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Ronnie Bincer99,163#TNTBootcamp - Using NOD3x & Circloscope TogetherLearn how well +NOD3x and +Circloscope work together to help you find influencers and engagers to add to your Google Plus circles! Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. ************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesMonday, August 18th +NOD3x and +Circloscope************Previous Episodes: ToolsSeries Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  +CircleCount: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1ti8Zg8 #TNTBootcamp - Using NOD3x & Circloscope Together2014-08-18 20:30:00133 
Ronnie Bincer99,163TNTBootcamp  - A Closer Look at CircloscopeWe are going to “circle back” to take a closer look at  +Circloscope now that it has been re-launced to better understand how it can help you build an active, engaged following on Google Plus.Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. ************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesMonday, July 21st, Monday, August 4th and Monday, August 18thWe will revisit the tools part of our series by providing a more indepth look at the new versions of +Circloscope and  +NOD3x as well as discussing circle management techniques and best practices. ************Previous Episodes: ToolsSeries Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  +CircleCount: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM +Steady Demand: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  #TNTBootcamp - A Closer Look at Circloscope2014-07-21 20:30:00186 
Steady Demand4,348Join the Tools of Google Plus +Steady Demand  +NOD3x  +CircleCount  +Circloscope +Friends+Me  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of +Google+ using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ).This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes!+Circloscope - (1) Free Pro Plan+Friends+Me - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life!+CircleCount - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo+Steady Demand  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts +NOD3x (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs+Dustin W. Stout of +dustn.tv will be the Host of this event.Producer: GPlus Tool Party! - #Drink - Stay Hydrated My Friends #GPlusTools2014-07-10 20:00:00267 
Charles Barouch5,874Interviewing +Lee Smallwood about data and technology.Lee Smallwood _Outside Experts_ International Spectrum2014-07-10 12:30:0024 
Social Media Hangout4,840Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout and our special guests from +Circloscope, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotionSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119 
Eric Enge20,832+martin shervington joins us today to discuss building a presence on Google Plus.  We will have a room of people in the room here at +Stone Temple Consulting as part of the New England Google Plus Meetup group why will be joining us, and you can join and watch the show remotely!The YouTube link is here!  Building a Presence on Google Plus We will be live at 7:30 PM EDT today!Building a Presence on Google Plus2014-06-20 01:30:00135 
Google Partners1,173,830We just announced Google My Business, a new tool for business owners to easily manage their online presences on Google and build better relationships with their customers. To get ahead of any questions your clients may ask you on Google My Business, please join Google Business Community Manager Jade Wang for an overview of the new tool, followed by a live Q&A. ===For agencies in North America (required) we also invite you to join the Google Partners North America community where you can discuss tips and tricks for growing your business and making the most of Google products like AdWords, Analytics and YouTube.- http://goo.gl/LcNMd8Google My Business Launch Q&A2014-06-19 20:00:006 
Jason T. Wiser18,270Which is better, a profile or a page? I see this question asked a lot, and the truth is there's no easy answer. The question you need to ask yourself is, “which is better for my business”. And you might also ask, “Do I need them both?”  and “Can I manage them both?”This week I've invited Google Plus expert +martin shervington  to help the #OnTrackTips community answer these important questions.We’ll be discussing the top 5 reasons why G+ Profiles are better than PagesAND…The top 5 reasons that G+ pages are better than profiles. Our goal is to help you ask the right questions of yourself and your business. Did you push the BIG red button? http://ontracktips.com======================================================If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends!Did you click "Yes" on the event invite?Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and look for the big RED button.Upcoming Guests:⇒ Dov Gordon "Small Business Strategy Planning*⇒ Yifat Cohen "More Google Plus, TNG"Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT Join us on Twitter using the hashtag     #OnTrackTips   ========================================­==============Buy Martin's Books http://jtw.bz/MartinSherv Visit Martin Shervington on his websites:www.martinshervington.comhttp://www.plusyourbusiness.com/google-plus-quickstarter/ If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends.========================================­==============Disclaimer: Some links on this page are affiliate links. Also, you will receive an invite if you have asked to be added to the invite circle, attended past events, if you have commented positively on past event, or if you are a member of the Christians in Business community. If you want to be removed from the invite list, please tell me. I am sorrWhich is Better? A Profile or a Page2014-06-16 19:00:00188 
NOD3x9,329NOD3x is a social network analysis and data mining tool, free to members of the Google+ community. Today we're launching version 3.0 of our tool, with a completely redesigned and optimized dashboard interface! For more information, we welcome you to join our Google+ community http://ndx.io/NOD3x-HelpNOD3x Version 3.0 Launch!2014-06-13 17:00:0048 
Ronnie Bincer99,163The Importance of Building Your Community+martin shervington is widely recognized as both a leader and a pioneer on Google+; his two main areas of focus, Plus Your Life! and Plus Your Business!, are designed to help both individuals and brands by transforming the way they connect with others using Google+.Community building has been at the foundation of +martin shervington’s success. He often uses circles to bring together small groups of people to opt into various campaigns and has published several case studies (http://bit.ly/1rdJiNH) using data mined from +NOD3x that show the importance of getting others from your community involved in order to ensure the success of your campaign. Martin recently announced a new initiative, “PYB Neighborhoods” (http://bit.ly/1jYiXiG), which will soon bring brand pages together in a new and unique way. As with Martin’s other initiatives, PYB Neighborhoods will involve building small communities by bringing together people and businesses that are committed to the success of the project.Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x *******************************************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming wee#TNTBootcamp - The Importance of Building Your Community2014-06-02 20:30:00269 
Stephen Sabludowsky698Come Hangout with Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady.  When was the last time you hung out with a Miss USA?  Well, me too.  Here's our chance.  Watch and meet Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady, in a Bayoubuzz.com Google Hangout On Air for  Monday 12 Noon CST. Join +martin shervington +Susan Finch +Mia Voss +Stephan Hovnanian +Jessica Dewell +Ronnie Bincer +Michael Daniels The Miss USA Pageant is June 8 in Baton Rouge Louisiana.  Miss Brady, Miss Connecticut, will answer your questions  during the hangout webcast.  What has the past year been like?  What is her future?  Her greatest life lesson?  Ask your question during the event.  Have fun. A Youtube link for you to comment in Youtube Hangout with Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady: Monday June 2 @ 12 CST #erinbrandy   #missusa   #missusa2014   #NewOrleans   #batonrouge  Come Hangout with Miss USA, Erin Brady2014-06-02 19:00:0063 
GPLUSSPOTLIGHT950Google+ Business Spotlight (5/28/2014)This week we welcome +martin shervington and +Stan Bush from +Plus Your Business! to talk about quests.You may have seen the various "games" that Martin and the PYB team have coordinated on Google+, involving Canva, Mark Zuckerberg, Rubik's Cube, and others. Well, now's the time to pull back the curtain and talk about the what and the why of these quests. It's bound to be a fantastic discussion!Help us spread the wordPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259097784787084129/ *Twitter:* http://ctt.ec/Q49q5Hashtag: #gplusspotlight  Join our email list (http://gplusspotlight.com/join) to get insider info on guests, and Google+ tips from co-hosts +Ben Fisher and +Stephan Hovnanian#googleplus #hangoutsonair #googleplusbusiness  Google+ Business Spotlight - Plus Your Business!2014-05-28 18:30:0094 
Wade Harman17,306Friends Plus Me-Connecting YourselfDon't forget my sponsor +NOD3x where you can use this tool to build your Google Plus account to help you find others that love the same stuff you do!  Try it here http://goo.gl/hVniiZJoin +Wade Harman from +WadeHarman.com as we talk to the +Friends+Me developer +Alois Bělaška.  I really want to see the underlying effect of this social media tool and why it evolved into what it did.  What were his goals with the tool and did it come out the way he expected.  I know a lot of us use this tool, so come watch and help me ask questions!Try FriendsPlusMe here: http://mbsy.co/6qMfZDon't forget to circle +WadeHarman.com (My Blog Page) and get in on our Relationship Marketing community here: http://goo.gl/9sqSff #friendsplusme   #Hoa   #hangoutsonair   #marketingtips   #socialmediatips   #socialmediatools  Friends Plus Me-Connecting Yourself!2014-05-15 23:00:0043 
Ronnie Bincer99,163Using Hangouts on Air to Build InfluenceAn interview with: +David AmerlandIn his most recent best-selling book, Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.”#TNTBootcampChristine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4xUpcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, +Christine DeGraff  & +Ronnie Bincer will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, April 21stAn interview with: +David AmerlandDavid Amerland is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites including Forbes, and advises a handful of corporations on their social media crisis management techniques. Monday, May 5thAn interview with: +#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Techniques & David Amerland2014-04-21 20:30:00177 
Ryan Hanley12,846Nervous About Hosting Your Own Google Hangout on Air?Everything you need to know host killer Hangouts on Air.The best decision I've ever made for my personal brand was to begin recording the Content Warfare Podcast (audio only) as a live Google Hangout on Air.Is recording live, with an audience, on video, a heck of a lot more nerve racking than a prerecorded audio only show?Yes.Does it make the experience 100x more Gangster (valuable) for Content Warfare Nation?Absolutely.That's why I asked +Jason T. Wiser and +Mia Voss two of the ABSOLUTE BEST Google Hangouts on Air hosts rocking the Interweb to join us and share their secrets on creating amazing Hangouts.Seriously, this show is going to be ridiculously valuable to anyone with a Hangout show or currently considering starting one.Come early and ask questions often. Share this event with friends on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/rM9J0If you want to do some homework, find more on our guests here:Jason Wiser- On Track Tips: http://ontracktips.com/Mia Voss- The Mia Connect: http://themiaconnect.com/==============If you can't make the live episode, don't miss the replay:Youtube Subscribe link: http://goo.gl/My8UpZiTunes subscribe link: http://goo.gl/o6u9G6Stitcher subscribe link: http://goo.gl/HAoxVR #googlehangouts   #googlehangoutsonair   #hangoutsonair  Host Google Hangouts Like a Boss | Content Warfare TV2014-04-03 19:00:00199 
Ronnie Bincer99,163Introducing the New and Improved CircloscopeOn Monday, February 17th, +Ronnie Bincer and +Christine DeGraff will be joined by +Craig Fifield of +Circloscope. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at +Circloscope along with +Christine DeGraff and +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh. Circloscope is in the final phases of redevelopment; Christine and Craig will give us a sneak peek of Circloscope's new features, will tell you how it can be used to help you identify engagers and influencers in your area of interest, and will discuss the importance of circle management so you can filter through the noise and focus in on the conversations that really matter to you.Helpful articles on Using/Getting the most out of the current version of Circloscope:Circloscope A to Z by the developer +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbARCircloscope Recipes by +martin shervington http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/Introduction to Circloscope by +#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00180 
martin shervington890,541Google Plus for Individuals and Business!Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses...There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Ronnie Bincer99,163Come and learn how the CircleCount tool can help you identify Influencers in your area of interest on Google Plus. Join +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer on Monday, February 3rd for an interview with +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount.  Nils will teach us how to use CircleCount to find influencers to connect with as well as to learn about an exciting new CircleCount feature launching during the show! Last week, Christine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4xUpcoming Shows in the SeriesMonday, February 3rd - www.circlecount.com +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount will announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers. Monday, February 17th - www.circloscope.com+Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at +Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool. Monday, March 3rd - www.steadydemand.com/tool/+Ben Fisher from +Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period.Monday, March 17th - http://www.NOD3x.com Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence. #TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - CircleCount2014-02-03 20:30:00333 
Christine & Mia5,897YouTube link: What's Your Story? Mark TraphagenJoin +Christine & Mia and our January guest host +Craig Fifield as we welcome our special guest, +Mark Traphagen - if you've ever been curious about his backstory.. then this is the show for you!Wednesday, January 29nd11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm ESTMore about our guest +Mark Traphagen: Mark is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency located in the Boston area. He's pretty sure Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge added "senior" to Mark's title as a veiled reference to his age. He lives in Durham NC, which he regards as Portland OR without a web parody (yet).Mark has been active on Google+ since its third day and has developed a reputation as an expert on using Google+ for business and personal branding, as well as on Google Authorship.When he's not singlehandedly trying to eliminate Google+'s "ghost town" image by posting there at least once every 10 minutes, you'll find Mark playing mandolin in a New Orleans-style second line band called The Bulltowns Strutters, and competing in storyslam events.This week's show is sponsored by:+CT Social  is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com+Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/Wh#15MinutesOnAir with Christine & Mia featuring Mark Traphagen & Guest Host Craig Fifield2014-01-29 20:30:00189 
Ronnie Bincer99,163Join co-hosts +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer to learn more about various Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques in a new Live HOA series #TNTBootcamp! This episode will be the kick-off to the series, we'll let you know what's up and what the show is all about. Each show will last 30 minutes. They'll be happening on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST.#TNTBootcamp will help you learn to identify and engage with key influencers in your industry and to understand how to "get on the radar" and become influential yourself.Every industry has way to measure value, trust and influence. Social Media is no different. We will discuss what matters to us and how we think you may want to use various tools to uncover some gems you may not have found otherwise. We’ll also chime in on some basic etiquette that will make things go better for you while on Google Plus.Monday, January 20th - Overview of #TNTBootcampJoin Christine & Ronnie in a discussion about the concept of influence marketing, which tools can be used to help identify influencers and how to become one. Come with your questions and comments for a lively 30 minute interactive show.Monday, February 3rd - +CircleCount +Nils Tschampel from CircleCount will announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers. Monday, February 17th - +Circloscope +Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool.Monday, March 3rd - +Steady Demand +Ben Fisher from Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period.Monday, March 17th - +NOD3x Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Y#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques2014-01-20 20:30:00323 
Chef Dennis Littley696,221Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the fifth episode in our series on How to Use Google+ Effectively   This weeks topic will be Brand Pages, Who should use them and How to use themEvery Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results.While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.Monday January 13th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Brand Pages2014-01-13 19:00:00167 
Jesse Wojdylo790,435This week I will be unable to host #googlepluschat  but that doesn't mean it will stop! +Stephan Hovnanian and +Michael Bennett are filling in as they are going to tag team the event. The discussion will be Google+ pages as it relates to brands and businesses. This is a wonderful topic that is near and dear to my heart so make me proud by having a huge showing. As always, here is more information on Google Plus Chat:http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/If you have not taken part in Google Plus Chat please feel free to reach out to Stephan or Michael. There is also a Google+ community for Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat that is extremely useful. Here are the questions in text format:1. What pages are doing a great job on Google+ and why?2. Do you have a page? Plug it3. How do you balance profile vs. page activity?4. Does your page own a community, YouTube channel, etc.?5. What tools do you use to manage and analyze your page performance?6. What ways can a business use Google+ for content marketing?Spice up your Tuesday with a little #googlepluschat  action.Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-12-03 20:00:0036 
Jason T. Wiser18,270Google Plus 101 - Understanding Mechanics, Etiquette, TipsDo you have any questions about how to use Google plus? We are joined by Google Plus Celebrity +Dustin W. Stout     and He will be answering all your questions.Mobile Users can Watch here http://jtw.bz/Gp101CIB Event Page http://jtw.bz/Gplus101DSThis is an informal Q&A, so grab a cup of coffee, grab a pen and paper, and start taking notes. Mobile Users can see the Event here http://jtw.bz/Gplus101DSNo questions is too simple. If you need the answer, if you are confused about something, please ask. Don't be shy. We want to help you effectively use this network for your business.Ask Questions about:⇒ Circles⇒ Plussings⇒ Sharing⇒ Communities⇒ Events⇒ Hangouts⇒ Etiquette ⇒ Marketing Tips⇒ How to use Google Plus for your BusinessLiterally Anything that you need help with, we are here to answer your questions! This is your event so start asking questions now. No question is a stupid question. Well, almost none...We will be using the Hashtag #CIBplus  This event is sponsored by Christians in Business Community and is open to everyone. http://bit.ly/CIBplusOther great resources for G+:⇒ Plussing & Sharing +Dustin W. Stout   http://dustn.tv/social-signals-and-google-plus/⇒ Etiquette by +Wade Harman  http://goo.gl/vYcuoZ ⇒ Anatomy of the perfect G+ Post +Dustin W. Stout   http://dustn.tv/perfect-post/⇒ Google Plus Circle Management 101 +Mark Vang  http://markvang.com/content/google-Google Plus 101 - Understanding Mechanics, Etiquette, Tips2013-11-30 19:00:0060 
Chef Dennis Littley696,221Join me for this weeks edition of Good Day Google+ for an all out Social Media PaloozaThis weeks guests will be  +Rebekah Radice (Social Media Strategist) +Neil Ferree (Social Media SEO Consultant) and +Christine DeGraff (Social Media Consultant)Bring your lunch or bring a beverage and definitely being your questions!Just don't forget to join us for this weeks edition of Good Day Google+ 1:00 pm ET (New York Time) Friday November 22nd Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis  Good Day Google+2013-11-22 19:00:00160 
John Paduchak7,664We believe CircleCount is an indispensable Google Plus Tool.  Please like, +1, and share with your friends!We talk about CircleCount for Google Plus With guest Nils Tschampel2013-11-14 22:00:0014 
Meilani MacDonald13,722CircleCount.com - What is it and how can we use the information +CircleCount provides to help us get the most out of the time we spend in Google+?CircleCount is a great resource for active plussers, providing statistics such as growth rate and projected growth rate in terms of numbers of followers, which posts you've made are most popular or most shared, demographic statistics and more.CircleCount's +Nils Tschampel will be joining us on Friday to show us how to use CircleCount to get the best results for our time spent on Google+!TGIF Business Networking Hangout - How to Use CircleCount - June 7, 20132013-06-08 01:00:0014 

