All posts tagged Plus

Discover Google+ pages while you browse the web

Google have released a cool little feature for use of their social network Plus. It should make it easier for pages to get discovered and circled.

A website will have to link its Plus Page and then when an opted in use visits a site that has authenticated the Plus page a small marker will appear at the side of the screen allowing the visitors to Circle the page.

Best we can tell this is part of the latest public build of Google Chrome a very interesting development.

Enhance your Google+ stream by following the Google+ pages that you find interesting:

  • When you visit a site connected to a Google+ page, a slider will appear on the side of the browser window. Hover over the slider to expand it and easily add the page to your circles.
  • The notifications button in your browser will be badged with a “+” to indicate when you’re viewing a site connected with a Google+ page. Clicking on the button shows your notifications just like it did before but now it will also display the related Google+ page information and provide a quick way to start following it.

Whenever a Google+ page is in your circles, all of the posts from that page will start appearing in your stream.

This isn’t the usual yada yada:  The URLs of the sites you visit will be sent to Google in order to identify the Google+ profiles and pages linked to those URLs.

Top Google+ tips for growing your audience

Google Plus seems to have a low profile with people at the moment. Many appear to think that Plus is dying or not really catching on. We remember they said the same about Twitter once. Where people are going wrong, we think, is in not treating Google Plus as a specific type of network with its own tools to allow you to communicate and discover.

So here are our top tips for using Google+ and our methodology to growing your Circles.

The science of sharing: How charities can increase financial support using social media

This guest post has been written by Craig Hartzel,  CEO of Charity Greetings and expert in creating infinite social loops.

In this short blog post, I am going to share (excuse the pun) with you my findings of why people actually share content on websites. I did this research for my book, Playing The Charity Card.

My aim was to find the scientific and psychological reasons individuals share content via their social media identities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, etcetera.

You’ve all seen the Facebook like and share buttons, tweets and Google +1 icons all across the web, but what actually compels you to hit that button and give that specific content your seal of approval?

With the nature of social networks and the exponential benefits of spreading the word with powerful peer-to-peer marketing, charities simply must have a sharing strategy.

I’ve studied the psychology of sharing extensively to find out what really drives people to share online content with their family and friends.