You might be wondering where Robert and I have been. We’re still here and still helping companies get the most out of Google+ and social media in general.
Our book has taken a different turn and we’re in the process of reevaluating how we want to produce the book. So stay tuned on that.
We are going to be holding office hours over at The Definitive Guides To Google+ page on Google+ so please feel free to drop in.
As always please seek us out if you have any questions or want to enlist our help.
Lately on Google+ there has been an emergence of hash-tag memes that are focused on photographers and photography.
Hash-tags like #naturalmonday have sprung up as a way for photographers to share their images and get more followers.
So how can a new photographer get found on Google+? Easy. Start following other photographers. Comment on their photos and see what hash-tags they are using. From there add your photos to your profile and hash-tags them. Slowly you’ll see your following grow.
Another key is to engage with those who have Circled you. Ask them to share and comment on your photos.
In the end you’ll find yourself with a good amount of followers who are not just those who Circled you, but those who actually care about what you are producing and doing — the best kind.
It amazes me that so many books about Google+ are coming out. The service has been out for a little over 5 months now. Now I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing to write a How-To about the service, myself and+Robert Anderson are doing exactly that. See +The Definitive Guides To Google+.
How-To books themselves are a good idea for any network. But it’s when people consider themselves “Gurus” in the space then we have a problem.
I love G+, I’m on it everyday. I have 9+k people who follow me, but am I guru? No. I’m an engager, I’m a connector, I’m a person who enjoys (heck loves) the service and has derived lots of benefit from everything and everyone who is on here. But I’m not a Guru.
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We’re clearly huge fans of Google+. Heck we’re writing How-to books to help professionals in various industries get the most out of the network.
When Google released the brand pages into the GPlus ecosystem they really should have had them “fully baked.”
What do I mean by “fully baked?”
Here are some of the issues I’ve found with the new brand pages:
There is definitely a time to not crowd source a project and then there’s a time when crowd sourcing is a great idea. In our upcoming Google+ guides we want to have a section full of helpful resources (plugins, apps, websites, etc.) that readers can utilize to get the most out of Google+. Below is what we’ve come up with so far. Are there resources we’ve missed? If so post your thoughts in the comments below. Be sure to include your name and profile ID so we can thank you properly on the site for your contribution.
Here’s what we have so far:
We all know how great Google+ is. But it doesn’t do us any good if we are following a thousand people and they’re all grouped into one “Circle.”
The idea behind the “Circles” feature in Google+ is to allow for advanced sharing across different segments of your real life social circles.
By default Google+ gives you a few circles to choose from, but they are generally broad and not as useful as they can be.
Google+ is new and still shiny. It’s been out for about 4 months and even less out of beta. Many people have asked us how we got such a strong following on the network in such a short amount of time. We answer it the same way every time:
Welcome to the tips and tricks section. We will post helpful tips on how to get the most from Google+.
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