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eStoreCart662This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you. #circle   #circleshere  2015-01-28 16:15:043988711
Blue Carpet Cleaning0Hi Everyone !Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting people.More you share more you get!If you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Have a Lovely Day !#circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing  #newcircleshare  2015-01-28 14:08:51412002
Daniel Gibbs17,862Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #Fiji #japan #tokyo #malaysia #malaysia #kota_kinabalu #malaysia #kuala_lumpur #malaysia #kuala_terengganu #malaysia #kuantan #malaysia #kuching #malaysia #langkawi #malaysia #penang #myanmar #myanmar #yangon #philippines #philippines #cebu #south_korea #south_korea #seoul #taiwan #taiwan #kaohsiung #taiwan #taipei #thailand #chiang_mai 2015-01-28 07:22:403856713
Sergii Daniloff17,366This circle growing and more and more new guys staring to share this circle! I would recommend to connect to these awesome guys.Please add me to your circles (https://plus.google.com/+SergiiDaniloff/posts) and don't forget re-share this circle for your friends. Enjoy!#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   2015-01-27 15:00:59234111
SelaySel AY6,642#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#Circles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#Engagers#SocialMedia#Google#EngagersCircle#Google+#PublicCircle#Share#SharedCircleOfTheDay#teamelitecircle#Shared#SocialMediaMarketing#SEO#ShareCircle#ADD2015-01-27 06:44:53492262140
David Guiney9,697Hi guys and gals.I've added these people to this circle because they are the most frequent users of G+ but also the most interesting. Simply add these people to enhance your G+ experience. Like and share to be added to the next list. 2015-01-27 00:05:49386000
Ercan Çakir5,538Elite Team AG Friends Circle 489Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*******************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*********************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-26 05:40:31489000
Ercan Çakir5,538Elite Team AG Friends Circle 489Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*******************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*********************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-26 05:39:05489000
exceptional circles16,850A nice circle for today2015-01-25 10:36:16330567
Gökhan Daştan1,606  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle   #socialmedia #friday#circle#Facebook#circle2015-01-24 12:30:19401135
Brandon Leibowitz66,897Online Reputation Management Services - http://YourInternetMarketers.com#growthcircle #circleshare   This is my 36th circle share of this circle and I hope to get over 420+ shares and continue to grow this as time goes on.  This should increase Google Plus comments and plus ones.  This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  #GrowthCircle   Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  ➤ 1. Add the circle➤ 2. Share the circle➤ 3. Plus one the circle ➤ 4. Comment on the original post when completeMake sure to check out my social media blog at http://bosmol.comSkateboard videos and pictures at http://shralpin.com#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle 2015-01-24 04:13:57414313350411
eStoreCart544This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.2015-01-23 18:28:28398161816
steph wanamaker111,805#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2015-01-23 18:05:3322022020
Brandon Leibowitz66,730➤ For all you SEO needs visit http://SEOoptimizers.com V46 #GrowthCircle #TopEngagers I wanted to create a new #GoogleCircleShare  for top engagers.  These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce.I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will be sure to interact with you.➤ If you would like to be a part of my top engagers #BosmolCircle  then please do the following:1. Add the circle2. Plus the original post3. Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4. Comment on the original post when complete➤ SEO & Google AdWords training courses at http://training.seooptimizers.com➤ Sports pics and videos at http://shralpin.com➤ Get informed about your state laws at http://LegalMedicalMarijuanaStates.com➤ Learn how to increase Google+ followers at http://GetPlusFollowers.com/tutorials➤ Social media secrets revealed at http://bosmol.com#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circlesh2015-01-23 08:41:42489901
I-Butler international517Обмен кругами No. 3Я представляю вам идеальный Интернет бизнес: http://www.business-ibutler.com#круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2015-01-22 10:01:57478011
Doce Mel1,689HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-22 00:12:36496000
Bettina M.671This circle contains wounderful people who really are interesting and active on Google+.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!My favorite Communities:Canary and friendsMoments of Art#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #news #update #birds 2015-01-21 20:14:12413000
SelaySel AY6,029#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-01-20 21:43:23495191326
Rich Bradford30,893Version 19!! Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 19 of my Favorite Circle!!   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  As a side note, I am on Tsu, which shares social revenues with all of us. https://www.tsu.co/rbradford 2015-01-20 00:03:104813311
Brandon Leibowitz66,366➤ Sports pics and videos at http://shralpin.comV45 #GrowthCircle #TopEngagers I wanted to create a new #GoogleCircleShare  for top engagers.  These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce.I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will be sure to interact with you.➤ If you would like to be a part of my top engagers #BosmolCircle  then please do the following:1. Add the circle2. Plus the original post3. Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4. Comment on the original post when complete➤ SEO & Google AdWords training courses at http://training.seooptimizers.com➤ For all you SEO and social media marketing needs visit http://www.seooptimizers.com ➤ Get informed about your state laws at http://LegalMedicalMarijuanaStates.com➤ Learn how to increase Google+ followers at http://GetPlusFollowers.com/tutorials➤ Social media secrets revealed at http://bosmol.com#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles 2015-01-19 22:52:17467252436
Ishaaq Malik40,001****      *ISHAAQ MALIK'S SPECIAL CIRCLE 8.0*    ****ADD THESE AMAZING PEOPLE TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LIVE STREAM. ENJOY INTERACTION WITH THESE REAL ENGAGERS.********************************************************Follow the steps below to be included in the next Special Circle 9.0:1. Add me to your circle (If you haven't already)2. Share this circle in PUBLIC (Re-share this post)Sorry No re-share - NO going in to the next circle3. +1 This post4. Leave a comment below so I know you have done these things.******************************************************Were you expecting to be in this circle?I tried my best to make this circle very unique. I am new at this and if i have forgotten someone I am truly sorry. I'm still figuring this out and its growing quite rapidly. So please be patient with me and if i missed you out, let me know in the comments section and i will fix this in the next circle. (I PROMISE)Some people in this circle include:+Aahana Priyadarsinee +Abir Roy +Aheste Beste +Akansha Gautam +Amig Von Hallen +Andrea Gervasi +Andrey Mashnich +Aqib Nuh +authicle.com +AyJay Schibig +Becky Collins +Bernard Piette +Bernd Hau +Brandon Leibowitz +2015-01-19 22:21:32482130125143
Chris Cota34,121The Snowball Circle #caseofthemondays is in Effect. We have over 100 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.Follow all steps below for it to work. #circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles #growfollowersOK awesome on each #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 33,000 #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!+Daniel Stock  +Cesare Riccardo +Linda Dee +Dubie Bacino +Tazein Mirza Saad +Shared Circles on G+ +Shire Lyon +survivalebooks 2015-01-19 18:54:04430120
Gökhan Daştan1,245  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle   #socialmedia #friday#circle#Facebook#circle2015-01-19 12:16:16406001
Ercan Çakir4,966Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.***********************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-19 06:19:21438000
Ercan Çakir4,966Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.***********************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-19 06:19:02500001
Ercan Çakir4,966Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.***********************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-19 06:11:50499001
Ercan Çakir4,966Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.***********************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-19 06:11:27488000
Hava Özdemir12,429#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-01-19 02:20:29498182155
Amanda Maria842HERE'S VERSION 90 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/14/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-17 16:26:30501000
Chomvong Dean9,934 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency +NASA ... +Cesare Riccardo ... +Daniel Stock Professor of mathematics university of Colorado+Richard Green Polytechnic University of Milan+Mario Falcetti Circle share of Jan, 2015!  Please ReShare.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: 1/Add the Circle  2/+1 this circle 3/Share this circle to PUBLIC4/Comment on this postHave a great weekend my <3LY G+Friends....2015-01-17 02:17:24493003
Chomvong Dean10,068The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency +NASA ...... +Cesare Riccardo .... +Daniel Stock professor of mathematics university of Colorado+Richard Green Polytechnic University of Milan+Mario Falcetti Circle share of Jan, 2015!  Please ReShare.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share:  1/Add the Circle  2/+1 this circle  3/Share this circle to PUBLIC  4/Comment on this postHave a great weekend my <3LY G+Friends....2015-01-17 01:43:17493628
Chomvong Dean9,934The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency +NASA ,,,,,, +Cesare Riccardo ,,,, +Daniel Stock professor of mathematics university of Colorado+Richard Green Polytechnic University of Milan+Mario Falcetti Circle share of Jan, 2015!  Please ReShare.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share:  1/Add the Circle   2/+1 this circle  3/Share this circle to PUBLIC  4/Comment on this postHave a great weekend my <3LY G+Friends....2015-01-17 01:38:28492003
steph wanamaker111,441#followfriday  Here is my awesome  men who comment circle 2015-01-16 16:20:1121957458
Sergii Daniloff16,814This circle growing and more and more new guys staring to share this circle! I would recommend to connect to these awesome guys.Please add me to your circles (https://plus.google.com/+SergiiDaniloff/posts) and don't forget re-share this circle for your friends. Enjoy!#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   2015-01-15 10:03:09224000
SelaySel AY5,491#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-01-15 01:38:464245315
Antonino Bologna9,457ATTENTIONIf you would like to be added into SOCIAL STALLIONS CIRCLE please make sure to read and follow all the steps. To start, Thank you all from for being active contributing members on Google+!! Our last cicle brought us over 290 daily engagers, if you are looking for some great people in your G+, this circle is definitely a Must ADD!!! Also our next #socialstallionscircle begins with this share! Please follow the steps below if you want to be included in the next circle! (#ssc)STEPS: 1) FOLLOW +Antonino Bologna  (If you already do, please skip this step)2) FOLLOW +Elite Strategies (If you already do, please skip this step)3) +1 this Shared Circle4) Leave ANY Comment on the comment box (mentioning some of your friends name would be great as a comment) 5) SHARE this Social Stallions(Circle) in your PROFILE. And make sure to share it to PUBLIC. If you don't share it to Public UNFORTUNATELY you will not be added to next circle.One last thing, to be added to the next #socialstallionscircle this post must be shared within the first 5 days, Please enjoy!Note that we only add top engagers with like minded interests rather than spammy self promoting users#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #socialstallionscircle #socialstallions #ssc To show all of you #socialstallions how much I appreciate your friendships I am attaching a fun guide that can help you continue to be stick to the #whitehat side of the Internet rather than the dark spammy side. Don’t worry no blackhatters were harmed in the making!@@@@@@@@@@@@Enjoy an Illustrated History of Blackhat SEO:2015-01-14 06:13:15445101
Flonne Floreance0follow and share2015-01-13 21:42:40501000
Flonne Floreance0follow and share2015-01-13 21:42:00281000
Mohammad Hamza0+1 & reshare this circle if u want to be in my next next circle #circleshare   #circle  2015-01-13 16:14:10434000
Rok Šimec30,338To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#CircleSharing2015-01-13 08:48:57492002
eStoreCart318To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#CircleSharing2015-01-13 08:45:31398121015
Tempat Wisata390#circlesharing 1. Give me +12. Comment this3. Reshare this circle4. Follow Me  :) #circle #circleshare  2015-01-13 06:33:03501191615
Circles and Photography35,713Builders 3    1.12.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle    2015-01-13 03:31:58501151722
Neil Bailey7,507If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-01-12 10:19:17359151530
Brandon Leibowitz65,759➤ Get informed about your state laws at http://LegalMedicalMarijuanaStates.comV42 #GrowthCircle #TopEngagers I wanted to create a new #GoogleCircleShare  for top engagers.  These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce.I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will be sure to interact with you.➤ If you would like to be a part of my top engagers #BosmolCircle  then please do the following:1. Add the circle2. Plus the original post3. Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4. Comment on the original post when complete➤ SEO & Google AdWords training courses at http://training.seooptimizers.com➤ For all you SEO and social media marketing needs visit http://www.seooptimizers.com ➤ Social media secrets revealed at http://bosmol.com➤ Learn how to increase Google+ followers at http://GetPlusFollowers.com/tutorials#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2015-01-12 06:30:37466258262343
Techno Up Review0BEST CIRCLE 10 JANUARY 2015------------------------------------------------                BEST Circle Share By Techno Up Review                          New Year Share and Be Shared                    If you want to be shared in this circle                          Boost your visibility on Google+                 Watch entertainment video                    FULL Technology Review                                   Technology PICTURE                2015 technology VIDEO                   Share the circle! GET MORE QUICKLY CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER ON GOOGLE+HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE------------------------------------------------Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.-------------------------------------------------FOLLOW ME TO GET MORE CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER HERE http://goo.gl/uPhCKp-------------------------------------------------    #News    #Android    #Linux    #Ubuntu    #CES2015    #AirDroid3    #Smartphone    #Samsung    #Apple    #JavaScript    #RaspberryPi    #Microsoft    #Lollipop    #Google    #HTML5    #AndroidWear    #Debian    2015-01-09 22:08:24498302437
Brandon Leibowitz65,379➤ Get informed about #MMJ  state laws at http://LegalMedicalMarijuanaStates.comV41 #GrowthCircle #TopEngagers I wanted to create a new #GoogleCircleShare  for top engagers.  These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce.I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will be sure to interact with you.➤ If you would like to be a part of my top engagers #BosmolCircle  then please do the following:1. Add the circle2. Plus the original post3. Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4. Comment on the original post when complete➤ SEO & Google AdWords training courses at http://training.seooptimizers.com➤ For all you SEO and social media marketing needs visit http://www.seooptimizers.com ➤ Social media secrets revealed at http://bosmol.com➤ Learn how to increase Google+ followers at http://GetPlusFollowers.com/tutorials#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles 2015-01-09 17:29:17500194157228
Mamy Shimomatsu1,467#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  Share this circle to PUBLICNew Share Circle.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus 2015-01-09 17:01:43322001
Mamy Shimomatsu1,496#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  Share this circle to PUBLICNew Share Circle.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus 2015-01-09 17:01:153852217
SelaySel AY4,832#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 23:25:15500024

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2014-10-10 10:29:32 (45 comments, 11 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Are Polls leading to more activity on Google+?

24 hours after Polls have been launched on Google+ it's time to make some analytics ;)

We have checked the 10 most active polls and compared the number of votes with the average number of plusones the users got in the last 50 posts within the last 4 weeks.
Like +Eli Fennell mentioned (on Ello), the novelty factor is probably one reason, but the numbers are pretty clear:

+Marques Brownlee: 16,738 votes vs. 4,508 plusones
+Mashable: 10,778 votes vs. 81 plusones
+Google: 5,761 votes vs. 1,681 plusones
+ZAGAT: 4,964 votes vs. 53 plusones
+ESPN: 3,427 votes vs. 405 plusones
+The Hunger Games: 3,135 votes vs. 1,569 plusones
+matthew rappaport: 2,503 votes vs. 17 plusones
+Google+ Photos: 2,193 votes vs. 1,092 plusones
+OMG! Ubuntu!: 2,183 votes vs. 106 plusones
+Neila Rey:... more »

Most reshares: 43

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2014-10-16 20:52:46 (9 comments, 43 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

#CirclesCounted: 208
#TimesWatched: Countless

Another great work by Dave Whyte and Bees&Bombs!
Check it out on Ello: 
https://ello.co/beesandbombs/post/H1YwU-whVZFPjPhXhX-iTg

Most plusones: 139

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2014-10-16 20:52:46 (9 comments, 43 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

#CirclesCounted: 208
#TimesWatched: Countless

Another great work by Dave Whyte and Bees&Bombs!
Check it out on Ello: 
https://ello.co/beesandbombs/post/H1YwU-whVZFPjPhXhX-iTg

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2015-01-26 17:15:00 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Please pay attention to this great content. Writen by +Tim Sweeney 

Creating Relevant Google Plus Circles For Small Businesses

This post considers the topic of creating  relevant Google+ circles for small businesses that have a Google My Business (GMB) listing. The purpose of this would be to have the small business start to engage with those in these circles so as to catch the attention of and then garner the business of circle members. 

This is part of a project I'm involved with called #Eagleco   which consists of putting a select group of merchants from the Town of Eagle Colorado on the digital map by harnessing the power of various Google resources such as GMB listings. You can learn more about the #Eagleco  project at the bottom of this post.

