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Google+ For Business Tips & Tricks

Here are just a few tips and tricks for using Google+  for business more efficiently and effectively:

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  • Bold: type a * symbol (asterisk) at the start and end of the word or sentence. E.g. *example* would then appear asexample or *example sentence with spaces* would then appear as example sentence with spaces.
  • Italic: type a _ symbol (underscore) at the start and end of the word or sentence. E.g. _example_ would then appear as example or _example sentence with spaces_ would then appear as example sentence with spaces.
  • Strikethrough: type a – symbol (hyphen) at the start and end of the word of sentence. E.g. –example- would then appear as example or -example sentence with spaces- would then appear asexample sentence with spaces.
  • Bold Italic: type a combination _* symbol (underscore and asterisk) at the start and end of the word of sentence. E.g. _*example_* would then appear as example or _*example sentence with spaces_* would then appear as example sentence with spaces.

Make your Stream Post Standout

  • Make and use a title for your post: use the * symbol at the start and end of title text to make it bold, then hit <enter> for new line.
  • Try and always add a Picture, Video or Link to make your Post stand-out
  • Make the content as engaging as possible to encourage sharing, comments and +1’s
  • Consider mentions of People or Pages using the + symbol
  • Consider using or creating a hash tag using the # symbol

Circles – Control

  • Re-order your Circles to work for you. Drag and drop them within Circles to view or change the order you can view and use them within your Stream.
  • Use the + or – symbols in the Circle view to make your Circles view bigger or smaller. Allowing you to view more or less Circles on your screen without the need to scroll.

Quick Navigation to the top of the Stream

  • Double click the Google+ logo in the top right corner of your Stream, returns you to the top of your Stream

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
J Scroll down to next post within the Google+ stream
K Scroll up to previous post within the Google+ stream
QQ Pressing Q twice moves your cursor the search box in the “chat” section of Google+
Space Scroll down stream by regular intervals. Hides comments from Photo view
Space + Shift Scroll up stream by regular intervals
 Enter When a stream update is selected Enter moves your cursor to the comment box
Enter + Tab Submit comment
@ @ followed by a username is used to mention someone in a post or share the post with them
/ @ followed by a username is used to mention someone in a post or share the post with them

Here at digital marketing agency Intergage, we continue to monitor advice and suggest best uses on Google+.If you want to find out more about Google+

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[url]http://example.com[/url] or [url=http://example.com]Example[/url]
[img]http://example.com/image.png[/img]
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