Category Archives: Google Plus

Introducing Google Plus Profiles Cover Photos

Yesterday, Google announced a new interface that brings a lot of changes to Google Plus profile, one of the changes is Google plus Profiles Cover Photos – a new interface towards simpler and more beautiful Google. Trust me this time they made a clean and beautiful layout of Google plus – I love it!

However, the new Google plus profiles cover photos interface is similar to Facebook cover photos but Google did justice and have come up with an exciting look in their new interface. Here is an example of how cover photos look on Google plus profile.

Google plus profiles cover photos

In Facebook, users are allowed to use either a cover photos or to use without it but here Google is giving that old five thumbnail layout along with the cover photos layout. One can chose in between. Users can also upload GIF images to show flash image in their five thumbnail layout.

How to Change Google Plus Profiles Cover Photos

In just two simple steps you can change their Google plus profiles cover photos.

  1. Click on the profile icon present over the navigation bar and put your mouse over the photo to get the “Change cover photo” button.
  2. Once you clicked a popup menu will appear with two layout options, chose according to your choice and upload the photo (the dimensions are 960×179 pixels while the main profile image is 250×250 pixels). It will appear right after you hit “Ok” on your Google plus profile.

Google plus profiles cover photos

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How To: Post in Facebook and Twitter along with Google+ Account

We human beings are so lazy that we always find ways to complete work in as easiest form as we can and if we get a chance to complete 2-3 work simultaneously from one place we get super excited just to hide our laziness.

Post in Facebook and Twitter along with Google PlusToday I’m going to add one more tip in my blog and by using it you don’t required to open 3 tabs of your browser to post a single post at three different social networking sites – facebook, twitter and Google Plus in fact posting in Google Plus, your facebook and twitter profile will also be updated automatically with the same post.

Download and install G++ for Google Chrome or for Mozilla Firefox, once you are done with these steps you will see G++ icon in the top right corner of your Google Plus account with the option to turn G++ on or off. After that you need to check buttons of facebook and twitter, and once it’s been checked you will be prompted to a page to confirm access of this application. After access is granted, you are ready to use this extension.

How To: Post in Facebook and Twitter along with Google Plus

Now comes to the sharing part, after installation you will find your Google+ share box like this. You can check the two buttons of twitter and facebook to share your Google+ updates directly into these two networks.

Now write something and share in all three sites!

How To: Post in Facebook and Twitter along with Google Plus

Here is how you can check all three updates of three different sites at one place. You can retweet, like, comment all from your Google+ account.

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Enjoy using the G++ extension and do share your thoughts in comment.

10 Tips For Your Google+ Account

Google has finally found a way out to develop a niche for them in the social networking arena, which is their new child Google+. This is being spoken of much as the most potent competitor for some of the current leading social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Discussed here are some of the best ten tips for
enhancing your Google Plus experience.

10 Tips For Your Google+ Account

1. Circles:

Share your posts to everyone publicly or only to a group of people using circle or circles of people. This is also possible to share with particular individuals by typing their name or email address, which makes this much more attractive. This is a very useful social networking tool making it fully under your control and is highly user friendly!

2. Rename albums in Google +:

This is one of the recently added functionality and you can rename photo albums in Google +, by following these simple steps: Photos à albums à click on the album title and rename it. This is also possible to share the albums from your Picasa folders easily as this is from Google too!

3. Alternate links:

There are a number of alternate links available to access Google+, which permits you to choose the one that works over https for secured connection. Some of the alternate links of Google plus are http://plus.google.com/, http://google.com/+, http://google.com/plus and if you are accessing from mobile phone then the link address is http://m.google.com/plus.

4. Make +1 Tab Public:

By default, the +1 tab is disabled so that only you can view it, but this is possible to make it public by visiting your profile and editing your profile. Click on the +1’s tab and tick mark the option, ‘show this tab on my profile’, following which everyone will be able to see the +1s by you.

5. Drag and drop photos and videos:

This is one of the interesting options that you can drag and drop videos and photos in contrast to the tedious uploading method on Facebook and Twitter, which is going to make this stand out as one of the best means of photo sharing website.

6. Manage:

This option is going to let you know how the Circles are going to appear to everyone on your profile. What you need to do this for this is to open Google+ from your profile and edit it by clicking the round black-grey icon and select the desired options, and this is possible to choose to hide the “have you in circles” box.

7. Enable chat for circles:

This is going to be the only one social networking site that is going to let you enable chat within a group of people, by enabling chat within the circles, that you need not post comments, in which people whom you don’t want to participate will do so. All you need to do is to enable chat for circles.

8. Trick to invite anyone to Google+:

Since Google+ is in its initial phase, Google has restricted the number of people whom you can invite to be your friends, which is a black mark for Google though, in comparison to other social networking sites. However, a small trick to overcome this hurdle is to make a post and share it with particular people who do not have a Google+ account, that they will find themselves being automatically being directed for procuring a
new Google+ account.

9. Use your Gmail account to access Google+:

This is possible to share comments and check notifications in Google+ using your Gmail account directly, with no need of opening a separate page. This is what is called seamless integration of both the accounts into one.

10. Q Key trick:

While you are on the Home tab of Google+, press the q key twice on the keyboard to search and add people to your chat list, with only a second gap for the next press.