The Circle Idea Explained

The idea is simple, create a circle of entities, profiles - people and pages - businesses/organizations, that a merchant could add to their circles one at a time. Once the merchant does this, they can begin +1ing, commenting and sharing the entities content. This would raise awareness of the merchant in the mind of the entity.

For example, say the entity is a hiker who passes through Eagle on a regular basis. As such the hiker would be made aware of the merchants offering. For example, the merchant could be a restaurant such as +Pastatively.  If you aren't aware, hikers love to eat henceforth restaurants are highly relevant to them. Another example would be other businesses with which the merchant could have a synergistic relationship. Perhaps a restaurant adding nearby places to stay would make sense in this case and vice versa.

Would This Be Worth Doing?

Before pursuing this we must ask whether this would be worth doing. For example, would the effort involved lead to the appropriate offsetting revenue? This process sounds appealing but in the end it has to result in some quantifiable outcome that pays for itself. Primarily that being new, repeat and/or referral business which produces revenue.

Second, would the merchant be willing to engage with these "entities" and/or would they be willing to hire it out. If the merchant isn't willing to engage or pay for someone to do the engaging on their behalf, then this is an exercise in futility I think.

And finally, would this engagement outreach be welcomed by the target entity or just considered spam. The answer to this would depend on the approach used and how relevant the outreach was. We certainly don't want to start flooding the entities stream with notifications nor making a non-relevant outreach.

Precursors Before Doing This

Before proceeding, the merchants Google My Business (GMB) listing has to be properly claimed, verified, configured and optimized. And ideally the merchants other digital assets such as their websites and/or other listings need to be all current, aligned and in a useable state. Meaning, we don't want entities engaging with or searching for the merchant and ending up at an out of date GMB or other asset with the wrong hours, mislocated address, etc.. This would result in a bad user experience.

Defining The Audience

There are two criteria through which this circle audience could be defined. (Perhaps there are more?) First and perhaps the most obvious are those entities within a certain geographic distance of Eagle, Colorado. Defining the relevant distance would be subjective. For example, would it make sense to search within 50, 75, 100 or more miles away from Eagle?

A second criteria would be topic - points of interest based. This could be defined by identifying topics - points of interest within and/or near Eagle, Colorado.  Perhaps determining topics - points of interest that are reached from population centers by passing through Eagle would be useful as well. Examples of topics - point of interest are hiking, hiking trails, mountain peaks, skiing, ski resorts, snowmobiling, snowmobile trails, hunting, places to hunt, shopping, lodging, dining, etc... And perhaps a points of interest around Eagle, Co Google Map might be helpful in this case.

General Outlines of How We Can Go About This

Listed below are some general thoughts concerning how the identification, collection and management of the circles can come about. It's a mix of tools and techniques learned through training offered by +Plus Your Business! and beyond. In the future, I'll be examining these tools and their use toward the  project. And if warranted, a followup post will ensue.

1. +CircleCount - A geocoordinate search around Eagle can be done using the Spheres tool, http://goo.gl/uz6iym.

2. Identifying pre-existing circles which would be relevant - For example, those who have circled the +Eagle Outside page. (This is a form of borrowing an audience)

3. Communities on Google+ - For example, communities focused on Colorado. (Another form of borrowing an audience)

4. +Circloscope - Used for filtering and refinement of the circles. (Another tool)

5. +NOD3x  - This tool is useful for identifying who is talking about what, influencers and who is engaging with topics. We'd have to explore more in-depth whether it can be used to support the specific goal we are seeking in this case.

6. Management and measurement - Given the scale of the Eagle project, I'm hesitant to suggest much here. But the first thought that comes to mind would be a SCRM such as +Nimble could be useful in keeping track of the engagement of those in the circles. Then there is the question of measuring this effort. Perhaps tagging each circled entity and feeding it through Analytics might work here to measure the response and conversion. This definitely needs more thought.

7. Finding - borrowing Google reviewers - +James Dearsley  mentioned this in a #pybshow  and it sounds logical. Looking at businesses within the geographic area of Eagle, then identifying reviewers of those businesses, categorizing them and placing them into a circle sounds appealing.

Summary

I'm not sure how efficient and effective this process would be. Perhaps it might depend on where the merchant was located, such as in a densely populated area as well as how far along the "technological graph" the circled entities are. On the other hand, perhaps this could be refined into a workable process. 

About  EagleCo Project

#EagleCo project consists of putting a core group of Eagle, CO businesses on the Google Map i.e., cleaning up, verifying, optimizing and then socializing their GMB listings. This is being done in large part to take advantage of the upcoming FIS 2015 Alpine World Ski Championship event #vail2015   so as to drive traffic to their business. You can visit the +EagleCO Vail2015 page -  to learn more about this project.

#googlecircles   #googleplusforbusiness       ___Please pay attention to this great content. Writen by +Tim Sweeney 

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2015-01-25 08:58:37 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Great tips and explanations by +George Cohn 

This Week In The Google+ Help Community
Circles: what are they, what do they do, and how can I use them

Hey everyone! Time for the latest Google+ Help Weekly Report, where we discuss a trending topic within the Google+ Help Community!

What are circles?

Google+ was originally designed to mirror the real world much more faithfully than other social networks. The idea is that in real life, the nature of the conversations we have vary, depending on whom we’re talking to. You don’t normally share photos of your family members with your book club, or discuss web design with your friends at the gym, for example.

Circles were supposed to model groups of people in your life that share common interests. So you could set up a Family circle and a Book Club circle and a Web Design circle and a Friends At The Gym circle. Some individuals may be in more than one circle. You may have a family member who is also a member of your book club and also goes to the gym with you.

When you make posts, you can target the specific groups who might be interested in reading them, and spare the ones who might not be. Also, you could temporarily limit your view of incoming posts to a specific circle, and see only those kinds of discussions.

Who can see my stuff?

When you share a post or a photo, you can say which circles or individuals are able to view it. That doesn't mean they will see it, it means they can see it. If you want no restrictions, you can make it a Public share, and anyone can see it.

For non-Public shares, you can choose Your circles or Extended circles. If you choose Your circles, everyone in all of your circles (there’s a setting to exclude some circles from this category) will be able to view your post. Extended circles is Your circles + everyone in “their” circles. If you want to be more selective, you can choose any number of specific circles or individuals. 

Who can really see my stuff?

If you share to Public, the people most likely to see it are:
those put you in one of their circles
those who look at your profile
those who have in their circles someone who +1’ed your post

Also, if your post sees a lot of activity (comments, reshares, +1’s) it gets on the “What’s hot” list, and may be presented to anyone who opens the Google+ Explore tab and clicks “What’s hot”, or allows “What’s hot” content to appear in their stream, even if they don’t have you in any of their circles.

If your share is not to Public, the people who can see it are limited to the circles you specified. Of those, the most likely to see it are:
those put you in one of their circles
those who look at your profile

Whose stuff will I see?

Adding someone to your circles is basically subscribing to see their posts in your home stream. It doesn't guarantee you’ll see all their posts.

The mix is determined by Google’s relevance algorithm, which seems to be in a constant state of change and refinement. It can be influenced by an amount (none, more, standard, fewer) that you can dial in for the circle the person is a part of. To control the amount, click the gear icon that appears when you view the circle’s posts.

The connection doesn't have to be two-way, someone you circle doesn't necessarily have to add you to any of their circles. 

Also in the mix are the “What’s hot” posts. As with circles, you can dial the amount (none, more, standard, fewer) by going to the What’s hot page and clicking the gear icon.

What else can I do with Circles?

You can control the visibility of the elements of your profile. For example, you can restrict your employment history to friends and family (assuming you’re maintaining circles of them).

You can customize who can invite you to hangouts.

Can I use circles for secret conversations?

Circles provide great access control for keeping discussions away from those who would be bored or uninterested. But remember, anyone who does have access could make a screenshot and send it wherever they want. So if you have information that really must be kept quiet, your best plan is to keep it far away from the Internet.

Remember, what happens on the Internet stays on the Internet!

What about shared circles? Can they help me get a larger audience?

First, what are your reasons for using Google+. Business? Pleasure? Camaraderie? In most cases, follower quality is far more important than quantity. A large follower count looks like social proof, but it doesn't necessarily lead to more engagement. Some strategies for increasing follower count involve sharing huge circles, but if you add one of these it ends up cluttering your stream with stuff you don’t care about or engage with, and it cheapens the whole experience.

On the other hand, a circle that has been carefully curated can enrich your stream. Look for the ones that are curated for an area you’re interested in, by someone you trust. They usually contain fewer than 100 profiles.

Top Contributor +John Skeats covers this topic in depth here
https://plus.google.com/+JohnSkeats/posts/YDKh7WkimrS

How do I remove a person from a circle?

This help article explains how to remove someone from a single circle
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1047849?hl=en

To remove them from all your circles (from the desktop) search for them in Google+, then use the dropdown menu at the upper right of one of their posts and choose “Remove from circles”

How do I remove myself from someone else’s circles?

Short of asking them, you can’t. Even if you could, there’s no point because it wouldn't affect your stream. If they’re harassing you, you can report or block them.

How can I use circles to improve my experience on Google+?

Your circles determine most of what you see in your home stream. Look through your stream and try to get a feel for what’s worth looking at and what’s just filler. Google’s relevance algorithm tries to prioritize what’s interesting to you, but circles have a huge influence on where it finds the raw material. Also, remember for each circle, you can suggest to the algorithm what proportion of content you’d like to see, from none to fewer to standard to more.

+martin shervington suggests this clever Flow System method for managing the content that flows in your stream.
https://plus.google.com/+MartinShervington/posts/6ep1uCSBTF5

What haven’t we talked about?

We haven’t talked about Communities. Communities are similar to Circles, but focused more on specific topics. When you join a Community, posts from the Community appear in your stream, and posts you make to the Community appear in other Community members’ streams.

Communities is a huge topic, best left to a another post otherwise this one will become a monster.


Tip of the Week

The quality of your profile is a key factor in someone’s decision to circle you

+Google+ Top Contributors recommends the following guidelines for setting up how you appear across Google
https://plus.google.com/103006385532664768608/posts/XkowQUb472x


Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics this week. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help to highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyreport   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb___Great tips and explanations by +George Cohn 

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2015-01-23 15:27:55 (26 comments, 31 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

CircleCount goes mobile

We have been pretty busy in the last weeks/months and here is the result:
Our website is now mobile-friendly and responsive plus there is a search field on every page. These have been the two most wished for features.

Check it out!
Pull out your mobile and open www.circlecount.com

Google says: Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly. (http://goo.gl/95tO9f)
What do you say?

Thanks a lot for beta-testing +Lucas Appelmann +Rajesh Narayanan +Giovanni Totaro and +Markos Giannopoulos!
+martin shervington now you can ;)

#circlecountupdate #mobilefriendly #responsive

CircleCount goes mobile

We have been pretty busy in the last weeks/months and here is the result:
Our website is now mobile-friendly and responsive plus there is a search field on every page. These have been the two most wished for features.

Check it out!
Pull out your mobile and open www.circlecount.com

Google says: Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly. (http://goo.gl/95tO9f)
What do you say?

Thanks a lot for beta-testing +Lucas Appelmann +Rajesh Narayanan +Giovanni Totaro and +Markos Giannopoulos!
+martin shervington now you can ;)

#circlecountupdate #mobilefriendly #responsive___

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2015-01-13 15:31:24 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

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This product was birthed from my clients’ needs. I’ve taken the most common hangouts concerns and needs and built the training to address them.

People need an accurate, no hype way to learn how to make the Hangout toolset work properly for them. People have been wanting an up-to-date guide on how to best create Hangouts and HOAs. The format we have chosen allows us to make updates to the training materials on a regular basis so it will updated as hangouts change - and change they do!

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http://AllAboutHangouts.com/Launch-Special
We’re offering a special price for you during the launch period so take advantage of it now and tell others where to get the hangout training they need.

Look through the Product Tour and you’ll see video snippets of each module so you’ll know what you’ll be getting. Take a look around, get the product and start down your path to Hangout Confidence. The price is right and the no-risk guarantee makes it easy.

Training You for Hangout Success
If you’ve seen any of my training materials and posts about hangouts you know that accuracy and quality are included. Learn what you need to know today so the HOAs you do tomorrow will make you proud.

Please help spread the word about this labor of love. Thanks!
=== ===
#HangoutsTrainingProduct   #HangoutsTraining   #HangoutsOnAir___The Hangout Training You Are Looking For
 
If you want to use Hangouts seriously for your business you shouldn't start without knowing +Ronnie Bincer!
His name is the first coming to mind when we think about video hangouts.

Check out his new training!

Congratulations Ronnie and all the best!

#hangouts #training  

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2015-01-02 17:51:19 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Are you still looking for a nice calendar for your sweethearts and friends?

Check out +Fabrizio Musacchio wonderfull 2015 Calendar.
We love especially the wallpapers with the rocket!

http://fabriziomusacchio.com/pixeltracker/


#calendar #calendar2015 #artwork  

Are you still looking for a nice calendar for your sweethearts and friends?

Check out +Fabrizio Musacchio wonderfull 2015 Calendar.
We love especially the wallpapers with the rocket!

http://fabriziomusacchio.com/pixeltracker/


#calendar #calendar2015 #artwork  ___

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2015-01-02 16:54:20 (31 comments, 22 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Your Google+ Statistics for 2014
http://www.circlecount.com/myyear2014/

Like last year you can get your personal *Year 2014 Infographic" showing the trendlines for different metrics.
You can get it here: http://www.circlecount.com/myyear2014/

Maybe you have done it already, since in the last 48 hours 488 infographics were created. This is huge, since we had the information about this gift only in our newsletter. Thanks a lot to all sharers!

You can see in the attached image our year 2014 or just click on this link to get the full page witt this infographic: 
http://www.circlecount.com/year2014/111487545374003509241

A Happy New Year

#circlecountyear2014  #2014 #infographic  

Your Google+ Statistics for 2014
http://www.circlecount.com/myyear2014/

Like last year you can get your personal *Year 2014 Infographic" showing the trendlines for different metrics.
You can get it here: http://www.circlecount.com/myyear2014/

Maybe you have done it already, since in the last 48 hours 488 infographics were created. This is huge, since we had the information about this gift only in our newsletter. Thanks a lot to all sharers!

You can see in the attached image our year 2014 or just click on this link to get the full page witt this infographic: 
http://www.circlecount.com/year2014/111487545374003509241

A Happy New Year

#circlecountyear2014  #2014 #infographic  ___

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2014-12-31 11:47:28 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Wishing you all the best possible start to the New Year!

Image rendered with Mandelbulber by +Rick Lutz

#happynewyear2015 #cubes  

Wishing you all the best possible start to the New Year!

Image rendered with Mandelbulber by +Rick Lutz

#happynewyear2015 #cubes  ___

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2014-12-29 11:02:59 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

25 Awesome Tools For Social Media Success

This is exactly the name for a list where we wanted to be included.
And we are! ;)

Thanks for this article +Olga Andrienko and +SEMrush!
Thanks for sharing +Irfan Ahmad!

#tools   #socialmedia   #success  

cc: +Do Share, +Steady Demand, +NOD3x, +Circloscope, +Friends+Me, +Canva 

25 Awesome Tools for Social Media Success by +SEMrush 

Managing your social media profiles can be a daunting task. Each major network has its own rules, and some of them even lack crucial statistics and the ability to schedule posts.

If you want to improve your level of interaction with social media, improve user engagement and make the process of social media marketing less time-consuming, then you should definitely use tools.

In this post +Olga Andrienko shares her list of 25 tools for social media monitoring, data, research and more!

My favorite tool from the list is -> +CircleCount:

Find top influencers with CircleCount. Inside you would find a bunch of statistics from your Google+ profile and from other Google+ profiles, pages and communities.

It also has a few rankings, so you can find pages and communities with better performance and learn a tip or two directly from them. Each ranking can be sorted by country, so you can monitor your reach.

Read it all here: http://www.semrush.com/blog/social-media-marketing-2/25-awesome-tools-social-media-success/

#socialmediatips   #socialmedia   #socialmediatools  ___25 Awesome Tools For Social Media Success

This is exactly the name for a list where we wanted to be included.
And we are! ;)

Thanks for this article +Olga Andrienko and +SEMrush!
Thanks for sharing +Irfan Ahmad!

#tools   #socialmedia   #success  

cc: +Do Share, +Steady Demand, +NOD3x, +Circloscope, +Friends+Me, +Canva 

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2014-12-24 09:40:07 (26 comments, 9 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

CircleCount wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

CircleCount wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.___

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2014-12-22 11:39:43 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

A quite technical post, but it's a hint to one of our next updates ;)

h/t +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge  

Interview with Google’s Gary Illyes: Mobile as a Ranking Factor

Eric Enge chats with Gary Illyes of Google about the new mobile-friendly labels in mobile search, mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor, and other SEO concerns.___A quite technical post, but it's a hint to one of our next updates ;)

h/t +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge  

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2014-12-19 15:33:16 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Custom Gender Analysis

Google+ has launched 10 days ago a new option in the gender selection, here is the announcing post by +Rachael Bennett: https://plus.google.com/118279113645730324236/posts/FKK2trDERAC
We have analyzed the information added so far in this field and in the image below you can see a tag cloud generated by these information.
Around 0.3 % of the profiles in our index have used this new option already.

