Google Plus Post Picks of the Week

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Google Plus posts of week

Someone actually asked me the other day if I got bored blogging and speaking about Google Plus all the time. Instead of going into a 20 minute rant about the benefits of Google Plus, I took a minute to think about that.

While each online platform has its complexities, I don’t think I could be as passionate nor as patient with any other.

The reason is simple. Studying Google Plus (I consider myself a student of Google+), is an ongoing endeavour. 

To get a handle on Google Plus is to be familiar with copywriting, SEO, broadcasting, social networking, semantic search, content marketing and community managing.

So each day when I top up my Spundge Google Plus notebook, I learn something new.

Here are my top five picks this week:

What the Heck is a Google Plus Hangout and Why You Should be Using Them

Google Plus Hangouts What and Why use them

Why you should watch:

Social media marketer, Peg Fitzpatrick and Hangout Helper, Ronnie Bincer share excellent tips as they tell us what Hangouts on Air are and why we should use them for social media and SEO. 

You have questions about Google+ Hangouts and Ronnie Bincer and I will have answers. Join us for a live Google+ Hangout on Air on November 6th at 11:30 am ET. You can RSVP here on the event page. Topic: Google Plus Hangouts… What are they & why should you use them? Watch this live Hangout on Air Event to learn the value offered by this wonderful communications tool. 
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Danny Sullivan  about using social signals within Google search.

Danny Sullivan Hummingbird and Google Plus

Why you should watch:

Hummingbird, Google Now, Secure Search, Deprecation of PageRank, the Rise of Google Plus, and more. What is behind all of these things, and where is search going? Watch this video to see what Danny Sullivan and Eric Enge think!

This is an out-take from the hour long video: The Future of Search With Danny Sullivan and Eric Enge



Google Plus rolls out custom URLs: a win for boosting organic search results?


Google Plus Custom URLS

Why you should read:

Colin Bogar of BluePrint Effects writes about his surprise at finding in his email one morning, his approval for a custom Google PLus URL. He writes from the viewpoint of someone not all that active on Google Plus. (He does have a personal and brand page). He also includes tips to for improving any SEO juice Google Plus may give you through social signals. Yes, he cites the controversial Moz article: 2013 Moz Search Engine Ranking Factor


An interesting thing happened this morning when I opened my email. Both my company and personal Google Plus pages were approved for a custom Google Plus URL. Previously, Blueprint Effects’ company Google Plus URL looked like this:, and I received the invitations as per Google’s rolling out of this feature across a broader range of users. 
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The Ultimate Google Plus PostingGuide

Best Google Plus Posting Time



Why you should read:

Brian Jensen has shared a comprehensive guide that takes us through the many things to take into account when publishing posts on Google Plus: Images, links, video sharing, events, styling, engagement, plus…





Google Plus: The Power is the People While I frequently use multiple social networks, I’d have to say that Google+ has become my network of choice. I love the microblogging format, the active moderated communities and the rich conversations and relationships I’ve built with other users on the network. I wanted to share a posting guide that will assist users in getting familiar with the functionality of the tool and provide…

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Google launches Helpouts, a market for live video lessons from experts

Google Helpouts


Why you should read:

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise online (free or for a few bucks) or seeking help, Alex Wilhelm in this TechCrunch article,  gives us the rundown on this new Google service that uses Hangout technology to seek expert services over video chat. 

Google’s fusion of Google+ Hangouts, Google Wallet, and its identity tools is now live. A ‘Helpout’ is a Hangout-like video chat, but instead of speaking with a friend, you are connected to a purported expert in whatever it is that you need help with. The tagline that Google has come up with for Helpouts is “real help from real people in real time.”. …

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About Ray Hiltz

Thanks for dropping by. I'm the Director of Digital Marketing for My background in business includes non-profit (performing arts), restaurants and Promotions. Having moved on from my own strategic consulting company, I now write about what interests me. So in this blog, you may read about my thoughts on marketing, health issues and business culture. You can follow me on Twitter @rayhiltz or @image24Call

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