Month: April 2015

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Google Plus Tips


I  wanted to share with you some tips to help you get the most out of Google Plus.  It has become apparent since launching our Cornwall Tourism Community that a lot of people don’t get Google Plus!

Genius Insights – Do This

  1. Use the formatting tools (see below) to give your post a Title and perhaps the italics for your subheading.
  2. Even if you want to use a link, choose a photo first.  This will make more impact and can also carry your branding (try 1400px for width)
  3. Give as much info as you need.
  4. Include a link relevant to your post – try and use some of the same words that are on the destination page.
  5. Choose 3 hashtags relevant to your post.

The above will ensure that your post is indexed and will show up in local search on Google

Genius Insights – Don’t Do This

  1. Post photos or images without any text.
  2. Post links without any text or new background info.
  3. Forward posts to your profile or other communities without any original text.

Google may view any of the above as spam or duplicate content. I have seen some accounts suspended for this practice

Social Media is complicated and it takes time, but if done correctly it can really help build your business and brand.  If you need professional help, then please get in touch.

Thanks, Phil
T: 01736 719342

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NEW Cornwall Tourism Community on Google Plus

As our reputation on Google Plus has grown we have decided to launch a community dedicated to promoting Cornwall Tourism

Benefits For Visitors

For the visitor to Cornwall the community will be a handy resource for finding interesting places to stay, eat, gifts and experience the best that Cornwall has to offer.

Benefits For Tourism Providers

For Cornwall Tourism providers you can list your latest offers and breaks. Restaurants and retail outlets can also list your offers. I have been promoting Tourism businesses in Cornwall since 2004 and been involved in SEO since 1998.  I still consider myself a tourist even though I live and work in Cornwall. So I understand what guests and customers are looking for.For community members all of your posts will be indexed so that they can be found easily outside of Google Plus.

“In our first week we  introduced a ‘German Tour Company with a Hotel in cornwall”

SEO and Digital Marketing Support Built in

This community is also unique in that I will include SEO support to ensure your posts reach the widest possible audience.

For Genius Loci clients we will also promote you across other social media platforms and continue to curate, design and optimise posts on your own pages…

We will be launching a monthly Hangout on Air for the community.

Join the Cornwall Tourism Community on Google Plus”


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