Beginners guide to using google+
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Beginners guide to using google+



Quick set up and some hints and tips on getting started with Google plus.

Quick set up and some hints and tips on getting started with Google plus.



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  • 20/04/2012 1 HOW TO USE GOOGLE+ Going round in circles
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  • 20/04/2012 8Main Areas • Home – Choose what to display • Profile – Your profile page • Explore – Find out who and what to follow • Hangouts – Group video chat • Photos – Upload photos • Circles – Your circles
  • 20/04/2012 9Home page• This is YOUR personal setting• Choose which of your circles and how much info you want to appear on your home page• Have Google Chrome open up this as your home page
  • 20/04/2012 10Profile• When you first set up your account, only basic info is requested• Edit your profile and fill in as much as possible to help promote yourself• People will be more likely to add you if they can see who you are
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  • 20/04/2012 12Explore
  • 20/04/2012 13Explore – Find people• Search for people you know• Look at who they know• Follow them• Add them to your Circles (remember to categorise them)• Use ‘who to follow’ for predetermined sets
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  • 20/04/2012 15Hangouts• Shared video chat• Set up your own with friends• Join or watch other hangouts• Download onto your mobile
  • 20/04/2012 16Photos• Upload from computer or phone• Decide who to share with (circles)• Set tagging options• Share and comment
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  • 20/04/2012 18Circles• Important to keep your contacts organised• You can get feeds from posts by other users• Decide if you want personal or work or sector based posts• Use the drag and drop for speed and ease• Look at others’ circles and check the people in there
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  • 20/04/2012 20Mobile• Android will get the best of the service• Hangouts, photos and games all work on the mobile app
  • 20/04/2012 21Create a business page• Hover over the more option• Click pages• Create your business page
  • 20/04/2012 22Set up completeNow that you are set up and have begun using Google+,here are some tips to help you get a little more from thesocial network.Google has put a lot of effort into this service, it isn’t likelyto disappear like other apps have in the past.
  • 20/04/2012 23Tips (1 – 2)1. Pick your own short code. Optimise your profile for Search Engine Results Positions (SERPS)
  • 20/04/2012 24Tips (3 – 5)3. Think about your circles. What do you want to use them for and how do you want to categorise? Real friends, work colleagues, clients, services etc.4. Share posts with the most appropriate circles5. When you add someone to your circles you are effectively saying ‘I want to see your stream updates’
  • 20/04/2012 25Tips (6 – 8)6. Use the tag feature in photos7. If you create content, you can build your author profile. <a target="_blank" rel="author" href="https://profiles.go">+Derek Booth</a>8. Test your profile by viewing it as … from the bar at the top
  • 20/04/2012 26Tips (9 – 10)9. Settings – check the settings for notifications and where you information will be displayed10. Use bold, italics and strikethrough by using the following characters. * Either side of the word for bold - *bold* _ to italicise - _italicise_ - For strikethrough - -strikethrough-
  • 20/04/2012 27Join me• Once you have set up on Google+, why not add me and Sigma Web to your circles.••
  • 20/04/2012 28 Thank you for listening Please follow us for further insights and tips!/sigma_web Email: Tel: 01978 720170 Sigma Web Ltd. Windsor House, 19 High Street, Coedpoeth, Wrexham, LL11 3RY Company Number 06656808