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Keep your Google account safe!

Keep your Google account safe! | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

 

Video:

Keep your Google Account safe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMYjsBkXOAI

 

Change your password:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/41078?hl=en#41078

Choose a smart password:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32040

 

Recovery & alerts:

 

Choose how you'd like to receive alerts about suspicious activity and update your backup options to help you easily get back into your account if you're ever locked out.

 

Adding recovery options to your account

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/183723

 

Security notification settings

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/2733203

 

Enable 2-Step Authentication:

 

2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account

In addition to your username and password, you'll enter a code that Google will send you via text, voice call, or our mobile app.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744

 

Review Your Account Permissions:

 

On the Account Permissions tab of your Google Account, you can see a list of third-party sites and applications. These are sites and applications to which you’ve granted permission to access your Google Account, and you can see on this list to what parts of your account they have access.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521?hl=en

 

Recent activity:

 

Security-related actions on your account, including sign-ins and password changes. Google will notify you if anything looks suspicious. Take a moment to make sure that everything looks good.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3067630

 

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Take note and keep your Google Account safe from hackers.

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The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity

The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
A deep dive into all the many ways to work smarter with IFTTT recipes for Twitter, Facebook, social media, productivity, and plain old fun.
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IFTTT (an acronym for If This Then That) connects two services together so that an action from one service triggers an action at another.

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#GooglePlus Tips to Quickly Boost Results

#GooglePlus Tips to Quickly Boost Results | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
If you’re eager to create an energetic and collaborative community, there’s no better way to do it than with Google+! 3 Google+ tips to boost results.
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Google+ is waiting and the door of opportunity for your business is wide open...

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Why You Should Forget Facebook - Jeffbullas's Blog

Why You Should Forget Facebook - Jeffbullas's Blog | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Has Facebook got you fooled? Are you chasing likes for your brand page? Paying for fans? Maybe it's time to forget Facebook!
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Pay to play...

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malek's comment, May 5, 8:18 AM
an eye opener
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Eat24: Life After Facebook

Eat24: Life After Facebook | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
As you might have heard, we shut down our Facebook page. Did the world end? Are we now bankrupt? Find out here!
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This is such a hilarious post, it's a must read! :-)

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10 Chrome apps that make Google Drive more powerful | PCWorld

10 Chrome apps that make Google Drive more powerful | PCWorld | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
These Chrome Web Store gems leverage Google Drive for better collaboration, brainstorming, project management and more.

Via Timo Ilomäki
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Chrome + Drive = Tool

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 2, 1:47 PM

Useful list to check if you are using Google apps or Google drive often

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The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

Blain makes a point right at the beginning of her tagline on Google+ to tell people she reads their comments. She tells us:


I think many people feel overwhelmed with Google Plus. They tried using the same social media techniques that they have learned on other networks and find that they are not getting any traction on Google Plus.


I feel a big reason behind that is that they are using the same automated techniques that allow them to post cross-platform to many different areas.


For example posting the same content on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram all at the same time through tools like Hootsuite. You can see brands will post the exact same Facebook or Twitter message into a Google Plus posts often using the wrong functions like using an @ symbol instead of the plus mention used on Google Plus.

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Amanda Blain has excellent advice for businesses in how to use Google+!

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Kevare: Rumour has it Google+ is dead...

Kevare: Rumour has it Google+ is dead... | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

Rumour had it that the world was going to end not so long ago..

Did it?  Nope!  Did people believe it?  Yup!


Did you hear that Google+ is a ghost town?  

Well that's another big rumour .....

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Google+ = Google very soon.

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Yonatan Zunger puts Google+ "Walking Dead" rumors to rest | #GooglePlus Daily

Yonatan Zunger puts Google+ "Walking Dead" rumors to rest | #GooglePlus Daily | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Vic Gundotra's announcement that he is leaving Google has spurred rumors that Google+ could be "walking dead." Yonatan Zunger has spoken out to put that to rest.
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TechCrunch is the worst ever bullshitter, to my mind.  Because editor Alexia Tsotsis owns Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter stock, perhaps?

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Google Now Displaying Full Review Snippets in the Knowledge Panel

Google Now Displaying Full Review Snippets in the Knowledge Panel | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

Off and on for the past few months Google has been showing reviews in the Knowledge panel for local searches.

James Gibbons pointed out today that he was now seeing them more regularly. I would have to agree.

This may be a more extensive test or it may be the new normal but many (not all) local listings with reviews are showing the snippets.

Jaana Nyström's insight:

Mike Blumenthal is the Google Local & Places expert!

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61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business

61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
A complete list of social media tools for small business that are easy, useful, and affordable (or free!).
Jaana Nyström's insight:
Excellent list of the best tools for social media.
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Corinne Thomsett's curator insight, May 2, 9:20 AM

61...? That's a mind boggling number. But a good, well researched article, if you have the time to read it and fully digest it. I am going to have to give it another go myself.

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How to Authorize Your SlideShare Profile with Google+, Improve CTR

How to Authorize Your SlideShare Profile with Google+, Improve CTR | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

Besides establishing credibility and legitimacy to your content, authorship can improve click-through rates on your content.

Check out the deck below for a step-by-step walkthrough of this process:

Jaana Nyström's insight:

Everybody's buzzing about Google Authorship!

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How To Create Google +Post Ads

How To Create Google +Post Ads | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Google has implemented a system where active Google+ businesses can promote their Google+ posts throughout the Google display network as an ad. Here's how to get started.
Jaana Nyström's insight:

These ads will NOT appear inside Google+!

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Marilyn Moran's curator insight, April 20, 7:18 PM

Great guide on how to get started on Google+ post ads.

