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It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.
Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.
Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.
Via Lauren Moss
I have been using G+ more lately and this is a useful Infographic for those of us starting to figure it out.
Excellent read. Here is a highilight:
2. Google+ Authorship is becoming a filter for quality content
Google has been fighting a war against bad quality content for most of its existence. Content that is poor quality and irrelevant but rises to the top of search results because of clever manipulation of the underlying Google search algorithm does a disservice to Google’s brand – and they know it.
Enter Google Authorship, a method of connecting your Google+ profile to your blog and other places where you publish content on the web, so you can help Google find your quality content.
When you set up Google Authorship and tie your content to your Google+ profile, you make it easier for Google to track social signals associated with your content, such as when other Google+ users +1 your content or reshare it or engage in discussion around it.
Wouldn’t it be great to get weekly website performance updates as a simple, easy-to-read graphic?
Now you can go beyond the Google Analytics dashboard with a new creative – and free – tool by Visual.ly. The New Google Analytics Report automatically delivers an infographic depicting your favorite metrics right to your desktop. See the infographic at the article link for a sample of a full infographic that is generated...
Via Lauren Moss, Robin Martin
Awesome scoop, thanks Robin!
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.
Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to queries but hidden from view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that Google uses to navigate you from point A to point B.
Last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built- the first time the company has let anyone see how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works.
Google opened up at a key moment in its evolution. The company began as an online search company, but then the mobile world exploded. Now, where you're searching from has become almost as important as what you're searching for. Google responded by creating an operating system, brand, and ecosystem that has become the only significant rival to Apple's iOS.
And for good reason. If Google's mission is to organize all the world's information, the most important challenge -- far larger than indexing the web -- is to take the world's physical information and make it accessible and useful...
Read the entire article for a fascinating look at how Google utilizes mapping systems, geo data, mobile technology, and visual representation to manage massive amounts of data from varying sources, including one of the most important to the success of Google Maps- human intelligence.
Via Lauren Moss, Lynnette Van Dyke