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Since the Chrome Community can't help here, maybe a Google+ Developer can help (or know who to ask?).

Thanks in advance!
Website not loading in Chrome for Android
when save bandwidth is enabled

Our website ( is not loaded in Chrome for Android when the option to save bandwidth is enabled. After disabling it, it works without any problem.
Is that a problem on our side or a temporary bug on Google side?

The rich snippets tool is showing us everything without a problem:

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!

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Thanks a lot +Stefan Hoth!
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The New Ad Format for 26,141 pages and 179,715 profiles
+Post Ads as a gamechanger

A great article by +Eli Fennell about the new ad format using Google+ posts promoting them outside Google+.
You don't need to be afraid, it's not about ads on Google+ ;)

#postads #advertising #gamechanger
+Post Ads Will Change Google Forever
Original Source:

Google+ has officially rolled out +Post Ads to all Pages and Profiles with over 1000 Followers ( +Post Ads are a new Google display ad format, which is really nothing more than a re-purposed Google+ post

 In Facebook terminology, a +Post Ad is a Promoted Post, but with one key difference: +Post Ads don’t get promoted on the Google+ social network, instead they appear as Google Display Network ads. The Google Display Ad Network is the largest display ad provider on the internet reaching over two million websites, followed by Facebook which previously led the category.

This move could mark a major turning point in the balance of the social media playing field in a few important ways that strongly favor Google.

The Onboarding Problem

+Post Ads may help Google+ overcome the problem of inactive profiles (people who signed up for a Google account but don’t use the Google+ social network itself, leaving their social accounts essentially abandoned). As long as you browse websites or read blogs, you will now potentially be shown a fully interactive Google+ Post sooner or later, and if you are one of the more than half billion active account users across Google properties, it will be easy to engage with these ads. Twitter has the same inactive account problem (even more so) but has no such mechanism to reach their users wherever they are on the web.

Eyeballs and Calls-To-Action

All else being equal, ads with more exposure (i.e. more eyeballs), and which are designed to make it as easy (preferably impulsive) to take action perform better. Even if someone isn’t using Google+ right now, a certain number out of every targeted audience that sees the ad is likely to do so if only that one time. Multiply this by a large enough audience, with a well crafted ad that calls the user to action, and you’ve got reach to rival Facebook, with a social element to engage the user directly in the ad.

The challenge here is that people are on Facebook to engage socially, whereas casual web browsers may not be, so it remains to be seen how well this idea scales. Facebook has the opposite problem: people aren't on Facebook to buy stuff, read news, or any of those things Google outperforms them for.

Even if +Post Ads don’t ultimately match Promoted Posts for engagement, they may become a preferred social advertising medium on the web because they’re literally the only game in town. You simply can’t embed a Facebook Status Update or an interactive Tweet in a Google Display Ad.

The Search Wildcard

The power of a Google+ Follower who uses Personalized Search (which is on by default for logged-in users) is potentially nothing less than the theoretical ability to dominate that user’s Search results in perpetuity ( Scale this by millions and millions of users and any SEO worth their salt will be forced to think about baseball to calm their libido.

Google+ may become the new standard of Google Search Engine Optimization, and unless Google tweaks the algorithms down-the-line to make a social Follower less valuable for Search, the race right now is to the quick and dead. Those who get in early will reap the greatest benefits for the longest time.

Integration between Google+ and Google Search, already deep enough to mistake them for conjoined twins, will almost certainly accelerate geometrically until it has become the internet equivalent of a force of nature. Only an utter failure of the project seems likely to prevent this. That or a sudden cataclysmic implosion of the Google brand.

It Solves The Ad-Free Problem

Being Ad-Free is a selling point for Google+. This is an odd departure for a company that prides itself on being able to monetize almost any consumer internet product successfully. Certainly on-site social ads can be and are a rich source of revenue for some companies, yet Google+ dares not do it, since it isn’t what their users want. They may also feel that current approaches to social advertising are not good enough to meet their standards yet.

The problem with this, however, is that a significant investment of talent and resources goes towards maintaining Google’s advertising platforms and monetized properties like Search, Gmail, and YouTube. Google hires tens of thousands of the brightest minds, but many of them are involved in maintaining the core business. Not everyone is building driverless cars and wifi balloons. Social may be Google’s Next Big Thing, but will have to prove it to earn the same allocation of resources.

