Google Plus

Google Plus

Launched in June 2011 by search engine giant Google Inc., Google+ is a social networking service that integrates numerous Google services, including Google Profiles.

Most notably the service -- also referred to simply as G+ -- allows users to group their contacts into Circles, enabling members to sort their contacts into specific categories. This in turn allows users to tailor posts and send them to specific social groups.

Other notable Google+ features include Hangouts, which allows members to start on-screen gatherings where users can chat live with their contacts, Sparks, which collects articles and videos that might be of interest to users, and Huddle, which allows users to stay in touch with contacts while on-the-go via group messaging on smartphones.

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Getting Started on Google +
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Getting Started on Google +

A step-by-step guide to creating a presence on the fast-growing social network of 250 million users, from the former chief evangelist for Apple.
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4 Tools for High-Def Video Conferencing

Bring clarity to your next meeting with one of these four video conferencing tools, then choose which way you want to connect.
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How Google+ Can Improve Your SEO
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How Google+ Can Improve Your SEO

Search Engine Land editor Danny Sullivan on why having an account on the social network can improve your search results.
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Richard Branson on How to Connect With Your Customers
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Richard Branson on How to Connect With Your Customers

The celebrated entrepreneur explains how to use social media to effectively connect with your customers.
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How the New Google+ Local Tab Could Influence Local SEO
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How the New Google+ Local Tab Could Influence Local SEO

Here's how you can maximize the local search benefits of the new Google+ Local feature for your website.
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Google+ Adds New Local Listings Tab for Businesses
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Google+ Adds New Local Listings Tab for Businesses

A company's listing on Google will be available to users across Google search, maps, mobile and now Google+.
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What You Need to Know About the New Google Plus Design
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What You Need to Know About the New Google Plus Design

Google's social network takes cues from Facebook and Twitter for its new look.
Jason Fell
Chris Brogan on How Businesses Benefit from Google+
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Chris Brogan on How Businesses Benefit from Google+

The popular blogger shares examples how business owners are getting involved in Google+.
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How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse
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How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

Macon Phillips, the White House's director of New Media, describes how the administration is using social media in unique ways -- and how your business can too.
Shira Lazar
Chris Brogan on Social Media Starter Tips to Grow Your Business
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Chris Brogan on Social Media Starter Tips to Grow Your Business

The popular blogger shares helpful strategies for small-business owners getting started on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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Why Chris Brogan Loves Google Plus
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Why Chris Brogan Loves Google Plus

Google+ isn't just for networking anymore. Here are four ways to put it to work to amp up your revenues.
Chris Brogan
Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users
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Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, smaller social-networking sites are stepping up.
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How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012
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How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

From the rise of Google+ to the oversaturation of social media, here's what five social media mavens have to say about what's on the horizon in 2012.
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Why Your Small Business Should Hangout on Google+
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Why Your Small Business Should Hangout on Google+

Here are three ways your business can best utilize the latest social network.
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