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Top 5 Tips To Up Your Google+ Game

Google-Plus-Logo-250x250Who am I kidding? I don't have a Google+ game to up. I'm just trying to maintain enough of a presence to reap some SEO benefits from Google Search. But others seem to be diving in and even apparently having good experiences. Maybe if you knew a few of the 15 "awesome Google+ tricks" Melanie Pinola recently shared you'd be leaving me in the dust too. Here are 5 of them to help up your Google+ game.

Melanie Pinola's "15+ Awesome Google+ Tricks You Might Not Know About" (via Dotted Music) radically expanded my knowledge base regarding what can be done in Google+. That may speak to my sad lack of knowledge but that doesn't mean they won't help you become master of the game.

5 Tips To Up Your Google+ Game

Link Your Avatar To A Photo Album

"Showcase your creative work...Click on the left menu and select Profile. Then under the Photos menu, scroll down to Profile Photos, and in the dropdown menu, select 'Add photos.'"

Use Formatting Symbols

For bold, italicize and strikethrough, see Google+ Cheat Sheet.

Google+ Ripples: Post Analytics

"Shows you how many public shares any particular post has gotten, how it's been reshared over time, and other statistics about your posts. To see the visualization and details, click on the drop-down box on the top right of any post and select 'View Ripples.'"

Up Your Hangouts Game

3rd party apps support Google+ Hangouts including Hangout Apps and Hangout Toolbox.

Auto Backup Pics on Android or iPhone

"Turn on the auto upload feature in your Google+ mobile app, where you can set the photo size for the backups."

Now that you and Google+ are best friends, don't forget to add me to your circle!


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