If you are on Google+, then the chances are you will have seen the news about the new G+. Wait. What? You can read the official announcement here. What Google have done is build a new version of G+ from the ground up. It has material design oozing out of its pores and is quick […]
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Follower counts Five months ago, on May 3rd 2015 I had 9,873 followers on Google+. That’s according to the stats supplied by CircleCount. On May 4th 2015 Google added Google+ collections. Fast forward to today, I now have 10,580 followers. Not too bad. That’s an increase of 707 in just 5 months. What about those […]
If you are a Facebook user and have heard about this other place called G+, this is for you. Perhaps you are already using both networks, but you can’t quite get the hang of G+… well, this is for you as well. What to expect when you first sign up for Google+ Before we start, […]
What are Google+ Collections? On May 4th 2015 Google+ got a new feature called collections. Before I explain what collections are, I will describe how things used to be. Before May 4th if someone you followed created a post publicly, or shared a post with you via a circle, you would see the post in […]
Google+ Communities are similar to Facebook Groups, but they are not the same. Here is a quick run down of some of the differences you will find if you are new to Google+. Discussion Categories When I created the Google+ Community Facebook Group (Now that is a bit of a mouthful!) one glaring difference hit […]
This isn’t a top 10 post, or a 5 reasons to do blah post. No. It is none of that attention grabbing nonsense. Here is one simple reason that all businesses, big or small need to be on Google+. Oh and by that I mean, need to be active on Google+. I shall explain by […]
I would like to dispel a misconception. That is that Google+ is a social network. Google+ is not a social network Oh no, it is so much more than that. Yes it is true that plus.google.com is a social networking site, but it is only one small part of the whole which is Google+. So now […]
Social media marketing is an essential ingredient to gaining visibility for the content you create on-line. In this post, I will show you how to maximise the impact of your Google+ posts, to increase your visibility. Formatting a Google+ post Being able to make text bold, italic, or even with a strike through, is something […]
There are many components to a Google+ post. Here is a run down of all the neat things you can do. Formatting posts Surround text with these special characters to make things bold, italic or add a strikethrough. Code Result *Bold text* Bold text _Italic text_ Italic text -Strikethrough text- Strikethrough text You can combine […]
When you join Google+, you will very quickly become familiar with this. The bell icon in the centre will often have a little red box with a number inside it. That tells you instantly how many notifications you have. Clicking on it, pulls up a box like the one below.
Making that first impression Everyone will tell you that first impressions matter. Whether you are meeting someone face to face for the first time, or they are visiting your website, that first impression colours their opinion of you, your business and your professionalism. So what is Google+ Local? It used to be Google Places, where […]
There are a lot of separate parts to Google+ as a whole, which can be daunting for a new user. This series of articles will clear up the confusion in small bite sized chunks. One of the remarkable things about Google+ is the way in which it has been integrated across Google’s portfolio of products. […]