With the new Google My Business app, it’s easier than ever to manage your Business Profile and connect with your customers in new ways.
Every day, millions of people search on Google for businesses like yours. Make your Business Profile stand out and turn those searches into your customers with the Google My Business app.
– Respond to reviews, message with your customers, and see your followers in the Customers tab.
– Make edits to your Business Profile and see those changes on Google in real time.
– Upload photos, create enticing offers and share what makes your business unique.
– See in one glance how and how much your customers interact with your Business Profile right from the app’s Home tab.
– Get real-time notifications to know when a customer connects with your business on Google. Focus on what you love and rest easy knowing that Google My Business is on the clock helping you get more customers.
– Manage multiple locations from one dashboard, and invite others to manage your listing.
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The below examples are for a recent client, but can be applied to ANY client or vendor.
Share the love. Give meaningful positive feedback. Especially when hardworking people work well for you!
Be fair, be respectful, be courteous and be friendly; treat others as you want to be treated.
Don’t use as a “teaching” opportunity when negative things happen. Handle constructive or negative feedback directly; you look more professional and so does the recipient! And when in doubt, write that negative review in a Word document as a blank email draft (without a name/email!).
The below link is a quick URL to write a Facebook Review for BROEKMAN communications.
STEP ONE: CLICK HERE to instantaneously get to our Facebook Fanpage Review section!
Note, you will need to be logged into your personal Facebook account to do so!
STEP TWO: Click on the number of stars to activate a pop-up review box!
STEP THREE: Type in your review where it says “Tell People What you think about”
and hit the blue button marked DONE to post!
The key to writing a Google Review is navigating successfully to the Google profile for our business, Restaurant Realty Company.
STEP ONE: CLICK HERE on this link to get to our Map page!
or Google “Broekman Communications” and you’ll see our profile on the sidebar.
STEP TWO: Click WRITE REVIEW
STEP THREE: Add the appropriate amount of stars based on your experience, and type in a brief note about our collaboration using the space marked “Describe your experience”.
STEP FOUR: If you want to include a picture of a property involved, we certainly appreciate that.
STEP FIVE: Then hit POST to publish it to our Google Profile.
The below link is a quick starting point to write a YELP Review for BROEKMAN communications.
STEP ONE: CLICK HERE to instantaneously get to our YELP page!
STEP TWO: You will need to have a Yelp account in order to Write a Review.
You can create one first by clicking here to Sign up or to Log In.
STEP THREE: Click WRITE REVIEW
STEP FOUR: Add the appropriate amount of stars based on your experience, and type in a brief note about our collaboration using the “Your Review” space.
STEP FIVE: You can vote on images other users have posted in association
(helpful vs not helpful to visually describe us).
STEP SIX: Then hit POST REVIEW to publish it!!!
Yes feel free to SHARE on Facebook – please!
The below link is a quick URL to write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Restaurant Realty Company.
STEP ONE: CLICK HERE to instantaneously get to our Linkedin Profile “Give a Recommendation” section! Note, you will need to be logged into your LinkedIn
account to do so! https://www.linkedin.com/recs/give
STEP TWO: Type in the name to search for and Choose “Steve Zimmerman” (or the name of the broker you’re collaborating with)
STEP THREE: Choose the Type of Relationship. We default to “You Worked with X but at different companies” to promote collaboration, but you can indicate “You were a client of Steve’s (or insert broker name)”
STEP FOUR: Indicate your positions. It gives you the ability to leave yours blank but to choose the broker’s title under Restaurant Realty.
STEP FIVE: Write a Recommendation.
STEP SIX: You can include a private message that will be sent directly to Steve/Broker direct privately!
STEP SEVEN: Hit SEND and it gets published on their profile.
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We’ve had solid good experience with Google Apps.
We’ve been using Google Apps for BROEKMAN communications since they launched, and it’s really helped
our team work faster and more efficiently. We think you’ll also benefit from trying it out for your business.
* Fast email. Searchable. Archivable. Uses Gmail interface but is customizable.
* Fast on all devices (iphones, ipads, etc.) if you set-up email as IMAP not POP mail!
* Integrates with all their products
Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that includes Gmail for professional email,
Drive for online storage, Hangouts for video meetings, Calendar for scheduling and Docs
for editing files. We get things done using any device we choose.
If you’re interested, check out this link:
I can also send you a coupon that saves you $10 per user for the first year, so just let me know and I’ll provide details.
With Google Apps, I focus less on IT and more on what I love to do. I hope you can benefit as well.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions.
What is Google Apps?
Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get things done from anywhere and on any device. It’s simple to set up, use and manage, so your business can focus on what really matters.
Millions of organizations around the world count on Google Apps for professional email, file storage, video meetings, online calendars, document editing and more.
