The Google+ musings of

Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
April 23, 2014 1 comments 5 shares 17 plus ones
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Take a look at this list.
Excellent resource!

Is your favourite tool missing? Tell us about it in the comments.

#SocialMedia   #Marketing #Business

61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business

A complete list of social media tools for small business that are easy, useful, and affordable (or free!).

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April 22, 2014 0 comments 6 shares 38 plus ones
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#English     #Language  

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April 22, 2014 9 comments 13 shares 50 plus ones
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I haven't seen any.
Loving this!

https://www.canva.com/    +Canva 

+Guy Kawasaki is the new Canva advisor & evangelist, by the way.

#Branding     #Business     #Design   #Jaanatip  

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April 22, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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So many old underwater acquaintances...

#Scuba   #scubadiving   #RayaDivers  

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April 21, 2014 11 comments 13 shares 28 plus ones
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The hashtags used on Google+ work in two ways:

You can click on them (when blue) and they will take you straight to the search, showing posts with the hashtag in question. People who search for a certain topic can do so with or without the # and a keyword: You get slightly different results with either method, I've noticed.

Using hashes is a good way to get your posts noticed by the public in search, not just in photo themes but on any topic, works also in Communities...

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#Googleplus     #Business     #Search     #Jaanatip  

How to use Hashtags on Google+

The hashtags are now even more prominently displayed on Google+, with the Explore page update:  Read more here The hashtags used on Google+ work in two ways: You can click on them (when blue) and they will take you straight...

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April 21, 2014 9 comments 37 shares 178 plus ones
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Feeling silly. :-)

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April 20, 2014 36 comments 3 shares 19 plus ones
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I did more testing as someone said that they cannot do this on mobile.
Has anyone tested, moving images from one album to another on a mobile device?

EDIT:  Looks like one can only copy from one album to another on mobile: If one then deletes the shared image, it'll disappear from the post.
Better to do the movin' and shakin' in a browser window.

#JaanaResearch     #Photos  

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April 20, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 47 plus ones
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April 20, 2014 13 comments 9 shares 121 plus ones
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The sun is shining and the spring flowers are popping up here and there...

#Spring     #Finland     #Gardening  

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April 20, 2014 12 comments 9 shares 94 plus ones
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A very happy #Sunday  to you, my dear Circleverse!

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April 19, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 54 plus ones
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#Seasons  

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April 19, 2014 4 comments 7 shares 70 plus ones
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#Caturday  

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April 19, 2014 7 comments 1 shares 11 plus ones
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We might have found perfection in a glass: These restaurants each take classic milkshakes and load them with liquor.

Have a happy #Saturday  ! :-)

7 Milkshakes with Booze. Do We Need to Say More?

We might have found perfection in a glass: These restaurants each take classic milkshakes and load them with liquor.

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April 19, 2014 8 comments 2 shares 19 plus ones
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Learn about Google Plus:

On a desktop, at the bottom of the menu pillar you'll find "Tours".

See how things work on Google+.

#Jaanatip     #Googleplus   #Plushelp  

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April 18, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 9 plus ones
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The peeps at +Stone Temple Consulting are explaining things to a Blonde (me) in a way anyone can understand.

If you are a pro (or a blonde with questions), jump in and help all of us Google+ users:
How can we get the best results in ours struggles to bring forth our business and website!

#SEO     #Business     #Links   # Googleplus

Stone Temple Consulting – Google+ - Why Isn't Google Using Social Signals for SEO? -Here's Why…

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April 18, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 10 plus ones
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Start-ups are all about relationships – and relationships are all about trust

Global connectivity and low entry-costs make it possible to start a knowledge-based company anywhere around the globe.

The times when Silicon Valley venture capitalists could be sure that the best business ideas could be caught by hanging around Palo Alto California Café are past.  Today interesting business ideas can from anywhere in the world: Shanghai, Helsinki, or a remote place one has never heard about.

Increasingly, many of the start-ups are also born global, serving and competing in the global markets...

Read more about #StartUps  and #SiliconValley  

Start-ups are all about relationships – and relationships are all about trust – Kirsimarja Blomqvist

Global connectivity and low entry-costs make it possible to start a knowledge-based company anywhere around the globe. The times when Silicon Valley venture capitalists could be sure that the best business ideas could be caught by hanging around Palo Alto California Café are past.

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April 18, 2014 7 comments 3 shares 30 plus ones
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After editing or Auto Enhance action:
Now one can choose which version to download - the unedited, original one or the edited image.

Comparing the original to the Auto Enhanced version or edited image is possible, too.

The editing buttons have a fresh look, too, but same functions as before.

My very loooong blog article / tutorial about Google+ Photos:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2013/06/google-and-your-photos.html

#Googleplus     #Jaanatip     #Photos  

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April 17, 2014 5 comments 3 shares 43 plus ones
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I was pondering what to post for Easter and thought, okay, a yellow flower of some kind would be nice to share.

I have almost 15 000 photos uploaded to Google+, what a chore to check several dozens of albums to find my yellow flower shots...

Nope. 
This is where the Google+ photos search steps in with the AI and facial / image recognition.

I typed "Yellow flower" to the search while I was on my "Photos" tab from the left pop-up pillar.

This is what the search came up with. None of these images had been named as "Yellow flower".

Of course it also showed Yellow flowers from my circles ...

