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Google+ – An Intranet Solution for Small Businesses

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One of the great things about using Google Apps for Work is that it gives you the tools to use their social media platform, Google+, as an intranet.

We recently made the jump to using Google+ as our intranet in a company of 70 employees.

How does Google+ work as an intranet?

If you use Google Mail for your email you will also have the option of creating a Google+ profile. This profile is easily accessible when logged into the Chrome browser making it very convenient for people to access as an intranet.

Here’s where the cool part comes… you can lock down Google’s social media platform so posts shared by people with the company’s email domain are only visible to to those people within your organisation! – Very exciting I know!

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Google+ Update: A Little Bit Of Pinterest Coming To Google+ With Collections

Google+ collections update

Google+, having taken inspiration from Pinterest, yesterday introduced ‘Collections’ – a new way to group your posts by topic. 

Here’s an explanation straight from Google (originally posted on their Google+ page):

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.’

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How to Turn Your Brand Google+ Page into a Local Page.

changing your brand page into a local page

Did you know Google now lets you turn your Google+ brand page into a local page. Why might you want to do this?

  • If your page was set up incorrectly (as a brand page instead of a local page)
  • If you have changed from just being online to having a local presence
  • If you want a map to show up on the search engine results page when your brand name is searched for

Too many local based business set up a brand page instead of a local page when they started out on Google+ so Google have finally decided to help those businesses out!

Google allows you to create a brand new local page then merge some of the features of the local page to your brand page.

What changes?

So reviews, verification, location and map will be moved from the local page (which you create if you don’t already have one) to your old brand page. All these things move to your brand page because they are all features of local pages not brand pages.

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How to Format the Text in Google+ Posts

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I made a discovery today that made me very happy. You can format the text in Google+ posts! Being an active Google+ user and advocate this discovery, that may only seem small to you, made my day. It’s the little things in life, after all.  😉

So here’s how you can format your text

*bold* will make it bold

-Strikethrough- will make it Strikethrough

_Italic_ will make it Italic 

Enjoy!

How To Create an Engaged Following on Google+ (Video)

Getting engagement on Google+ is really important as the more engagement you get on your content the more favourable Google looks at that piece of content. So if you are on Google+ you will definitely want to take a look at this Google Hangout I did for Business Training Made Simple about how to create an engaged following.

 

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