This has been a busy week on the Google+ beat. And it’s also been very busy on the Christmas beat so today I’m going to share with you some recent updates to Google+ before I rush out the door to grab a Cabbage Patch Doll – Oh, sorry, had a flashback there.
Why Google+ is a social media powerhouse
Michael Stelzner interviews Jesse Stay, author of Google+ For Dummies about how Google+ compares to Facebook, what Google is doing, how Google+ is different and why Google+ is a social media powerhouse.
Here are some of the things you’ll learn in this video:
How Google’s focus on Google+ impacts social media
What Google is getting right and what their biggest challenge is
How Facebook’s approach is different
Tips to get your Google+ strategy right
Discover the opportunity today for businesses on Google+
Why you need to group your audience into different Circles on Google+
As Google+ approaches its six month anniversary, updates to improve the Google+ experience have been rolling out daily. According to Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Google, over the next week, they will be shipping out improvements to Google+ every single day.
Johnathan Chung compiled a nice summary of the updates that were introduced this past week.
- Hangouts on Air (live streaming of Hangouts via YouTube)
- Hanging out on any post (“hangout” link located between “comment” and “share”) – Start Hangouts from your mobile phone
- Conference call any phone number in the world
- Reindeer special effects
Ray Hiltz is a Social Media Strategist with management roots in restaurant, hotel and performing arts.
A strong proponent for the power of collaborative communication and "humanized" digital networking, Ray writes about social media, social business and Google Plus.
His clients include hotels, restaurants, consulting firms, entrepreneurs, writers and individuals just trying to make sense of "social".
Ray is a popular speaker on Social Media, Social Business and Google+.