If you're not using Google+ Communities, then you're missing out on a huge part of what Google+ has to offer. Here are the do's and don'ts of getting involved.
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Many of use have our YouTube videos under one profile and our page under another. Tips on how to move things around here, this time with respect to Circles.
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Your own private community, for you and your virtual assistant. Slick.
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10/28/14 UPDATE: Google has made some changes and the process has altered a bit. Check out my updated video (it's still super simple!!) https://www.youtube.c...
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Google is known for their commitment to user feedback and improving user experience; rather than abandoning their product, they’re listening to their users.
It's hard for a product to be all things to all people, even with Google behind it.
Photos and Hangouts will live on as separate products, the author surmises.
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Step by step instructions on how to stream Hangouts on Youtube..
The major announcement is that Google+ is splitting the social network into different focus areas, however specific plans or details have not been released on what this will exactly look like.
The changes to Google Plus are not live yet, but it looks like they will split the platform into communications, photos and the Google+ stream.
Quote: "As social and mobile intertwine and change how we communicate, these services are naturally fragmenting and splintering into applications that are more straightforward and easy to use on mobile devices. The fragmentation of Google+ isn't an indication of the social network dying as much as it is observing the changes in the space and adapting to those changes."
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Learn two methods for creating custom lower thirds for Google hangouts. This will make you look even more like a pro on Google+!
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If people find content worth sharing they will share it without you having to ask?
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Nice infographic both describing and showing an example of an engaging post for this platform.
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A quick tip to highlight a special post on Google plus.
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A quick trick to disable comments and reshares if you wish.
This will give you the process you need to take, and then the link to YouTube support when you are ready to make the switch.
Steps to do something that can be tricky.
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Explanation of how Martin has branded his personal and business pages, both in naming and graphically across the web.
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However, I believe that they will use the current Google+ as the platform on which they build these features, in one manner or another.
When Dave Besbris says, “We’re here for the long haul,” you can put that in the bank.
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