Do Bloggers Need to be on Google+?

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The principle behind the founding of Google is quite simple: Some webpages are much more important others. How do they decide which are the most important? Basically, importance is given to content that Google believes answers questions users have about a particular topic better than other webpages. The face of internet search technology was completely … [Read more]

How Will You Use Open Google+ Hangouts?

Recently, Google opened up Google+ Hangouts so everyone can broadcast on air (previously, this function was only available to a select few). Hangouts are the best Google+ function in my opinion, so I’m excited to see this change. When you’re hanging out, you can also embed to stream on your site, and it will record … [Read more]

The 12 New Media Days of Christmas 2011: 10 Google Plus Users a-Sharing

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During the 12 New Media Days of Christmas, we’re counting down the days until Santa comes by featuring some of the best blog posts of 2011 from awesome writers within the BlogWorld community! Skip to the end to read more posts in this holiday series and don’t forget to leave a comment if you’ve written … [Read more]

Google+ Adds a Seamless Way to Hangout

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Google+ announced a few new features to their Hangouts today in hopes to bring friends and family closer during the holidays. They make saying hello to your loved ones face-to-face easy and best of all – free. One new improvement is the ability to start a Google+ Hangout video chat from a status update. As … [Read more]

You Can Now Connect Blogger to Google+

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In an effort to begin integrating Google+ into Blogger, Google announced you can now use your Google+ profile with your Blogger blogs. It was back in July talk of Google unifying the Google+ brand began. Although they haven’t renamed Blogger to “Google Blogs” as it had first been reported, they are starting the process of … [Read more]

Google Buzz is Gone, Google’s Efforts to Go Towards Google+

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Google is doing some spring cleaning – actually a “fall sweep” as they are calling it, and announced a whole slew of products they are shutting down. One product I think we all saw coming to an end is Google Buzz. Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of product, said on the Google blog,  “In a … [Read more]

Google CEO Larry Page Says “People are Flocking into Google+”


Google released their third quarter financials for 2011 yesterday and not only came very close to the $10 billion earning mark for the quarter, but also announced Google+ has reached 40 million users. Google CEO Larry Page said, “We had a great quarter. Revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was … [Read more]

Four Signs Google+ Might Not Be Doing So Well


I’ve hesitated to post anything related to the recent news that Google+ might not be doing so well. Why? Because you could still say it’s too early to judge its success just yet. But after I read a post where one of Google’s Engineers accidentally posted a rant about Google+, I thought it was time … [Read more]

Top 4 Ways People are Using (or Could Use) Google Plus Hangouts


The Dalai Lama has joined Google+ and is hosting a Google+ Hangout tomorrow (October 8th) with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It’s part of the Inaugural Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture in Cape Town, South Africa. The hangout is an On-Air Hangout, which means there is no limit as to how many can join. If you’re interested, tune … [Read more]

Google+ Business Profiles in Testing (Maybe) & How to Find Them


Google+ has said they have every intention of welcoming brands to create a profile on the social networking site, but when they’re ready. As of now, brands can not create a page, but that should change by the end of the year. Their latest feature addition included the verification badges where celebrities, public figures and … [Read more]