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How To Customize Google+ Not crazy about Google's design choices for Google+?

How To Customize Google+

Using scripts for Greasemonkey, Extensions for Chrome, Firefox Add-ons, and other browser plug-ins, you can make some pretty wild changes to the look and feel of the site. You can also take a more utilitarian route and take advantage of code that can translate posts from directly within Google+ or port all your Facebook photos to Google+ Photo (i.e., Picasa), where storage is virtually unlimited if you have a Google+ account (photos 2048 x 2048 pixels and smaller don't count toward your 1GB allowance). Check out these 16 scripts and tools that modify or enhance Google+ 1. Google Plus Header Hider (Mozilla) hides the black bar at the top of the screen. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. The toolbar offers plenty of useful functionality, but unlike Mary's little lamb it simply doesn't follow us everywhere we go. 14. 15. Ultimate Guide to Google Plus. I’ve seen quite a few people who don’t understand Google Plus or think Google Plus is some sort of wasteland with giant swaths of inactivity.

Ultimate Guide to Google Plus

I was one of these people until I decided to dive in and really explore the social network and become active on there to see what this G+ thing is all about. The end result is this guide, a complete Google Plus guide for the person who is just getting started, or quite simply, started but staring at a boring feed with zero activity. Take a look at the sections below and click any section that has your interest.

The Google Plus Beginner Guide Sections When browsing this guide, you can click the below links to jump to the section you are interested in. The Beginner's Guide to Google+ When Google+ entered the social space in 2011, it was met largely with skepticism.

The Beginner's Guide to Google+

Joining a crowded field with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, many users questioned the need for another social network. But roughly two years later, Google+ has established itself as the second-largest social media site in the world and boasts a monthly active user base of 235 million. And some of the products that Google built into the platform, such as Hangouts and Communities, along with its added integration in Google News that can benefit an active poster, have made Google+ an intriguing network for all users. 40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies. Ok, so at this point, we are all newbies at Google Plus, right?

40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies

At least if you got in recently via a Google Plus invite. At this point I’ve spent a decent amount of time with it and have concluded that Google has finally made a positive mark in social networking. It’s still early, but there is a lot of excitement around Google+ by those who have jumped on early, and for good reason. 40 Google+ Tips & Tricks For Power Users. July 27, 2011, 8:24 AM — Google+ is all the rage right now.

40 Google+ Tips & Tricks For Power Users

Even under its limited-invite "field trial" phase, the social sharing service is growing in leaps and bounds, with oodles of new users joining every day and even more champing at the bit to get in. List Of Hangouts At Google+ Group/As - Find People Grouped By Interest To Circle On Google+. Find People On Google+ - Google+ Directory.

Find Your Communities On Google+ Can I Make A public Circle In Google+ Find Out the Best Time to Post on Google+ Have you ever wondered if there’s an ideal time you should share your posts on Google+ so that they have more impact?

Find Out the Best Time to Post on Google+

Developer Daniel Treadwell did, and instead of staying in the dark, he decided to build a tool that will do just that – the aptly named Google+Timing. Announcing the new app, Daniel writes: “To attempt to aid you (and myself!) In getting the most out of your posts I have created Google+Timing, a site which analyzes your post history (capped at 100 posts for now) that highlights the days and hours in which your posts have the highest impact.”

After granting the app access to your Google+ profile, it analyzes engagement on your posts, and determines what time is best for you to post. Aside from telling you what your ideal posting time is, Google+Timing also breaks down your post ranks by day and by time of day, so while I know that Sunday between 4pm and 5pm is my ideal time to post, I also know that Monday comes a close second. What's The Best Time To Post On Google+? Google+ Private Hangouts Can Be Recorded With YouTube. Managing Your Social Graph - Google+ [Google Plus] With Google+ almost two weeks into its test phase, conversation about this new social network service seems to be going in circles.

Managing Your Social Graph - Google+ [Google Plus]

Literally. That’s because Circles is the Google+ feature that users are generating the most buzz about. It’s Google’s answer to the problem of organizing your social graph online. If you’re not familiar with a social graph it’s a map of everyone you know and how they are related to you. Social graphs are tricky; as you try to define them you’ll inevitably run into some complications.

Pete Pachal, news director of @PCMag comments: “People want things easy, and Google Circles isn’t easy. Circles are lists that you’ve created by grouping people together and giving them a name. Your Initial Set of Circles Google+ will present you with 4 suggested set of Circles: Friends, Family, Acquaintances, and Following. Few find this default set to be sufficient. Google+ Scam Spreading Via Fake Invites [WARNING] Using Google+?

Google+ Scam Spreading Via Fake Invites [WARNING]

Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Malicious hackers have targeted Google's social networking service, Google+, for the first time in a scam that involves fake invites to the service, Naked Security reports. The fake invites are spreading through email, and they look very similar to the actual invites to the service, down to the email address which seems to be coming from a Google+ member. However, if you click on a link in the message - which we definitely do not recommend - you'll land at a site trying to send you penis enlargement products. Scams such as this one are very common with major product launches; most recently, we've seen a similar phishing scheme involving Google Music invites. Images courtesy of iStockphoto, furabolo, Naked Security [via Naked Security]

How To Hack Google Plus For SEO Value. People tend to think of Google Plus as just another social network, built as Google’s challenge to Facebook’s incredible growth over the past decade.

How To Hack Google Plus For SEO Value

What most people don’t realize, however, is the SEO value that makes Google+ so much more than just a social networking platform. How so? Studies show a powerful correlation between search rankings and the number of Google +1's received by a URL. Searchmetrics found Google +1's to be the most highly correlated factor to search result rankings, and Moz's 2013 scientific correlation study placed Page Authority just above +1's at the top of all correlation factors.

Google+ Best Social Platform For Content Marketers. SEO Industry Survey 2012 - How Google’s Free Tools Dominate Online Marketing Industry. Back in March in this year, SEOmoz conducted an Industry Survey that grabbed attention of almost 6500 people in more than 100 countries.

SEO Industry Survey 2012 - How Google’s Free Tools Dominate Online Marketing Industry

From independent consultants to agency SEOs to in-house marketers, they got to see responses from a wide swath of the industry's demographics. Almost half of the respondents (47.3 percent) were from the U.S., and 77 percent were males. By looking at the Industry Survey it emphasizes the fact that traditional SEO is alive and well being the 2nd highest-demand service area (71% of respondents), and SEO is the top priority for both individuals and their teams. Organizations are heavily focused on Online Marketing where SEO, Social Media & Analytics, two pretty big buckets. According to the survey most respondents (92 %) have SEO services as part of their mix followed by Analytics (82 %) & Social Media (70%). These are the top 5 service areas that our respondents believe are growing (as % of respondents): Navigation Changes and Account Management.

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