Learn How To Link Your Google+ Page to Your Website

Google+ Pages provides you with presence on Google+.

If you’ve created a Google+ page, Google strongly recommends linking from that page to your website and vice versa. Linking your Google+ page and your site like this not only helps you build relationships with friends and followers, but also gives Google information they can use to determine the relevancy of your site to a user query in Google Web Search. It also makes your site eligible for Google+ Direct Connect.

How to Link your Google+ page and your website

  1. Make sure that your site’s home page is available to appear in Google’s search results and isn’t blocked by a meta noindex tag or by your robots.txt file. (Verify by doing a site:search for your domain, like this: [site:example.com]. You can also use the Fetch As Google tool to see your page exactly as Google sees it.)
  2. Update your site’s home page by adding a link to your Google+ page, like this: yourpageID]” rel=”publisher”>Find us on Google+
    To find your page URL, open your page and copy the web address from the browser address bar.
    It’s best to add the link to your most significant page. Usually but not always this is your home page; for example, if you’ve created a page for a product, you can add the link to the product description page.
  3. Link to your website from your Google+ page’s profile.  To edit your page profile:
    1. Make sure you’re on the Google+ page you’d like to edit.
    2. Click the profile icon .
    3. Click Edit Profile.
    4. Click Website. You’ll know it’s editable when the color of the section changes to blue.
    5. Type your homepage URL. This should match exactly the URL of the page to which you added your Google+ page link in step 1.
    6. Click Save.
  4. (Optional) Verify your business or brand with Google.
  5. Use the rich snippets testing tool to check your markup and make sure that Google can extract your page information from your content. This tool will display the markup found on a specific web page, as well as a preview of how that page might appear in Google search results. Learn more.
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Use Hotglue To Easily Create An Awesome Image Gallery of Your Art

HOTGLUE content manipulation system from hotglue on Vimeo.

Hotglue is a simple, easy to use visual tool for creating webpages directly in your web browser. You can create an online gallery for your art using Hotglue.  NO PROGRAMING SKILLS NEEDED. It’s free.

www.hotglue.me

With Hotglue’s features you can do the following: – direct visual editing of web-pages
– freehand composition of elements; text, pictures and video
– native video support (HTML5 video)
– rich text editing tools; size, spacing, style and weight – layering of elements
– transparency of any element (not flash embeds)
– automatic image resizing while keeping the original intact
– drag-and-drop of elements directly from desktop into web-browser
– one-click embedding of other web-site using iframe
– one-click embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos
– revisions browser; you can revert the time!
– use basic HTML and JavaScript in text-blocks to do funky stuff
– modules; extend functionality DIY

You can have your own domain and hosting or you can use Hotglue’s server for free!

Join an Artists’ Web Ring

Faith Holland emailed to “Definitely feel free to re-post this wherever you’d like.” So I am sharing it here. I remember Web Rings in the ’90’s and it is interesting that they vanished and are coming back.


Call For Submission For Artists’ Web Ring

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Meta Cyber Arts Web Ring

I am looking for artists whose work looks critically at any issues surrounding the internet. These works need not be net art, but they must be available online in order to participate. This work could fall under the rubric of ‘post-internet’ art or ‘internet-aware’ art, but this project leaves that kind of terminology to be self-defined by the artist and does not itself assume those labels.

Web Rings were popular in the early days of the consumer internet. People with like interests banded together to form a ring of sites. Each web page in the ring would have a button marking them as a member and connecting them to the next, last, and a random page within the ring.

As part of my own process of reconsidering 90’s web practices, I’d like to revive this old format. The Meta Cyber Arts Web Ring will constitute a community of artists linked together directly—without Google, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, or galleries. It will be a system of mutual support among artists as well as defining a particular moment in art practice in relation to the web.

To be included, please send an e-mail to faholland@gmail.com with a link to your website as well as a short e-mail about why you feel your work fits. Please note, this is an inclusive process and everyone that sends me an e-mail will be included in the web ring.

Once I have a group of participating artists together, I will distribute code to include on the main page of your website.

If you’re interested in helping coordinate this process by contributing code or graphics, please also let me know.