6 New Google+ Changes You Need to Know

6 New Google+ Changes You Need to Know

With over 90 million subscribers already, it is clear that Google+ is not going away. In fact, it appears to be the next big thing on the internet.  As people begin the move to Google+, it is becoming more important to be up to speed with the newest tools and options that are available. These tools allow for businesses to track more accurately their online ROI. This is beneficial as more people are no longer responding to traditional marketing. Below is a list of items that are new to Google+:

Multiple Administrators
Google+ now allows for up to 50 managers who can login and manage your page with their own accounts. Managers can publish posts, respond to comments, add photos, change profile information and even add/remove other managers.

Ownership Transfer
Google+ has now also added the ability to transfer page ownership. Ownership of a page can only be transferred to an already existing manager. It is easy for one to do this – click the ‘Transfer Ownership’ link in the new Page Settings panel and then choose one of the managers.

Notification Settings
This feature allows for a page owner to get notification about actions on your page. This allows for customization for your business page to be separate from you individual profile. You can change your page notification e-mail, what you want to be notified about and how you’d like to be notified. To makes these changes, simply go to the ‘Set Delivery Preferences’ section.

Unified +1 & Circle Count
This enhancement changes the +1 count and how it is shown on your Google+ page. Now your count on your page will include +1s on both Google+ and across the web. In addition, it will also include the number of people who have added you to a circle. This is only an enhancement and does not change the original way of how the +1’s were counted.

Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts is an additional free plug-in that allows you to work from anywhere and be able to have face-to-face conferences with your clients, team members or employees. Through the use of Hangouts, you can video conference, teach, learn and become the leading authority in your industry.  Hangouts also allows you to be able to record yourself to distribute through YouTube. Since Google+ and YouTube work hand in hand, you and your team will be able to watch YouTube videos together, though you may be apart physicaly. It truly is a free virtual office experience.

Master Privacy Policy
Though some people have not liked it, Google changed to a new master privacy policy. These changes took effect March 1. Google has combined over 70 documents into one main privacy policy to govern its many products. This will allow for Google to pull information from one service to another. This will give Google the ability to treat you as a single user across all their products.

To read more about Google+ and about the new changes, you can go here – http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/

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