Here are some highlights:
Business email for your domain
Looking professional matters, and that means communicating as email@example.com. Gmail’s simple, powerful features help you build your brand while getting more done.
Access from any location or device
Check email, share files, edit documents, hold video meetings and more whether you’re at work, at home or in transit. You can pick up where you left off from a computer, tablet or phone.
Enterprise-level management tools
Robust admin settings give you total command over users, devices, security and more. Your data always belongs to you, and it goes with you if you switch solutions.
This unofficial Google SEO checklist definitely accounts for MUCH of the work SEO companies do for onsite and offsite SEO work! Please check out this infographic as it gives you an overview of all the standards in one convenient place! Special thanks to the The Sherwood Group as I stumbled on this via Linkedin! BIG thanks to Single Grain and Backlinko for putting this together with their knowledge!!!!
This infographic includes Google’s ranking properties, domain and backlink factors, plus many more that you can use to help increase your website ranking. Though Google is constantly changing its algorithms this list should serve you well for the time being. You may want to keep it for future reference too!Read More »
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Join the program
Get further, faster. Apply to the Google for Nonprofits program.
Members will gain access to premium Google products and support, including:
- Google Ad Grants: Free AdWords advertising to promote your website on Google through keyword targeting.
- YouTube for Nonprofits: Premium branding capabilities on YouTube channels, increased uploading capacity, and more.
- Google Earth Outreach Grants: Free licensing for Google Earth Pro and Maps API for Business.
- Google Apps for Nonprofit: Free version of Google Apps for Nonprofits
- One Today by Google: Free access to a mobile fundraising platform.
- JOIN NOW: http://www.google.com/nonprofits/join/
No one can deny that 1.15 billion active Facebook users with a 21 percent increase in usage over the past 12 months is something to ignore.
RECOMMENDATION #!: If you are not “on” Facebook, STEP UP! Get a personal profile so that you search, explore and be in the know!
RECOMMENDATION #2: Getting a Business FanPage is like being listed in yellow pages or in the phone book. If you’re not there, you are no longer relevant to some segments of the population.
Second biggest social network. Though ignored by many, many agree that people are more curious how to use it. Most speculate that it will be EVEN MORE IMPORTANT with easy integration of all gmail accounts / google products.
RECOMMENDATION: Set up your business profile. Simple things like having your profile pic, email and phone number are openly searchable in ANY person’s gmail account getting you found quicker. Doing “shares” of your posts in Google Profiles automatically get emailed to your CIRCLES; an equivalent of doing a blast email / email blast without any set-up!!!
Simplicity. Fast. News breaking qualities. By far the single most important feedback / comment creating & generating tool for customer service to sales to network updates to reaction.
RECOMMENDATION: We can teach you everything from account development, cultivating followers, proper use of hashtags, starting conversation and moderation conversations.
LinkedIn has been my favorite platform since the beginning. At first just a CV / Resume building opportunity has become a platform for sharing my client list and affiliations.
RECOMMENDATION: Explore Groups and consider starting one. You’ll quickly discover that facilitating the conversation as administrator generates more than just feedback and interest!
5. YouTube and 6. Vimeo
YouTube…. (and VIMEO)…. get those videos created and find ways to make them go viral. That has been the single goal of millions of people gaining their 15 seconds to fame. I have many friends who do that professionally and will be unveiling my list of top notch directors who are avail for hire!
Instagram… 100% photo sharing and simple captions.
Think Mashables’s Beginner’s Guide rocks. No need to reinvent the wheel there – CLICK HERE – http://mashable.com/2012/05/29/instagram-for-beginners/
READ MORE on my take on PINTEREST: https://broekmancomm.com/how-to-use-pinterest/
Pinterest helps people collect and organize the things they love. You create boards showcasing things that you like. Each board tells a unique story about what we care about. People can FOLLOW your boards whos pins they like (like yours!). A pin could be a gift, receipt, quote, picture of a desired place to visit or place of interest. If you add the “Pin it Button” to your website, other people can use it to pin your stuff to their Pinterest board. 😉 Then lots more people can REPIN those things or click back to your website adding to NEW DISCOVERY!
I recently embraced the use of VINE for marketing promotions, PR and business development. I’m the type of guy that can always find a way to make something practical, but VINE for the 30-something marketer…. definitely out of the box. READ MORE HERE – https://broekmancomm.com/vine-promotions/
What is Vine? Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Videos you post to Vine will appear on your Vine profile and the timelines of your Vine followers. Posts can also be shared to Twitter or Facebook. (straight from Vine’s website (https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170317 – yes, Twitter owns VINE!). For more, check out the FAQs!!!!
Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything … Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML. Let’s compare this to WORDPRESS as a blog.
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