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The Beginner's Guide to Google+

The Beginner's Guide to Google+
When Google+ entered the social space in 2011, it was met largely with skepticism. 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. If you're a newbie to Google+, these tips will help you get started. Creating a Google Account First things first, in order to have a Google+ account, you must have a Google account. Next, you'll be prompted to add a profile photo to accompany your Google Account. After adding your profile picture, you will then be redirected to your new Gmail account. You are now ready to add friends, family and others to your Google+ Circles. Creating Circles Much like how Twitter works, you can follow someone and see all the activity that he or she publishes publicly. Adding Extra Details to Your Google+ Profile Navigating the Stream

Fonctionnalité Accès direct de Google+ - Centre d'aide Google+ L'outil Accès direct de Google+ vous permet d'accéder rapidement à une page Google+ (et de l'ajouter à vos cercles, si vous le souhaitez) via une recherche Google. Par exemple, si vous saisissez "+youtube" ou "+pepsi" dans le champ de recherche, la page Google+ de YouTube ou de Pepsi s'affiche directement et vous avez la possibilité de l'ajouter à vos cercles. Lorsque vous voulez lancer une recherche sur une marque, une entreprise ou une entité culturelle, ajoutez le signe "+" devant son nom dans le champ. L'adjonction de l'opérateur "+" nous indique en effet que la recherche porte sur une page Google+. Si la saisie semi-automatique n'est pas disponible : tapez la requête en entier, puis appuyez sur la touche "Entrée". Lors de votre première utilisation de la fonctionnalité Accès direct, vous verrez un message vous invitant à vous connecter à Google+ (ou à vous inscrire, si ce n'est pas encore fait), et à ajouter la page à vos cercles.

40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies Ok, so at this point, we are all newbies at Google Plus, right? 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. Google has launched a social network with several features designed to leapfrog its competition. 40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies Last Updated August 18th, 2011: Replaced tip #22 (old) with a fresh resource on changes on Google plus. July 20, 2011: Added a video in the advanced tips section informing readers how to share a link on Google Plus as their currently isn’t an easy way for website owners to offer that option for readers. *A word about updates to this post. [/unordered_list] [/toggle] Friends First thing you’ll likely want to do is add some friends right? Tip #1: Adding Friends from Suggestions. Circles

SEO for Google+ Profiles, Pages, Local, Communities & Updates Want to maximize your visibility in Google's search results? This Google+ SEO guide explains how to optimize your profile, page, local, communities, and even your updates for specific keywords – as well as how Google handles outgoing links. Google+ Profile Optimization First, let’s look at Google+ profiles. SEO Title The SEO title for your Google+ profile is your name followed by Google+. Meta Description The meta description for your Google+ profile begins with your name followed by your tagline, occupation, current employer, current location, and first part of your introduction as framed in red in the above image. Dofollow Links Highlighted in yellow are the areas of your Google+ profile where you can get dofollow links back to your website. Google+ Page Optimization Next, let’s look at Google+ pages. Again, the name of your page will be the SEO title, followed by Google+ Dofollow links from your page can be obtained within the introduction and other links section. Google+ Local Optimization

Power Google www.google.com Welcome to Power Google, By Robert Harris, a practical, how-to book about using Google to locate information on the Internet. Below you will find a brief description of each chapter’s content along with two formats in which they can be viewed (Adobe® or HTML). If you do not have an Adobe® Acrobat® reader or would like to update your current reader to the latest version, click on the Adobe® icon below for a free download. Please note: Download times will depend on the Internet connection. Chapter 1: Why use Google? (41.0K) | or |HTML| Chapter 2: Developing a Search StrategyIf you want only a quick take on a common idea, you can simply type in the appropriate phrase into Google’s search box and quickly find your answer. (41.0K) | or |HTML| Chapter 3: Building a QueryOne of the advantages of Google’s effective method of finding and ordering pages for you is that even a simple search, such as typing in a couple of words, can produce excellent results. (42.0K) | or |HTML|

12 Awesome Social Media Facts and Statistics for 2013 As the world continues to embrace social media the ways we use the social networks are becoming clearer. Twitter with its short and snappy messaging is very dependent on mobile usage and smart phones. The rise of the visual web is making Pinterest and Tumblr the fastest growing social networks on the planet. Google+ is no longer an afterthought and is embedded in Google’s web assets including Gmail, local checkins and the mobile Android ecosystems. Google is getting the data it wants from Google+. Artificial intelligence that adds other dimensions to humanity has already arrived but we just don’t notice it. Related Resources from B2C» Free Webcast: The Future of Marketing: Social Listening + Action So what are the latest social media facts and statistics provided by the latest study by GlobalWebIndex for the second quarter of 2013? #1. Facebook still dominates at 70% of account ownership but Google+ is not far behind at just over 50%. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. #9. #10. #11. #12.

