Buzz: How to fully disable Google Buzz

So by now if you have a gmail account, you’ve probably been introduced to Buzz. Google automatically created an account for you in your gmail account.

If you want to turn it off, it takes a little more effort to find. I went into my gmail settings thinking they’d have added it there, but no settings for Buzz were to be found.

At the very bottom of the gmail window in the footer is a link where you can turn off buzz.

When you go to Google’s FAQ section here is their instructions:

Turning Buzz off

If you don’t want to use Buzz, you can disable it. To completely remove all of your participation in Buzz, follow all of these steps in order:

1. Delete your Google profile. Here’s how.
2. Block all of the people following you. Here’s how.
3. Turn off Buzz at the bottom of Gmail. Here’s how.

Read more about Disabling Buzz.

To read the full article go to Google Buzz: User Control Features.

Did you know Google also allows you to create a user profile that is publicly viewable?  Be careful of what information you share!

Website Grader: How does your site fare?

My husband showed me another great tool the other night called  It gives some great insights into areas where you are doing well and areas that need improvement.

The creators of founded HubSpot and have also written a book called “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs (The New Rules of Social Media)” by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah.  I’m reading through that now to see where we missed obvious items that can help our sites get found better.  I’ll let you know what items end up working the best.