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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

What is Google Plus? A Complete User Guide. (Videos and Blog) If you think Google Plus is just another social site, you are in for a big surprise. What has been created is, put simply, a phenomenal tool for human communication, and much more. But it takes you to experience it, embrace it and ‘get it’ before this realisation really comes. The complete guide to Google Plus will give you everything you need to use it as an individual or for business, including a free 90 minute video course. Introduction Since its launch in 2011, Google Plus has been gradually moving towards being one of the most active social networks with hundreds of millions of people having active accounts. And if you are looking at business applications of Google+, then also check out my ‘Google Plus Marketing Guide’ here. So, let’s begin! Whilst referring to the image of the rabbit/duck which first appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1892, he says “I suspect most of you see a duck.” Google+, however, is something different and as such needs new language to explain the experience.

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. 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. 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. What are Google Plus Circles? Think of Google Circles as categories. This video, created by Google, shows you exactly how Circles work, how you interact with them, how to add people to them, and so much more. My favorite feature with Google Plus Circles is the fact that you can use them to send topic-specific email notifications specifically to that circle group. What Are Hangouts?

Les réseaux sociaux | Je vous présente Google Plus Au départ, Google+ a repris les fonctionnalités de Facebook en ajoutant quelques nouveautés comme les hangouts, les vidéos de groupe, ou le classement des contacts dans des cercles indépendants les uns des autres.Google ajoute régulièrement de nouvelles fonctionnalités à son réseau social. Sont récemment apparues, par exemple, la recherche locale et les communautés.Google intègre petit à petit ses principaux services à Google+. Malgré l’accroissement du nombre de fonctionnalités, Google a réussi à conserver une certaine simplicité d’utilisation.Il suffit de comprendre le fonctionnement de Google+ et de prendre quelques bonnes habitudes pour l’utiliser facilement et efficacement. Présentation du réseau Google+ est un réseau social. Vous choisissez qui peut voir les contenus que vous partagez. Les personnes qui voient vos contenus peuvent agir sur ces derniers. Elles ont également la possibilité de partager à leur tour votre publication. Créer votre profil Google + Modifiez votre profil

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

Actualités et conseils sur Google+, tutoriels gratuits Google Plus Google+ est un réseau social créé par Google, lancé en juin 2011, permettant de partager des informations avec des contacts, classés par cercles, de faire des tchats (texte ou vidéo), d’uploader des photos depuis son smartphone… Avec Google Plus, Google tente d’utiliser les meilleures idées de Facebook, LinkedIn et Twitter ! Mais c’est en fait la colonne vertébrale de Google, tous les produits et services majeurs étant intégrés à Google+. Consultez également la rubrique sur la gestion des auteurs (authorship). Vous pouvez vous abonner par email (newsletter) ou par RSS et me suivre sur Twitter, Facebook ou Google+. Si vous appréciez cette rubrique, dites-le en cliquant sur ces boutons Dans : Google+ - Par Olivier Duffez, le 24 octobre 2014 Annoncées en décembre 2013, les annonces +Post sont désormais disponibles pour tous les annonceurs (ayant au moins 1.000 abonnés à leur page Google+). Dans : Google+ - Par Olivier Duffez, le 10 octobre 2014

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

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. 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 Connect:

40 Google+ Tips & Tricks For Power Users | PCWorld July 27, 2011, 8:24 AM — Google+ is all the rage right now. 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. Most of us, however, are only beginning to scratch the surface of what Google+ can do; like many Google products, G+ is brimming with advanced features and untapped tweaks. That's why I decided to put together this massive list of Google+ tips and tricks. For more G+ tips and general tech talk, be sure to join me on Google+ as well. Google+ Tips Part 1: The Stream 1. 2. 3. 4. 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. 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? It's probably not a surprise that activity on Google's social network influences Google search results, but the degree of correlation is astonishingly high. So how do we leverage Google+ for SEO value? A Brief Overview of Google+ Like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the others, Google+ is a social networking platform. In late 2010, Google’s Matt Cutts made it clear that “social signals” were factored into search ranking algorithms. The correlation between helpful content and a high volume of social signals seems natural and intuitive. The Power of User-Created Content Public posts on Google+ are indexed for search, unlike most tweets, Facebook posts, etc. How To Hack Google Plus For SEO Value 1. Sure. 2.

Google+ Scam Spreading Via Fake Invites [WARNING] Using Google+? 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]

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. Literally. That’s because Circles is the Google+ feature that users are generating the most buzz about. If you’re not familiar with a social graph it’s a map of everyone you know and how they are related to you. 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. Google+ also defines five special Circles: Two are only for reading: "Stream" which is everyone in any of your Circles; and "Incoming" which is are posts that are shared to you by people not in your Circles. Few find this default set to be sufficient. There are sound reasons for people finding the default Circles limiting.

Google+ Private Hangouts Can Be Recorded With YouTube Google+ Private Hangouts Can Be Recorded with YouTube Live If you have not heard about Google+ Hangouts yet, this article will open your eyes and ears to an amazing tool you need to use personally and for your business. Google+ is a social media platform that can no longer be ignored. Google+ offers two types of FREE Hangouts: Private Hangout and Hangouts on Air. My Google+ friend, +Ronnie Bincer discovered a way for you to record Private Video Hangouts. +Ronnie Bincer breaks down the steps to recording your Private Video Hangout below: Important note: You must follow each of the steps listed above. There’s one catch. #HOAtips #HangoutsTips #GooglePlusTips #LiveEventsTips #YouTubeTips #PrivateHOA #TheHangoutHelper Rebecca Wardlow is a leading Social Media and Google+ expert.