The Google+ team could easily claim +Post Ads as a victory for social advertising and gain the additional investments of talent and resources this brings with it, perhaps even setting the stage for a true “Big Push” that ties all the components of Google and Google+ together and drives their users deeper and more tightly into the ecosystem.

What’s At Stake

+Post Ads are a Hail Mary pass. They will either collapse spectacularly, possibly taking Google+ with them, or arise triumphant, coming to redefine the next generation of Google as a whole. Either way, +Post Ads will change Google forever. Assuming they can tie the value of Google+ to their entire brand, while delivering a satisfying experience for end users that engages and retains them, there is nothing that can stop them now but a failure to execute (which is always a possibility).

Google+ may never “kill” Facebook or Twitter, or even Foursquare for that matter, but it also doesn’t need to as long as it contributes significantly to the value of the company, brand, and ecosystem, and +Post Ads are a critical test of that goal.

#pluspostads   #gamechanger  
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Absolutely +Laura Williams!
I like the comparison Facebook promoting (for money) where they should be anyway shown and Google+ promoting posts outside Google+.
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We are back again
a bit off-color, but back

Yesterday we have had a server crash because of a hardware defect. The problem was that it was a very bad timing since we got two defects, so that the last available backup of our database was 3 weeks old.

The server is back and running now. Thanks to the quick support of the team (our hoster here in Germany) and a lot of sweat on our side ;)
All data we could restore is there now and the site is up and running.

The good news:
- no loss in the follower history data
- the most data that are lost will be updated automagically in the next 24 hours, when our daily update scripts are done
- your favorite posts could have been restored completely

The bad news:
- the view count history is lost (the database table storing these data couldn't be restored and was created 2 weeks ago; after the last available backup)
- the plusones history for pages is lost for the last 3 weeks (again one of the tables that couldn't be restored)

Our learning:
- backup the backups

If you see any error message on the website or the chrome extension, please give us a note. We have tested a lot and are still testing, but your eyes are two helpful eyes more.
You can give us a note here in the comments or post a screenshot in our community (

We are very sorry about the downtime and the lost data!
We hope that this won't happen again and we will do our best to avoid it.

#circlecount #backagain #upandrunning
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Thanks for the feedback +Markos Giannopoulos!
Please give me a note if you see something like that.
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We have some server problems right now, but we are working on it.

Sorry for the inconveniences, we'll be back soon (hopefully).

Update at 22:22pm (German Time):
It looks like that our server had a hardware defect with the hard discs.
Our hoster is fighting to restore as most as possible.
Downtime will be longer, we'll be hopefully back tomorrow.

Update 2 at 12:30pm (German Time):
It looks good that the server will be running again soon. Still trying to restore as many data as possible.

#circlecount   #down  
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Yeay - it works now +CircleCount and of course I'll send you a note if I spot any oddities :-)
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+Owen Ellis about
The vision and inspiration of connecting the dots

Another great post by Owen after his "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" post (

#franklin   #ellis   #smallwood  
Vision (Connecting The Dots)
disseminating seeds: The Series - INSTL 019

When I think of Benjamin Franklin, I immediately recall the impression of his likeness on the currency of the land. But lessons of vision and perseverance while bridled by challenge, certainly go far beyond that.

Examining Benjamin Franklin, one can be impressed that he was driven, self-educated, and endlessly inventive — some might even consider him to be the classical entrepreneur. To me, Franklin was less about being an entrepreneur, and more about networking with others. He was in fact, the quintessential social media manager of his time.

All about connecting the dots.
He [Franklin] believed that if he brought people together in a relaxed atmosphere and let the conversation flow, opportunities would emerge. He set in motion a trend that the French writer Alexis de Tocqueville noted in Democracy in America, his 1835 classic assessment of the young United States,

“That nothing was as distinctive [about America] as its people’s proclivity to form associations around interests, causes, and values.”

This same vision and inspiration
to connect the dots, is something I witness each day in the likes of +David Amerland and +martin shervington  , as well as in efforts underway by +CircleCount and +NOD3x.

Men and women of such vision are a wonder to behold.  When asked by a student during a recent +Glass in the Class episode to expound on the evolution of working in groups within Google+, Martin suddenly was transformed to an almost blissful state of contemplation while gazing out from his balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean ( Like a child pondering a wrapped gift on Christmas day, his eyes light up. With the wisdom of ages before, he ponders a connectivity of people — three, five, and even ten years into the future. That future, as he discusses, is built upon #relationships . On Connecting the Dots.

