was launched just recently. But many bloggers use WordPress to run their website. Google will probably bring Google+ Comments to WordPress sites soon. If you can’t wait to get started, you may want to give these 3 Google+ Comments plugins a look:

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Google+ Comments: brings Google+ comments to your website. It makes your comment section tabbed and supports WordPress, Facebook, and Disqus comments. Make sure you read the instructions to set it up correctly. [click to continue…]

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February 14th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Google and its search service are going through changes all the time. With the rise of Google+, Google Search has become even more social. It is not crazy to assume that Author Rank will be a significant ranking factor in the future. As a webmaster, you simply can’t afford to ignore Google+. You should also take time to implement the Authorship markup for your site so your profile information shows up under your listings in the SERPs. These 5 Google+ Author plugins make it easy to get this done:

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Google Author Link: manages your Google Authorship information. Works for single and multi-author websites. [click to continue…]

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