Google continues to ramp things with their social initiative for business Google +. Along with some of the new features released yesterday, the most useful by far is the ability to designate managers for business pages on Google Plus. This is an effort to bring functionality that already exists with Facebook Pages. They are also toying with a new “on air” Hangout live streaming feature, but that’s a post for another day. For now, I’ll cover these new features briefly, why I like them, and how to use them. Continue reading “Google Plus Business Pages Seek Parity with Facebook”
Google has made a lot of changes of late. Part of their initiative to focus on social, integrating their ecosystem of sites and services into Google Plus. This week they updated their RSS reader, Google Reader. I’ve been a fan of Google Reader for some time (here and here). It now supports Google Plus (screenshot below). However, while the user interface offers consistency with other popular list based Google products, namely Gmail, I find it a bit bulky.
There have been so many changes with Google lately, it’s hard to keep up. Seems as though moving their whole ecosystem of products into a social framework, that is Google plus, is happening at a fever pitch. I was holding off in writing about it here until there was a collection of changes to share that could also be integrated with our Google Plus traffic training. Today’s screenshot (below) may not yet be mainstream, but it is an indicator of where things are headed, and SEOs, SEMs, along with social media marketers do well in taking notice. It’s also worth noting that Google has shown another feature, recently that is just as significant for SEO’s and content publishers.
Saw this video and find it resonates well with many I’ve been speaking with about Google Plus. If you can’t see it, go here.
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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. What’s evident, as more and more people start using Google’s social network, is the need for help for newer users. In this post you’ll learn how to quickly add friends to your network, what circles are, how I’m using circles to be more productive, how photos are displayed, what your profile page is and why it’s important, security, some advanced tips, browser plugins, and more. May it serve as a good first step to help you and others make the most of the social network. Continue reading “40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies”
A new graphic is going around on Google+, and probably elsewhere (caution: violence!). I’ve been busy in Google+ for a couple days now, and must say it is something worth being excited and intrigued about. Checkout the Google+ Favorite features video from my first 24 hours. It seems Google is committed to responding to user feedback, and are rolling out regular updates. What does this mean for Facebook? I ran across a graphic that displays someones strong feelings about the “new” rivalry, and wanted to share it here. Continue reading “Google+ Slaps Facebook?”