+Jaana Nystrom

Welcome to my Circleverse!

Google+ is my passion: I want to help others to get the most out of it.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Ultimate Google+ Drive map!

We have a genius in our midst:

+Michael Bennett has put together a library of Google+ tutorials, helpful posts and content from many a top plusser.
The things you can do with Google Drive makes me wonder...

From Michaels original post:

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Having trouble circling people on Google+?

If you add a large surge of people or +pages to your circles within a 24 hour period, the system will temporarily stop you from adding additional people even if you’re under the total number of people you can have in your circles.  This is to prevent spam accounts adding huge amounts of people in short periods.

Duplicate profiles don't count towards the 5000 profiles or Pages in your circles limit!
If you have a profile in several circles that still counts as one in total.

More reasons for circling difficulties:

What about communities, do you post a lot to them? Are some or many posts removed by moderators (wrong topic for that community) or flagged by Google spambots?
That is one big reason why a Page gets put under the magnifying glass. Spamming other people's comments with links is another trigger for limited circling capabilities.

One way of getting rid of the limitations is to post good content in public, try to get more people to circle you.  Engage.

Friday, 9 August 2013

How to verify a Google+ business page

EDIT 3rd June 2014:

Now there is a workaround to change a Local places listing page to a Google+ business page:

EDIT 17th SEP:
It looks like Google has stopped verifying Google+ business pages.  Only the correctly connected website link will show as verified.

We are no longer accepting name verification requests. Learn more about website linking for Google+ pages, or learn more about Google+ local pages and local page verification.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Muted Google+ circle wins - unless notifications are on

There has been a change in the Google+ circle visibility recently.

Before it used to be like this:

Person A is in two circles: One is muted and the other one shows standard amount of posts in the Home or All stream. A's posts showed in the stream, so the "louder" circle won.

Things have changed:

Person A is in several circles, one of them is muted.

No normal posts show up in the Home stream with one exception: Community posts.

I don't mean the personal mute here! I mean a Circle mute: When you click a circle open from the drop down on the Home page, you can uncheck the "Show posts in Home stream" and you'll see no posts from that circle.

I did my research

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Google+ profile or business page?

Should I just use a personal profile or do I need a business Page on Google+?
- One of the frequent questions I get on the +Gplus Expertise  page: Important for entrepreneurs, writers and bloggers. Many users say that they'd rather interact with a face than a business, and that's understandable. 

But what if you wish to separate your business from your personal profile?

Image: Ronnie Bincer