Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How To Recover From Your Facebook Addiction

Do you find yourself checking Facebook five, ten, twenty times daily? Do you ignore calls and avoid visits from your family and friends in favor of keeping tabs on status updates? If so, you may have an addiction to Facebook, but don't worry. Here are some tips for keeping social media time in check.It is very easy

Things You'll Need Willpower

Assess your addiction. Socializing online can be addicting - but if you're doing it to the exclusion of face-to-face time in your important relationships, it could be a problem. If you answer yes to these questions, you may need a Facebook intervention:

Do you lose time at work due to Facebook abuse?
Does your spouse or significant other complain about the amount of time you spend on Facebook?
Do you use Facebook because you feel shy with people?
Do you feel out of control of your time when using Facebook?
Does using Facebook decrease your overall ambition?
Do you have to check Facebook a certain number of times daily?

Keep reading for more on overcoming your addiction to social media.

Change your Facebook routines. If updating your status is the first thing you do in the morning, leading to all-day Facebook binges, substitute another activity. Grab a latte at a nearby coffee shop or hit the gym in the AM instead. Instead of settling in with some wine to contribute to your friend's Lil Green Patch, pick up a movie to watch instead.

Spend less time alone. The idea behind social media is to feed our desire for being social - so don't subvert that need by only interacting via the computer. Log off, call some friends, and set up an adult play date that involves face-to-face interaction.

Change your home page and remove Facebook from your bookmarks. If you're addicted to Facebook, chances are this social media site pops up the minute you open your browser. How could you not take a peek to see if your high school boyfriend accepted your friend request? Give yourself a break; change your home page.

Write a book, start a blog, or pen a song. Part of the appeal of social media is its ability to allow us instant personal expression. Instead of spending hours on a 25 Things survey, find another way to express yourself. Taking a writing class, signing up for guitar lessons, or perfecting your comedy routine will get your creative juices flowing - and give you an offline audience and real social interaction.

All the best and just enjoy life.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Google Plus +1 Social Button for Websites Now Live

Google has just introduced a new social button called Google Plus One. It is basically a button similar to the Facebook “like” button which is shorthand for “You should check this out”.You click this +1 button to give a web page your recommendation to your friends and the searchers which will really help people find relevant results  more quickly and easily.

The plus one button can be found in two places on the web, the Google search listings (currently available only when you’re logged into your Google account. After log in you’ll be able to see the plus one button next to search results) and individual web pages. You can access code for adding Google Plus +1 to individual web pages from order to use the plus one button you’ll need a Google account. If you use Gmail then you already have a Google account.  While you’re logged into your Google account you’ll be able to see the plus one button next to search results. Simply click on the button to recommend that search listing to the world. 

Are you ready to use this new button.. Come on.. Just try now. If you really like this blog, then click the Google +1 button seeing on Top Right of this Blog.I hope you will love both Google +1 Button and this Blog. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Google Place Optimization – Search Visibility Factor

Google Place optimization is one of the recent most important SEO factor to increase the visibility of a business or company in the web search result. Generally, if you are searching something with a location (city name) related keyword, Google will show the place listing along with the web results.

What can be enlisted in Google Place?

•    Business or company name
•    Brief  business description
•    Business address spotted in Google Map
•    Title with keyword to get SEO value
•    Business category
•    Contact details (Phone, fax, email)
•    Website
•    Images and videos
•    Business related other details in limited space.
•    Latest events announcement for limited time period
•    Tags etc.

In organic search result, generally we get highlighted keywords with two lines description and the relevant URLs. But if you can optimize the Google Place efficiently then the map results will appear along with the web results. And this is only visible (maximum seven top place listing) in the front page of search results. So, visitors can get a clear idea about business locations, directions and brief description before entering the websites of the top results. Local search results have a noticeable amount of traffic diversion to the main site.

How to create Google Place?

From Google account settings, place listing can be created. Initially it requires business name, actual address details and contact number. But the listing will not be visible instantly after the submission. Google will verify the listing contacting the given address and then it can be activated with activation PIN. After getting visibility, place listing can be optimized in SEO view point with above mentioned details and many more.

To improve Google Place listing rank, business listing and local classified submission with proper keywords is very important.