You can find more Google+ Statistics here: 
http://www.circlecount.com/statistics/

#googleplusstats #gender #custom

Tag Cloud generated with http://www.jasondavies.com/wordcloud/ by +Jason Davies

Custom Gender Analysis

Google+ has launched 10 days ago a new option in the gender selection, here is the announcing post by +Rachael Bennett: https://plus.google.com/118279113645730324236/posts/FKK2trDERAC
We have analyzed the information added so far in this field and in the image below you can see a tag cloud generated by these information.
Around 0.3 % of the profiles in our index have used this new option already.

You can find more Google+ Statistics here: 
http://www.circlecount.com/statistics/

#googleplusstats #gender #custom

Tag Cloud generated with http://www.jasondavies.com/wordcloud/ by +Jason Davies___

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2014-12-19 13:55:57 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

What a great post by +Karen V Chin!
Thanks a lot Karen!

Day 18 of my #30DaysofThankYou  Challenge: +CircleCount
As a #PYBAcademy  student, just like my Day 17: +Circloscope (http://goo.gl/qGRQmh), +martin shervington introduced  to us Level 2ers CircleCount, a circle statistics analytics tool, which has helped me get a better understand of my Google+ profile in terms of my profile and gender rankings (or influence) within the overall #GooglePlus  community and the U.S. as a whole.

As a marketer who loves going over data and analytics in general, CircleCount, not affiliated with Google, provides me with a ton of information like the average number of +1s, comments or reshares I receive for each of my last 50 posts and the corresponding metrics, charts, graphs, etc. to review. There's so much Google+ data "under the hood" that I'm slowly processing and understanding what all of this means. 

This wonderful tool has also helped me understand other Google+ Profiles, Pages and Communities in comparison.  One of my 2015 goals is to get a better understanding of how to be more proficient with using this awesome circle statistics analytics tool.

Thanks +Chris Macidis of CircleCount for giving me this access and being a part of my Google journey to help me be a better G+ community member.

Do you use CircleCount?

What is CircleCount?:
http://goo.gl/EwPG2T

#gratitude #30daychallenge #googleplusanalytics #CircleCounttips  ___What a great post by +Karen V Chin!
Thanks a lot Karen!

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2014-12-17 08:16:29 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

CircleCount Maintenance Time

In roundabout 2 hours CircleCount.com will be not available because we are updating our hardware.
This will take a few hours but we'll be (hopefully) back very soon.

Thank you for your patience!
And also thanks to worldtimebuddy.com for their great timezone tool ;)

#circlecount   #downtime  

CircleCount Maintenance Time

In roundabout 2 hours CircleCount.com will be not available because we are updating our hardware.
This will take a few hours but we'll be (hopefully) back very soon.

Thank you for your patience!
And also thanks to worldtimebuddy.com for their great timezone tool ;)

#circlecount   #downtime  ___

2014-12-11 04:31:22 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

5 Things Small Businesses Can do Everyday to Crush it on Google+
New Guest Post on our CircleCount Blog

+Caroline Eaton posted about 5 Things Small Businesses Can do Everyday to Crush it on Google+ and challenges you to implement those strategies during the next 30 days.

Thank you for this article Caroline :)

Go and check it out: http://goo.gl/Y4V8MB

5 Things Small Businesses Can do Everyday to Crush it on Google+
New Guest Post on our CircleCount Blog

+Caroline Eaton posted about 5 Things Small Businesses Can do Everyday to Crush it on Google+ and challenges you to implement those strategies during the next 30 days.

Thank you for this article Caroline :)

Go and check it out: http://goo.gl/Y4V8MB___

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2014-12-10 13:59:18 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Google+ Update
new way to get to the original post on a reshare

+Mark Traphagen is describing the idea pretty good.
A focus on the discussion is a good choice by Google.

#googleplusupdate   #reshares   #comments  

Why Comments on Google+ Posts Is Now Even More Important

Anyone active on social media wants comments on their posts, but a change on Google+ now rolling out to users makes that even more important.

The change that began rolling out late yesterday affects posts that are reshares of other posts. Previously, the phrase "originally shared" in the display of the original post being reshared linked to that post. Now it is no longer a link.

Instead, there is now only a link to the original post if it had comments. That link now appears at the bottom of the display of the post being reshared (which now is highlighted in a gray box.)

Look at the example below. In this case I had reshared a post by +Antoine Carriere. But Antoine's post had never received any comments. So it has no link below the post.

Why Did Google Make This Change?
My speculation is that Google+ wants to "reward" or promote the version of content that is getting engagement. If the original post has comments, now the reader is alerted to that fact, and clicking on that notice enables one to get to that discussion.

In other words, for Google+, discussion trumps time priority. In Google+'s valuation, a post is valuable not because it was shared first, but because it is generating discussion.

Google+ Communism
This devaluing of "original ownership" has actually always been a part of the very structure of Google+. I observed early on, for example, that a reshare of one's post by a higher authority profile would usually outrank the original in Google Search. (See http://stonet.co/1eZujxB). 

So in the Google+ world battles over who shared something first (as if he or she were "owner" of the share) are meaningless. Google+ is putting the emphasis on community, and community happens where the discussion happens.___Google+ Update
new way to get to the original post on a reshare

+Mark Traphagen is describing the idea pretty good.
A focus on the discussion is a good choice by Google.

#googleplusupdate   #reshares   #comments  

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2014-12-10 11:33:29 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Hangouts Update
smarter, faster, more fun sounds good ;)

h/t +Joshua Berg

Hangouts: now smarter, faster, and a lot more fun

If you’re like me, you want to stay connected with friends and family without technology getting in the way. Hangouts lets you focus on the people you love talking to, so your conversations feel as in-the-moment and natural as they do in real life.

Today we’re updating the Hangouts app for Android to make it easier to express yourself, and have more fun along the way:
    - Like the saying goes, a sticker is worth a thousand words. From penguins to pirates, koalas to cats, 16 new sticker packs (and more to come!) have tons of ways to say what’s on your mind.
    - Give your video calls some extra flair with video filters including sepia, vignette, black & white, and more. Just swipe during a video call to try these new styles. 

We’re also making it easier to start conversations with friends and family:
    - Confirm your phone number so your friends who already have your digits can more easily find and message you in Hangouts.
    - Know when your friends are ready to chat right now with “last seen” timestamps, so you never have to type, “You there?”

Hangouts is also introducing the start of something new -- smart suggestions right in your conversations:
    - When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks, “Where are you?”, Hangouts can now understand what you need and offer to help.  You’ll see a one-tap option to share your location right in the conversation, without you needing to hunt around in a map, drop a pin and send your position. 

Try all the new features by updating the Hangouts app on your Android device  (http://goo.gl/v7FTL - rolling out to the Play Store over the next few hours). Note that “last seen” timestamps will roll out in waves over the next few weeks, so you may not see this feature for all your contacts right away. Today’s updates will also be available on the Hangouts iOS app soon. 

P.S. We’ve added a few other surprises to this Hangouts update, but we’ll let you find them on your own. Woot!___Hangouts Update
smarter, faster, more fun sounds good ;)

h/t +Joshua Berg

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2014-12-09 10:13:57 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

#CirclesCounted: 1

CGI: Circle Tetraentanglement.
Join the Simple Science and Interesting Things Community and share interesting stuff!
https://plus.google.com/communities/117518490246975838002

http://fat.gfycat.com/ScarceMeatyArmednylonshrimp.gif___#CirclesCounted: 1

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2014-12-08 16:11:13 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

What a lovely idea and wish for Christmas.

+Carolyn Curtis' kid just wishes a Christmas Card.
So, if you have a stamp left you can make Evan happy.

Or at least share this post (like we are doing) ;)

#christmas   #gift   #happy  

Ok plus I need your help.
I have a kid that has asked for nothing but Christmas cards for Christmas. This can be mail art as well. He has placed a world map on his wall and plans to place a marker on each spot he has received mail from and I would like to help him. If you can send a card or piece of mail art I would appreciate it. You are also more than welcome to share this. 
Please send cards to 
Evan Grey 
143 anthony street 
Hot springs, ar. 71913

Thanks so much for helping me help a child have a great holiday season. ___What a lovely idea and wish for Christmas.

+Carolyn Curtis' kid just wishes a Christmas Card.
So, if you have a stamp left you can make Evan happy.

Or at least share this post (like we are doing) ;)

#christmas   #gift   #happy  

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2014-12-04 06:15:43 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Pin a post to the top of your profile or page

Sounds like a cool new feature here on Google+!
Which post will you pin on your profile?

#googleplusupdate #pinapost

New to Google+: Pinned posts for profiles and pages

People often have posts that they want to make sure get seen when someone visits their profile, like a great nature shot from a recent family trip. Businesses also have content they want to highlight such as photos of a new product or a trailer for an upcoming movie.

Starting today, you can pin a post to the top of your profile or page. When someone visits your page, they’ll see the pinned content first above the rest of your posts. 

To pin a post, open the drop down menu on any public post when viewing the posts tab of your profile or page on a desktop browser.  Desktop and Android users will see your pinned posts, with iOS support coming soon. 

Check out this example of a pinned poll from the +Brooklyn Nets 

#GooglePlusUpdate ___Pin a post to the top of your profile or page

Sounds like a cool new feature here on Google+!
Which post will you pin on your profile?

#googleplusupdate #pinapost

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2014-12-03 16:25:25 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa is there

Do you know +Secret Santa?
It's a fantastic project created by +Carter Gibson 3 years ago which is supported by some great people elves ;)

Send a gift to a random Plusser and add you Amazon Wishlist to get hopefully something back.

We love the idea of this project.
Random Google+ Users around the world getting closer to each other and getting happier  :)

#gplussanta   #βeta  ;)

Secret Santa starts today!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

It's December. That means it's the season the spread joy, love, and tell the people who've impacted you that you appreciate them. This year for Secret Santa, we've streamlined our process (and website) to make it easier than ever before. 

Here's how it works:
- Go to GPlusSanta.com here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct
- Sign in with Google in the top right. 
- Add your wishlist with an explanation of why Secret Santa is important to you.
- Search, browse, and gift your friends or a stranger!

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR


Happy Secret Santa 2014! #Gplussanta   #SecretSanta  ___Secret Santa is there

Do you know +Secret Santa?
It's a fantastic project created by +Carter Gibson 3 years ago which is supported by some great people elves ;)

Send a gift to a random Plusser and add you Amazon Wishlist to get hopefully something back.

We love the idea of this project.
Random Google+ Users around the world getting closer to each other and getting happier  :)

#gplussanta   #βeta  ;)

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2014-12-02 14:54:21 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Thoughts on Google+

You have seen probably the article of +Chris Messina where he is writing about his thoughts on Google+.

This post by +Gideon Rosenblatt led to an excellent discussion in the comments. 

Both (the article and the comments) are worth to read!
Check it out if you can spare a few minutes!

#googleplus   #discussion  

I'm not sure I'd explain it the way that +Chris Messina does here, but I think he's right to question what's going on with Google+ these days. I do. 

Here's Chris' conclusion: 
Whereas Pinterest helps you express your aspirational self, Google pigeonholes you into what you already are, based on your previous search activity. This is where improving the data that Google has about you — in turn trusting Google as a steward of that data—changes the nature of the conversation by making it less about “privacy” and more about empowerment. While some people will freak out (as they always do), this would be a bold, productive, future-forward direction to take.

I think he's hitting on something here, but I would describe it as helping people to play a more active role in managing not just their interest graph, but their shared interest graph. 

Let's face it. Facebook grabbed the social graph that matters - the one that connects us to our existing friends and family. That was a lost battle day-one for Google. Instead, it should have been 1000% focused on helping people to build a rich information network around the things we care most about - our interest graph - and then to use that interest graph to connect us with new people who share those interests with us - our "shared interest graph."

That strategy would have completely supported the company's search business and built up on its strengths and its mission to to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

In one of +Dave Besbris' most recent interviews, it seemed as though I was hearing something that mapped more to this kind of focus, but the reality, the harsh reality, is that innovation on Google+ has pretty much crawled to a snail's pace of late. And that is a real shame. There is so much value here, and so much potential that has yet to be unlocked. ___Thoughts on Google+

You have seen probably the article of +Chris Messina where he is writing about his thoughts on Google+.

This post by +Gideon Rosenblatt led to an excellent discussion in the comments. 

Both (the article and the comments) are worth to read!
Check it out if you can spare a few minutes!

#googleplus   #discussion  

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2014-11-28 15:32:40 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Happy PostDay +Jacob Dix ;)

This is exactly what we hoped to see, when we launched our favorite posts feature. A great list of posts

Check out at first the photos of Jacob and then you can check out our favorite posts feature: 
https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/63CBY3NHbcJ

#mobilography   #favoriteposts  

www.mobilography.net Turns 50

Well not really. Fifty posts! It has been a wonderful project so far, a successful resource and exploration of mobile photography. Below are those 50 posts (well, 47, as I didn't share all of them on Google+), most recent first, for your enjoyment. I used +CircleCount's Favorite Post feature (it comes with the Chrome plugin) to make this list.

(The image is a long exposure shot using Long Exposure 2 on my Galaxy S5.)

1. Inspiration - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/PpoqyJ
2. Science Fiction Landscape Tutorial Using PS Touch For Phone - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/t4d1qP
3. Bully Free Zone - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/xLuwvs
4. The Definitive List of Camera Apps for Android - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/Gcn2r6
5. Lost and Found - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/4IUK9E
6. Commute - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/KT9I0C
7. Layer Stacking Using Snapseed and PS Touch - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/snhXri
8. The Wall - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/ZpZpSp
9. Thorn, Thistle, Seed - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/Lo5Qqs
10. Fire and Night - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/I3OumX
======================================================
11. Dunes - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/E2BFzV
12. Update to the Definitive List of Mobile Photography Apps for Android - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/RsCCEr
13. Google Camera Review - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/nddEpn
14. Living Space - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/4M0Zgm
15. Waves - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/Zo3rhE
16. Turn the Page or Burn the Page - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/2HG8rN
17. Dusk - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/ZmPSbc
18. A Walk With The Trees - By +Mobilography ► http://goo.gl/5uqamj
19. Foothills - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/CPL0ri
20. Apps For Blur and Unsharp Images on Mobile - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/mt9Y6s
======================================================
21. Concentric Carpentry - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/zNH2tO
22. Getting In Close - By +Mobilography ► http://goo.gl/xZoNng
23. A Spider's Friend - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/YzetEF
24. A Motion Blur Tutorial Using PS Touch for Android Phones - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/oRv1YD
25. Review and Tutorial of AfterFocus - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/643LMn
26. Husa Organic Farm - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/iEI6Hn
27. Updating the List - Mobile Photography Apps for Android - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/O8brY6
28. Just Another Dead Bird - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/RFw9OA
29. Passing By - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/5ns7Mc
30. Dock of the Bay - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/ypxsHB
======================================================
31. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/9h275m
32. Viewing Elliott Erwitt - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/CWVfvl
33. A Tutorial On Display - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/PNyz8d
34. Old Country - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/5OICjm
35. The Definitive List for Mobile Photography Editing on Android - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/GebYUA
36. Human Possibility - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/INffGN
37. A Monochrome Tutorial Using Snapseed - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/Kj3Ed5
38. Abandoned Ghosts - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/CiZ4Qo
39. What Makes A Good Photograph? - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/95TDeF
40. Bulk Editing with Photo Editor for Android - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/K3myb7
======================================================
41. The Inheritance Series - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/a50Jeh
42. Review of Pixlr Express for Android - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/Y8ghD7
43. The Beauty of Collectivism - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/UNf9iO
44. The Schipwrecked Schooner Swiks - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/B7zxvJ
45. Mobilography.net - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/93kpYM
46. Unbroken Composition - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/mpWijR
47. People - By +Jacob Dix ► http://goo.gl/22wX9X___Happy PostDay +Jacob Dix ;)

This is exactly what we hoped to see, when we launched our favorite posts feature. A great list of posts

Check out at first the photos of Jacob and then you can check out our favorite posts feature: 
https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/63CBY3NHbcJ

#mobilography   #favoriteposts  

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2014-11-25 16:06:15 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Exactly one year ago we have posted this description of the Google+ Sign In.

The whole description is still valid and we are happy that we have seen more than 23,000 new persons on CircleCount in this last year.

