Archive for Social Media

Google Plus Basics: How to Find a New Audience

The Google Plus Basics Series is the perfect series for people beginning on Google Plus.  Through video tutorials we've talked about the importance of Google Plus and why you need to get on it.  We then moved on to creating your own posts and then sharing others.  Many of you have asked how to find people in order to increase your engagement and to have content to share.  Today, ...

Grow Your Google+ Circle Hop {February}

I'm sure you've all heard about Google+ by now, right?  If not you NEED to!  It's Pinterest meets Facebook and then so much better! Google+ is not only a great way to keep up with your favorite foodies, diyers and crafters, but it also has SEO benefits for you.  Yep, even for the brand new blogger.  The best part is that today you're going to have a chance to ...

Google Plus Basics: Sharing Content

At this point in the Google Plus Basics Series you are comfortable with the basics and you've set up your Profile and are confident with Maximizing Your Posts.  Now, it's time to start sharing content.  I use the rule of 80/20, 80 % other plussers' content and 20% my own.  You have to remember that Google+ is a community and in order to gain interaction, you need to be ...

Google Plus Basics: Maximizing Your Posts

If you’re new to the Google Plus Basics Series, you’re going to want to go back and catch up, but make sure you come back and check out this video because I’m showing you how to create a post organized to maximize your exposure and increase the chances of interaction. Google Plus Basics: Maximizing Your Posts If you’re going to put the time into G+, or any social media for …continue reading

Google Plus Basics: Testing for Authorship

So far we have talked about Maximizing Your Profile and Why You NEED to Get on G+ in the Google Plus Basics Series.  Be sure to check out the other video tutorials and subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Today we’re going to check out how to test for authorship to make sure that you’re getting the credit for your content across the internet.  This is key when you’re looking to come up …continue reading

Google Plus Basics: Why You NEED to Get on G+

This is the second installment within the Google Plus Basics Series and if you're questioning the importance of Google Plus then you're going to want to stick around.  Last week we talked about Maximizing Your Profile and I showed you through a video tutorial some tips that are beneficial whether you're a regular plusser or just starting out on G+.  Today we're going to talk about Why you, as ...

Google Plus Basics: Maximizing Your Profile

Happy New Year!  If you’re anything like me, the New Year is all about getting organized and setting goals for yourself.  Last year, my goal was to create a presence for myself on Google Plus.  With over 150K plussers adding me to their circles, I feel I accomplished my goal.  I want to pass on what I’ve learned to all of you because Google Plus is truly an amazingly interactive …continue reading

Grow Your Google+ Blog Hop {December}

I'm sure you've all heard about Google+ by now, right?  If not you NEED to!  It's Pinterest meets Facebook and then so much better! Google+ is not only a great way to keep up with your favorite foodies, diyers and crafters, but it also has SEO benefits for you.  Yep, even for the brand new blogger.  The best part is that today you're going to have a chance to ...

How to Grow Your Google+ Following

For many people G+ is overwhelming.  It works differently than Facebook and there's all sorts of rules to follow.  Plus, it's difficult to find people I know.  I'm here to tell you that I'm going to bust all of those myths and to top it all off I'm going to show you how to grow your Google+ following organically. How to Grow Your Google+ Following ...

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Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa & Pink Junction

When I first started writing it was a way for me to share updates with our family about Riley and what was going on in our lives.  It quickly grew into much more when I began struggling with my desire to have another child and our inability to get pregnant.  I found that I could lose myself in my recipes and crafts and there were women out there who ...

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Conquering Google+

Over the past six months I have taken on the Google+ as a new form of social media.  I still learn something new just about everyday, but I definitely feel I’m on the road to Conquering Google+ and I want to help you get there as well. I was intrigued by all that I was hearing about it back in July and decided to create a personal and blog page. …continue reading

Spotlight on Me

I wanted to take the time today to welcome all of the new readers to The NY Melrose Family.  We are growing in more ways than one here and I wanted to give everyone an update on all of the things going on here. To start off with I’d like to introduce you to my little munchkin.  She is my bossy helper who is soon to be a big sister. …continue reading

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