Recapping the best articles and resources from last week: July 17-23, 2011.

Great reading from last week about social media, search marketing and, of course, some good information about Google Plus. By the way, seeing some really great uses for Google+. Make sure you get signed up (or get an invite) as soon as you can. Let me know if you need an invite — I have a few left.

Advertising

The Sneaky Psychology of Advertising

Blogging

5 Types of Content That Every Business Must Employ

Business

Getting Customers to Choose You: Harvard Business Review
8 Crucial Elements of Startup Success

Design

15 Beautiful and Creative QR Codes [PICS]

Ecommerce

How Big is the Ecommerce Industry? [Infographic]

Google+

Who is Using Google+ and How Often [Stats]
Google+ Profile Hacks: Users Get Creative with Photos [PICS]
Google+ Approaches 18 Million Users
Facebook Bans Advertiser Pushing Google+ Follows

Marketing

How to Promote Your Blog to the Media

Search Marketing and Optimization

Google Overhauls Place Pages, Emphasizes Reviews & Kills Citations
Google’s Negative Ranking Factors

Social Media

5 Strategies To Engage Your Social Media Fans
Facebook Let’s You Add Video to Comments

Video Marketing

5 Ideas On How To Use Video For Your Blog

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