Nice Catch +Yifat Cohen and thanks for the AWESOME Hangout today!


Who was that devastatingly handsome Google+ know it all?
#googleplusupdate #googleplustips #sms

GOOGLE+ via SMS Is Currently Available in 32 COUNTRIES!

How To ? set up Google+ via SMS ? + ? SMS Commands ?:
1. Go to https://www.google.com/settings/plus
2. Click Add phone number.
3. Click Send verification code to verify you entered your phone number correctly.
4. Enter the verification code and click Save.
5. Select the notifications you want to receive via SMS.

Now you can Share your thoughts in the Google+ stream via SMS by texting your update to your personal system number. Optionally, you can also add a security PIN for extra security and avoid spoofing of text messages.

SMS Messenger and posting is currently available in 32 countries:

#Afghanistan : AWCC
#Algeria : Nedjma
#Angola : Unitel
#Bahrain : Viva, Zain
#Cameroon : MTN
#Congo : Vodacom
#Ghana : Zain, Tigo
#India: Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, BSNL, Loop, Reliance GSM&CDMA, Spice,Tata Docomo, Tata Indicom, Uninor, MTS
#Indonesia : Hutchison, Telkomsel, Indosat
#Iraq : Zain
#Israel : Orange, Pelephone
#Jordan : Zain
#Kazakhstan : GSM Kazakhstan
#Kenya : Airtel Kenya, Safaricom, Yu, Orange
#Kuwait : Wataniya, Zain
#Liberia : Cellcom
#Malawi : Airtel Zain, TNM
#Maldives : Wataniya Maldives, Dhiraagu
#Mozambique : Vodacom
#Nigeria : Glo, Starcomms
#Philippines : Globe telecom, Smart communications, Sun cellular
#SaudiArabia : Mobily, Saudi Telecom Company, Zain
#Senegal : Orange (Sonatel), Tigo
#SierraLeone : Comium
#SriLanka : Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat
#Tanzania : Tigo, Vodacom
#Thailand : DTAC, TRUE
#Tunisia : Tunisiana (QTel)
#UnitedStates : AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile®, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA, MetroPCS, US Cellular®
#Uganda : MTN, Orange, Uganda Telecom
#Uzbekistan : Ucel
#Zambia : Zamtel

? SMS COMMANDS ?

Messenger commands:
MEMBERS : List the members of the current conversation.
MUTE : Mute the current conversation. No updates on this conversation will be sent to you over SMS
UNMUTE : Unmute a conversation.
LEAVE : Completely leave a conversation. All participants will be notified that you've left the conversation.
STOP : MESSENGER Stop receiving Messenger updates over SMS.

Settings commands
STOP : Stop receiving all SMS notifications and Messenger updates from Google+.
START : Start receiving SMS notifications and Messenger updates from Google+ again.

Help commands
HELP : Get help with Google+ SMS features.
HELP PLUS : Get help with posting via SMS.
HELP MESSENGER : Get help with Messenger via SMS.
HELP MEMBERS : Get help with the MEMBERS command for Messenger via SMS.
HELP LEAVE : Get help with leaving a conversation.
HELP MUTE : Get help with muting a conversation.
HELP UNMUTE : Get help with unmuting a conversation.

Posting commands
+[circle name] : Share your post with a specific circle.
+extended : Share your post with your Extended Circles.
+public : Share your post with publicly.
+[email address] : Share your post with a specific person
undo : This will undo your last post.
Great Newbie Google+ Advice From +Amanda Blain
Want To See The Magic of Google Plus - Version 4

New to Google Plus? Not quite sure you 'get it' yet? Follow these 3 simple steps. Try it. I Dare you. Anyone who actually does these things will love it here and can never say "it's dead".

1. *Create Yourself* - Complete your profile. Post a photo of yourself if comfortable, people like talking to people. Put "what circles you should be placed in" in your about section. Think things like Photography, Geek, Tech, Art, Gaming, Wine Lover, Cat person. People probably have circles like this and can easily circle you back. Make it easy for people to circle you. Check out the about section of my profile for more ideas. Spend a few moments on this. Seriously. Then make at LEAST 1 public post. Post daily in your 'interests' you picked for your profile. Make sure some is 'your own' not just reshares of others. Use pictures. Google Images is a good source. G+ likes pictures.