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Official Google+ Help Center

Official Google+ Help Center | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Official Google+ Help Center where you can find tips and tutorials on using Google+ and other answers to frequently asked questions.
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Almost everything you need to know about GooglePlus!

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I Use Facebook & Twitter. Why Should My Business Use Google+?

I Use Facebook & Twitter. Why Should My Business Use Google+? | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Do you consider digital marketing important for your business? Do you think Google Plus is a waste of time? If yes to either of these, prepare to reconsider!
Jaana Nyström's insight:
Google+ Posts Are Web Pages:   

- Wait, what?

 

   Unlike Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn posts, Google+ posts are indexed in the search results just like websites. More over, they can be linked to, SEO’d and acquire authority of their own just like your website. This means you can get more SERP real-estate for your own online properties and take away from your competitors!    

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Add borders and crop images in Google Docs & Slides

Add borders and crop images in Google Docs & Slides | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

You can adjust and customize images you have added to Google Docs and Slides by cropping or masking them, and by adding borders.

Jaana Nyström's insight:

Great new feature in Google Drive!

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 6, 1:46 PM

Very handy new tools - click and check them out.

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Google Plus Is Not An Ex-Parrot | Geekalicious

Google Plus Is Not An Ex-Parrot | Geekalicious | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Google Plus is going nowhere. The rumours stem from a TechCrunch article musing about the future of G+. Here are my views.
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A snippet from the article:  "It is the same with any social media platform - it will have it's lovers and it's haters. If you don't like it, don't use it. I have Facebook friends who have never set fingertip on Twitter. There are those who don't own an Instagram account or won't spend hours getting lost on Pinterest."

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Don't Make Your Competition the Easy Choice; Engage on Google+ Now!

Don't Make Your Competition the Easy Choice; Engage on Google+ Now! | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
As a professional service provider, you have to make tough decisions about where to market your services. Is Google + right for you?
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Things to ponder...

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Google+ Tips From the Experts: 13 Ways to Gain the Most Engagement

Google+ Tips From the Experts: 13 Ways to Gain the Most Engagement | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
See how others are taking advantage of Google+ with some expert Google+ tips, tools, and best practices for your page.
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Good tips galore!

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Corinne Thomsett's curator insight, May 1, 7:41 AM

This is a platform I want to know more about. How can I claim to be a social media manager when I don't really understand the basics of Google+? Trust me, this is something I am going to remedy, starting now.

Larissa Meo's curator insight, May 28, 8:37 PM

Informações interessantes, mas muita coisa para assimilar.

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12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think

12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Sit down for this: I use Google+, and I love it.

 

On Google+, I've found a blank canvas to create, share and interact with people all over the world. It's a chance to be openly expressive on a platform where there are no preconceived notions of people who think they "know" me. You might have a lot of strong political opinions or a love of food porn pictures that you want to share with the world, but hold back on Facebook in fear of what your friends might think.

 

You can enjoy this blank canvas and find a place to share what you're truly passionate about, too. Here are 12 reasons you should give Google+ a second chance, if you haven't already.

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Many good reasons why using Google+ is a pleasure!

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 27, 2:59 AM

Check it out. There is reasons to use G+ for some purposes you simple can't do anywhere else. :-)

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Didn’t You Hear? Good Journalism is Dead!

Didn’t You Hear? Good Journalism is Dead! | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
Google+ is far from dead and the TechCrunch attack is part of a pattern.
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David Amerland shares facts instead of nonsensical rumours like tech publications.

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This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think.


All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin Kwok. It uses a number of optical character recognition (OCR) algorithms, including libraries developed by Microsoft and Google, which quickly build a model of text regions, words and letters from nearly any image.

Jaana Nyström's insight:

Project Naptha is available now for free!

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 25, 9:29 AM

Great, I've been waiting for this!

Official AndreasCY's comment, April 25, 5:56 PM
Thank you man!
Corinne Thomsett's curator insight, May 1, 7:44 AM

Now THAT could be fun to play with. Not sure how I might use it to benefit my fledgling business, but I bet, if I think hard enough, I can come up with something.

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The Simple Truth About SEO

The Simple Truth About SEO | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it

The secret is that there is no secret. 


SEO isn’t complicated. Like anything, there is a depth of knowledge that helps fine-tune strategies, but 90 percent is merely about consistently doing what feels natural and testing. They specifically cautioned against trusting anyone who claimed to have an inside track. Instead, they recommended focusing on amplifying what feels like a natural extension of the business.

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Pay attention to social signals!

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How Google+ Helps Bloggers Increase Reach, Readers and Ranking

How Google+ Helps Bloggers Increase Reach, Readers and Ranking | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
If you're a blogger, you need to be using Google+ to increase your reach, readers and ranking.
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Bloggers ahoy!

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mireia's curator insight, April 21, 5:16 PM

for writing bloggers

Marilyn Moran's curator insight, April 21, 7:58 PM

Tip To Bloggers: If You're Not Already, Get on Google+ Now. 

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How to Dramatically Improve Your Google Authorship

How to Dramatically Improve Your Google Authorship | GooglePlus Expertise | Scoop.it
How do to gain those trust signals that Google Authorship provides? How do you improve your authorship reputation, rise in the ranks, and gain more readers?

 

Before you start.

 

This article assumes two things:

You’re already on Google+, and You have signed up for Google Authorship. If not, please do so.

 

Additionally, you can check out the video on adding Google+ Authorship for more information.

Now it’s time to dramatically improve your Google Authorship.

Jaana Nyström's insight:

"Become consistently active on Google+" - helps tremendously.

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