Those who have used Google+ for a while are aware of its powerful search functionality. With it, you can see posts shared on the Plus as well as trending content found elsewhere on the Internet.
Monitoring conversations around your brand or name is very important. It does not only allow you to know your audience better, but it also helps build stronger relationships.
The Google+ Search functionality is very powerful for that particular purpose.
To help you leverage it, I have created a short tutorial on my blog. I hope you will find it useful!
A few weeks ago, I shared a list of tools to help you make the most of Google+. Quite a few people noticed that a major one was missing: CircleCount. I left out that one on purpose because it deserved an article in itself.
Probably the best free tool to understand your audience on Google+!
Google Plus vs Facebook: Why G+ Should Dominate Your 2014 Marketing Strategy
"Semantic search and organic reach or a platform requiring your hard-earned cash in order to gain the attention of your current fans?" - @Rebekah Radice
Your Google Plus (G+) hover card is the first impression people have of you inside G+. Well, actually your profile image is the very first impression. When G+ users mouse over your profile image in...
A must-read to understand how you can leverage your Google+ Hovercard better!
Auto Awesome is the name given to the tool used by Google to create these motion videos from images you upload to Google Plus either through your cellphone.
I really like this video and article by Ryan Hanley. He does a good job explaining what autoawesome videos are and how they are created by Google.
Google Plus Notifications, Meet Mr. Jingles!
“I’m the official G+ Notifications ‘mascot’ but I don’t like it when people call me that.” that’s what Mr. Jingles says about himself.
Yes, he is the cheery notification bell with a cute face, who appears in the top right corner of your Google bar.
He goes through all of your notifications and bring them up to you when you sign in to Google+. Every now and then, he does a fun little dance too :-)
Wondering why you get no response from people on Google+? Here is an easy tip to help you gather steam. But first, let me bust one of the biggest myths out there: No, the social media platform is N...
I see so many people not take advantage of this feature that I had to write an article.
Google+ is not Facebook!
So recently, I’ve been seeing a few posts and articles circulating around the web that are basically hating on Google+ and, well, as a Google+ lover, I think that’s pretty awesome. Huh!?? Yup. You ...
An excellent article on what the Google+ haters really don't understand about the platform.
I don't think I have read a better post on the topic!
Lately, I have found so many great articles on Google+ that curating them one by one would take me an entire day and maybe longer. Instead, I have decided to highlight the best I have read. My favo...
A list of in-depth tips and resources to help you understand and leverage Google+.
Kudos to @Jaana Nyström in particular. Her post is a treasure trove!
Here are the Google Plus tips list that provides quick informative instructions and process on how to use Google+.
Google+ is an awesome platform, but it has so many options and features that it can be quite overwhelming to figure out.
However, thanks to people like Martin Shervington, there is no need to spend hours looking for guides and how-tos. He has done the job for us!
Whether you are looking for an easy way to add people to circles from ripples, mute posts, change your photo settings, or disable comments and reshares before publication, you will find answers in his article.
What I really like about his list is the fact that all the tips are presented as GIFs — and hence easy to follow.
Tuesday was a very busy day for Google. The company added 18 new features to its social network. Hangouts Support for location sharing, SMS, and GIFs (Hangouts for Android). Hangouts On Air can now...
When Google makes announcements, they are usually major. Today was no exception.
With 18 new features added to Hangouts and Photos, as well as the introduction of vanity URLs, Google+ is officially making history.
According to you, what’s next?
With over 1 billion users, Google+ has become an essential platform for most industries. This is particularly the case with journalism. If you are a reporter and not quite sure how to use the Plus,...
Excellent guide to leverage Google+. While the tips target journalists, I feel that everyone wanting to use the platform well should follow them.
What is Google Authorship? Google Authorship is the link between your Google+ profile and the content you create. Why would you want to set it up?
One of the biggest benefits of using Google+ is the ability to claim ownership of the content you create by linking it to your profile. The feature is called Google Authorship.
If you are looking for a clear and thorough guide on the topic, check out the article Martin Shervington has written for Plus Your Business. He explains:
The benefits of using AuthorshipHow to set it upThe difference between ‘rel=author’ and ‘rel=publisher’
The article also features an interview with Google+ expert Mark Traphagen, and a quizz. All in all, a must-read!