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List of Posts To Help You Become a Pro at Google+

New to Google+? If you read your way through these posts, you will become a Pro, guaranteed !


The Google Plus Hovercard: Your calling card across all of Google

By now, if you've spent any time on social media, you will be familiar with hovercards: those "mini business cards" that pop up when you hover over someone's name. Emphasis on business. You see, when optimized correctly, your hovercard becomes a digital business card across that entire social network.

How Not to use Google+

Published on Jul 01, 2013. Have you noticed some people on Google+ doing the same annoying thing, over and over? For most, it's not on purpose. It's not their fault that they don't know any better. But the fact is, there's something they're expected to do, or expected not to do, and they're messing it up.

Adventures in Visibility - The Google Plus +1 Visibility Advantage

In this episode of Adventures in Visibility, Denise Wakeman welcomes back go-to expert Stephan Hovnanian to tell you about yet another change to the Google Plus platform.

Four Reasons Marketers Need to Embrace Google+

In an informal MarketingProfs poll, marketers cited Google+ as their most hated social network. Reasons given, both in the poll and the subsequent comments, mentioned things like convenience (or lack thereof), complexity (huge learning curve, not enough time), and my favorite, "my target audience isn't there." Lack of convenience, I can understand.

Search tips within Google Plus

Google, the world's largest and most popular search engine, owns Google Plus, right? So it stands to reason that if you wanted to find information hidden within Google Plus, you could search for it, right? To be honest, it isn't as easy as you'd think.

Ronnie Bincer - Google+ - New Google Plus Hangouts; Video calls, messages, setup &...

Setting up accounts for Google Plus to do Hangouts can be a bit tricky. Watch this video to see the latest changes and to help others establish brand new acc...

Complete User Guide: Google Plus Pages for business and brands

A load of hints and tips to help make your page creation, building up and even then the management, work like a dream! Considering Google Plus Pages almost endless applications for business, beyond just building 'brand', you will want to hatch a plan in all areas.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Google Plus

By Denise Wakeman Google+ is a complex beast and yet, it is well worth your time to learn the basics. Once you have mastered the basics of building circles, posting and sharing content, then step by step, take the time to learn about the benefits of going deeper into Google+.

The Google+ Dictionary for Newbies | Simplicity

The Google+ Dictionary for Newbies Maybe you've read my newsletter in which I announced that I'm moving away from Facebook, and instead start to pay more attention to Google+. Facebook is in my opinion no longer of value for service-based small business owners - unless you pay, that is.

Google Plus Guides for Business & Personal Use

UPDATED July 2013! By popular request, here are all our "how to" Google Plus guides for using Google+ effectively, whether for business or personal use, in one convenient listing. ALL our Google+-related posts Want to easily share this list with others? Just use Like this list? Please upvote it at!

Grow Your Reach with Google+ Content Marketing - CT Social

Let's get this out of the way up front: content marketing is not magic. Neither is social media. Neither is Google. Neither is The Internet. You cannot wave a wand and make any of these things work for you; nor can even the best social media business out there.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Google+ Hangouts

You've heard about Google+, but you might be scratching your head about why you should use yet another social network. That could be because you don't know a lot about all it's features, like Hangouts, and how you can use them in your small business.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Google+

Google+ maybe a newer social network, but it's a powerful one. In fact it is now the second largest social media network behind Facebook after only launching just over two years ago. So why are so many Google+ users confused about how to use it?

How to Market your Content on Google Plus

Google+ is not just a Facebook competitor. Google sees it as a core layer to its web assets. It is embedded in and across all Google's web assets including Gmail, Blogger, Picasa and YouTube. Google+ was designed and developed from day one to be visual, integrated and mobile optimized.