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How does those Google Search Pleaces service work? How can I sing in my company details to Places service?

Have you ever seen those company details on top of the Search results? The ones immediately after the paid advertisement? Well you can also add your company details to that map and for free! How does it work?

First you need a Google Account. It is good to have a separate Google account for your company (and separate for personal use). Sign in for Google account from here:

https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount?hl=en&service=lbc&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Flocal%2Fadd%2FbusinessCenter%3Fhl%3Dfi%26gl%3DFI

After you have a Google account you can add Google Places to your services. You can add it from Settings / Google Accounts Settings. Check the Google Services from TRY SOMETHING NEW. If you cannot see Google Places service on the first page you will find it by clicking More.. link. (You can also sign in to Google Place from this link: http://www.google.com/local/add/lookup?).

Get to know the Google Places service first!

See the Google Places video:

You’ll find the same video from Google Places Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhkAb9Lh5cQ

How to Sign in to Google Places service?

1) Give the company country and telephone number (give a number you use in this point, you will need it in confirmation)

Choose the country and give telephone number

2) Give Company details (address, opening hours, payment methods, company work-area etc)


Google Places company details

3) Choose one or more Company service types from Google Places own list (f.ex. dentist, pharmacist etc.)  Save all details!

4) Choose a confirmation method. Easiest is the automated phone-call for the given phone-number. You can also send textmessage according to Google Places instructions or wait for the Google Places postcard to arrive (some 2-3 weeks). Automated phone-call is the easiest way. Google automat will call you (to the given number) and gives you a confirmation PIN code. Write it down and give it to the PIN-code field in Google Places confirmation page. After this your Google company details are visible in Google Places service!

How to edit your company details in Google Places service?

Sign-in to your company Google account from http://www.google.com page. Choose Settings / Google-account settings / Google Places. You will get your company details visible. Click the edit button and do the desired changes! Save!



See a free Webinar for Google Places:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoCVn7zVfs&NR=1

Happy Googling!

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Anne Mattila

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Read the latest Blog Post: Create an Email-signatures with Social Media links

Why add all your Social Media links to your email-signature?

How many emails do you send each day? Why not use that as an opportunity to increase your Social Media linking! Do all your contacts know your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Lindkedin links? For sure not! An easy way to get linked is to add a personalized Email-Signature to your emails.

How to add the Social Media links to your email-signature?

Most email-programs have a possibility to create your own email-signature. Often thou it’s not so easy to add many small Social Media icons on your signature. Some email-programs do not have so fancy html-code (editing code) possibilities. What to do then?

WiseStamp – what is that?

WiseStamp is a browser add-on. You can create several email-signatures with it with your different Social Media icons and links. It is currently available for Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers. It is free and you can download it to your computer from this link: http://www.wisestamp.com/

How to use WiseStamp?Create your own WiseStamp signature

Download the WiseStamp Plugin to your computer (using Firefox browser recommended). Find the small WiseStamp sign from your browser (in Firefox in the right-bottom-corner). Click the WiseStamp icon to open the plugin. Create your own business and personal Signatures first by adding a table with two columns (one for the logo and one for the details).

After you have added the Logo and the basic details to your signature it is time to fill in the Social Media details. Start with Social Icons, choose the Social Media one by one (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Blogger, Linkedin etc.) and fill in the Link to your Social Media page on each of the Social Media services that you use. Delete all the extra Social Media options from the list.

How to make your Social Media Email-signature

Next step is to add suitable Email Apps. They are RSS feeds from your Social Media sites. For example you can add RSS feed from your latest Blog post to your Signature. This is done by Clicking RSS sign under the Email Apps, then click ADD button and add the RSS feed (blog post feed) to you the link field. Change the RSS Title to something suitable like “Read my latest blog post:”.

From IM Icons you can add your Skype name, Messenger name to your Email Signature. From Design Tab you can add borders and a light Gray box to your Signature. When you are done with your Signature remember to click Apply button and Preview to see how the signature looks like. If you are happy with the design then Click OK.

The last but not the least thing is to go to the Settings. This you do by opening the WiseStamp again from the icon, then choose Settings. Go and un-click the “Keep the WiseStamp credit in the Signature” box. Remember to promote WiseStamp by small donation or by Sharing their link in Facebook. Last click OK!

How do I add the Signature to my emails?

Open a new email message, click your right-mouse-button once and choose “Insert signature” and choose the correct signature by clicking it once. Signature should appear to your email. It is good to do this first before actually writing the email, so that you do not mess the text in your email.

WiseStamp Examples

Here are some examples of WiseStamp signatures! Hope you get some ideas from these!

http://wisestamp.com/goodies/category/signature-examples/

Create your email Signature today and connect with people!

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Anne Mattila

Internet-Palvelut.fi SM Oy

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How to follow what’s happening in the internet?

Posted: November 4, 2010 by Internet-Content.Net in Good links, Google, RSS, Web services, Webpages

Ever wanted to have that magic button to tell you when people talk about the topics you are interested in? Well there is that magic button – it is Google Alert. Sign in to your Google account (if you don’t have a Google account it is time to open it now at www.google.com)  and go to Settings and Account settings. Add Alerts service to your Google services.

