Epic Tip #25: Getting Started with Google+

Google+ is rapidly evolving.Google plus landing page

If you’re looking for easy ways to improve your knowledge and experience with this hot new social network, keep reading. The fast-paced development of Google+ has become a force to be reckoned with. Social media marketers and community managers will undoubtedly feel the pressure to keep up.

Below you will find some handy tips on how to get started.

#1: First things first: Setting up a profile with Google+
Blogger Kristi Hines published one of the most comprehensive How to Get Started guides for Google+ which has helped thousands of people to date.

#2: Watch and learn
Watch videos about Google+ on YouTube. There are literally thousands of videos telling you all about the new features and offering advice on how to get the most of it.

#3: Use Google+ Help
Use Google+ Help and learn about Google+ from the people who created it. For example, how to upload and share photos, how to hang out, how to use circles and how to control privacy. Keep up with what’s new in Google+ with releases being made regularly.

#4: Become a Google+ insider
Check out the G+ Insider’s Guide for the latest news, tips and tricks on Google+. Currently there’s a list of 13 how-to posts to “introduce you to hidden quirks.”

#5: Have an out-of-this-world Google+ experience
Read Google+ Planet to stay on top of new features. Posts include info about the new +1 button features and +snippets, hangouts now integrate with YouTube and an announcement about games coming to Google+.

With any social media tool, quite often the best way to get to grips with it is to simply give it a go! Sign up to Google+ here.

Source: Social Media Examiner, Mashable

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