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The Evolution Of Google Reader Started With A Crash | TechCrunch

The Evolution Of Google Reader Started With A Crash | TechCrunch | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Jason Shellen is a former Googler and founding product manager of Google Reader. He is now co-founder at Boxer and advisor at Tapedeck...
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How To Put Google+ To Work For Your Small Business

How To Put Google+ To Work For Your Small Business | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Google is in the process of bringing together all of their products so that you reach your customers no matter what they are doing online or where they are spending their time online.  Google will soon become the place for social interactions and search, so why not get ready now?

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The Move to Communities on Google Plus

The Move to Communities on Google Plus | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

I have looked at several communities on Google Plus over the past month and I have really liked what I have found. People are interacting with each other. Moderators are actually monitoring discussions and good, solid, valuable information is being shared.

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Google+ Makes Gains Worldwide But Struggles on Mobile

Google+ Makes Gains Worldwide But Struggles on Mobile | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

As Google integrates its popular websites with Google+, it is challenging social media leaders Facebook and Twitter in terms of unique monthly visits by PC users around the world, according to new data from research firm comScore.

At the same time, Google+ in the U.S. has seen slow adoption among mobile-device users, despite the popularity of Google’s Android operating system, comScore said. Google disputes that notion.

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Six ways to use Google + Hangouts for academic productivity

Six ways to use Google + Hangouts for academic productivity | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Basically, G+ can act as a sort of virtual journal club or lab meeting, allowing me to have meaningful and productive interactions with long-distance colleagues that are easy, effective, and– best of all– free. Here are some examples:

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This Google+ Denial Is Starting To Seem Silly

This Google+ Denial Is Starting To Seem Silly | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

This Google+ Denial Is Starting To Seem Silly. Perhaps more of us need to repeat it to ourselves to get a grasp on the concept. Google+ is Google. Stop thinking about it as just the Facebook rival, and accept that it’s simply part of the fabric of how Google works. And while you’re at it, start thinking about Google’s various products like Drive, Gmail, YouTube, etc. as features of Google.

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Why You Should Be On Google Plus (Even Though No One Else Is) - Forbes

Why You Should Be On Google Plus (Even Though No One Else Is) - Forbes | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Do you ever get the impression no one is on Google Plus? That it’s utterly devoid of the vast audience that makes Facebook so powerful? That’s exactly why you should get involved now, says consultant Linda Sherman, who is also the past CEO of ClubMed Japan. “People who are ignoring it are falling behind,”

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Six Reasons You Should Be on GooglePlus, Top Big Brands SMB

Six Reasons You Should Be on GooglePlus, Top Big Brands SMB | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Linda Sherman offers an updated overview of why you should be active on GooglePlus. Select big brands and small business SMB benefitting from early adoption here.
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Gartner: Global IT Spend To Hit $3.7T In 2013, Up 4.2%; Devices Spend Growth Revised Down, Helped By Cheaper Android Tablets | TechCrunch

Gartner: Global IT Spend To Hit $3.7T In 2013, Up 4.2%; Devices Spend Growth Revised Down, Helped By Cheaper Android Tablets | TechCrunch | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Analyst Gartner has increased its forecast for worldwide IT spending in 2013, revising its Q3 2012 figure up from 3.8 per cent growth to 4.2 per cent higher than last year’s figure. The analyst is now forecasting that worldwide IT spending will hit $3.7 trillion in 2013.

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Google+ Should Be Part of Your 2013 Social Media Strategy | Above the Fold & Socially Acceptable

Google+ Should Be Part of Your 2013 Social Media Strategy | Above the Fold & Socially Acceptable | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Google+ isn't just a social network or another marketing channel - it also provides tremendous SEO benefits for your business.
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Google+ Now Allows Pages to Interact With All Users, Analytics Coming Soon

Google+ Now Allows Pages to Interact With All Users, Analytics Coming Soon | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Learn about Google+'s new rollouts, including the ability for businesses to interact with a wider audience, and analytics. (Each #social should do this.. Don't depend on 3rd party!
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4 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Should Include Google+ in 2013

4 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Should Include Google+ in 2013 | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

When it comes to your social media marketing for 2013, there is one resolution you need to make sure you keep all year long - adding Google+ to your social media marketing strategy.

