The Feature Rich New Google+

Days ago, Google Plus getting 41 updates across Hangouts, Photos and a newly designed “Stream.” The updates are awesome.

With a focus on promoting and organizing content across multiple columns, the Google Plus team described that the new stream is about “design and depth.” The Hangouts is getting some treatment similar to Facebook Messenger with its own app rolling out.

Today I spent amount of time to go through those new updates and see that they are truly amazing. The new stream design is really nice, it is clean, well-organized and eye catching (your eyes won’t feel tired by go through the post).

Among other things, the new way of #hashtag handling is really interesting – through analyzing the content of your post, Google will designate the appropriate hashtags.

When you click on the hashtages, Google will flip the card, leads you to a new page where you will see content based on related topics as well as current locations and let you browse related content inline.

Hangouts, one of the more popular functions on Google’s social network also being broken out into its own mobile app,

To help you get around Google+ quickly, Denis Labelle had put together a awesome list for New Google+ Users: Meet The New Google+, you can get lots of help from those resources.

In addition to that, you may also want to check out Google+: The Extensive List, Database, Resources and Helpful Tips as well.

Need help? Have projects to work together? – contact her. Ann is an energized internet marketing professional with enthusiastic, infopreneur & e-marketing consultant. She is also a passionate blogger, into e-commerce, social media, sem & content marketing. Follow her on twitter @imannliu, connect with her on Facebook and Google Google Plus as well.

How to Use Google+ to Further Your Goals

The social media world is changing almost daily and this means social media marketing. To get your business out there and get the attention from the crowd is not an easy thing to do. There are lots of hard work and consistency needed.

When I began my Google+ journey I thought to myself, “Cool! Google+ has people who are really passionate about it”. After time being, I found out that Google+ is very different from other social platforms. It’s driven by passions and interests, not by existing personal relationships. It doesn’t like Facebook where you learn what’s going on in the lives of people you already know. But Google+, it enables you to pursue your passions with people you don’t know.

For me, Google+ is not another place to post the same information to the same friends I had on Facebook, it is a chance for me to connect with people who shared my passions and interest. It is about writing, blogging, journalism, sharing, fun, inspiring and the culinary world. And I have connected with many knowledgeable and fascinating people there.

Basically, Google+ is not only a social network. It is the very backbone (and future) of Google itself. Of course, like I said, as a marketer, webmaster, writer or content producer etc, to be seen (visible) on the Internet world, you need to work on the journey otherwise no matter how good you are, you will risk becoming relatively invisible online.

By saying that, I would like to share with you below the infographic, hope it can help you do better and achieve more on your Google+ journey. It outlines 64 strategies that every writer, webmaster, content producer can put into action, and start reaping the rewards of intelligently engaging with Google+.

64 Google+ Content Strategies [Infographic]

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Need help? Have projects to work together? – contact her. Ann is an energized internet marketing professional with enthusiastic, infopreneur & e-marketing consultant. She is also a passionate blogger, into e-commerce, social media, sem & content marketing. Follow her on twitter @imannliu, connect with her on Facebook and Google Google Plus as well.

How to Build and Promote Your Brand on Google+

You may have already read lots of article about Google+, or watched lots of video about ‘How To Google+” etc.

Google Plus, a sort of bringing a social layer to everything people are doing on Google has all the things you’ve come to expect in a social network. There is a rich profile builder, a place for your photos, a nice videochat feature, a conversation feed, and, of course, “Circles,” which allow users to sort the people they know into different buckets.

Every time when I log in to my Google+ account, I feel like log into a seminar, but in a good way.

To share with you the goodies, below this Hangout presentation video is from Guy Kawasaki, he not only explain the tips and tricks of using Google+ as a platform, he also share a way of thinking for wide scale (and scalable) audience reach. I found the information in the presentation very helpful and also discovered several extensions by listening.

This was a fascinating insight into how a person who has built a successful following on Google+, so watch the video and use it.


If you need more information and help towards to how to Google+, here are the Extended Database of Google+ Resources list you may find useful.

Need help? Have projects to work together? – contact her. Ann is an energized internet marketing professional with enthusiastic, infopreneur & e-marketing consultant. She is also a passionate blogger, into e-commerce, social media, sem & content marketing. Follow her on twitter @imannliu, connect with her on Facebook and Google Google Plus as well.