2. *Follow Others* Circle this shared circle of 50 people up. This circle has some amazing engaging rockstars. They are coders, foodies, photographers, hangout people, musicians, artists, and much more. Many have less than 1000 people circling them. Or go to the search bar and type in your own interests. Game of thrones, Web development, wine, makeup, Michael Jackson. People here are fans and they are talking about it. Circle up at least 250 People. 1000 is still golden. These will likely all be strangers. Get over that. You do NOT need to know people in real life to talk about Iphones or Cooking, but you can have a great conversation. Don't expect to read the whole stream either, it will be far too much. Make a circle of "engage with" as your first circle. Place people who's stuff you like in that circle. Visit THAT stream daily. Realize that people will share or +mention you to posts that you need to see. Accept this and remember to notify or mention others into posts you really want them to see too. Clean out and add people to this "Engage with" Circle often. Your personal preference on this section may vary... but this is a good place to start if you are new.

3. *Engage others* Go up and down your stream right now and Reshare neat things, comment, click the link, read the story, mention others who might like that post or comment on other peoples comments. +1s generally mean you read it and agree. Do that too.. but most prefer to you to comment in some way. Try and make comments better than "lol" but engage other people in some way. Remember to mute the post if the conversation is not interesting to you anymore with the drop down arrow at the top right of every post.

Rinse and Repeat steps 2 and 3 daily for best results. This will take some time to get started, but its fun. You can make connections that will completely change your life. Google Plus is a truly amazing website if you follow these steps. Make it yours.

Share with your circles and new friends on G+ and comment your tips on making G+ magical here.

#gplustips #ghosttown #googleplustips #magicofgplus
Google Plus new layout in 8 simple ways.


Did you know that you can choose the two circles that are most important to you and add them to your top navigation?

Great article from +Michael Delgado on how to navigate the new Google+.


#googleplusupdate #googleplushelp #gplusgotogal #newbieshelp
You can now see how many people are viewing your On Air Hangout, and embed it on your site.


Google added the ability to see how many people are watching your OnAir Hangout live, and embed it on your site.

Now all we need is one place for the comments, and a way to raise a hand so the moderator can pass the conch to you.

#onairhangouts #analytics #comments #googleplus #embed #onair #hangout #hangoutsonair
Hashtags Tutorial Made Better - This Is Curation Done Right
ARE YOU GETTING TOO MANY POSTS FROM THE SAME PERSON? OR ARE YOU FINDING IT HARD TO FIND OLD POSTS?

Here's some help and ways to solve the issue:

Circles filtering:
1. go to main stream
2. next to where it says HOME there are boxes you can click, like friends/following/more
3. these are your circles, choose one
4.top tight hand corner the slider bar should appear to control how much of that circle appears in your mains stream......

So- if someone is sending you loads of post put them in a "BUSY TRAFFIC" circle and follow steps above.

FINDING YOUR POSTS:
I found out some really cool stuff about #hashtags which has completely transformed my google+ experience....
VIDEO ON HASHTAGS: Watch +Chris Lang 's video with special guest +Ronnie Bincer := Google Plus Hashtag Tutorial

Also if you want access to help look on my profile page:-
https://plus.google.com/102350858980452190540/about

#jyotiintermediate #googleplustips #jyotihelpwithcircles
Thanks for the great show Ronnie Bincer.

You can see the replay of this weeks G Plus For Business show here:

Google+ Hashtag Presentation HoA May 9, 2012

I just did a Hangout on Air with +Chris Lang yesterday covering the Power of Google+ #Hashtags *. Here is a screenshot of me with a *RED NOSE Thanks YouTube!

The 58 min Video can be found here: http://goo.gl/62mFr
My well-viewed initial post on G+ Hashtags is here: http://goo.gl/DAiID
My 1st Follow-up re. Privacy & Hashtags is here: http://goo.gl/k9j3L

You get the idea! (I covered the main points in the first 30 min of the vid, FYI)

The image below is from an email I get from Chris (his Squeeze page) where he asks you to sign up for his service that gets you Google+ tips for business.

Thanks for the opportunity to 'speak to your people' +Chris Lang - I expect we will be doing more collaboration in the future!

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Google Analytics Google+ Official Page


Sounds like Google Analytics is getting ready to open up to Google Plus! TNX to +Courtney Engle for the heads up!

#analytics #googleanalytics #gplusnews #googleplusnews #googleplusforbusiness
YouTube May have Ditched the +1 Button (replaced with Share) But...


There is now more visible evidence that the video has been +1'ed... how's that work?!

This means (to me) that there may still be more adjustments of the various G+ Share / +1 / Thumbs Up/Down buttons moving forward... kinda messy, eh +YouTube?

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“You must use a headshot image on your personal Google profile for Google Plus author thumbnails to be enabled…”
Just this one gold nugget of info on Google Authorship will save many tons of time wasted....

