Google Hangouts

What do you know about Google Hangouts

Google hangouts are way better and more versatile than skype calls. Sure there are a lot of similarities.

I came across this video interview about them and thought it was worth sharing

My friend Jo Barnes is interviewing Ronnie Bincer (the google hangouts expert). Jo does some awesome interviews and this one is no exception

This is what Jo had to say about Ronnie “I always enjoy interviewing Ronnie. He’s so easy to chat to and generous with his information. As a gentleman who has been involved in Video Optimization and SEO for years, hangouts were like a dream come true for Ronnie!”

In this interview they talk about why you should be using google hangouts

Some of the different uses are:-

  • Chatting with friends
  • recording interviews
  • Business conference calls
  • On Air hangout. and how you can use it as a webinar
  • plus much more

To get updates on hangouts here is Ronnies link http://www.thehangouthelper.com/

If you would like to know more about Google + and hangout Jo Barnes has a Google +  video course. Just click below to get hold of it

Discover Google+ 2013

 

Google Hangouts

Why Use Google Plus

What Is Google Plus And Why You Should Be On It?

 

First some facts
Google Plus Facts

  • There are 500 million users (Dec 12) of which 235 million are active a month. I know still not as many as facebook
  • but they have only been around since June 2011.
  • The google +1 (google like button) is served more than 5 million times daily.
  • 67% are males

 What does Google plus have?

 Circles

Circles are groups of friends, people you know, people you want to follow.

The difference between people in your circles and the likes of your friends in facebook is. People in your circles don’t have to have you in their circles. So if you want to follow what someone is posting you just add them to one of your circles.

You can have a circle for each group of friend family and acquantances. And you can select what updates you want to receive from what circles

You can share your thought with the world or keep it private to selected people(circles)

google circles

Hangouts

Hangouts are live communication with your friends. A bit like a skype call but better.

Google + hangout

  • You can just have audio
  • or video and audio
  • You can share your screen eg to show someone how to do something
  • Up to 10 people can be in a hangout
  • It is free

 

Communities

You can create communities with people who share your interests

They are a place where you can share ideas, passions, information, photos, videos, plan event or even have hangout

They can be private or public.

Local

This is for local business. If you have a local business you really need to have a business page in here if you want to be found by the search engine. And as google is the biggest search engine being on their local platform is going to help.

By adding your address it will then show your location on google maps.

google + local

 Analytics

By registering with analytics you can then see how many people are visiting and clicks you are getting to your posts

can track visitors from all referer including search engines and social media, direct visits and referring sites.

 Pages

Pages are for businesses, products, group, brands etc so the can have a presence on Google +. They are like your personal google + page.

They can have more than one person managing the page and if the owner decides they no longer want to be a part of it they can transfer ownership to someone else.

 Google Plus is more than a social media platform. It is a social layer to google itself. It has many feature and tools

If you are running an online business or even thinking about an online business. If you want to be found, you need to be on google plus even though it is still relatively new on the seen it is only going to get bigger.

So start building your presence even if you only spend an hour a week.

You will see the benefit in the long run

Have an awesome day

Robbie

What Is Google + And Why You Should Be On IT