How To Increase Google Plus Views

In a world full of useless numbers, rankings and egos, how many of you have noticed the Google Plus Views on profiles and pages? The Hot Blog Tips G+ page used to have a very impressive (in my mind) 8.something thousand +1s. What that meant, or even how we got them… I haven’t a clue. I suspect it meant very little and I’m certain it meant even less to me.

Now there are new numbers being boasted by the masses, Google has views! A little over a month ago Google Plus switched to “views” rather the +1, neither of which should be mistaken for interaction or any type of relationship measurement. You can turn the visibility of those views off to others, if you so choose, but many plussers are feeling pretty good showing their impressive counts. [Read more…]

Ten Hard Lessons Why You Aren’t Growing In Google Plus – G+ Tips

This article offers ten simple Google Plus tips help you get started with building a true Google Plus presence and will help those that recognize the possible mistakes they are making. Some of Google Plus Tips seem like common sense while a couple of the lessons may force you to think a little. The ten lessons here reflect the top ten complaints I see within the Google Plus community as a whole. [Read more…]

Using Your YouTube Username on Google Plus

Original Air Date: October 20, 2013
Stardate: [-28] 09340.00

Show Notes

How to setup Google Plus so you can keep your YouTube channel username.

Sheryl Loch of the Hot Blog Tips Hangout Crew answers some common questions regarding the new integration of YouTube and G+ comments. Will this move by Google put a stop to anonymous comments on YouTube? Will the Google Plus comments stop the trolls? [Read more…]

What Are Google’s Shared Endorsements And Can I Opt-Out?


Original Air Date: October 20, 2013
Stardate: [-28] 09340.00

Show Notes: Google Shared Endorsements can be turned off as it relates to advertisements. You can opt-out with just a couple of steps. In this hangout, Brian D. Hawkins shows how to check your preferences and opt out of Google Shared Endorsement Ads.

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How To Opt Out of Google’s Shared Endorsements

Last week (October 11, 2013) Google announced a change that allows them to use your name and image as an endorsement within advertisements if you’ve rated or reviewed that product in the past. Personally, I don’t see a reason to be “up in arms” about Google’s update to its Terms of Service but there are a couple of things that concern me. [Read more…]