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Love That Google+!

Why Should You Be On Google+?

The last thing you need is another social media site!  Right? So if you were to just pick the important sites to be on, would you pick Google Plus? I would!  In this article I will go over why I love that Google+ and how to get on it.

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  No Advertisements 

Advertisements are distracting and it is peaceful to get away from them.

  Circles

You can divide your friends into categories called circles. Think of how of you know them or classify them. Did you work with them, go to school with them, hate them, and have a common interest with them? You can only have 5,000 friends in your circles, but an unlimited number of friends can circle you and follow you. There are no friend requests here and no worries of you both agreeing to like each other to be friends. Just add or remove friends whenever you want. You can post to public, particular circles or just one person. You can even share circles of friends.

  Hangouts 

This is a video chat with up to 9 other people at one time. It is a small group meeting where you can see and hear each other without having to physically be together. They can be located from anywhere in the world. If you want to add more, you can record it like a free webinar.  What else makes its great is you can screen share.

  Trending Topics 

There is a category called trending topics to see what are the hot trending posts that are going viral: news, humor, events and holidays.

  Hashtags

Hashtags in Twitter are similar in Google+. Hashtags are used for finding posts that use them. You can find them in the Google+ search that indexes them. Making a hashtag is simple. Start with the # symbol and then end your hashtag with either the space or tab key.  This makes it clickable. Your hashtag can be anything you want it to be. You will know it worked after you finish typing it as it changes to a blue colored text with a grey box.

  Communities

You can join interest groups called communities. You can make friends and share information with people who share your passion or you have things in common with them like locations.

  Google+ Local 

You can locate a business in your local community that interests you. If you have a business, your business can have its own business page. You business page is similar to a Facebook fan page where you can post about your business updates and fans can post reviews on your business.

  Socially Interactive 

As you start adding people to circles, you interact and engage with others by commenting, giving their post a plus, and sharing posts. They are more likely to circle you back if your posts are interesting, you comment on their posts, you engage showing interest, and when you hit the plus one button on their posts.  This is not just a “build it and they will come” scenario. You build a network of friends by attracting them and keep them by interacting and posting.

  Mute Posts

This is a great feature that prevents constant notifications from people commenting further on a post that starts to go viral.

  Better Search 

Google has its own browser so the search is the best and your comments are indexed by Google. This is a great feature if you have a business and want keywords indexed.

  Photo Galleries

There are great editing tools for photos and instant mobile uploading.

Check out this funny video below about “What Is Google+?”

How To Get On Google +

how to get on googleplus

Step 1 - Set up a Gmail Account by going to Gmail.com.

Step 2 - Click on the red tab – Create an Account.

Step 3 - Fill out the form on the right.

Step 4 - Click on the next step.

Step 5 - Upload the profile picture from your computer. The picture should be ready on your desk top.

Step 6 - Click on the add button.

Step 7 - Either drag the picture over or upload it.

Step 8 - Click on the blue button for the next step.

Step 9 - Click on the blue button to continue to Gmail.

Step 10 - Congratulations! Your Gmail account is now set up.

Step 11 - Now that you have it set up you can get in. Click under the icon on the right side that says view profile.

Step 12 - Now you are in and you can customize it and edit your profile when you have the time.

Check out this video below about “How To Get On Google+”

Back To You…

For those of you on Google Plus what do you like about it? How are you using it? What do you like most about it? Comment below to share with our readers.

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