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How To Integrate Google Buzz With WordPress

by Andy Brudtkuhl on February 16, 2010

Here is how we integrated Google Buzz with WordPress on this site…

1. Go To Plugins -> Add New

2. Search For Google Buzz

We chose to use the Google Buzz WordPress Plugin WP Google-buzz

3. Update Settings

Under Settings -> WP Google-buzz you can setup where you wan the button to display, among other things…

Here’s what it looks like when you are done…

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Google Buzz Makes Local More Important

by Andy Brudtkuhl on February 12, 2010

Google Buzz has made having an local internet marketing strategy exponentially more important – as if it wasn’t already. As you can see in the screenshots below Google is making a significant push into the location based social game. If you log into Google Buzz Mobile and click the ‘Nearby’ tab you will see a similar interface to that of Foursquare and others.

In these screenshots you can see how Mike Templeton was able to check in to Jethros BBQ and leave a review… Look familiar? These checkins and reviews will soon be integrated into your Google Local Business Listings. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Google integrate the coupon system that is built into Google Local Business Center into Buzz for immediate coupon delivery based on location.

We’ll be covering how Google Buzz affects your local internet marketing strategy in depth in future posts. For now, learn how to get started with local from our last webinar.

Here are some great posts on how Buzz will affect Local..

Yesterday I buzzed (is that the correct term?) how Google Buzz Mobile was better for the consumer and business than FourSquare and other location platforms. I’m sticking with that. If you are going to use any of them in your business – this is where it’s at long term.

Do you have any questions on how Google Buzz will affect your local marketing strategy? Let us know in the comments or jump into the forums!

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The Buzz About Google Buzz

by Andy Brudtkuhl on February 11, 2010

We are rapidly posting content over on the digest about Google Buzz. Don’t worry – a full analysis on how Buzz will affect your business is on the way!

Check out these posts from the digest

Some great analysis from the web…

Learn more about Google Buzz on our new topic page!

What do you think about Google Buzz so far? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments or jump into the forum!

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