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Google Hangouts just get better and better

July 1, 2013

When we first started using Google+ Hangouts for our show The Friday Hangout the interface was pretty glitchy. The video would get “stuck” on a single person talking during filming and we got to watch her reactions to the entire show but never saw the person speaking. It crashed at the drop of a feather. […]

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Making Google+ Worth Your Time

August 1, 2012

This morning I had a conversation with a friend about Google+ and it’s a conversation I used to have about Twitter. It all started with the announcement that the NFL is adding Google+ Hangouts to the league’s fantasy football pages to enable a video chat feature right on the pages. My friend said he signed […]

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5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

May 30, 2012

There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. First it was the meteoric rise of the new platform and social media types rushed to learn it and get those tips and tricks posts out. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. On the one hand it’s got the best features of Twitter like immediacy […]

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Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?

January 19, 2012

I speak a lot about Google+ as a tool for business. In fact I’ve just written a book called “Google+ for Business Tweet” and I’m presenting a second  Focus.com Roundtable  in February. So you might think my position would be that Google+ is the be-all end-all social media network for business and people should be […]

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Should you start a Google+ page for your business?

December 2, 2011

All my clients are asking and it’s a tough question for many. For most small businesses I’m saying no, wait a bit. Why? There are so many things business page can’t do yet. For example: A page can’t follow you until you follow it first or mention it in a post. A page doesn’t get notifications […]

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How to get your content shared on Google+

November 17, 2011

Sure Google+ can be a powerful tool to share your message with, but this network is in it’s infancy, and  with millions of users your message can be left largely unheard unless you have created circles who care about what you have to say and will share it with their own circles and help you […]

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Wanna learn about Google+? I’m your girl

November 10, 2011

You might have seen my post last week when Google+ launched business pages or attended my webinar to help people get started with Google+. Since then I’ve had a lot of questions from readers and clients about Google’s newest network, so two things are in the works I thought you’d like to know about. I’ve […]

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Google+ and Lessons Learned

July 16, 2011

I saw a message on Google+ yesterday from the-ever on top of the newest app-Louis Gray that made me cringe. It was about an import tool called Facebook Exodus. Basically it allows you to invite your entire Facebook friends list to Google+. Of course you could pick and choose but if you’ve got a lot of […]

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Google+ and World Domination

July 5, 2011

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+, a shiny new social network from Google. If you weren’t lucky enough to score an invite, here’s a demo to tease you. The network itself is reminiscent of a mix […]

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Google+ Tips and Tricks

July 5, 2011

This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+ .  If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Google Plus Tips from Janet Fouts Start with your […]

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