Google alerts Then you are set up to go! Go to the address  http://www.google.com/alerts. Type in search keywords to the Search field. Define the search criteria and the Delivery To: Feed (if you use delivery to Email-address then you better open a new email address for just alerts… do not use your normal email address for alerts) When you have completed all search criteria click CREATE ALERT. After clicking the Create Alert you will enter your Google.com/alert page. Here you will see a list of your Google Alerts. You can either come and read your alerts from this page, or you can subscribe your Google Alerts to your www.Google.com/reader service by clicking the View In Google reader link. This means all your Alerts come to your Google Reader account (make sure you have a google reader service from Google).

How to use Google Alert?

  • find out what is being said about their company or product.
  • monitor a developing news story.
  • keep up to date on a competitor or industry.
  • get the latest news on a celebrity or sports team.
  • find out what’s being said about themselves
  • search customers, set up key words they would use looking for service you offer?

Do you want to add your own Google alert to show up on your webpage?

Google alerts listingMake a Google Alert of the topic you want appear on your website. On your Google Alert list you will see RSS Feed icon on list for your new alert. By clicking that icon you can get the RSS feed address you have just made. You can add this RSS feed address to your website RSS Reader. This way you can post automatic links to your website of the alerts/feed you have set up yourself. Make sure you make the alerts search criteria good enough to make sure your feeds are relevent.

Set up your Google Alert account today!
More info from Google alerts Help page… http://www.google.com/support/alerts/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=28413&rd=1

What is RSS feed

Follow us RSS

Ever wondered what that little orange sign is on many webpages? That is a RSS Feed sign. What does it mean? How can it help you? How can you use it to benefit your business and your intrests?

1) DEFINING YOUR INTERESTS

Imagine that you come accross with a webpage that is very interesting? How do you find it in the future? What if there would be a magic button that would help you get information when something happens on those pages? Just like in Facebook where you get all the latest news to your Wall? Well there is, it’s called RSS Feed.

RSS Feed comes from words Really Simple Syndication. RSS feed gives you the change to keep tract of what is happening on those webpages you like to follow. Instead of you going from time to time to those page to see if something is happening, you will get an instant message to your RSS reader if new info is added to that page where you clicked the RSS feed button. Imagine how easy that makes the job for you! No need to go over and over again to the pages to see if something has been changed/added. The RSS feed does the trick for you.

2) HOW TO GET RSS FEEDS? OPEN GOOGLE ACCOUNT OR/ADD READER TO YOUR GOOGLE SERVICES

Open Google account

Google account

So how does it work? To you the RSS feed you need RSS feed reader? How do you get that? There are ofcause several available RSS Readers. The most common is Google reader in http://www.google.com/reader/. If you have a gmail-account or google-account you can add a reader to your services by signing in to google-account and clicking Settings and Google account settings. If you don’t yet have  Google account the open one free account from www.google.com page.

3) WHAT TO DO WHEN I CAME ACROSS A GOOD SITE/PAGE?

RSS feed sign in browser address-field

Sign in browser address-field

When you have signed up for a google-account and add Reader to your google services, you are ready to start! Next to you come to a webpage or a blog that you really like, check out if you can find the RSS image either on the webpage or in the address-field in the browser.

RSS feed

Click that orange-sign and you will get a window asking you what RSS Reader you want to use. Choose Google-reader (or just Google) and click the box where it asks if you want to use this reader every time in the future. You have just subscribed to the RSS Feed.

In the future when you click a RSS Feed sign on some page you will automatically get a page where it asked you if you want to add the RSS feed to your Google Homepage (Add to Google Homepage) or your Google reader (Add to Google Reader) for this RSS Feed. 

Add to Google Reader

Add to Reader

(If you click Google Homepage you see the RSS Feeds immediately when you have signed into you google account and clicked iGoogle link on top right upper corner of the page. If you click the Google reader sign and the RSS feed is added to you Reader.)

4) WHERE CAN I SEE/READ MY FEEDS?

So how do you access you RSS Feeds if you choose to use Google Reader instead of Google homepage for reading the feeds? Go to the address http://www.google.com/reader/. Sign in if you are not already signed into your google-account. You will access your google reader page. On the left side of the page you’ll find all your links that you follow. If the folder (feed) name is bold and has a number on it, that means you have new feeds to read. Click the folder and see the headings of the feeds. If there is anything ineresting then click the heading and you will end up to the webpage where the feed came from. When you have gone through the feed click the “Mark all as read” button. That marks all the feeds as read and the folder is not showing anymore bold to indicate that you have new feeds to read.

Using RSS reader

Read your feeds from Reader

5) HOW TO BENEFIT FOLLOWING RSS FEEDS?

How can you use RSS feed to benefit you and your business? RSS feed system is an easy way to follow those sites you are interested in. You can follow your competitors, your customers, blogs, interesting sites in general. By taking it a habit of checking out your RSS feeds every day you can see what it happening with your connections and interests. How powerful tool if used regularly! Be among the firsts to know what’s happening!

6) HOW TO USE RSS FEED SYSTEM ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE?

How to use the RSS Feed system on your webpage? Since RSS feed sends the feeds to Google and other search engines, it also helps the webpage to send info to the search engines of all the changes on the page. Normally the RSS feed can be shown on a blog-page not neccessary on the static page. Each website should therefore have a blog with RSS-feed button. This ofcause means there must be some changes done from time to time. Weekly if possible! Changes, additions do not have to be big ones, as long as there are freqvent. This will enchange your webpage status on google. Google will notice if no changes happen on your webpage.

How can you get feeds from conversations in the internet and of different topics you are interested  of? Hmm… next time!
Anne Mattila

Internet-Content.europe SM Oy

Internet-Content.Europe SM Oy, Finland

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