Join Me Today at 4:30pmPST/7:30PST for a #Blogalicious12 Google+ Hangout

Join Me Today at 4:30pmPST for a Google+ Hangout!  The Hangout will be live. It will be saved onto youtube. We are all new to this platform, so keep an open mind and be ready to learn from each other! We would like to conduct the hangout between 7:30-8:30. The format will include Q&A.

Participants will experience at past Blogalicious conferences, what we have learned in the past, how we have used the info to help your blogging, connections that we’ve  made, brands you have worked with, etc. We will do a getting to know you ice breaker activity for the first part of the hangout, then we will get into the questions.



What: #Blogalicious12 Google+ Hangout

When: Tuesday, September 4th at 7:30-8:30 PM EST/4:30-5:30PM PST


Host:  Swarthy Daisy

Hope to see you there!

Tech Tuesday: Google Analytics Retiring Old Version & Focusing on New Version

Google Analytics announced today that they were retiring the old version. The new version include Google Analytics Real-Time,  a set of new reports that show what’s happening real-time on your site.  Google Analytics Real-Time was released on September 2011.  My favorite features include Social Reports which provide insight on social media source &  traffic being referred to your site. The mobile report also provides a comprehensive report on mobile devices referral to your site.  The new version of Google Analytics puts a lot of useful information at your fingertips.

For example, If you’re working on a campaign, you can immediately see the traffic that is being referred after you publish your article via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Reddit, or other Social Media platforms.

The data can be useful to bloggers and marketers to develop future social campaigns and help determine the best time of day for the increased traffic and the source of traffic for your campaigns.  I’m loving all the new features.

Question:  Are you using Google Analytics? What is your favorite Google Analytics Real-time feature?

20 Reasons to switch to Google+ [Infographic]

Google+ is a very powerful Social Networking site.  I have not been able to crack the code yet.  However, a couple  things I like about Google+ is the circles, hangouts and search [Read more…]

Google Plus Is a Game Changer

I started kicking the tires on Google Plus this weekend.  Google plus is definitely everything you like about Twitter and Facebook without the things you don’t like.  My overall impression on week one of Google plus testing is that [Read more…]

Google Goes Gaga for Lady Gaga (Video)

Everyone goes gaga for Lady Gaga and Google is no exception.  This week Marissa Mayer interviewed Lady Gaga at the Googleplex in Mountainview, CA.   Google created a phenomenal video that included Google Analytics, Search queries, YouTube searches and google search images:


Notable Statistics

There were over 54,000 questions submitted in 3 days via Twitter hashtag #GoogleGoesGaga and Lady Gaga’s Youtube channel.

Lady Gaga is one of the top searched people on Google.

Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance music video has over 360 million hits!

Lady Gaga is famed to be the most downloaded artist in Internet History!


Google Goes Gaga for Lady Gaga – – The entire interview (viewer discretion advised):


Musicians & Google. Are these exclusive interviews  the beginning of a Trend?

Happy Social Media Day!

Happy Social Media Day!  Today is the day when we celebrate all things Social Media.  A day where we acknowledge Social Media and all the contributions it has provided to improve communication and collaboration with networking, businesses, education, nonprofits, multimedia & entertainment.  A day where we reach out to all the people  we have developed relationships with through the use of Social Media and possibly cultivate new ones.  A day where we also honor all the developers for making this day possible.  My hat goes off to you!  Let’s get Social today and interact!

Some of the popular Social Media Networks tools are  Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Fourquare and Flicker.  However, the common thing about Social Media is that it enables us  to listen as well as interact.

Here is a list of  useful Social Media Networks:




Reviews and opinions

Today is also the day where we cordially  invite  people who are currently not using Social Media to join the bandwagon and celebrate Social Media by creating a Social Media account and start engaging.

Start small by opening a Facebook or Twitter account and then use the reference table above to slowly build the social networks you collaborate in.   If you are an existing Social Media user you may want to use the list to continue to build your network.   Looking forward  to connecting with you!

How have you found Social Media useful?  Are you celebrating Social Media Day at local  Mashable Social Media Meetup?


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