Jumping in to Google+ (and getting the most out of it)

google+ red logoI completely understand, getting on Google+ the first time can be a little overwhelming, especially when it is a requirement for a class. But, G+ is not a traditional social media network and can become a great resource for many reasons. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that Google gives some priority in indexing a site that uses it’s network to post. In other words, it can benefit your site’s SEO to become actively engaged in sharing content on Google+.

Below is a huge collection of links for Google+ that can help you whether you are a first time user or an old hat at plussing. There are even more links on the original post, which can be found here-View post on Google+. So explore the resources below and then jump into Google+ to see what you can find!

Reshared post from +Denis Labelle
How To Google And Google Plus
First, Take a Tour of Google+ -> goo.gl/5WTMTP

I. 50 Google+ Tips
50. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
49. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
48. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
47. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
46. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c
45. Create A “Save For Later” Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
44. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
43. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
42. Share Someone Else’s G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
41. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM
40. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q

39. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
38. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
37. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1
36. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ
35. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
34. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
33. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
32. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
31. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP
30. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
29. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
28. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo
27. Understanding Ripples & Using Them To Your Advantage: goo.gl/Z47kxp
26. What Not To Do On G+ (Part 1): goo.gl/IdP51J
25. Edit Posts – Did You Know You Could Do That?: goo.gl/aFsKU9
24. Choose The Best Link Thumbnail For Your Post: goo.gl/wXTSh4
23. Start Building Your Author Rank: goo.gl/4427P3
22. Link G+ To Your Content With Authorship Tags: goo.gl/Rn4GGJ
21. Curate & Streamline Circles for Awesome News Streams: goo.gl/e8lNhh
20. Use Eye-Grabbing Headlines: goo.gl/p45IPK
19. Use Google Drive With Google+: goo.gl/zpwHHC
18. Track Circle Shares With CircleCount: goo.gl/TXfe2j
17. Be Awesome With AutoAwesome: goo.gl/Inq2bX
16. Build Your Following By Watching Hangouts: goo.gl/Rjgrhi
15. Overcome Difficulties With Plus-Mentioning People: goo.gl/nQsT9T
14. Write Posts That People Are Actually Looking For: goo.gl/D8NwGh
13. Use ‘The Google+ Effect’ To Improve Your Twitter Experience: goo.gl/hLE1Ia
12. Learn How To Use Images Appropriately & Legally: goo.gl/D3dzCc
11. Learn To Schedule Posts With +Do Share:  goo.gl/1BUcrN
10. Build A Community Around Your Passion: goo.gl/IsFrHg
9. Optimise Your Profile/Page/Community For Search: goo.gl/YMblJF
8. Share Beyond Your Circles & GPlussers: goo.gl/ryHWHQ
7. Blocking & Muting People – As Simple As It Sounds?: goo.gl/wqsXnN
6. Extend The Life Of Your Best Posts: goo.gl/tGw9g7
5. Merge Multiple Google+ Profiles Together: goo.gl/sRKzp8
4. Using Your About Tab More Effectively: goo.gl/sNqUDQ
3. Posting Multiple Photos Per Post: goo.gl/sM32aP
2. Use Google+ …Every Day: goo.gl/fS0tIq
1. What Not To Do On Google+ (Part 2): goo.gl/3ahoO4

II. New to Google+? Don’t know where to start?
. Take a Tour on Google+: http://bit.ly/1HD2rkh
. Google+ best practices for beginners: http://bit.ly/1CmUT1X
. Choose what you share on your profile: http://bit.ly/1Aek1Hl
. Who can send you notifications: http://bit.ly/1EXjaJW
. Don’t just drop links: http://bit.ly/15YSWea
. Share Google+ posts on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1AejncN
. Hide your circles and followers: http://bit.ly/1AejxAW
. Control what you see from your communities: http://bit.ly/15YVxVl
. Create a private community for yourself: goo.gl/biyWME
. Change the cover photo on Android: http://bit.ly/1JZAwJa
. Tips for sharing on Google+: http://bit.ly/1EXj5pI
. Tips for building relationships: http://bit.ly/1CmUInj
. Tips for community members: http://bit.ly/1EXdmjE
. Tips about Google+ Photos: http://bit.ly/1Lyr1lR
. Tips for using hashtags: http://bit.ly/15YURPN
. Tips for blocking someone: http://bit.ly/1EXiXGJ
. The official Google+ Help Center: http://bit.ly/1CmUMUa
. Set up recovery options for your Google account: http://bit.ly/1AejO6X
. Switch between Google accounts: http://bit.ly/1yYnjb7
. Account permissions and apps: http://bit.ly/15YVfxO
. All your Google+ statistics: http://bit.ly/1AekDN5
. Deleting a Google+ profile / Page: What happens to YouTube: http://bit.ly/1HD7OQB
. Who owns your business page and YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1EXjkRH
. Google+ Partner Playbook for businesses: http://bit.ly/1yYoyr0
. Promote your business on Google+: http://bit.ly/1JZAYHb
. Video: Google+ tips http://bit.ly/1D0WuJL

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3 responses to “Jumping in to Google+ (and getting the most out of it)”

  1. Thanks a lot for the reshare. +Erica Walker 

    More: Discover Google(+) -> goo.gl/eIJTNs

  2. +Erica Walker , my guide to the new Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DenisLabelle/posts/h7sCsFe7DaU 
    (feel free to share it with your followers).