Google+ – 6 Part Social Media Series -Cross Posting #5

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Google+ – 6 Part Social Media Series -Cross Posting #5

 
Well here we are to #5 of my 6 part series on Cross Posting to social media sites.  I do hope you have learned some new things. I know I have.  This week we will be taking a look at Google+. 
 
As you can see in the photo below, I have not allowed too many apps to take over my Google+ account.  
 
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Check Your Google+ Account

 
You can check your Google+ account by going to Google+ at the top left corner of your screen and hover over Home+ and then go to settings in the drop-down menu and scroll about half way down the page to locate “Apps and Activities” and to Manage Apps and Activities.  
 
I have to admit again that there is a lot more to Google+ than I realized.  You never see or totally understand the full potential of a social media site until you start working with it and learning more and more about it. 
 
In my opinion, Social Media sites are the greatest element of SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome) but we don’t think of social media as SOS because it’s not a business opportunity.  Jumping from one site to the next; we join one right after another without putting a focused effort into seeing what or if this particular site is a good match for you and your target audience.  

I am guilty of this and this series of posts I have made over the last few weeks has taught me quite a bit and I hope you have learned something new too. 

 
So, to provide the best information I can to my readers about Google+, I will share with you a site created by a new acquaintance of mine called InfoBunny.com  (aka; Dexter Roona).  Dexter is an expert in Google+ and I will be learning from his site.  I would be lacking in my job as a blogger if I did not share this site with you. 

google-plus-branding-infographicI am sharing this infographic (above) that I received from SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com with you.  One more thing that I can share with you about Google+ is Google Plus Brand Audit Page – Enter your Google+ page URL in the box and this will give you an idea of what you need to do to start getting the most out of your Google+ account. 

 

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18 Responses to Google+ – 6 Part Social Media Series -Cross Posting #5

  1. Sharon Smoot says:

    Great info to help Google+ users get the most out of the platform. I am still trying to figure it all out and the infographic you shared is very helpful. Thanks, Monna!

  2. Hey Monna,

    Thanks for sharing the infograph with us. I myself am just getting more familiar with Google+ this year and yes, you’re right, Google+ is more than meets the eye LOL…. There are so many things you can do with it. Since I’m in IT, I just found out that Google has Remote Desktop, which allows me to work on my friends’ and families’ computers from the comfort of my home (as long as they have internet access that is)… But yes, Googe+ is a big animal in and of itself, but once you figure what you need from it, then it starts to become fun to use!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week!
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    • Hi Sherman, Thanks so much for your comments. Now, I didn’t know Google has Remote Desktop; that does come in handy at times. I am looking forward to learning more and more about G+.

  3. Sue Bride says:

    One thing I would add to the awesome infographic is not only linking to your website(s) in your Gplus profile but adding publisher and authorship to your website by linking back to your Gplus profile in your website header.

    I think infobunny.com has information on that too. I added the Circloscope chrome extension on infobunny’s recommendation and it really is a very powerful tool for managing Gplus and adding targetted contacts to your circles.

    Google Plus makes heavy use of hashtags so it’s important to use them in your own Gplus posts.
    Sue Bride recently posted…Brand Your Head – It’s Quite PainlessMy Profile

    • Hi Sue, I am just now learning about infographics. I am going to try the Circloscope that InfoBunny recommended too. I believe G+ is going to be a huge help to all of us who take the time to learn more about it. Have a great day.

  4. Very comprehensive infographic Monna on just what to do to complete a G+ profile and how to use it – I will be saving this in my G+ Pinterest board to look back on.
    My G+ profile seems to have morphed over the last year or two, there have been many changes and I have not spent a lot of time there but I seem to have the basics in place – and just 3 Apps!! I had many more on facebook when I checked after following your post ;)
    I agree that social media can be a distracting source of SOS – We have to use it with a mission…and have a little plat time too :)
    Thanks Monna :)
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    • Hey Jacs, It seems quite a few of us are beginning to realize that G+ is something we need to pay more attention to. Every little thing online is a “time suck” against us in terms of time unless we keep control of it. Have a great evening.

  5. Mary Austin says:

    Great series, Monna. I am a G+ fledgling, but I already like tons more than Facebook. Thanks for the info.
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  6. Hello Monna, What a Great series you have going here girl friend, I do love G+ and also know that you do need to take consistent action and share and engage to draw people to you.. Not oly on G+ but on all social media sites.

    I love this infographic it is filled with great info.. Now off to check out this Google Plus Brand Audit Page you invited us to.. Thanks for sharing Chery :))
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  7. Hi Monna,

    I am loving this series. When it comes to Google+ I’m active on it. I not only share posts there, but love the use of Google+ Hangouts. They can be used for masterminding with others, or even teaching something. I also like to Record sessions of webinars and Q&A’s I do on it.

    It is a fantastic tool. Communities are another factor. Getting involved with niche specific communities brings great engagement.

    Yes, social media sites can be a source of shiny objects unless we are totally focused. The infographic you shared is on point and so beneficial.

    Thanks and have a great week!

    -Donna
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    • Hi Donna, Thanks so much. I am happy that you are enjoying the series. I know I need to learn a lot more about G+ than I know now. Thanks also for all of the information you share. Wishing that you have a wonderful week too.

  8. Dexter Roona says:

    Awesome post thanks for linking into Infobunny i appreciate that ;-)
    regards Dexter
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