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2012 was Google+'s first full year in operation, so what did it achieve? - The Sociable

2012 was Google+'s first full year in operation, so what did it achieve? - The Sociable | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
2012 was Google+'s first full year in operation, so what did Google's young social network achieve in the past year? How many active users does Google+ have
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Stop Whining And Embrace Google+ Already

Stop Whining And Embrace Google+ Already | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Take a hint from the YouTube community and stop with all the complaining. Embrace Google's wacky social network already. There is nothing you can do about it, anyway. 

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This is one one those posts where the comments outshine the article. Be sure to read the comments.

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Google+ Hangouts and How to Use Them for SEO

Google+ Hangouts and How to Use Them for SEO | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

As you hear more about Google+ Hangouts from Google’s advertising campaigns you may be wondering to yourself, what exactly are Google+ Hangouts and do they have any practical SEO benefits? Here, I’ll dive into these topics and also explain some interesting testing I have done that can help you take up more real estate in Google’s search results using G+ Hangouts.

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4 Do's and 2 Don'ts For Ranking Well in Google Plus Local ...

4 Do's and 2 Don'ts For Ranking Well in Google Plus Local ... | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

As local search results become more and more important, business owners want to know how to get their listing to rank well.  To help you do just that, we’ve pulled together our list of four things to do and 2 things to avoid to help your Google Plus Local listing dominate the local results.

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Why Google Really Wants You to Use Google+ This Year

Why Google Really Wants You to Use Google+ This Year | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Google+ has always been shamelessly integrated into the company's main product by way of social search, but at least you used to be able to use all other things Google without having your other other social network shoved in your face. Now a directive from CEO Larry Page has Google+ connected up with pretty much everything.

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Report: Google+ Has 105 Million Unique Monthly Visitors

Report: Google+ Has 105 Million Unique Monthly Visitors | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Google+ has joined Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in the 100 million-plus-unique-visitors-per-month club, but it's lagging in mobile, according to data from comScore.

The network attracted 105 million monthly users in October 2012 compared to 65.3 million in October 2011, a 60.9% increase.

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Google Plus Communities: More Uses Than You Might Imagine

Google Plus Communities: More Uses Than You Might Imagine | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Google Plus Communities is an excellent way to bring like-minded people together, and in fact, we can imagine these communities being able to take the place of forums. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that if a forum is vital to your business, then keeping it on your own controlled domain is better than relying on a third party to provide the service.

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Google Translate For Google+ Allow You To Translate Individual Updates

Google Translate For Google+ Allow You To Translate Individual Updates | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Google Translate For Google+ allow you to translate to the foreign language status updates with one click. You can either translate the original post only or post as well as comments. 

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There's No Avoiding Google+

There's No Avoiding Google+ | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Google is challenging Facebook by using a controversial tactic: requiring people to use the Google+ social network.

The result is that people who create an account to use Gmail, YouTube and other Google services—including the Zagat restaurant-review website—are also being set up with public Google+ pages that can be viewed by anyone online. Google+ is a Facebook rival and one of the company's most important recent initiatives as it tries to snag more online advertising dollars.

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Here's How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+ - WebProNews

Here's How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+ - WebProNews | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Here's How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+WebProNewsWe've seen many brands engage with Google+ users, in fact, brands created over 1 million pages in just a few months.
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Head of Google Glass Babak Parviz talks what is next for the platform

Head of Google Glass Babak Parviz talks what is next for the platform | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
As 2013 kicks-off, Babak Parviz, head of the Google Glass project that launched in Spring of last year, sat down in an interview with IEEE Spectrum to give us word on what to expect next.
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Google Plus Communities: Connect Your Brand Like Never Before

Google Plus Communities: Connect Your Brand Like Never Before | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it

Brand pages can use Communities exactly like persons. And that’s why they may be the best thing that ever happened to your brand on Google+ (next to Hangouts On Air, of course!).

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Best of 2012: 10 Apps Google+ Users Can't Live Without - Android Authority

Best of 2012: 10 Apps Google+ Users Can't Live Without - Android Authority | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
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