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Various Ways Google+ Will Improve Your Non-Profit Organization

If you run a non-profit organization, you know how important it is to communicate with your members and sponsors. Google+ is a great social network that can actually help you meet your communication needs for your organization. You will be able to “hangout” with people that you need to, talk with only certain groups of people at any given time, and communicate from all over the globe. Now what do I mean by hangout?

Various Ways Google+ Will Improve Your Non-Profit Organization

A big feature of Google+ is the hangout feature. You will be able to “hangout” with people from your circles. You will be able to have a high-definition video chat session with people from any circle on your circle list. This a great tool for talking to your board members, volunteers, employees, or anyone else you need to talk to. Let’s say you need to talk to your volunteer coordinators, and you can’t all come to one place for a meeting. You can invite your volunteers to have take part in a hangout on Google+.

Do you have information that you need to share with your volunteers, but not your sponsors? This can easily be addressed when you use Google+. With Google+, you can select what circles your status updates are shared with. With no limit on the amount of characters your status can be, this can be a great way to share information with anyone you need to.

The circles help control what information you share with your followers. You could share your quarterly-report with your sponsors on your page and then share your upcoming events with your sponsors and volunteers. With Google+, you’re in complete control of what people see on your non-profit’s page.

There might be a great bonus of using Google+ in the form of more traffic to your non-profit’s website. This is because Google+ posts will actually show up in Google search results. If your page becomes popular, there will definitely be an increase in traffic to your website. Google is always improving Google+, and they are planning something special for businesses. Google is well-known for their support of non-profit organizations. If you do choose to use Google+, you will be using a product that will do nothing but improve your organization’s communication.

  1. Google+ may be the product that could help with your organization’s communication between everyone.
  2. You can have a hangout with your sponsors, volunteers, or just anyone in general without even leaving your office.
  3. You can also share your posts with only your sponsors or volunteers.
  4. Maybe you want to share a piece of news with everyone and just post it on your status wall.
  5. You will notice a great outcome when it comes to traffic due to Google displaying Google+ results in the search engine results page.
  6. Google+ will definitely help your organization become more organized and communicating without any trouble at all.

Google +1 Button: New Features Added in Google Plus

After few days of it’s testing Google have added two new features to its Google plus +1 button, one – by changing the code you can see the list of friends displaying next to the button which were previously been shown on mouse over effect.

Google +1 Button: New Features Added in Google +1 Button

Two – you can now share any page to your Google plus profile by just pressing the Google +1 button. Also, you could enter comments and choose circles.

Google +1 Button New Features Added in Google +1 Button

Maybe you have notice or maybe you have not but Google have somehow applied the same concept of facebook like button. For example list of friends displaying next to the like button, they already had, also you have seen if any facebook user clicks Like Button on any webpage it goes automatically to his/her facebook profile. Exactly the same Google +1 is doing with it’s new feature.

Find the similarities

Google +1 Button New Features Added in Google +1 Button

Privacy Settings War: Google Plus vs Facebook Privacy Settings

Wireless internet is expanding social media accessibility to include anyplace from coffee shops to airports. With the introduction of Google Plus or G+, Facebook finally has a formidable opponent in the social media arena. G+ reached 25 million unique members in less than two months. This is faster than any social networking site that has been introduced. Google Plus success is attributed to its focus on protecting users’ privacy.

Privacy Settings War: Google Plus vs Facebook Privacy Settings

How are Google Plus Privacy Settings Different from Facebook?

The introduction of wireless internet brought a host of privacy concerns. Now, social media has concerns of its own. G+ attempts to keep customer information from leaking to other people by improving their privacy settings. G+ even allows their customers to hide their gender information from other viewers. This allows G+ users to chat anonymously in a neutral tone without revealing their gender. G+ will also gender neutral language when describing you to other users as well.

Google Plus Privacy Settings Different from Facebook?

Users may also hide circles or members on a certain list. Therefore, some lists may be visible to everyone and other lists are only visible to those that are in that particular circle. You may be a part of a circle and disappear from the circle for a period of time and then, reappear at a later date. The affiliation will still remain, but it may not be visible to all users of that person’s profile. This is another privacy measure that will help some high profile members of G+.

Before they release the software to the general public, the Google officials will be working out various bugs to improve the product before it launches. The company is using the feedback from customers and improving the website based upon the users’ opinions. Google wants to offer everything that Facebook is not offering. Filling the privacy void and increasing mobility through wireless internet will expand subscribership.

Facebook requires that you have your Facebook privacy setting set to open, if you want to be found by your friends. However, whatever you say will be visible to all of your friends. Therefore, the privacy factor is diminished if you want to be found by your friends.

Facebook is in the midst of several debates on Capitol Hill regarding privacy and facial recognition software. Since G+ wants to solve all the privacy problems that Facebook had, then they will probably develop a solution to this problem as well.

Privacy Settings War Google Plus vs Facebook

Currently, Google Plus is in an “invitation only” status. As they receive more feedback, they will introduce a revised and optimized version of the website with all of its new privacy solutions in place. In time, either Google Plus or Facebook will emerge as the winner of the privacy war. Currently, it is too soon to determine whether Facebook’s answer to its privacy issues will be enough to maintain its presence in the social media world or take over Facebook.

 

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Author – Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your wireless internet necessities.