Google Search Operators - Search Help You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for site:nytimes.com will work, but site: nytimes.com won’t. Refine image searches Overall Advanced Search Go to Advanced Image Search. Search for an exact image size Right after the word you're looking for, add the text imagesize:widthxheight. Example: imagesize:500x400 Common search techniques Search social media Put @ in front of a word to search social media. Search for a price Put $ in front of a number. Search hashtags Put # in front of a word. Exclude words from your search Put - in front of a word you want to leave out. Search for an exact match Put a word or phrase inside quotes. Search within a range of numbers Put .. between two numbers. Combine searches Put "OR" between each search query. Search for a specific site Search for related sites

#LeWeb : 11 opportunités et 14 conseils prodigués par Google pour tirer profit de Google+ Bonjour à toutes et à tous. Comme je vous le précisais il y a quelques jours, l’un des évènements qui m’intéressaient le plus lors de cette seconde journée de #LeWeb était un workshop animé par Kate Alessi, « Head of Social, Strategy & Solutions » chez Google pour la région SEEMEA (Sud et Est de l’Europe, Moyen Orient et Afrique), sur la thématique « Build your brand with Google+ ». L’atelier a été à la hauteur de mes espérances car « à jour », la présentation des bonnes pratiques étant celle du Q4 2013. L’atelier a débuté avec une partie de contexte, Kate précisant que l’aspect social a toujours été dans la nature de l’Homme, seule la manière de partager ayant évolué au fil des années. « Google+ n’est pas un simple réseau social, c’est une manière d’enrichir toute l’expérience Google. Le partage reste limité à une diffusion dans des flux Le social est limité à cette seule dimension de pertinence Les interactions sociales manquent d’humanité Développer la sensibilité 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet) The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service. Click on an operator to jump to its description — or, to read about all of the operators, simply scroll down and read all of this page. The following is an alphabetical list of the search operators. This list includes operators that are not officially supported by Google and not listed in Google’s online help. Each entry typically includes the syntax, the capabilities, and an example. Some of the search operators won’t work as intended if you put a space between the colon (:) and the subsequent query word. allinanchor: If you start your query with allinanchor:, Google restricts results to pages containing all query terms you specify in the anchor text on links to the page. Anchor text is the text on a page that is linked to another web page or a different place on the current page. allintext: allintitle: allinurl: In URLs, words are often run together. author: cache: define: ext: filetype: group: id: inanchor:

Catherine Headley - Google Plus, une opportunité de visibilité pour les entreprises : Comment construire une présence efficace ? Google+, réseau social créé par Google en juin 2011, arrive dans une sphère sociale déjà très encombrée, dominée par deux réseaux incontournables Facebook et Twitter. Dans un contexte où une multitude de réseaux sociaux cohabitent, pourquoi une entreprise devrait elle aujourd’hui prendre en compte Google+ ? Est ce le potentiel commercial offert par l’audience grandissante de Google+ qui le rend incontournable ? Les prospects, clients ou prestataires de l’entreprise y sont ils présent ? Catherine Headley, Digital Strategist spécialisée en acquisition (SEO, SMO et SEM) et professeur à l’ESG Management School Côté audience, je suis très mitigée. L’audience de Google+ annoncée est elle une audience active et impliquée ? 1. - D’indiquer dans l’emplacement « également auteur de » les urls des sites dont le propriétaire du profil contribue au contenu rédactionnel. 2. La personne en charge des contenus doit être identifiée par Google comme étant un auteur influent.

Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two. You don’t need to limit yourself to searching just for simple strings; Google supports all manner of handy search tricks. If you want to search just HowToGeek.com’s archive of XBMC articles, for example, you can plug in site:howtogeek.com XBMC to search our site. Get More Out of Google [HackCollege via Mashable] Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to.

Google Tutor: Tutorials and Tips for Google Users 14 Special Google Searches With Instant Answers Google can do more than display lists of websites – Google will give you quick answers to many special searches. While Google isn’t quite as advanced as Wolfram Alpha, it has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. We’ve also covered searching Google like a pro by learning the Google search operators – if you want to master Google, be sure to learn those. Calculator You can use Google as a calculator – just type in a quick calculation and Google will provide an answer. Unit Conversions Google can also convert between a variety of units. As with the calculator, the unit conversion tool is clickable. You can also combine unit conversations and math. Currency Conversions Google can also do currency conversions for you. Your IP Address You can determine your current public IP address by typing what is my ip into Google – or just search for my ip. Weather Sunrise and Sunset You can also view the sunrise or sunset times for a location by typing sunrise location or sunset location. Times Package Tracking Data

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