This post is btw one of our 5 posts with the most views.
An information you can get pretty easily with one of our coming features. So stay tuned ;)

#circlecount #signin #tbt

The Google+ Sign In
http://www.circlecount.com/freelogin/

Google+ is offering a "Sign In Button" that can be used on 3rd party websites and apps to authenticate a user.
If you are interested on how to use this button in your project you should check the Google+ Developer Pages: https://developers.google.com/+/web/signin/

We would like to explain here the Sign In from the view of the user and describe the main points regarding your privacy and what kind of access you give the app.

1.) Give access to your circles while using the Google+ Sign In
General: In the Sign In popup/window of Google+ you can choose which circles you want to show to the 3rd party app. By choosing circles the app will be able to get a list of the persons/pages in this list but not the names of the circles or the number of circles a person/page is included. It is just a list of id's that are in at least one of the circles you have chosen.
CircleCount: You don't need to choose any circles here if you don't want to. The only features that are using these information on CircleCount are so far:
► the Map of your Circles (http://www.circlecount.com/mycirclesmap/)
► the birthday list (http://www.circlecount.com/mybirthdays/) and 
► "Your Google+ Elements" (http://www.circlecount.com/myelements/) 
But you have a button to update these information on the pages of these features, so that you can unselect all circles on your first Sign In and check out CircleCount without showing us any of your circles. It's your choice!

2.) Allow people to know you use this app
General/CircleCount: Here you can choose the visibility of the app / CircleCount on your profile page. You can see the full list of apps you have signed in to with Google+ on this page https://plus.google.com/apps where you can also change the visibility or disconnect from this app.

3.) General Sign In
CircleCount: On CircleCount we are using the Google+ Sign In to replace a user registration. You don't need to create a CircleCount profile, you have it as soon as you have a Google+ profile.
With the Sign In you are telling us who you are, so that we can show you 
► your dashboard (http://www.circlecount.com/dashboard/)
► your follower map (http://www.circlecount.com/mymap/)
► your favorite posts (http://www.circlecount.com/favposts/)
► your custom ranking using the criteria you define (http://www.circlecount.com/myranking/) and 
► many more features that are available with a free Sign In

There is no official / publicly available Google+ API that allows apps to post in your name.
There are the interactive posts (http://goo.gl/0v9yZ7) which can be used within an app as a button. You will have to click this button and choose the circles/persons you want to share an interactive post with. Default setting is that the post will be private.
You can find such interactive posts on CircleCount
► on our A vs. B pages (http://beamto.net/26v8tcaz/)
► on your follower map (http://www.circlecount.com/mymap/)
► on our polls (http://www.circlecount.com/poll/2)

There are also the app activities (http://goo.gl/je4L76) which can be generated automatically by the app without that the user has to do anything. These app activities can be found here (https://plus.google.com/apps/activities) and can be shared, but you still need to go to this page and choose an app activity to share it publicly or with your circles. 
CircleCount is generating such entries when 
► you sign in, so that you can get a good overview of when you have logged in on CircleCount
► you add a tag to a person/page (here is the complete list of tags on CircleCount: http://www.circlecount.com/addtag/)

If you have any questions please comment on this post. We will try to answer them and update the post.

This post is based on a question of +Gail Pasternack (http://goo.gl/2sIdNr) in the Communitiy of +SEOWiSE (http://goo.gl/odt40K). Thanks also to +John Ellis and +Atilla Vekony

#googleplus #signin #interactiveposts #appactivities___Exactly one year ago we have posted this description of the Google+ Sign In.

The whole description is still valid and we are happy that we have seen more than 23,000 new persons on CircleCount in this last year.

This post is btw one of our 5 posts with the most views.
An information you can get pretty easily with one of our coming features. So stay tuned ;)

#circlecount #signin #tbt

2014-11-20 14:58:19 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

We are having problems with the Google+ API right now.

You will get some strange results on any page, that is using the Google+ API.
Which means on almost any page on CircleCount.

We hope that this problem is fixed soon, but we can only hope, since it looks like it is an issue on Google side.

cc: +Friends+Me +NOD3x +Circloscope +Steady Demand 

Network is unreachable

In the last hour we are getting more and more connection failures. The error message is:
Uncaught exception 'Google_IOException' with message 'HTTP Error: (0) Failed to connect to 2a00:1450:4013:c01::5f: Network is unreachable'

In this case $plus->activities->listActivities() was called in php.

We haven't changed anything (knowingly) regarding how the API calls are done.
Is there anyone else seeing such a problem?___We are having problems with the Google+ API right now.

You will get some strange results on any page, that is using the Google+ API.
Which means on almost any page on CircleCount.

We hope that this problem is fixed soon, but we can only hope, since it looks like it is an issue on Google side.

cc: +Friends+Me +NOD3x +Circloscope +Steady Demand 

2014-11-20 14:33:15 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Network is unreachable

In the last hour we are getting more and more connection failures. The error message is:
Uncaught exception 'Google_IOException' with message 'HTTP Error: (0) Failed to connect to 2a00:1450:4013:c01::5f: Network is unreachable'

In this case $plus->activities->listActivities() was called in php.

We haven't changed anything (knowingly) regarding how the API calls are done.
Is there anyone else seeing such a problem?

Network is unreachable

In the last hour we are getting more and more connection failures. The error message is:
Uncaught exception 'Google_IOException' with message 'HTTP Error: (0) Failed to connect to 2a00:1450:4013:c01::5f: Network is unreachable'

In this case $plus->activities->listActivities() was called in php.

We haven't changed anything (knowingly) regarding how the API calls are done.
Is there anyone else seeing such a problem?___

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2014-11-20 12:16:57 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

10 Ways to Boost Your Engagement on Google+

+Brandwatch has asked the experts and put together a great article. Our favorites are:

"Be active"
+Debbie Miller

"Be helpful"
+Christian Karasiewicz

"Participating is the biggest way"
+Neil Patel

"Share other people’s content more, push your own less"
+martin shervington

Check out the linked article to see the other 6 ways, that are also great.

#googleplustips #engagement #weAreBack ;)

We've asked the Experts!

10 Ways to Boost Your Engagement on Google+

http://brnw.ch/1qkTGnm

Many thanks to everyone who got involved:
 +martin shervington 
+Ian Cleary
+Eric Enge
+Ashley Faulkes 
+Adam Connell
+Mike Allton
+Ronnie Bincer
+Debbie Miller 
+Neil Patel
+Christian Karasiewicz ___10 Ways to Boost Your Engagement on Google+

+Brandwatch has asked the experts and put together a great article. Our favorites are:

"Be active"
+Debbie Miller

"Be helpful"
+Christian Karasiewicz

"Participating is the biggest way"
+Neil Patel

"Share other people’s content more, push your own less"
+martin shervington

Check out the linked article to see the other 6 ways, that are also great.

#googleplustips #engagement #weAreBack ;)

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2014-11-06 11:45:27 (29 comments, 19 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Google+ Profiles - Visualized on a Map
now correctly aligned on the map

We have analyzed the profiles in our index and have put them on a map. But this time a bit different. ;)

You can see on the map the distribution of the Google+ Profiles regarding the longitude and the latitude of their location.
Idea via +Rajesh Narayanan -> +Marvin Chow -> +GOOD -> +radicalcartography

Thanks to +Víktor Bautista i Roca and +Christian Caldwell for the hint the our first map yesterday was not correct.

You can find more infographics here:
http://www.circlecount.com/infographic/

#googleplusstats #infographic #geodistribution

Google+ Profiles - Visualized on a Map
now correctly aligned on the map

We have analyzed the profiles in our index and have put them on a map. But this time a bit different. ;)

You can see on the map the distribution of the Google+ Profiles regarding the longitude and the latitude of their location.
Idea via +Rajesh Narayanan -> +Marvin Chow -> +GOOD -> +radicalcartography

Thanks to +Víktor Bautista i Roca and +Christian Caldwell for the hint the our first map yesterday was not correct.

You can find more infographics here:
http://www.circlecount.com/infographic/

#googleplusstats #infographic #geodistribution___

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2014-11-05 15:13:42 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Google+ Profiles - Visualized on a Map

UPDATE
The chart is not correctly aligned. We'll fix that asap.

We have analyzed the profiles in our index and have put them on a map. But this time a bit different. ;)

You can see on the map the distibution of the Google+ Profiles regarding the longitude and the latitude of their location.
Idea via +Rajesh Narayanan -> +Marvin Chow -> +GOOD -> +radicalcartography

You can find more infographics here:
http://www.circlecount.com/infographic/

#googleplusstats #infographic #geodistribution

Google+ Profiles - Visualized on a Map

UPDATE
The chart is not correctly aligned. We'll fix that asap.

We have analyzed the profiles in our index and have put them on a map. But this time a bit different. ;)

You can see on the map the distibution of the Google+ Profiles regarding the longitude and the latitude of their location.
Idea via +Rajesh Narayanan -> +Marvin Chow -> +GOOD -> +radicalcartography

You can find more infographics here:
http://www.circlecount.com/infographic/

#googleplusstats #infographic #geodistribution___

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2014-10-31 14:16:40 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

As said two years ago:
Happy #Halloween!

#throwbackhalloween  ;)

Happy #Halloween!

this is not +Rick Lutz, but by Rick ;)___As said two years ago:
Happy #Halloween!

#throwbackhalloween  ;)

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2014-10-29 12:20:10 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Next destination: Google(+)

+Brian Jensen is describing his guest post on +Plus Your Business! the integrations of Google+ with the different other Google services.

Google+ is more than a social identity, it’s a social layer.  Since the birth of Google+ in 2011, Google has slowly and consistently integrated the social network with its other products and services including Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, YouTube, Google Search, Google Calendar, and more. With these integrations comes not only the chance to increase awareness for your brand across multiple Google services, but also an opportunity to build community utilizing Google’s social network.

A lot of information here. Thanks Brian!

h/t +martin shervington 

Make your Google+ Page or Profile a Destination! (NEW)
A refreshing, cool and detailed look at this whole area...

Thanks +Brian Jensen for an AWESOME guest post for PYB.

#googleplustips   #googleplusforbusiness  ___Next destination: Google(+)

+Brian Jensen is describing his guest post on +Plus Your Business! the integrations of Google+ with the different other Google services.

Google+ is more than a social identity, it’s a social layer.  Since the birth of Google+ in 2011, Google has slowly and consistently integrated the social network with its other products and services including Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, YouTube, Google Search, Google Calendar, and more. With these integrations comes not only the chance to increase awareness for your brand across multiple Google services, but also an opportunity to build community utilizing Google’s social network.

A lot of information here. Thanks Brian!

h/t +martin shervington 

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2014-10-28 13:07:00 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

CircleCount Chrome Extension Update
v2.4.2: Highlight Persons in Comments

► (new) Highlight comments of any user directly on post and event pages.

Seeing who has commented on a post or an event leads to the wish to find easily these comments.
Update our chrome extension and this wish will come true ;)

Within the statistics box you will get next to each person a checkbox. Enabling this checkbox will highlight all comments by this person or page.
Check out the attached animation to see how this works on a post by +Mia Voss (https://plus.google.com/+MiaVoss/posts/BSRCbuBhmkA). Thanks Mia ;)

We would also like to say thank you to +Connie Guevara +Robin Griggs Wood +Lara F +Marie Flutterby and +David Schiffman for their reviews on https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/circlecountcom/gfehmiknpngmjkhiieampgfppicbncid/reviews
Thism... more »

CircleCount Chrome Extension Update
v2.4.2: Highlight Persons in Comments

► (new) Highlight comments of any user directly on post and event pages.

Seeing who has commented on a post or an event leads to the wish to find easily these comments.
Update our chrome extension and this wish will come true ;)

Within the statistics box you will get next to each person a checkbox. Enabling this checkbox will highlight all comments by this person or page.
Check out the attached animation to see how this works on a post by +Mia Voss (https://plus.google.com/+MiaVoss/posts/BSRCbuBhmkA). Thanks Mia ;)

We would also like to say thank you to +Connie Guevara +Robin Griggs Wood +Lara F +Marie Flutterby and +David Schiffman for their reviews on https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/circlecountcom/gfehmiknpngmjkhiieampgfppicbncid/reviews
This means a lot to us! Thank you!

Some links:
► Install the extension: http://goo.gl/pBgIe
► Force the update: open chrome://extensions/, enable "Developer mode", click on "Update extensions"
► Check the options and/or donate: chrome-extension://gfehmiknpngmjkhiieampgfppicbncid/options.html
► Rate/review the extension: http://goo.gl/XNAqQ
► Share this post: you know which icon to use ;)

#circlecountupdate #highlight #comments___

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2014-10-24 13:38:47 (32 comments, 16 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

CircleCount Chrome Extension Update
v2.4.1: Event Statistics

► (new) Comment Statistics on every event page.
► (new) Comment Statistics on event and post pages are showing now all commenters.
► (fix) Donate Button leads now to the English PayPal page.

After the last update where we have added statistics about the comments on the post pages, +Ronnie Bincer suggested to get such a statistic also on the event pages.
Such a great idea has to be done. And here it is.

We have also received thousands of comments regarding the new donate button (ok, it was one ;) ) and now it is leading to the English PayPal page instead of the German page.
Thanks for the hint +Konstantin Lamanov!

Some links:
► Install the extension: http://goo.gl/pBgIe
► Force the update: open chrome://extensions/, enable "Developer mode",click on ... more »

CircleCount Chrome Extension Update
v2.4.1: Event Statistics

► (new) Comment Statistics on every event page.
► (new) Comment Statistics on event and post pages are showing now all commenters.
► (fix) Donate Button leads now to the English PayPal page.

After the last update where we have added statistics about the comments on the post pages, +Ronnie Bincer suggested to get such a statistic also on the event pages.
Such a great idea has to be done. And here it is.

We have also received thousands of comments regarding the new donate button (ok, it was one ;) ) and now it is leading to the English PayPal page instead of the German page.
Thanks for the hint +Konstantin Lamanov!

Some links:
► Install the extension: http://goo.gl/pBgIe
► Force the update: open chrome://extensions/, enable "Developer mode", click on "Update extensions"
► Check the options and/or donate: chrome-extension://gfehmiknpngmjkhiieampgfppicbncid/options.html
► Rate/review the extension: http://goo.gl/XNAqQ
► Share this post: you know which icon to use ;)

#circlecountupdate #eventstatistics #comments___

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2014-10-23 20:30:00 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

(Japanese article)

Really honored to see this article about CircleCount!
+Muwa Yamada did a great job, at least as far as Google Translate can tell me ;)

I didn't get everything in this post/article, but I liked this one:
Thanks for the excellent services +CircleCount ! 
;)

Thanks a lot Muwa!

#circlecount   #japan   #worldwide  

サークルカウント:Google+ の面白く詳しい統計を見られるサイトと Chrome 拡張機能

グーグルは Google+ の統計をあまり発表する事はないですが、サークルカウント(CircleCount)http://JP.CircleCount.com は Google+ で一般公開されている情報を元に統計を取っていますので、このサービスを使えばプロフィール、マイページ、コミュニティの統計を得る事ができます。

またフォロワーが一番多い、人気がある、エンゲージメントが多い、最多表示数、などのランキングも見ることができます。

Thanks for the excellent services +CircleCount !

#グーグルプラス #統計  ___(Japanese article)

Really honored to see this article about CircleCount!
+Muwa Yamada did a great job, at least as far as Google Translate can tell me ;)

I didn't get everything in this post/article, but I liked this one:
Thanks for the excellent services +CircleCount ! 
;)

Thanks a lot Muwa!

#circlecount   #japan   #worldwide  

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2014-10-21 15:34:30 (21 comments, 19 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

CircleCount Chrome Extension
v2.4: Post Statistics

► (new) Comment Statistics on every post page.

Are you interested to see who is active in the comments of a post?
The author should be active and answering to the comments/questions/feedback in the comments, but is that the case?
With this new feature you will get these stats at a glance.

How do you like it?

Some links:
► Install the extension: http://goo.gl/pBgIe
► Force the update: open chrome://extensions/, enable "Developer mode", click on "Update extensions"
► Rate/review the extension: http://goo.gl/XNAqQ
► Share this post: you know which icon to use ;)

PS: Hi +Christine DeGraff ;)

#circlecountupdate #poststatistics #comments

CircleCount Chrome Extension
v2.4: Post Statistics

► (new) Comment Statistics on every post page.

Are you interested to see who is active in the comments of a post?
The author should be active and answering to the comments/questions/feedback in the comments, but is that the case?
With this new feature you will get these stats at a glance.

How do you like it?

Some links:
► Install the extension: http://goo.gl/pBgIe
► Force the update: open chrome://extensions/, enable "Developer mode", click on "Update extensions"
► Rate/review the extension: http://goo.gl/XNAqQ
► Share this post: you know which icon to use ;)

PS: Hi +Christine DeGraff ;)

#circlecountupdate #poststatistics #comments___

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2014-10-19 15:16:55 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Great use of My Favorite Posts
on CircleCount: www.circlecount.com/favposts/

+Graeme McRae is showing here what you can do with one of our most hidden features ;)

Thanks a lot Graeme, great post!