Did You Start to Use Google+ for Your Business

With its growing influence on search, Google plus has really been receiving so much attention lately. With more richer forums provided for companies to share news to the public, businesses have preferred using it over other social networks. It has definitely emerged as a key player in the online marketing ecosystem and poses a challenge to Facebook’s domination of the social media space.

If you haven’t use Google+ for your business, take a look at below this infographic to see what Google+ can do for you. It has a bunch of marketing points scattered throughout it, insightful and filled with nuggets of knowledge. You’ll see why Google+ might help you take your business goals to the next level.

Google+ for Business infographic

Need help? Have projects to work together? – contact her. Ann is an energized internet marketing professional with enthusiastic, infopreneur & e-marketing consultant. She is also a passionate blogger, into e-commerce, social media, sem & content marketing. Follow her on twitter @imannliu, connect with her on Facebook and Google Google Plus as well.

Get Your Business and Brands to Google+

After waiting for long time, finally Google+ is rolling out pages for businesses and brands. It is now allowing businesses and brands to use their social networking service to create official Google+ Pages, where you can talk with fans, start video chat hangouts and share content.

On its Blog Post, there are lots of detail information about how Google+ Pages will allow business to connect with the people who love them on a deeply meaningful level.

For businesses and brands, Google+ pages help you connect with the customers and fans who love you. Not only can they recommend you with a +1, or add you to a circle to listen long-term. They can actually spend time with your team, face-to-face-to-face. All you need to do is start sharing, and you’ll soon find the super fans and loyal customers that want to say hello.

Here is the link for your business and brands to join the community https://plus.google.com/pages/create. Give it a try, the doors are now open to the world.

According to Google, at this moment, there are only a few live Pages, big brands on Google+, such as Toyota, H&M, Pepsi, Train, Macy’s and WWE. Also The Muppets, preparing for their holiday movie launch etc.

The opening list is a nice mix, sports teams, bands and news magazine – something for everyone.

Since there are people search on Google billions of times a day, so to make finding Google+ Pages easier than ever, Google has added a direct connect element from Google Search to help people transform their queries into meaningful connections. All you need to do is type a plus sign [+] then the name of the business or brand. For example, type +Pepsi, it will take you straight to Pepsi’s new Google+ Page. And if you want, Google will add them to your circles.

Superficially, Pages look just like Profiles, but there are differences.

For example, Pages can’t add people to circles until the person they want to add has added them first or mentioned them. Pages have a +1 button, but no games. Pages also don’t get notifications via email, text or the Google bar.

According to the BBCorganisations will not be charged to use the scheme and Google says it will not put adverts on their pages.

This makes Pages easy for companies to experiment with. And the URLs for all Pages are made up of numbers, not the name of the business. This move should stop any sort of gold rush to claim vanity URLs, it can also make sure that those businesses who set up Pages are there to interact, not just stake a claim or cybersquat a particular name.

However, from a practical point of view, businesses will have to be careful who creates their Page, as explained by SearchEngineLand:

At first, whoever creates the page initially will also be the page administrator. No one else will be able to admin that page after them, at first. Nor can that page be transferred to someone else.

Multiple administrator support is promised in the near future, but until it arrives, it seems important that if your company has a social media manager, that person should be the one to create the account.

You might think it is a small point, but if you look at it from a day-to-day operations point of view, not having multiple admins and not being able to transfer ownership is quite a big omission. Because after all, it is not unheard of for people to change jobs and you don’t want your ex-social media manager taking exclusive access your Google+ Page with them.

Google+ team earlier said that they are planning to roll out more integrations to some of Google products for the pages soon, so I think we should expect maps, documents, analytics and many more which will be the ace for Google+. Once Google+ Pages fully implemented, I’ll be spending a lot more time in their playground and a lot less time visiting my old friend Facebook.

Need help? Have projects to work together? – contact her. Ann is an energized internet marketing professional with enthusiastic, infopreneur & e-marketing consultant. She is also a passionate blogger, into e-commerce, social media, sem & content marketing. Follow her on twitter @imannliu, connect with her on Facebook and Google Google Plus as well.