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Effective us of Google+ for Business and understanding its impact on our businesses today. by Martin Brossman ProNetworkingOnLine.com Greg Hyer HyerMedia.com by Mind Map: Effective us of Google+ for Business and
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Effective us of Google+ for Business and understanding its impact on our businesses today. by Martin Brossman ProNetworkingOnLine.com Greg Hyer HyerMedia.com

Last updated May 13 2014

Understanding the Value of Google Plus

a social layer for your search experience with Google

a hub for all of the main free services that Google offers

Facebook is just a social media platform built from the ground up, Google is the main information resource on the Web.

Google+ interfaces fully with your Google search experience

Signing Up for Google Plus

signup page: plus.google.com

Picture of signup page

Connecting to people

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103386024139526427298/posts

https://plus.google.com/u/0/people/find

Getting your Business on the Map with Google Plus Local

Google Plus Local and Google Plus Business Pages

Google Places is now Google + Local

claiming your Google Plus Local page

1st Look your business up in Google Maps, http://maps.google.com

If there claim that listing with your gmail account

If not just go to http://google.com/places

Hangout is a way to have video chats with up to 10 people

https://plus.google.com/u/0/hangouts

Google Communities

Like Forums or Groups on Facebook and LinkedIn

"Communities are places where users can share specific questions, comments or content relating to a particular topic with other users who are just as interested in the conversation. "

A Google Demo Video for Communities

Types of Communities

Public, Anyone can join, Moderator Needs to approve joining, Outsiders can see and like

Private, Hide from search: Moderators only invite, People can find and ask to join, Can't switch to public

Components

Categories, The managers can correct categories, Limit is 20 categories

"About this community", State what the community is, State the ground rules

Add a photo, The size of the image would ideally be 200-pixel wide by 250-pixel tall.

Location, If you community is location based

"Taglines"

Video Chats - Hangout

"On", Auto off for communities over 1000 people

The main stream

# Hashtags

General tips

Focused topic

Two ways to invite, Share, less spammy, Invite, Sharing a post inside out to the public stream

You can post directly to the community from the main message area., Photo

Creating a Community

1st make sure their is not one already going on your topic and just join if it is good.

Include more about it in the tagline

You'll need to have a Google Plus account. So if you've been putting that off, now's the perfect time to get started.

Go here: https://plus.google.com/communities

Sign in and you'll have a button called "create community."

Choose whether you want the community to be public or private. You can't switch this later, so think before you choose.

Enter a Community name and then decide whether or not moderator approval will be required when new members want to join.

Mine to join

http://bit.ly/qana4smallbusiness

Resource page

Resources

Google+ Communities: A Beginner's Guide

http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/#circles

Be active

Just put on the calender to check

+1 things you find interesting

Google Chrome has more apps that work with Google Plus

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Get the Google Plus Aps

http://www.google.com/mobile/+/

Google Authorship

https://plus.google.com/authorship

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=barnesmcquade.com&html=

http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1708844

The authors

Connect to Martin Brossman

Personal on Google Pluse, http://BrossmanOnGP.com

The blog Post that this was based on, http://wp.me/pD5nG-bz

GregHyer

Google + Hangout

Google Hangout

Needed, May run first time for software, Chrome, Google+ account, Video camera build in or external

Lower Thirds

Hub of all communication (communication unification)

Hangout OnAir, Resources, http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/onair.html#, http://youtu.be/VZAcrSgA9Ek, https://plus.google.com/110701307803962595019/posts/UXzKtfoPR88, https://plus.google.com/+NatalieVillalobos/posts/a1sgtv91skA

tips for having an effective hangout on air, have enough light on your face and no back lighting behind you. Neutral background may be just a sheet over something or hanging from the sealing

Chrome

sync chrome across all platforms: Desktop, phone and mobile

Add the App Video call launcher for hangeouts

Add the App "Hangouts" Repleces chat, phoncalls and SMS messaging to your chrome brower

Resources, http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/15/4318830/inside-hangouts-googles-big-fix-for-its-messaging-mess

3 core updates

Updates for G+ look and funcunality

Updates Google maps, Integrating Earth with Maps, http://maps.google.com/preview/, http://mashable.com/2013/05/15/new-google-maps-is-spectacular/

Updates to Google photos - Auto improve, https://plus.google.com/+GPhotos/posts

New to hangout

Old hangout is hangout on Air

Hangout a upgrade of chat unification of Googles communication platform - Chat, Video and SMS and google voice coming

Hangout Party, Open for any friends

Google Photos

Auto Awesome

Auto awesome Motion: least 5 continuous photos and the algorithm detects the motion.

reference

http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/#circles

http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/#circles

Google Events

In-person

Private Hangout