#circlecount   #favoriteposts  

Periodic Table — My Favorite Posts
     Did you know you can organize your favorite posts by keyword? As an example, I've gathered a whole bunch of "Periodic Table" posts, including the one pictured here, which is an actual table, get it? Hmm... Well, anyway, if you click bit.ly/Periodic-Tables, it'll bring you to the +CircleCount page where you can sign in, then click You! > Favorite Posts > Manage to start your own collection.___Great use of My Favorite Posts
on CircleCount: www.circlecount.com/favposts/

+Graeme McRae is showing here what you can do with one of our most hidden features ;)

Thanks a lot Graeme, great post!

#circlecount   #favoriteposts  

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2014-10-19 10:26:14 (20 comments, 15 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

For me (as a page and a service) the question is pretty easy to answer:
Almost Everything 
Without Google+ CircleCount wouldn't have been born. 
But the most important on Google+ is the community, is you! Google+ gave us the chance to learn so many new people all over the world. That's a huge Plus!

A great collection of stories and a great Sunday read here by +Sean Cowen!
Thank you Sean for putting this together!

And now tell us your story! :)

via: +Nils Hitze 

#googleplus   #meaning  

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

This is one of my famous "very long reads" so take your time with it and pace yourself!

A few years back, I had a lofty goal in mind to write a book about mastering Google+ and providing insights into how I was able to navigate the waters of this UI. I live on a rural farm in NW Ohio and somehow I've gathered 55,000 followers and 32 million views of my posts, so it feels like I'm doing a few things right. I had about 45 pages written, but life, being unemployed for a lengthy time, then finally finding great new work intervened and this book is now collecting dust in Drive.

But I did reach out to many incredible people on G+ and I asked them one simple question: What does Google+ mean to you?

I hope they won't mind if I share their stories here. I don't want their words to disappear to time, and until I finish this book (and I will!) I thought my circles might enjoy seeing their thoughts. I'd love to hear from them all now and see if anything's changed or gotten better. This is a great journey we're all on...

If you'd like to add your own extended words on this topic, comment here of PM me and I'll be sure you're added. Also, if any of these authors no longer would like to have their words publicly posted in the stream, I'll respect your wishes and remove your words. But each response was lovely and I hope my readers enjoy seeing where all of our collective heads were when I asked the question...

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Paul Roustan - Providence, Rhode Island, USA +Paul Roustan 

Google+ has been, by far, the best means for me to showcase my work. More importantly, it is a platform allowing me to develop relationships with people of all sorts, be it friendships, colleagues, and/or valuable connections for my artwork. I don't think there is any better method to connect to an important person, the right person, bypassing their agency/secretary/bodyguard or whoever would normally deny contact. This is a TREMENDOUS benefit to artists/musicians/directors/etc. Google+ cuts out the middle man, allowing many people to exist that may never have been found.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Stephanie Van Pelt - Florida, USA +Stephanie Van Pelt 

Sometimes technology has a way of touching us in the most unexpected ways.

I joined Google Plus during its infancy, within the first month during the throttled-invite-only phase. I must confess, I was courted more by the exclusivity of it all than because I was so very anxious to join another social network. All I knew was that you had to be invited and that it was only 1 week old.

It took me only a week or so to drum up the courage to join a Hangout, a feature that allows you to video chat with up to 9 other people from pretty much anywhere. It was scary, my palms were sweaty and they were complete strangers. In fact, everyone I interacted with on Google Plus was a stranger. And yet, there we were, saying hello, responding to posts and exchanging ideas down threads of conversation.

I really had no idea what was in store for me. None. If you told me then where I’d be now, I would have said you’re insane.

Once I recovered from the initial nervousness I realized everyone else was in the same predicament. Some hid it better than others, or were just inherently more comfortable with the medium; however Google Plus was too new for anyone to be established at Hangouts. As the comfort level grew, so did my enjoyment and love of Hangouts.

As a single mom, I don’t get out much these days. The boys are in bed early but I am up for hours still, a night owl and social by my very nature. Hangouts give me the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world, to sit up late at night and converse, argue, debate, listen to music, explore the internet and ultimately forge some incredible new connections and relationships.

Over the past 6 months I’ve been able to broaden my horizons in fantastic ways. I was introduced to dubstep (yes, I know!) through a music Hangout. I’ve gotten to know more about the remarkable differences and intriguing traditions of other cultures through direct chat with strangers I may never see or meet. I’ve randomly helped a few strangers through small donations. I’ve seen exotic locations through mobile Hangouts and had discussions on everything from food to health care to love won (and lost) .

There have been some incredible, personal stories shared with me. Some publicly in comments on threads and some far more privately. I’m always touched when virtual strangers open up and tell me more about what makes them, them.

After posing a question, what book really seized your imagination and got you to start reading I was astounded at some of the deep answers shared with me. Behind the curtain of a monitor people shared parts of themselves few people share face to face. I read about one person using books to fulfill the role models they never received from their own parents; another shared his personal work experience with one of my favorite authors.

Similar stories, moving and emotional came after a post about dating single parents. I cherish each time people shared themselves with me. Everything from a mother’s death, to the loss of a twin, to surviving childhood cancer, to orphaned adults alone for the holidays…job loss, promotions!, gift exchanges, sharing of that one little link you know will matter to someone, exposure to new music – so much to explore, but all of it in a very personal matter.

What this has really boiled down to, for me, is that all those random, strange “internet people” have become so much more. Connecting through common interests rather than common locations, I feel like I’ve had this amazing opportunity to explore the people that make up the internet.

So what happened to me? I wound  up on a cruise with some of those “internet people” and had the absolute time of my life. I challenge you , who’s out there waiting for you to get to know them? Who haven’t you met yet? What haven’t you learned about yet?

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Liz Quilty - Cambridge, New Zealand +Liz Quilty 

Google+ has meant a lot to me, it’s enabled me to connect to like minded people who are not always the majority. Being a female in technology means i work and live in a very male orientated world, though i don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing. 

However, i would have liked to meet more females in the industry and be able to help us promote each other, to get more voice and encourage other females who are looking to get into things. Being able to interact with those people, and helping organize things like +STEM Women on G+ has been amazingly awesome.

Google is actively helping us with our task, and this in itself is what is setting it apart from other social media platforms. Google have done this with several other groups and people, and especially minority groups with a good cause have found a voice. 

For this reason, Google+ has changed my life, and the life of a lot of others in a similar way :) For me, Google+ is support, supporting those who want to help themselves go places, and do things :) Its also friendship, and great conversation, i have got a LOT from a lot of great people!

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Michael Vaughan - Mackay, Queensland, Australia +Michael Vaughan 

My first motivation for using Google+ was that it was not Facebook.  At the time Google+ was announced, I was still futilely trying to convince people to use Orkut. Google+, for me, hasn't become the Facebook-killer I'd hoped, because so few people I know in meatspace use it, however I've met so many cool people here.  I think this must be what it felt like for those first internet users, with their wholly new online communities, BBSs and such.

Possibly the thing I like most about Google+, though, aside from the features, is just how accessible the semi-famous can be.  Bloggers, artists, authors, actors; at some point, I've actually exchanged words with people I've looked up to for so long, and that is what keeps me using it.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Daf Griffiths - Ponciau, Wales, United Kingdom +Daf Griffiths 

G+ has been a big boost for me, if you met me face to face you would instantly turn to one of my friends and say the same thing everybody else does: "this guy is hard work to talk to"!

I used to be the type of person who lived for the attention on stage. I always took great pleasure from compliments about my performance in musicals as it meant I'd done my work right, and by doing it right I mean I wasn't me for 3 hours. My greatest pleasure in life was rehearsing for 4 months of the year to not be me for 3 hours a night over the space of a week and that week was the highlight of my year,

NOW, every day is a highlight as G+ has allowed me to be myself without having to come face to face with people in difficult environments and it's incredibly liberating! I aim to join in with hangouts soon and that will be a major turning point for me, but with the friends that I've made on here I'm not worried about the outcome as I already trust those people implicitly.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of jay dawge - Maine, USA +jay dawge 

OK here goes, Google plus came along at a time when things were quite mixed up. I was having a really hard time finding work, so I sold my home and moved south for a job offer that paid better. The move brought me closer to my daughters home +kool cat so the move was a no brainer. I did not know anybody down here and I met my roommate the same day I moved down. I worked a lot and had no friends here, so google plus was a good escape. I have met so many cool people doing so many cool things in so many cool places, that I don't know how I would get by w/o them. G+ also gives me a way to share cool music, pictures, stories and art with my daughter "and many others around the world for that matter". 

Thank you to all that I have met, for the laughter, joy and sorrow you have shared. For those that are home sick for Maine +Sean Cowen  and a few others I have met I think about you when I snap and post photos, trying to capture subjects that are typical of Maine life. I could ramble on for hours but I will spare you the irony LOL, good luck w/ your book I know it will be good w/ your talent and G+ users for the subject matter you will do well.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Ciro Villa - Florida, USA +Ciro Villa 

Google Plus for me has been a venue that has shown infinite possibilities   So many minds and so many talents, have contributed to expanding the horizon of human inspiration for all of us; it's been a fantastic 14 months journey so far and the future appears only as bright as ever. Using this brilliant and fantastic technology through blog posts, comments, debates, images, sound and hangouts, incredible people, virtual pioneers of a new world, have offered and shared the best of themselves, their knowledge and experience to enhance our human experience.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Stefan Svartling - Nycöping, Sweden +Stefan Svartling 

Google+ has the most interaction I've ever seen, so when it came, I'll immediately stopped blogging on my old normal blogs, and started to use Google+ as my main blog. My only blog. Why not blog where the interaction is was my thoughts, and I have never looked back.

So to me Google+ means everything. I love Google+ and all the interaction. It's my home online.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of David Bowden - Santa Monica, California, USA +David Bowden 

The answer to your question is simple really (for me anyway). I came to Google+ to share photography. Unlike many digital photographers I tend to shoot as I did in film. Meaning, I take a moment to compose, measure and shoot. I don’t use the back of the camera much, I tend to focus on what I see in the viewfinder and my overall composition.

What this means is that I don/t take as many pictures as others do. I also have a standard that I don't share "crap." If I am going to put my name on it then it needs to be good.

What does this have to do with my best moment on G+. Well, this set of circumstances is what led to my writing. You see, I ran out of photos to share. Being focused on growing my following I decided to share a story as opposed to a photo.

It led to the post "A Good Day" which is to date one of my most popular shares and most read and commented posts.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/aXWLMoXhwLr

It was on this Wednesday that people began following me in larger numbers, commenting and engaging more and the stories followed. Week after week. Sharing this story and reading the comments and seeing the shares associated with it are by far my best experience on G+ and is what keeps me coming back.

I have some very loyal followers, great friends and enjoy the community. Good luck with your book, and thanks so much for thinking of me.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Glenn Rogers - Bedford, Texas, USA +Glenn Rogers 

What Google Means to Me, and More Importantly, Why the Hell Should You Care? +Sean Cowen here ya go!

Oh sure, I could tell you about how I happened upon Google Plus through Facebook and Twitter, thereby making the obligatory comparisons to both social networks, eventually giving Google Plus the nickname "TwitBook".  Or I could tell you that I was instantly impressed with the social network for a number of reasons - 1) no stalkers 2) no Zynga invites and most importantly, 3) did I mention "no stalkers"?

I could tell you all that, but if you're reading this, you've probably realized that I just told you.  So there ya go.

Google Plus, short of the invention of sliced bread and Velcro, is a true miracle, and has become a daily addiction of mine.  A place where I can share my musings with people who will either appreciate them, or in some cases, report me to Google.  (I'm guessing my recipe for "sliced Velcro bread" didn't trend like I hoped)

I have made a number of valuable friends on Google Plus, most with the same twisted sense of humor.  Outside of most national sanitariums, people like that are a true rarity, so yay!

Google Plus gives me a place to be who I am, with people who appreciate who I am, and in turn I appreciate them for being who they are.  Except for that one guy - he's just wacko.

I just happened to jump into the social network world when the water was still cold, and since I joined Google Plus, my nipples have never been happier.

So here's to you Google Plus!  From movie riffing hangouts to shameless self-promotion, I can think of no better social network.  Facebook and Twitter may have a lot of pluses (ha! see what I did there?), but Google Plus will always be the reason I love social networks.

Oh, and stalking?  Still the reason I hate them.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Joel Poirier - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada +Joel Poirier 

I joined Google+ out of curiosity in the early weeks of its launch and found a strong comics and art community already thriving. For a while I went relatively unnoticed: I'm not an exceptionally sociable person in my real life, I don't find it easy to meet new people, but through sharing my artwork I found people who were just like me and that made it easier to come out of my shell. 

I persisted in sharing my art and my interests through my comics, my drawings of album covers from my vinyl record collection and eventually creating, quite spontaneously, the Name That 80s Movie game, which has become my greatest social media success. Here I am now, just over a year later, and I'm in hundreds of thousands of circles with my work be seen all over the world, thousands more adding me every day, all because I share about the things that make me happy. Success is waiting here for anyone! "

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Martin Watson - Spanish Town, Jamaica +Martin Watson 

I don't have much to say though. Not much other than that G+ is the first social network I actually wanted to join. On all the others that I've ever existed, I was, in a sense, dragged onto them kicking and screaming. I first found out about G+ on the day the invite only public field beta had just started. After much begging and pleading to any and everyone that I knew was on here, I managed to get in just before midnight on July 3 in the first week.

Since then, everything for me changed. The biggest change for me is that I've suddenly become more social. This is very strange for me, because I'm an extremely antisocial person. To an extent, I still am in real life. On here, however, I'm almost a different person. I can't explain it. I have absolutely no idea how that happened.

I have also met some of the most amazing people ever, large, small, and somewhere in between. In a sense, how big or small you are didn't matter here, because it's almost a level playing field for everyone. I still get super nervous and surprised whenever someone like +Mike Elgan mentions me in a post of his that I commented on.

Speaking of surprise and extreme nervousness, something of the sort happened earlier this year that almost made my heart stop. It was while we were all in an uproar about CISPA, with SOPA/PIPA and ACTA all still fresh in our minds. I had posted the contents of a mass email from someone at Demand Progress. It was a very passionate and moving message. Mere minutes after posting it, I was contacted by an extremely big name in the tech media space. (I won't mention her name here, but if you really want to know I'll tell you privately. I'm still in shock from all this even though it was months ago.) She asked me to write a commentary on CISPA. A commentary? Me? I'm supposed to write something about CISPA?! Me? Seriously? What the hell do I know? I don't even live in the US! I was in so much shock that I didn't even know to respond! I was surprised she contacted me in the first place!

After calming down, I eventually wrote something. I had a friend that was a writer and a friend that wasn't review it. They both liked it, so I sent it to her. I heard nothing at all from her since, and I hadn't seen it posted or mentioned anywhere at all. Not on her blog, her publication that she was building with other tech media giants, not on Twitter or G+. After a week of not seeing anything, I just assumed she either didn't need it anymore, it slipped through the cracks, or that it wasn't good enough. She is an extremely busy woman, so I understand if she didn't have much time to waste on lowly me.

It was all still an amazing and nerve racking experience though. It was my first time dealing with someone as high profile, prominent and successful and her. No wonder I was so scared. If it happened again, I would be better prepared to handle it, but I would still be scared out of my skin!

In addition to all that, I have somewhat found a sort of extended family on G+. I have a second mother on here, a few sisters I can actually get along with (only my own sister in real life), and other extremely amazing people that would find very difficult to now live without. Funny thing though, through all this, I've only ever been in a handful of hangouts. It's the only feature of G+, aside from Games, that rarely ever use. The few I've been in were all really great though. :)

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Pam Adger - Riverside, California, USA +Pam Adger 

My first public post was July 19th 2011. I came home from work and was talking to my daughter Sydney about this new social network by Google called Google Plus. I was lamenting that the thing was invite only and I was dying to get an invite. She then proceeded to tell me she had a “membership to the Google Plus club.” She said…..Mom, I know all about G+. My friend Kim invited me two weeks ago.  So with membership comes invites so I got an invite from my 18 year old daughter who to this day has less than 100 followers. I immediately posted the following 

Trying out some recommended follows. So far I am underwhelmed. Self promotion and immaturity. I wish I had a better list of recommendations.

I think it was 3 or 4 weeks before the suggested Users List (SUL) was released. It kinda needs a little work still.  In the beginning I was all about politics. That lasted about a month. I rarely post political now. I have found a great group of people. G+ is my second social network. Facebook was first and I still have my settings pretty locked down though I do post public and people could subscribe to me but they don’t. 35 or 40 IRL people (except Matt Gibson and Tim Jones) are my “friends.” Most are my family and coworkers and I can go weeks without logging on. G+ was something I took to right away. Almost instant chat with people from around the world? Holy Crap how awesome is that?????

