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Google Plus First Look: a tip-packed, comprehensive look at Google+

Ralph Roberts

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849685344
Paperback208 pages

About This Book

  • Written in plain but entertaining English by the author of over 100 books and a few zillion Internet posts
  • Leads you gently through understanding how Plus works and shows you tons of examples of how to make it work for you
  • Helps you not only master Plus but also develop strategies to do whatever you desire to accomplish on this great new social media network

Who This Book Is For

Google+ or Plus (the terms are interchangeable) was written for everyone. This book mirrors that concept and is written for everyone — from us techheads (early adopters) to delightful old Aunt Mable and the rest of the Thursday Night Bridge Club. Because social networking exists for all people and we are all people — all of us are plusses on Plus.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Joining Plus and What to Do First
What is Plus?
Why join Google Plus?
How to join Plus
Privacy concerns
What we learned
Chapter 2: Sorting Everyone into Circles
Tips on using Plus
The basics of Circles
Creating new Circles
Circles for Friends, Acquaintances, and Family
Mastering circle maintenance
Following celebrities and others
What we learned
Chapter 3: Hanging Out
What Are Hangouts?
Selecting and setting up a webcam
Starting your own Hangout
Joining existing Hangouts
Hanging out from YouTube
What we learned
Chapter 4: Streaming
How the Stream works
Controlling what we see
Posting and Targeting
What we learned
Chapter 5: Sharing Media
Preparing photos for Plus
Uploading and captioning Photos
Using the Photos section
Preparing videos for Plus
Uploading and captioning videos
What we learned
Chapter 6: Mobile and Games
Getting mobile access to Plus on phones or tablets
Games on Plus
What we learned
Chapter 7: Promoting on Plus the Right Way
Considerate marketing is effective marketing
Content is king
A marketing secret
Maximizing article views
Driving visitors to your website
Business and organization accounts
Starting circle groups
Google+ pages
What we learned

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of Plus
  • The easiest but most productive methods of coming up to speed on this fun-packed, powerful new kind of social network
  • Getting everyone in circles
  • Working with built-in video chat and related features
  • Using Google+ on your mobile
  • Promoting on Plus

In Detail

Start your social media experience afresh, having the most fun you possibly can sitting at a computer or holding your smart phone.

Whether restarting your social media participation from another network (doing it right and with a lot more control this time) or just jumping in for the first time, this book leads you triumphantly through Plus. Like Plus itself, the book is fun, exciting, and condenses everything you need for maximizing enjoyment in an easily readable format with tons of informative illustrations.

Google Plus First Look shows you how to join Plus and the kind of initial setup that guarantees a successful and fun-filled experience. The second chapter shows you Circles, Google’s innovative bit of genius that has taken social networking to a new level of control over our own interactions. We’ll see (and I do mean see) how Hangouts (video conferencing) works, and master Streams (where posts go). Sharing photos and video is the easiest you’ve ever seen, and you will see it in Chapter 5. Nor do you have to leave Plus at home, in Chapter 6 we take our social networking with us on our smartphones. Photos and videos upload automatically, ready for sharing. Finally, we learn how to promote things the right way, the polite way on Plus. This book serves as an indispensible reference to all that and more.


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