Likewise, the men and women behind Circle Count and NOD3X present analytic tools. Some may see them as mere metrics measurements. Yet the vision behind these enterprises is built upon looking at the past, in order to build upon  —  Connecting the Dots.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”  This presence and state of mind probably could not forecast what the world has become today. But does it really matter that he could not see the technological advancements of the current day?

No. It is simply the mind and vision to advance forward — and CONNECT THE DOTS.

~ owen

Question: How are you making use of YOUR ABILITY to have vision and CONNECT THE DOTS?

#disseminatingseeds   #essaybyowen  
disseminating seeds 019
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Splendide +CircleCount 
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In their circles
934 people
Have them in circles
73,945 people
Happy Earth Day
The best way to celebrate our Earth is to draw it with Google+ data

You can find more infographics here:

#earthday #googleplusart #circlecount
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very cool 
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In-Depth Analysis of Google+

A great article by +Dan Petrovic and +Dejan SEO
You should check it out if you are interested in any kind of Google+ numbers (and you are otherwise you wouldn't follow us ;) ).

Honored to be represented in a screenshot there ;)

via +Christine DeGraff

#googleplustips #googleplusstatistics #googleplusanalysis
+Dan Petrovic published a very comprehensive post about +Google+, Ripples, Communities, the API, Content Success Analysis, HoA, Events ... well, about everything you possibly want to know to dive deeper.

Great post!

FYI: +Mark Traphagen, +Christine DeGraff +martin shervington, +Denis Labelle, +Stephan Hovnanian, +Eric Enge
A detailed analysis of Google+ platform with case studies, actionable tips, statistics and a visual guide to little-known features.
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Thanks +CircleCount 
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What you should know about your Google+ Posts

Very interesting stuff here by +Brian Jensen!
While we are waiting for our server to get back, I've found this article via +Jaana Nyström on +Pinterest ;)

#googleplustips #googleplusposts
Google+: Looking Behind The Scenes of Profiles and Posts

I love Google+. In addition to using it for content discovery, this rapidly growing social network is an incredible tool for micro blogging, networking and relationship building.

While Google+ can effectively be used as a micro blogging platform, it lacks many of the features that give blog owners using a CMS more control of the HTML elements, tags and styling of their blog.

To help Google+ users understand what is happening behind the scenes, I’ve dug into the source code of Google+ posts and pages to show you elements that affect how your posts appear in Google+ and in Google Search. In this guide, you’ll learn what tags are added automatically and how to optimize the elements you have control over including:

☞ Titles
☞ Meta descriptions
☞ Canonical tags
☞ Alt attributes
☞ No follow attributes
☞ Rel=author
☞ Target="_blank" 

Read the full post here:

Pinging +Denis Labelle, +martin shervington  

#googleplus   #googleplustips  
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Great article post. Thanks for sharing.
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Problems and Doubts  - 
Website not loading in Chrome for Android
when save bandwidth is enabled

Our website ( is not loaded in Chrome for Android when the option to save bandwidth is enabled. After disabling it, it works without any problem.
Is that a problem on our side or a temporary bug on Google side?

The rich snippets tool is showing us everything without a problem:

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!

cc: +Matt Clark 
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We love circles
And we found a lot of circles in +Brian Fields awesome fractal collection. Check it out!
Top 10 Fractals from January, February, March
As calculated by stats from +CircleCount since G+ stats still fall a bit short. Let me know which ones are your favorites!
Meanwhile, I'm still re-calibrating and figuring out where this project goes from here. I'm thinking I want to spend more time on each one, so maybe not one a day.
#fractalart  #apophysis   #jwildfire 
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Thanks +Jorge Santana 
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In their circles
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Have them in circles
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Helps you better understand G+
At you will find a lot of statistics about your profile on Google+ but also about other Google+ Profiles, Pages and Communities.

We have also several rankings and you can find the most-followed, the most popular or the most following persons, pages and communities. And each ranking can be shown country-specific!


Good tips in our posts:

Check out also the Cream of the Crop with daily new suggested profiles or your personal Dashboard at

Any feedback is welcome!

You can reach a few of us directly on Google+:
+Nils Tschampel (Marketing Manager)
+Rick Lutz (Design)
+Chris Macidis (Developer)
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