At the request of LifeBoat.press who happens to be a newly approved editor, a new drug and alcohol rehab channel has been added to SocialBrandsToday. Like all channels on SBT, there is no cost to add your company, or in this case your rehab center, and create an official social brand page. In addition to the usual criteria of having a real website, publicly available business address and at least two social profiles, every rehab facility that wants to be included MUST have CARF accreditation. So, if you are a CARF accredited drug and/or alcohol treatment facility, create an official brand page on SocialBrandsToday.com and help the world follow you.
Learn how to connect Google Analytics and views to Your Adwords Account
Question: How do I link my Adwords account to my Google Analytics account and have it show up in multiple views?
Requirements: Must have a Google Adwords account as well as a Google Analytics account that use the SAME email address. You must also have EDIT permissions for the Google Analytics account you want to connect.
How do I track a Breezing Forms with Google Analytics?
Tracking Breezing Forms by Crosstec Soultion with Google Analytics is a little complicated, but like most things internet there are numerous resources to use. To make things easier for you, we've made this little video so you can see exactly how to do it.
1) First, you have to create a new page in Joomla that will be used as the Thank You page after a user submits a Breezing Form.
2) Go to Components > Breezing Forms > Manage Forms > Choose an existing form > Options select CUSTOM in the END SUBMIT field and add this code.
/*If you are redirecting to a page outside of your server, then it should be coded like this:*/
/**If your form is displayed in an iFrame and you want the page you are redirecting to, to break out of the iFrame and appear in the main window, use this code instead: */
You will need to change the code in this line to your specific thankyou page.
*You can leave the other code as is, or change as needed if you are using those options.
Now go to your Google Analytics account.
1) Once logged in to to the Admin > Choose your account > Property > View Setting where you want to add a goal.
2) Choose Goals > New Goal
3) Choose type of Goal Set up > Template > Signup.
4) In Goal Description add a unique name ? choose type > Destination.
5) In Goal Details > Choose Equals to > and enter your thank you page url. Just a slash url not the full url. *Choose case sensitive.
For "value" enter the monetary value of a new sign up if applicable.
You can also enter "funnel" info which can be useful to determine if people are following the expected path to your signup page. In our case, the signup page is available as a global navigational item so a funnel is not particularly useful.
Now, test your Breezing form and make sure you are landing on your new thank you page and after 24 hours, go back to your Google Analytics account. Make sure you are logged into the correct view in REPORTING. In the lower left column, you'll see the CONVERSION dashboard. Click it and if you set everything up correctly, you will see conversion data.
About a month ago in May 2016, Facebook started forcing all people to you use a business manager account if you had a business page. In the process, they removed the top of page link to "Home" where you could easily see streams your business followed. It's still accessible, but has been moved to the left, below the "search for posts on this page" box. Just login, switch to your Facebook business identity and click the in the left now ladled "See Pages Feed".
Google announced today via the YouTube : Creator Monthly newsletter that they have now added #hashtag functionality to YouTube. We gave it a quick test by search for Bernie as a keyword and as a hashtag. From the search results in the video you can see that yes, indeed, using a #hashtag in the search produced different results, and in this case, a video that was created about 5 hours ago moved to the top ten of YouTube search results. Cool. Now, marketers, have yet another simple tool to get into the top ten of, at least, YouTube search results. And, if combined with brand marketing and a unique search term #hashtag, should be able to maintain consistent top level ranking in both YouTube as well as Google proper.
A couple days ago in the morning I noticed some activity in the trees out the window of my Annapolis, MD home. There were two large owls flying about, landing, changing positions. Watching something. Hunting. A squirrel. After a few moments, they flew away, but I did get a few shots to add to my nature photography collection. Enjoy.
Back on April 1st, 2016, we started designing and building a spec website targeting the rehab space. It's called Lifeboat.press, you can see the first announcement here. Well, in about 5 days, we started seeing some solid, if hyper-granular hyper-local, SEO success for related rehab terms. In short, we got 4 search terms to rank in the top ten of the Google search engine results page. In some cases, more than one page ranked well. If you like, search the following terms and see where Lifeboat.press or related its related Youtube marketing channel / videos are ranked. If you need help with your Rehab Marketing or other SEO, contact us for a free quote.
Today we created and launched another rehab marketing video for our spec project Lifeboat.press. It's a simple graphic zoom with the story of an alcoholic lawyer in Portland, Oregon who was the child of an Alcoholic father. She became a perfectionist and a functioning alcoholic, but after her mothers death returned to AA and has stayed sober ever since.
Serr.biz has started a new spec project called Lifeboat.press, an ever growing collection of personal stories about getting and staying sober along with social news updates from verified rehab centers across the USA. Currently, the site is in a soft launch / partial beta and accepting submission of stories of hope and recovery from people with more than one year of sobriety. To learn more, visit http://www.Lifeboat.press. *Unless requested otherwise, stories of sobriety will be published anonymously.
As part of the soft launch, Serr.biz has also created 2 Youtube videos which you can view directly here:
New England Rehab - Dual Recovery and 20 below hippy drunk - Alaska rehab
Yesterday, 3/30/16, Facebook made a change to how a business page manager see the news feeds of the pages your brand is following. Unfortunately, Facebook did not bother to make any sort of announcement about this that we could find. After grinding our teeth for a few hours and searching all about, we found a solution. But, first, here is the problem specifically. Prior to 3/30/16, a person just had to switch from being themselves to their brand identity as normal by going to the page manager channel and "logging" in as the brand identity. Then, the brand page would come up and the social brand manager could then just click 'home' and view the social updates of the pages they were following as their brand identity. Not anymore. The LOGIN and the HOME links are gone.
Over the Easter weekend I had a chance to get to Downtown Annapolis, MD and take some photos for Naptown.today. This Youtube video montage titled "Annapolis Photography Spring 2016" was created from the best photos from a walk around the pier and then up at the Capital building. If you would like to see still photographs, visit the Naptown.today photography blog and filter by the tag springtime2016mz. I will be adding all the still photographs under that tag over the next day or so.