Wow. I'm impressed.

Thanks +Brian Matiash and the Photos Team!

#Googleplus   #Photos   #Search     #JaanaTip   #AI  

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April 17, 2014 14 comments 14 shares 113 plus ones
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For all those who celebrate / are off this weekend:
Eat well and relax.

Some go to church, some don't. All that is good, each to their own.

#Easter     #Holiday  

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April 17, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 37 plus ones
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A classroom full of entrepreneurs...

#JaanaTest   #JaanaResearch  

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April 17, 2014 2 comments 7 shares 9 plus ones
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Do you write for the moment?
Does your content survive the passage of time?

Read on...

#Blogging     #Content     #Bloggingtips  

Evergreen Content Ideas - The Complete List

A comprehensive look at the best ways to create evergreen content, brainstorm ideas, and develop articles that are timeless and quality.

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April 16, 2014 1 comments 5 shares 15 plus ones
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1000 followers and AdWords...

Starting today, +Post ads are available to all advertisers who meet a minimum threshold of Google+ followers.

We’re also piloting two new features - promoted Hangouts on Air and automatic post promotion - to help you create compelling ad experiences and make it easier to extend the reach of your social content...

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#Googleplus   #Marketing   #PlusPostAds   #Business  

+Post ads now available to all advertisers and support Hangouts on Air

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April 16, 2014 0 comments 3 shares 21 plus ones
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+Kevan Lee writes for businesses, here's a snippet:

"Among the many ways to stand out on social media—killer content, amazing visuals, specific formatting, and more—one that often gets overlooked is voice.

We don’t want brands talking at us as if we are dollar signs. We want authentic communication. 

Finding a voice for your social media marketing can be difficult because the concept is somewhat unlike other optimization strategies online. Voice is not a statistic you can track or a design element you can tweak. Voice goes deeper than that.  Instead of tracking and analyzing, you can plan and practice. Here’s what I’ve found works best in terms of getting your voice together and using it to interact online.

Character / persona – Who does your brand sound like? If you picture your social brand as a person (a character), here is where you can flesh out this identity with specific attributes that fit who you want to sound like online.

Tone – What is the general vibe of your brand?

Language – What kind of words do you use in your social media conversations?

Purpose – Why are you on social media in the first place?

Together, these four areas can help define the overall voice of your brand. It’s a helpful exercise to go through these steps to gain insight into each area, and as you’ll see below, the process for determining your social media voice includes many of these same ideas and parts.

#SocialMedia   #branding  

Read more from the +Buffer blog:

How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice and Tone

Your social media marketing voice isn't a statistic you can track or a design element you can tweak. But you can plan and practice. Here's what works.

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April 15, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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Total lunar eclipse

Slooh's telescopes off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands and transitioning to coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse starting at 11 PM PDT / 2 AM EDT (4/15) / 06 UTC (4/15) (International Times) with live feeds from throughout North America.

Viewers can watch free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image stream will be hosted by Slooh Observatory Director Paul Cox and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman, who will be reporting live from Prescott Observatory in Prescott, Arizona.

Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Slooh .

#LunarEclipse  +Slooh 

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April 15, 2014 7 comments 6 shares 19 plus ones
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Does size matter?

#Maps   #Countries  

9 Animated Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

You'll never look at these 9 countries the same way again.

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April 15, 2014 10 comments 1 shares 38 plus ones
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Maldives has not got such high spots...

 Which this individual would know if he were a bit more hmm.

Google image search tells us that this pic comes from:

Hayman Island

"Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands, part of the Cumberland Islands, which are located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia at 20°03′S 148°53′E / 20.050°S "

What a pity that people steal images, portray them as their own with a wrong location and think they can get away with it.

https://plus.google.com/114174110874074990582/posts/9sSwDa9yTx3

#Copyright     #Photos     #copyrightinfringement  

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There's a lot you can do with a 3D printer. Now add "building a house in a day" to the list.

Make that 10 houses.

The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has printed 10 homes in 24 hours out of recycled materials...

#3D   #3dprinting     #China   #Houses  

A Chinese Company 3D Printed 10 Houses In A Day

The 3D printer used to build the houses is 500 feet long, 33 feet wide and 20 feet high.

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People have been posting about the "Passover" so I had to find out what it was. Interesting!

Here's a snippet from an informative article:

"That popular greeting, which means "joyous festival," will help usher in the start of Passover in many Jewish homes beginning at sundown tonight (APR 14). The weeklong Jewish holiday commemorates the Israelites escape from Egyptian bondage, as detailed in Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Passover ends on Tuesday evening, April 22.

Besides two traditional Seder meals on the first two nights of the holiday, other traditions also commemorate the Hebrew story of freedom and the season of spring.

For those unfamiliar with Passover, here are answers to common questions about the Jewish holiday:"

Read more:  What is the story of Passover?

#Jewish   #Holiday     #Passover  

Passover 2014: 5 Facts You Need To Know About The Popular Jewish Holiday

Passover begins on Monday at sundown.

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April 15, 2014 5 comments 4 shares 25 plus ones
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+Mike Allton has a sharp eye! :-)

Pay attention to your headlines, folks.

#Notifications   #Googleplus  

Google+ Adds More Detail to Notifications

In what might appear to be a minor update at first, Google+ has added additional detail to the internal notifications pane. Could this be a nice upgrade for businesses?

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