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Many of us are not yet aware of the capabilities of Google+. This presentation gives a beginners overview of the key features of Google+ including profiles, circles, communities, photos and hangouts.

Many of us are not yet aware of the capabilities of Google+. This presentation gives a beginners overview of the key features of Google+ including profiles, circles, communities, photos and hangouts.

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    Google Plus - an overview of the key features Google Plus - an overview of the key features Presentation Transcript

    • Google+ The Main Features
    • Google+ History A Little History June 28, 2011 - launched as an invitation-only "field test" August 6, 2011 - each Google+ member had 150 invitations to give out September 20, 2011 - opened to everyone 18 years of age or older without the need for an invitation January 26, 2012 - was opened for a younger age group (13 years or older in US and most countries, 14 or older in South Korea and Spain, 16 or older in the Netherlands)
    • Google+ History A Little History Fourth try at creating a social media site. Previous tries: 1. Google Buzz (launched 2010, retired in 2011) 2. Google Friend Connect (launched 2008, retired by March 1, 2012) 3. Orkut (launched in 2004, as of 2013 operated entirely by subsidiary Google Brazil)
    • Google+ Profiles Circles Communities Photos Hangouts
    • Google+ PROFILES
    • google+ profiles Do follow profile links Consider this: at SEOmoz you must earn 200 Mozpoints before earning a followed profile link (submit good comments!) On the other hand, Google+ not only allows you to link to your other profiles across the web, but you can embed followed links directly into your bio with the anchor text of your choice. If you can raise your visibility by getting more people to engage with you, share your posts, or link directly to your profile, the more valuable your profile links become. http://moz.com/blog/tips-to-use-google-for-seo
    • google+ profiles Cover Photos
    • google+ profiles Cover Photos
    • google+ profiles Cover Photos
    • Google+ CIRCLES
    • google+ circles How Circles are organized Google+ is a social network of your friends, family and other contacts, a way to connect to these people, just like Facebook. Unlike Facebook, Google+ is built from the ground up around the concept of sharing material with groups of people, called “Circles.”
    • google+ circles How Circles are organized The idea is that you can easily drag- and-drop people into different types of Circles, which you can then use for sharing different types of information. For example, you can create a “Family” circle where you might chose to share things only with family members in it, while another “Work” circle might contain work colleagues who only see what you share to that.
    • Google+ Communities
    • google+ communities All Communities
    • google+ communities Recommended Communities
    • google+ communities Community Types - Public Type Who can join Who can see members and posts Who can find community through search Best for... Public - Anyone can join Everyone Everyone Everyone Meeting people on Google+ who share your interests. Examples: black and white photography, fanclub for your favorite sports team, current world events
    • google+ communities Community Types – Public with Moderator Type Who can join Who can see members and posts Who can find community through search Best for... Public- Moderator approval needed to join Anyone can request to join, but moderators need to approve membership Everyone Everyone Sharing content publicly, but limiting who can create it. Examples: alumni from your university, your local neighborhood businesses, running club
    • google+ communities Community Types - Private Type Who can join Who can see members and posts Who can find community through search Best for... Private- Let people find through search and request to join Anyone can request to join, but moderators need to approve membership Only members Everyone Creating closed communities for specific public organizations. Examples: a jazz band, dance troupe, parent teacher association
    • google+ communities Community Types – Private Hide from Searches Type Who can join Who can see members and posts Who can find community through search Best for... Private- Hide community from searches Only invited people Only members Not shown in search results * Small groups to have more private conversations. Examples: Johnson family, Economics study group, party planning committee *Note: The name and photo of a private community that’s hidden from search will still be visible to people who type in or directly visit the community’s web address. If you choose not to have search engines index you community,  your community itself won't appear in Google search results. However: Your community will still remain visible to anyone with your community URL. Other pages and content (including websites, blogs, and Google products such as Picasa Web) that link to your community can still appear in search results on Google and other search engines.
    • google+ communities Community Resources Steps to Creating a Community https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2872671 Learn more about how to manage a community https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2870379  
    • Google+ Photos
    • google+ photos Photos Benefits Back up unlimited photos at tablet resolution (2048px) for free, or upload larger images at full resolution using your free 15GB of Google Drive storage. •Automatically back up the photos from your phone or tablet •Add new photos from your camera or computer •Plan events where all your frien ds can add pictures to a shared album •Photos from your Picasa Web Albums already appear
    • google+ photos Photos Benefits Auto-Awesome: Instagram-Like Features Create new versions of your pictures automatically from the photos in your library. Just upload a set of similar photos, and Google+ will do the rest. MOTION Short animations created from a sequence of photos SMILE Group photos where everyone looks their best PANO Panoramas created from a series of landscape photos MIX Photobooth-style pictures created from multiple portraits HDR HDR photos created from a set of bracketed exposures https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3113884?p=photos_auto_awesome&rd=1 https://plus.google.com/photos/whatsnew
    • Google+ Hangouts
    • google+ hangouts Hangouts Features Group conversations Send photos or emoji, (http://www.emoji-cheat-sheet.com/) see when people are engaged in the Hangout and message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now.
    • google+ hangouts Hangouts Features • See when people are together in Hangouts, when they’re typing, or whether they’ve seen your message. • Turn any conversation into a video call with up to 10 friends. • Message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now. • Use Hangouts on computers, Android and Apple devices.
    • google+ hangouts Hangouts Benefits 1. Hangouts stay in sync across devices so you can start or continue them anywhere. 2. Choose from hundreds of emoji to help you make your point 3. See what you talked about in the past, including shared photos and your video call history. 4. Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer or other Android devices. 5. View collections of photos shared from each of your Hangouts. 6. Snooze notifications at times when you’d prefer to be undisturbed by alerts. Notes: Unlike Google Talk, Hangouts does not support "invisible" status.
    • google+ hangouts Hangouts Reviews Most of your friends can use Hangouts Hangouts works on computers, Android and Apple devices, so you can connect with everyone, and no one gets left out (except those with a windows phone).   https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutpost/hangouts http://www.slideshare.net/blbrowning/how-to-schedule-a-google-hangout-on-air-as-an-event
    • google+ hangouts Hangouts Resources Find Hangouts to Join https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutpost/hangouts Learn how to Schedule a Hangout as an on-air event http://www.slideshare.net/blbrowning/how-to-schedule-a-google-hangout-on-air-as-an-event
    • Google+ Presentation Download: www.slideshare.net/sheenalena
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