One year later, I still spend between 4 and 6 hours per day every day including weekends and holidays on G+. It is really more of my life than I would like. 

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Dolidh Young (Eileen)  - Denny, Scotland, United Kingdom +Dolidh Young 

I started off my G+ life in beta... A time that was very difficult for me as I'd lost my father to cancer the year before and I was still grieving pretty badly. Focusing on putting positive energy into something gave me a push to get social again and not just spending my time moping about the house.

And in turn, by being more interested in doing things, I started to get out the house a bit more, travelling around Scotland doing things I want to do and seeing people I love to hang around with... All pretty much documented on my G+ profile. I use G+ like a blog and a vlog.

G+ has really encouraged me to be expressive, creative and a little bit wacky with the new people I've met through posts and hangouts. It's a place I feel I can be myself ^_^ Happy and accepted.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Diniz Chico - Lisbon, Portugal +Diniz Chico 

Well after a traumatic experience with Facebook, had decided to say "no more Social Sites." Completely unmotivated, spent almost 6 months without dedicating myself to my woods, that i always treated as an hobby and a way to relax my mind. But last December one of my sons, said to me: Why not Google +?? Immediately i reply nooo. He argued that it was a different system, but my Noo, prevailed. But i kept that in mind!! Huummm? Google +? Didn't never heard about it and decided to see. 

So i opened my account just for fun and had a circle about Photography, just to see what happened. I upload a few pics of my works and that's it. For 2 or 3 weeks after i even remember i had a new account. When i opened it one day, i noticed that some people had shown interest in what i was doing. Well I felt very cherished by the interest and the comments i received daily and since then i never stopped. And now i found myself like a "Phoenix" reborn from the ashes, always with new projects in my mind to make !! So a BIG thank you to all the Google Art Community..:)

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Nils Hitze (Kojote) - Bayern, Germany +Nils Hitze 

I was one of the first German users here and from Day one G+ feels like the home i had (in the Internet) back in my days as an Admin of Tutorials.de ... and it get's better every freakin day. I had this on Twitter, in the beginning. But not in this quantity.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Daniel Koeker - Riverside, California, USA +Daniel Koeker 

I joined Google+ when it was in beta, mostly because a) it was a Google product and b) because I was in beta and others weren't so neener neener. I wasn't sure what I expected when I came here, and goodness knows G+ has changed enough over the short time I've been here. It's quite unlike anything I've experienced from a social network before, and that sounds like an advertisement, but I've really, genuinely enjoyed myself here.

I've met a number of people who were complete strangers that I now talk to on a regular basis. I met people who are now voices of the G+ community. I've hungout with total strangers, talked about various topics, watched shows, got exposed to Doctor Who, and for some reason there are nearly five thousand people who have me in their circles. That is so weird to me.

What I've found here is a tight-knit community of intelligent people from all over the place. I've done more than I could have imagined here so far, and unlike other social networks that have felt like a chore, this is something I actually look forward to. As cool as G+ may be in design, it's the people that make it up, and some of the best people I know are all here; and the best part is that I wouldn't have known them at all if not for G+. I'd say that's pretty nifty.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Jamie Crouthamel - Charleston, South Carolina, USA +Jamie Crouthamel 

What Google+ has done for me is to present an amazing and fascinating group of people who have accepted me for exactly who I am. The ideas, thoughts, photos and work I post here have sparked incredible conversations and connected me to a network of people that encourage me and hold me accountable for being my most authentic self. 

Who knew people I have never met in person can help me to become the best version of myself? Google+ took the social network and elevated it to a network of intelligent, passionate individuals who have created the perfect environment for ideas and community to blossom.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Paul Stickland - Dorset, United Kingdom +Paul Stickland 

I joined G+ when my working life spirits were at a low ebb. I was drawing towards the end of a four year legal dispute that had seen all my best selling children's books out of print along with a subsequent cessation of royalties. I had been exploring the possibilities of selling my artwork via the world of Print on Demand during this time and guessed that G+ would be a great form of promotion for this.

In days I realised that it would be so much more!

I was talking to scientists, 3D printers, photographers, fellow illustrators, authors, artists, programmers, geeks and stars, WOW!

Artists, illustrators, authors can lead quite isolated lives and this huge rush of stimulation has been incredibly energising.

With the amazing benefit of the crowd-editing we enjoy here, you have all encouraged me to create so much new work this last year, work that I truly feel is closer to my true self than that coaxed out of me by 'professional' editors, whose decisions are, quite reasonably, driven by commercial imperatives.

However this intelligent and informed crowd-editing has resulted in a huge body of work, which in turn has led to a great deal of interest from the big publishing houses. What can I say?

Not just for this but for the friendship and humour shared with new friends around the planet, Thank You!  

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Brooke Johnson - Rogers, Arkansas, USA +Brooke Johnson 

Google+ first drew me with its Facebook-and-Twitter-but-better appeal. I was one of the first plussers, jumping in while it was still in beta, and it was interesting feeling my way around the new digital space, slowly finding interesting people to toss in my circles. After my first post last July, I’ve circled 900 people, and I’m flattered to say that over 1700 people have circled me—a number which seems to grow every day. Sometimes, I’m not sure why people circle me. I’m just a goofy girl who posts about writing and other things—Doctor Who, steampunk, science, publishing insights, various nerd-doms, music and movies I love, and random things I find interesting or pretty or funny. I guess people like that, or they wouldn’t keep circling me. :)
 
I have never had so much fun on a social network as I do on Google+, and when I go there, I can easily spend over an hour just talking to people. Actually talking. Conversations. That’s what I love about it. Everything I say means something. I’m talking to friends and having important discussions about science and fiction and what ifs, and of course, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, who are very important topics. When I post something new, I feel like people are listening, and I feel like these people, separated by a few states or countries or sometimes oceans, that we’re all a big family, that we would do next to anything for each other. I consider a lot of people on Google+ as friends, and if I’m ever in close proximity to some of them, I will definitely let them know so we can meet up and have real life hijinks.
 
Now, I don’t interact will all 900 of the people in my circles or the 1700 people who have circled me, but there are a good 100 or more people that no matter what they post, I’m going to read it. I’m going to comment or +1 or share it, because they’re just that fascinating and fun.
 
As a writer, I’ve found Google+ to be a great place to talk about writing with other writers, whether they be novelists or screenwriters or poets, at all levels of experience. It’s a great place to mine information, test waters for an idea, share stories and updates about my writing experiences, talk about books, and debate about this publishing method or that one. It’s a community. And on the flipside, I feel like I’ve really connected with readers (who are sometimes writers too). I can talk about my book to people who actually care, who want to know how my next book is going so they know when they’ll get to read it. I have fans on Google+, people who will support my writing in any way that they can, and that’s fantastic. My experience as a writer on Google+ has shifted my focus from sales numbers and ratings and reviews to readers, to people who love books as much as I do, who love my books (or will, once I have more published). I feel like these people will stick with me and support me as long as I’m putting books out, and they make me feel like my writing and my books are worth it. They make me feel like I’m worth it.

I love that Sean has me in his Cool People that Matter circle (I hope that’s what it’s really called. It should be, if it isn’t already). I love that I stand out in a sea of other writers, artists, curators, and generally awesome people. I love that I matter to someone I’ve never met, that I’m interesting enough to be singled out, especially when we’re constantly bombarded from all sides with this picture and that video and ooh look! a funny gif and an interesting article, and so on. I feel like I’ve actually made connections with people I never would have met had I not tried this new social front, and I don’t think I ever would have really showcased myself—who I am, what I like—as I well as I have on Google+. And really, I’m more myself there than anywhere else.
 
Google+ is my digital home, where I can talk and discuss and rant and promote and share without constraints, without judgment, without hesitation, and I love it.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Laurie M +Laurie M  

When I first came to G+, in was still very new, but even so I was in complete awe and wonder over all that I found here. It was different from all the other places that I had been and tried and never really connected with, as well as different from the places that I had connected with. I'm very active other places, but my activities there are more targeted. Here the things I find speak to my heart, my mind, my soul and my spirit like nowhere else.

This place speaks the artistic side of me. I've found beautiful stories, music, videos and images from true artists in not just paint, but in photography, stories, poetry, music, mixed media, technology and so many other ways that I'd never dreamed of before it simply astounds me daily. 

I'm inspired by the true heart that I find in the people and their stories and experiences. The open their hearts and allow me in and in doing so they simply speak to my heart and my mind and move me in so many unexpected ways, I'm once again in awe and wonder.

I've enjoyed the interest, love and support of such beautiful and interesting people from all over my own nation and even further afield, throughout the world. I've even discovered some true friends in people that I would never otherwise have had an opportunity to have talked to let alone developed a relationship with. My life is all the richer for having these people and these experiences in it and even if I never were to speak to them again, they have changed me forever and hold a special place in my heart that is all their own. 

So in answer to your inquiry of what are my favorite things, the beauty of the people and all the wonders I see daily would have to be my favorite things and what has it meant to me, it's meant I've found people that speak to my heart and have enriched by life in their own unique and individual ways and I believe that they've changed me for the better.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Sarah Hill - Columbia, Missouri, USA +Sarah Hill 

Google Plus Hangouts are a magic carpet that can take you around the block or around the world in a matter of minutes.  Hangouts are a free broadcast tower in the middle of a powerful crowdsourcing tool where businesses have the ability not only to find customers but connect with them face to face.  More on the emerging #humanmedia movement here.  

http://www.sarahhillstories.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-new-human-media-movement-via-google.html 

Human Media > Texty Tweets.  Live tweeting may be today but live hanging is definitely tomorrow.  :) 

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Denise Morgan Kalicki - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA +Denise Morgan Kalicki 

I can in on invite last July and knew no one!  But I could tell, right away, I had found my community!  Oh the things I saw and read, the wonders of the beautiful photography being shared, the wisdoms, and openness of sharing/trading/engaging ideas.  By the end of Oct. sparked by an idea raised in a post, I created the G+LeapYear Day Project- A day in the life of G+. 

The project asked that everyone on our +1 day of the year (Feb. 29th) submit a photo that showed some part of their life.  That was a wild, wooly and crazy day! 

I met wonderful people here, such as you Sean, the man who shared delightful movie shorts that made me laugh or haz a sad.  People play DJ, sharing playlists and videos.  We have hangouts that are magic! We have covert cupids, secret santas, and many heartwarming fund raisers. We have joined together to stop child abusers +Plussers Against Child Exploitation to help keep those idiots off G+ and continue to keep this a safe community.  

We all, now have good new friends, teachers and communities build over the net that joins us.  We can HiRL, hangout, watch stars being born, be interviewed for a news show in Missouri, get zombized, and best of all, all the food porn!  Oh the places we will go!  Even if we are bedridden because others can take us along via hangouts. I love G+ because of the wonderful people here.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Bearman Cartoons - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA +Bearman Cartoons 

When I first got an invite to join Google Plus, I ignored it. I was already on twitter (@bearmancartoons) and on Facebook both as a profile (https://www.facebook.com/bearmancartoons) and a page (https://
www.facebook.com/Beartoons). Why did I need yet another social media outlet. After the fifth email, I said what the heck and signed up.

Within the first few days I noticed something different that the other two lacked. Facebook is almost like a club where you have to know someone to get in. We have to know each other to “friend” one another and converse. For someone who draws cartoons for fun, that seemed great for my real life friends but horrible for creating new online ones.

With twitter, there was another issue. It gave me the ability to follow anyone and there was no obligation or expectation that they would follow me back. I could see what they had to say and even respond. Problem was, it is a pain trying to follow a conversation on twitter especially if you aren’t there in the beginning.

That is the difference I saw in Google Plus. I had the ability to follow whomever I wanted and we could engage in a conversation that was easy to follow as it was all in one place. The best of Facebook combined with the best of Twitter. In fact I posted this cartoon to show how I saw the difference between Google Plus and some other social media outlets. http://beartoons.com/2011/08/28/why-google-plus-is-better-than/


So I started circling people. About 200 based on my interests of cartoons, learning and Cincinnati. Some followed me back and some didn’t. Many I knew from other social media already. Where I think most people get frustrated with Google Plus is the expectation that everyone you circle will automatically circle you back. Not true. The next step is to actually ENGAGE with the people you circle. That gives them a better idea of who you are and gives them more of a reason to want to circle you back.

Three months in and this was the result: http://beartoons.com/2011/11/27/social-media-love/

And that was before circle shares.

I thought that all this would lead to more people visiting my site. Guess what? It didn’t. But it didn’t matter. I realized that I now had two equally engaging outlets for my work. In addition, I could post other thoughts and finds that don’t work well with my blog but are perfect for Google Plus.

One of those things was drawing caricatures. Sure I have done caricatures of politicians and celebrities in the past but avoided real people for some reason with a few giveaways on my blog. Inspired by Googlers like +byron rempel and +Cliff Roth, I started doing caricatures of other Google Plus members and started calling them “Muggings”. Anyone circling me could get on the list, but those who commissioned me would move to the front of the line. And because I am lucky enough to have a full time job, this was bonus money. 

So instead of having people pay me I could support one of my favorite charities, Crayons to Computers (http://www.crayons2computers.org/). This organization makes sure students and teachers in the Cincinnati area have the school supplies they need to be successful. So instead of paying me directly, I would have the person donate money directly to C2C in honor of Bearman Cartoons. So not only did they get their caricature but also get the tax write off!!! So I can play around on Google Plus, draw some pictures and raise money for charity. How cool is that?!!

So then I wanted to see the power of Google Plus. Using my own money, I promised to donate $1 to a DC comic led fight to combat hunger in Africa for every share of a video describing the program. https:/
/plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/WUpMKa2eiQf

Several days later I announced the total of 387 shares of the video which spread the message to more people than I ever would on my blog. https://plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/ gNaH8VSSuEc

Which led me to May 2012. For four years on my website, I have done a charity challenge where I will donate more and more money for my readers to take on certain challenges. Challenges included paying for every new twitter/facebook follower, guest cartoons, among other things. (http://beartoons.com/ 2012/04/29/bearman-cartoons-charity-challenge-2012/) In the first three years, I put a limit on what I would spend and never hit it. This year with the help of Googlers, I hit the goal within 3 weeks. In addition, for the first time I promised to match donations to Crayons to Computers and several Googlers stepped up including, Ann Marie Dwyer , Liz Krane and Shani Hiraoka.

The support I have gotten from both my work and my fundraising efforts has been nothing short of amazing. What I think is sad, is that I have found myself at times checking into Google Plus before I even check my own blog. Well maybe not that sad.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Andrew Coffman (Firkked) - Oakley, California, USA +Andrew Coffman 

I heard about Google Plus just as the Beta was coming to a close and I pestered a Facebook friend for an invite (who is no longer active here).

Once here I found a great community that wasn't out to maximize friends for digital trinkets in online games or ranting about divisive issues with no hope of rational discourse, instead I found a community of diverse interests and a sincere desire to engage.

I had heard of engagement in social media, but never understood the context before my time on G+. I had control of both my message and who saw it, later I had control of how I saw others presenting their own messages.

Since I have been here I have been a part of helping others in real life through donations, wish lists, social activism, teaching, learning,  debates and live discussions in the hangout feature.

I have been able to share with others the audio-visual peeks into my little corner of the world and others have inspired me to share parts of my life I would have never shared in other outlets.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Matthew Rappaport  - Bayside, New York City, New York, USA +matthew rappaport 

The Google+ Experience has and continues to be all about The People or YOU+ (as I like to post it). There are many social experiences online through many websites that have offered very cool  moments but G+ is the first one where people have gone all out in meeting others & interacting with complete strangers. It didn't take long to find people on the stream and through Hangouts to make the entire PLUSperience become more 4D than any that has come before.

There are no limits on how you can use PLUS and be creative, dive deep in head first showing the world not just your passions & life but YOU+ , your full personality. It's pretty amazing to show the world YOU+ through what you enjoy and easy to pick up on others by what they post, how they are in hangouts and eventually getting to +HIRL  (Hangout in Real Life) with them to make it a FULL, Complete CIRCLE!

I don't just say I have online friends or people I talk to online but I really do have brand new friends as well as people that I've now known over a year that are some of my best friends. There are so many on here with so much to share from art & music to comedy & culinary skills to humanitarian efforts and a whole lot that is nothing short of #awesomesauce !

Each day I'm excited to see what my friends are posting as it leads to discovering new things, new people and what's going on in the world! Nowhere else has people involving people in such a selfless way to really engage and truly mean something more. 

As a new PLUS day came around, I found myself going for it and posting what I wanted to, when I wanted to. People laughed at me for using hashtags, mocked me for not understanding my humor or style and even thought I posted way too much but they were in a minority. It's actually refreshing to have diverse opinions and people not being afraid to express themselves here which is a big part of what makes it great. 

