- August 10, 2011
August 6, 2011It's been a while that new Google+ content was added to this area. We have taken a newly built redesign of a very large site online. I have just surfaced from my testing, troubleshooting, monitoring and rewrite bubble. We are not done yet, but the worst is over. The site is stable and able to handle 100,000 page view a week.Below a few more links to tools, insights, commentaries and How-to around Google+Feel free to ping me via @bph on Twitter should I have missed something.
- The first item, although very, very handy is only indirectly connected to Google+.... Nevertheless, I thought I add it here because all your +1 Button clicks on public pages show up on your Google+ Profile, but not every site has Google+ buttons available for their pages. Using this Google Chrome Extension you are able to +1 any page you find useful.Caveat. Not every page actually has good coding to allow for nice previews in your profile, but that's a different story...
- Every Google + use now has 150 invitations to use for friends, family and who ever should be on Google+ - Last estimates are 20 Million users already on Google, makes potentially 300 Million users when every user uses the invitations, and the receiver doesn't get more than one... aaahhh theoretically... Anyway... you get a link now you can use so people can click on it to consider themselves invited... Still need a @gmail account...
- Follow a 30 day Google+ Journey on PCWorld. It started on August 1, 2011....
July 22, 2011Today's collection can be considered a Business Special.The skinny: Google+ for Businesses & Brands is still a few months out.Do not to create a business profile using regular profiles on Google+.The platform at the moment is not built for the business use case, and we want to help you build long-term relationships with your customers. Doing it right is worth the wait. We will continue to disable business profiles using regular profiles. We recommend you find a real person who is willing to represent your organization on Google+ using a real profile as him-or-herself.Don't waste your or your Consumers/Donors/Clients/Customers time!
Hangout as a real person for now:-)
- How to prepare your business, your brand, your nonprofit for Google Plus?
Learn more about integrating Google +1 Button on your website and track it in Google Analytics
Claim your Business on Google Places
When surfing the net I see a lot of Google Places that have not been claimed by businesses. The Redesign on the site would suggest that Google Places will be integrated into the Google+ for Business environment. (I have check-in to various places via the andoird application and it showed up on my stream in Google+)
Make sure your entry is correct upload photos, update your information and make sure that the location marker is at the correct spot.
This should be a no-brainer however it seems that most business have not yet taken the time to make the place theirs. Get ready!
Screenshot of a list of recent Google Place check-ins.
Those check-in were done via Android Google Places up, and also work on the Google+ app. Great feature is the option to have Andoid auto-check-in into Places of your choice.