#googleauthorship   #authorthumbnails   #authors   #googleplusauthorship   #authorrank    #googleplusforbusiness   #googleplustips   #googleplusnews   #seo   #internetmarketing  


That in and of itself made the time we spent on this video worth it and much thanks to AJ for this super meaty presentation.

? Jump To Topic by Minutes ?

? What is Authorship: 1:13

? 3 Link Authorship Method: 4:50

? 2 Link Authorship Method 5:40

? Email Verification Method: 6:10

? Head Tag Authorship Method: 8:05

? Changes to Author thumbnails presentation: 11:00

? You must use a headshot for your Google personal profile pic: 12:50

? RSTT – Rich Snippets Testing Tool issues: 13:40

? WWW, redirects and more. Use it or not and does it matter?: 17:30

? Author Rank / Agent Rank: 25:15

? My questions for AJ begin here: 36:00
Connecting Hangouts on Air to YouTube Channels - a Visual Guide


This Step by Step visual guide shows all the required steps as Annotated Screen Shots. The process needed to properly connect YouTube channels, Google Plus Pages and Hangouts On Air such that they all work well together can be a bit confusing.

This visual guide will take you through the process step by step. Follow along and you can have your Branded +Page present a Branded HoA Broadcast and the resulting recorded video will end up safely in the Branded YouTube Channel... a dream come true for Business-Minded folks that care about (you guessed it)... Branding!

Add us here at +Making Google Plus Work to your circles for tips and posts on How People & Businesses are Making Google Plus Work.

There are a couple related blog posts that discuss the process as well, but this one is made for those who prefer to learn visually.

For those that want to see the written blog posts (they do include quite a few screen shots as well), we have 2 of them ready:

1) When you are able to start from scratch with a new +Page and a new YouTube Channel: http://www.videoleadsonline.com/google-plus-business-page-hangouts-on-air-and-youtube-integration (this is the post that goes into the most detail).

2) When you have an existing YouTube channel that you want to keep and send your HoA videos to that particular channel from a +Page: http://www.videoleadsonline.com/connecting-google-plus-hangouts-on-air-to-an-existing-youtube-channel

Enjoy the show... let us know in the comments how it helps you understand the process needed to make all these parts 'play nice together' - and how many Branded sets you think you'll be making.

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#hoa #hangouts #youtubetips #videomarketing
Tag: Connecting Hangouts on Air to YouTube Channels
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Connecting Hangouts on Air to YouTube Channels


Important guide.

#AboutGooglePlus
Connecting Hangouts on Air to YouTube Channels - a Visual Guide

This Step by Step visual guide shows all the required steps as Annotated Screen Shots. The process needed to properly connect YouTube channels, Google Plus Pages and Hangouts On Air such that they all work well together can be a bit confusing.

This visual guide will take you through the process step by step. Follow along and you can have your Branded +Page present a Branded HoA Broadcast and the resulting recorded video will end up safely in the Branded YouTube Channel... a dream come true for Business-Minded folks that care about (you guessed it)... Branding!

Add us here at +Making Google Plus Work to your circles for tips and posts on How People & Businesses are Making Google Plus Work.

There are a couple related blog posts that discuss the process as well, but this one is made for those who prefer to learn visually.

For those that want to see the written blog posts (they do include quite a few screen shots as well), we have 2 of them ready:

1) When you are able to start from scratch with a new +Page and a new YouTube Channel: http://www.videoleadsonline.com/google-plus-business-page-hangouts-on-air-and-youtube-integration (this is the post that goes into the most detail).

2) When you have an existing YouTube channel that you want to keep and send your HoA videos to that particular channel from a +Page: http://www.videoleadsonline.com/connecting-google-plus-hangouts-on-air-to-an-existing-youtube-channel

Enjoy the show... let us know in the comments how it helps you understand the process needed to make all these parts 'play nice together' - and how many Branded sets you think you'll be making.

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#hoa #hangouts #youtubetips #googleplustips #videomarketing
Tag: Connecting Hangouts on Air to YouTube Channels
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How do you like my new Google+ profile cover panorama image?
#AboutGooglePlus  


I'm a writer writing a book, and this is my personal Google profile. My book is the most important thing to me now, so I wanted to make it clear what I'm about here.

I made sure the text from the cover is legible on my hovercard too. I hope people checking out my hovercard would see at a glance what I'm writing about, and that they'd circle me.

My hovercard also contains a short "about me" text that reads
"IT entrepreneur at logit.net. Writer. Blogger. Geek." which I entered under "Employment" in my Google+ "About" profile.

I believe my cover and my hovercard tell a good enough story about who I am.

 
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