After the beta summer of Google+ and hanging out many hours to the point of seeing the sunrise more than I ever did before before sleeping, I decided to create a Hangout Chat/Interview show called Hangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport to showcase people I've met on G+ and not just what they do but who they are and to show the world how awesome the entire Hangout / PLUSperience actually is. 

This lead to many G+ Pages and organizing the 1st H.I.R.L. in NYC back in Feb 2012 and just having a second amazing time in August with #nychirl2 . People from Google+ are part of my daily online AND offline life & it has made my world become so much more incredible & Plustastic than ever before! I even had the pleasure of meeting, photowalking , breaking bread & rocking out with the author who is a lot of fun and truly cares with his true dedication here that you can see in his every post and of course, +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS  FTW! 

I look forward to what's to come and would suggest that you start by posting what you love, resharing stuff that amuses you, searching for keywords that do it for you to find even more people & content to add to your PLUSworld. And.. Definitely HANGOUT! Once you do, you'll be hooked, looped & circled! 

#googleplus   #gplusmeanstome   #whatiloveaboutgplus   #enthusiasm   #mystory  

image | rsablogs.org.uk | Jack Robson___What Does Google+ Mean To You?

For me (as a page and a service) the question is pretty easy to answer:
Almost Everything 
Without Google+ CircleCount wouldn't have been born. 
But the most important on Google+ is the community, is you! Google+ gave us the chance to learn so many new people all over the world. That's a huge Plus!

A great collection of stories and a great Sunday read here by +Sean Cowen!
Thank you Sean for putting this together!

And now tell us your story! :)

via: +Nils Hitze 

#googleplus   #meaning  

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2014-10-17 10:43:45 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Automatic Translation Services - The two sides
A nice #streamsync by Google+

On the one side (left, http://goo.gl/I9vnll) +Paul Simbeck-Hampson is showing a great way how you can combine Google Sheets and Google Translate to get a real time translation chat client.
You can find the full post by +Amit Agarwal here: http://www.labnol.org/internet/multilingual-chat-in-google-sheets/28698/
A great idea!

On the other side (right, http://goo.gl/pTEQYJ) +Markos Giannopoulos is showing us what can go wrong when you work with automatic translations ;)

#fridayfun #streamsync #translations

Automatic Translation Services - The two sides
A nice #streamsync by Google+

On the one side (left, http://goo.gl/I9vnll) +Paul Simbeck-Hampson is showing a great way how you can combine Google Sheets and Google Translate to get a real time translation chat client.
You can find the full post by +Amit Agarwal here: http://www.labnol.org/internet/multilingual-chat-in-google-sheets/28698/
A great idea!

On the other side (right, http://goo.gl/pTEQYJ) +Markos Giannopoulos is showing us what can go wrong when you work with automatic translations ;)

#fridayfun #streamsync #translations___

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2014-10-17 08:44:24 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

CircleCount Chrome Extension
v2.3.9.1: Switch accounts fix and donations

► (fix) switch between pages when working with multiple accounts in Chrome.
► (new) Donate button on options page. Feel free... ;)

If you have added multiple accounts to your Chrome and are browsing on Google+ with links like https://plus.google.com/u/1(2,3)/... you are now able to use our feature to switch between your profiles/pages without leaving the current page.
You can find the description of this feature here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/EhDzoSZHJ8C

After many requests we have added now a donate button on the options page, where you can support us if you like what we are doing.
This is meant to be a donation for the extension!
If you like our website service, stay tuned, a new service is coming soon where you can show us your support ;)
S... more »

CircleCount Chrome Extension
v2.3.9.1: Switch accounts fix and donations

► (fix) switch between pages when working with multiple accounts in Chrome.
► (new) Donate button on options page. Feel free... ;)

If you have added multiple accounts to your Chrome and are browsing on Google+ with links like https://plus.google.com/u/1(2,3)/... you are now able to use our feature to switch between your profiles/pages without leaving the current page.
You can find the description of this feature here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/EhDzoSZHJ8C

After many requests we have added now a donate button on the options page, where you can support us if you like what we are doing.
This is meant to be a donation for the extension!
If you like our website service, stay tuned, a new service is coming soon where you can show us your support ;)

Some links:
► Install the extension: http://goo.gl/pBgIe
► Force the update: open chrome://extensions/, enable "Developer mode", click on "Update extensions"
► Rate/review the extension: http://goo.gl/XNAqQ
► Share this post: you know which icon to use ;)

#circlecountupdate #extension #switchaccounts #donate___

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2014-10-16 20:52:46 (9 comments, 43 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

#CirclesCounted: 208
#TimesWatched: Countless

Another great work by Dave Whyte and Bees&Bombs!
Check it out on Ello: 
https://ello.co/beesandbombs/post/H1YwU-whVZFPjPhXhX-iTg

#CirclesCounted: 208
#TimesWatched: Countless

Another great work by Dave Whyte and Bees&Bombs!
Check it out on Ello: 
https://ello.co/beesandbombs/post/H1YwU-whVZFPjPhXhX-iTg___

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2014-10-16 20:10:10 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Like +Google+ said:
Nice work +Nacho Punch!

And like +Mark Traphagen quoted:
I'm Google, bitch!

#CirclesMentioned: yes, at 1:42 ;)

If Social Networks Were Super Heroes

"I'm Google, bitch! Duh!"___Like +Google+ said:
Nice work +Nacho Punch!

And like +Mark Traphagen quoted:
I'm Google, bitch!

#CirclesMentioned: yes, at 1:42 ;)

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2014-10-15 10:59:33 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Donna helps you better understand Google+ Communities

Check out this article by +Donna Beckett to learn more about how to act in Google+ Communities.

via +Brandon Schaefer

#googleplustips   #communities  

How to Get Engagement in G+ Communities

Have you ever wondered why some G+ community posts get more engagement than others?

There are lots of ways to encourage engagement but one of my top tips is to avoid trying to sell to fellow members. Rather than trying to sell your goods or services, network with fellow members; get to know them; help to build a real sense of community.

My top 10 recommendations for getting the most out of a G+ community are here > http://www.beckettandco.co.uk/social_media_blog.html?part_id=178710&post_id=18656&action=view_comments

What is your top tip for getting your community posts noticed?

#GooglePlusCommunity #Engagement ___Donna helps you better understand Google+ Communities

Check out this article by +Donna Beckett to learn more about how to act in Google+ Communities.

via +Brandon Schaefer

#googleplustips   #communities  

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2014-10-14 14:25:16 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Adjusting Settings & Newsletter Sign-Up
CircleCount Advanced Series Part 1/4

An overview of how to adjust your settings, a look at CircleCount’s newsletter and a call to action to follow them and join their communities.

Feel free to subscribe to our channel if you like it: https://www.youtube.com/user/CircleCountTV
Thanks to +Christine DeGraff for making this great tutorial video!

#circlecount #videotutorials #settings #newsletter

Adjusting Settings & Newsletter Sign-Up
CircleCount Advanced Series Part 1/4

An overview of how to adjust your settings, a look at CircleCount’s newsletter and a call to action to follow them and join their communities.

Feel free to subscribe to our channel if you like it: https://www.youtube.com/user/CircleCountTV
Thanks to +Christine DeGraff for making this great tutorial video!

#circlecount #videotutorials #settings #newsletter___

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2014-10-14 14:12:08 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Tip #1: Share People’s Posts
Ok! ;)

+martin shervington is explaining in his article How to Build Powerful Alliances on Google+ on +Social Media Examiner.

Tip #3.4 Test New Tools is one of my favorites ;)

Thanks for sharing that +Peg Fitzpatrick!

#googleplustips   #socialmedia  

How to Build Powerful Alliances on Google+
by +martin shervington 

One tip to try: Narrow Your Prospects
"As you share other people’s content, you’ll start to recognize leaders you can have the most natural and reciprocal relationship with. These prospects are likely to be others in your industry whose work complements your niche.

For example, Martin's focus is on G+ community building that delivers search results and +Ronnie Bincer  is focused on Google Hangouts. This works well for them! 

Network with people who naturally complement your niche.

After you identify the leaders you want to ally yourself with, you can either let things develop naturally or have a frank conversation to discuss how you can assist each other in community growth."

Read it all on +Social Media Examiner http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/build-powerful-alliances-google-plus/
Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/232779874465161530/

I'll be on a HOA with +Eric Enge to talk about building relationships with social media, RSVP here if you're interested  http://bit.ly/1qnHBb1

#googleplus  #networking #socialmedia #socialmediastrategy  ___Tip #1: Share People’s Posts
Ok! ;)

+martin shervington is explaining in his article How to Build Powerful Alliances on Google+ on +Social Media Examiner.

Tip #3.4 Test New Tools is one of my favorites ;)

Thanks for sharing that +Peg Fitzpatrick!

#googleplustips   #socialmedia  

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2014-10-13 13:59:57 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Open Posts directly on CircleCount
and save time while checking out new profiles

We have launched a new button next to each post which will open the post as embedded post in its own box, so that you don't need to load the post on Google+.
Opening the whole Google+ Page takes much longer than opening just the post in embedded mode, but you know that probably already, right?

Check it out on any profile!
Or with one click for example here: http://www.circlecount.com/p/+CircleCount

#circlecountupdate #googleplusposts #savetime

Open Posts directly on CircleCount
and save time while checking out new profiles

We have launched a new button next to each post which will open the post as embedded post in its own box, so that you don't need to load the post on Google+.
Opening the whole Google+ Page takes much longer than opening just the post in embedded mode, but you know that probably already, right?

Check it out on any profile!
Or with one click for example here: http://www.circlecount.com/p/+CircleCount

#circlecountupdate #googleplusposts #savetime___

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2014-10-13 10:37:34 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

CircleCount is one of the best browser extensions to improve your social media marketing
Now approved by +The Next Web!

You have seen this article maybe on +Buffer (http://goo.gl/R8fnOa), now it is on The Next Web.

Thanks for sharing Mr. +martin shervington! ;)

#circlecount   #press   #chromeextension  

Social Media Tools...including Circlecount!
Some more extensions if you are looking to play about on a Saturday....

Nice one +CircleCount, and +RiteTag too___CircleCount is one of the best browser extensions to improve your social media marketing
Now approved by +The Next Web!

You have seen this article maybe on +Buffer (http://goo.gl/R8fnOa), now it is on The Next Web.

Thanks for sharing Mr. +martin shervington! ;)

#circlecount   #press   #chromeextension  

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2014-10-13 08:24:46 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

#CirclesCounted: 10
+2 generated by overlapping

Another great animation by Bees & Bombs.
Thanks a lot for sharing +Corina Marinescu!

Not sure how we should used best your hashtag ;)

#circlegasm  

Bees & Bombs creation.___#CirclesCounted: 10
+2 generated by overlapping

Another great animation by Bees & Bombs.
Thanks a lot for sharing +Corina Marinescu!

Not sure how we should used best your hashtag ;)

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2014-10-12 16:54:52 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

"+Mike Elgan is here to help."
That's how this great article about Google+ and passions starts.

You have probably seen it already (761 reshares + this one).

We are really honored to be mentioned and linked in this article!
When +Dave Besbris writes "Really nice article" and +Vic Gundotra thinks Mike Elgan "gets it" here, the #SmileCount  from the CircleCount Team is increasing pretty much ;)

#googleplus   #passion   #cupcakes  

Why Google+ is the place for passions

The single biggest controversy about social media, and one that has persisted for two or three years now without resolution, is whether Google+ is a dying wasteland of non-activity, or a hive of conversation and engagement.

It can't be both. So which is it? And why can't this fundamental question be answered?

I believe I have the key to the puzzle, and I'll attempt to solve it once and for all.

Here what the Twitter people and the Facebook people don't understand about the Google+ people: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2824613/why-google-is-the-place-for-passions.html

#googleplus

(Pic props: http://goo.gl/K75VYX )___"+Mike Elgan is here to help."
That's how this great article about Google+ and passions starts.

You have probably seen it already (761 reshares + this one).

We are really honored to be mentioned and linked in this article!
When +Dave Besbris writes "Really nice article" and +Vic Gundotra thinks Mike Elgan "gets it" here, the #SmileCount  from the CircleCount Team is increasing pretty much ;)

#googleplus   #passion   #cupcakes  

2014-10-10 10:29:32 (45 comments, 11 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Are Polls leading to more activity on Google+?

24 hours after Polls have been launched on Google+ it's time to make some analytics ;)

We have checked the 10 most active polls and compared the number of votes with the average number of plusones the users got in the last 50 posts within the last 4 weeks.
Like +Eli Fennell mentioned (on Ello), the novelty factor is probably one reason, but the numbers are pretty clear:

+Marques Brownlee: 16,738 votes vs. 4,508 plusones
+Mashable: 10,778 votes vs. 81 plusones
+Google: 5,761 votes vs. 1,681 plusones
+ZAGAT: 4,964 votes vs. 53 plusones
+ESPN: 3,427 votes vs. 405 plusones
+The Hunger Games: 3,135 votes vs. 1,569 plusones
+matthew rappaport: 2,503 votes vs. 17 plusones
+Google+ Photos: 2,193 votes vs. 1,092 plusones
+OMG! Ubuntu!: 2,183 votes vs. 106 plusones
+Neila Rey:... more »

Are Polls leading to more activity on Google+?

24 hours after Polls have been launched on Google+ it's time to make some analytics ;)

We have checked the 10 most active polls and compared the number of votes with the average number of plusones the users got in the last 50 posts within the last 4 weeks.
Like +Eli Fennell mentioned (on Ello), the novelty factor is probably one reason, but the numbers are pretty clear:

+Marques Brownlee: 16,738 votes vs. 4,508 plusones
+Mashable: 10,778 votes vs. 81 plusones
+Google: 5,761 votes vs. 1,681 plusones
+ZAGAT: 4,964 votes vs. 53 plusones
+ESPN: 3,427 votes vs. 405 plusones
+The Hunger Games: 3,135 votes vs. 1,569 plusones
+matthew rappaport: 2,503 votes vs. 17 plusones
+Google+ Photos: 2,193 votes vs. 1,092 plusones
+OMG! Ubuntu!: 2,183 votes vs. 106 plusones
+Neila Rey: 2,139 votes vs. 1,133 plusones

Nice to see +OMG! Ubuntu! and +matthew rappaport in the Top 10 with "only" 52k / 200k followers.
The others have 500k followers (+Neila Rey) or much more with at least 2.5m followers.

What do you think, are polls leading to more activity on Google+?

#polls   #analysis   #activity  ___

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2014-10-09 19:52:03 (24 comments, 15 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

While everyone is talking about Google+ Polls
We have started counting Google+ Polls

Are you looking for an interesting poll?
Or do you want to find a poll with a lot of votes?
Here you go: http://www.circlecount.com/googlepolls/

You haven't heard about polls on Google+ yet?
You don't need to, Google+ launched this feature just 5 hours ago ;)

ping:
+Neila Rey and +Derek Ross for posing on the screenshot.
+Dennis Troper and +Dave Besbris for launching the polls
+martin shervington, +Mark Traphagen and +Ronnie Bincer for always being interested ;)

#circlecountupdate   #googlepluspolls  

While everyone is talking about Google+ Polls
We have started counting Google+ Polls

Are you looking for an interesting poll?
Or do you want to find a poll with a lot of votes?
Here you go: http://www.circlecount.com/googlepolls/

You haven't heard about polls on Google+ yet?
You don't need to, Google+ launched this feature just 5 hours ago ;)

ping:
+Neila Rey and +Derek Ross for posing on the screenshot.
+Dennis Troper and +Dave Besbris for launching the polls
+martin shervington, +Mark Traphagen and +Ronnie Bincer for always being interested ;)

#circlecountupdate   #googlepluspolls  ___

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2014-10-09 14:58:11 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Polls on Google+

Let's start with one:
Will you use it?


+Rajesh Narayanan you were right.
btw: here is our poll-tool: http://www.circlecount.com/polls/ ;)

via: +Dave Besbris 

Introducing polls on Google+

Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Best pizza in New York City? The definitive James Bond? These are just some of the questions that can only be answered by asking those around us. Starting today, you can use polls on Google+ to settle the burning issues of our generation...or at least find out what your friends are thinking.

Polls make it easy to get opinions from your friends and followers on the things you’re curious about. You can create polls with up to five choices and use photos to make them beautiful and engaging. Check out the album on this post for examples from +The Hunger Games, +Mashable, +Neila Rey and +L’Oréal Paris India.

Of course, no poll is as interesting as the one you want answered, so give it a try for yourself -- just look for the new poll icon when creating a post. Polls will become available over the next few days on Android and the web, and are coming soon to iOS.

We’re excited to see how polls will spark conversations, so please share feedback with us as we work to make polls great for people, pages and communities on Google+.

#GooglePlusUpdate ___Polls on Google+

Let's start with one:
Will you use it?


+Rajesh Narayanan you were right.
btw: here is our poll-tool: http://www.circlecount.com/polls/ ;)

via: +Dave Besbris 

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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