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Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.
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Would you like to know how old your face is?
Very cool tool from #microsoft can find out your age and more.
It's really cool (must try) : http://goo.gl/6J8O7U

#howoldareyou #facedetection #howoldrobot 
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29 Essential Metrics Content Marketers Need to Measure

If you are in to content marketing, one of the questions almost every content marketer ask is: How do I measure the effectiveness of my content marketing? 

#contentmarketing   #contentmarketingmetrics  
If you are in to content marketing, one of the questions almost every content marketer ask is: How do I measure the effectiveness of my content marketing? Content marketing has come a long way in the past few years. This type of marketing tactic is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without …
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thanx to +Jasmina Brozović for this share... TAKE NOTES IMPORTANT
 
Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.
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Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.

If you have questions then also be sure to check out our Help Center content http://goo.gl/zyIVMH; if you still can’t find an answer then please post your question in the Collections subcategory. 

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+Stephan Hovnanian  discusses the issues you need to come to grips with around EMBEDDING YOUR G+ POSTS

read the comments too as they add great value to this post.  comments closed here, comment on original post please.
 
Smart uses for embedded Google+ posts
So today, Google+ joins Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (any others?) in allowing people to embed posts onto a web page. Great news right? But what does this really mean? I've spent the requisite 15 minutes and 56 comments/notifications/pings looking at this feature from a very high level, and here's what I think:

**WHY DO WE EMBED POSTS IN THE FIRST PLACE?**
These features are available to us to expose social posts and social users to an audience that exists outside the network itself.

They also enable some interaction with the social post so people visiting the article from outside the network have a springboard from which to share the post on their own network. In other words, a Twitter user can Retweet an embedded tweet instead of navigating to the standalone tweet on twitter's site.

Really, guys, that's all there is to it. For more reasons, though, head to +Denise Wakeman 's post here: 
http://denisewakeman.com/marketing-trends/embed-content-on-your-blog/

**WHAT MAKES UP THE EMBEDDED POST**
If you have Google+ comments enabled on your site, you'll notice some similarities. The code uses the API, which means this feature is restricted to whatever capabilities are available in the API. 

The embedded post starts off as a <div> but ends up rewriting itself into an <iframe>. This means the post is not on the web page itself, rather, you are looking at it through a "cutout" much like AdSense and numerous other widgets & plugins out there. So any interaction on the embedded post is happening on the post itself, not on the web page.

For a how-to head to +MaAnna Stephenson 's article:
http://www.blogaid.net/embed-google-plus-post

**IDEAS FOR USING EMBEDDED POSTS**
Best Examples of...
Articles that talk about examples of Google+ posts can now embed them directly, instead of linking out.

Roundups
Those of you who write blog round ups can now embed posts directly. A word of caution on page length and readability though, sometimes cutting up your article with lots of embedded IFRAMES and API calls will land you a lousy reading experience, especially on mobile.

Embedded shared circle posts
Share your circle, then embed the post into a blog post so people can see the shared circle post (note: you can't add the shared circle directly from the embed; clicking "View People" will take you to the G+ post) +CircleCount has already enabled this on their site!

Pimp out your guest authors
The embedded post will let you add the author to your circles, so why not show off their share of their guest post right on the post itself? 

Save Bandwidth
Drop in a few #autoawesome  embeds on your blog posts, and let Google pick up the bandwidth tab ;)

Bookmarks
Okay so maybe the web page itself has little to no text of its own on it, but boy wouldn't it be nice to have a collection of Google+ posts that you want to come back to later on?

Show off top sharers of an article
What if you had a monster post go viral and the Ripples were off the charts? Why not take some of the most engaging shares and embed them in one place, so your audience has access to the creme de la creme?

Collate/Curate your Google+ posts around a topic
...then you have a single web page for cross-posting to Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more.

Embed Google+ Events
Create an event on Google+ that you then embed so people can join ahead of time, and also make comments. If you're hosting a HOA on this page, it's even better because the comments can be in one spot (the embedded event comments)...since we know there's some disconnect between events and HOA's. (h/t +MaAnna Stephenson for the idea)

SoundCloud post = Embedded Podcast
I haven't played around with Sound Cloud yet but I know it integrates directly into Google+ posts and looks way cooler than a skinny little MP3 player. The embedded post won't stream on-page, but it will take you to the Google+ post where it does. 

Embed real person reviews
Picked up this one from +Medical Fitness Pros - Personal Training (via +Joy Hawkins) who wrote a great tutorial on how to embed reviews/testimonials people leave on your Google+ Local page directly onto your site (there's a right and a wrong way, read the article) http://imprezziomarketing.com/seo-blog/reviews/make-the-most-out-of-your-facebook-google-plus-reviews/

Show off your Hangouts On-Air with the Q&A app
+Ronnie Bincer knows everything there is to know about HOA's, and now that we all have access to the Q&A app, you can showcase it on your web page. Instructions here: http://goo.gl/OlUq3Y

➟ *Embed Collections (sort of)* Announced on May 4, 2015 (http://goo.gl/NndFH7) Collections let you group your Google+ posts by theme or whatever other idea you might come up with. To call attention to the Collection itself, simply share it as a Google+ post and then embed that post onto your blog. (http://goo.gl/zSaJ4d)

What other ideas can you come up with? Forget all the technical/SEO/+1 juice crap, get creative and comment below!

Pin it: http://pinterest.com/pin/259097784785590465/

I plan to keep this post up to date with any and all creative uses for Embedded Posts, so if you write about this feature on your own site, how about embedding this post in your article and providing the link in the comments below?

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BONUS: +Jim Lodico has been part of this embedded post discussion in its various locations, and has put together some really insightful thoughts. You'll get a good understanding of the power and scope that both embedded posts and Google+ comments have, and how/where each is appropriate in your strategy: http://goo.gl/qdlB9f
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#googleplus   #EmbeddedPosts     #stephanhovprotip  

This post was reformatted into a chapter in my Google+ Pro Tips: How to Bring Your Audience to Google+ ebook, available on Amazon here: http://goo.gl/TpGQzv
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Nikica Beograd's Special Circle No. 28...!!! 

In this Circle are Wonderful people with Beautiful and Interesting posts, You Must Have Them in Your Circles ...

If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!

To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to have me in your circle and to do the following:

1. Very important "Publicly share this circle"...!!!*

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iPhone Apps to Check Your Eyesight

Everyone, even those with healthy eyes and no vision problems, have to go to see an eye doctor on a fairly regular basis. As we age, and especially in a time with so much digital media keeping us looking at a glowing screen for hours at a time, eyesight becomes more blurred. More people need contacts and eyeglasses than ever before, and it is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) that is mostly to blame.

But for all the problems they can cause, your devices can also offer you some help. For example, the iPhone has a couple of apps that can help you test your vision to know what you might need to pop into the ophthalmologist’s for a checkup.

Read it all here: http://gadgetadvisor.com/mobile-apps/iphone-apps-to-check-your-eyesight

#iphone   #iosapps  
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Google Plus launches Collections, an all new way to deliver and digest more relevant content.
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I help people build Functional User Friendly Integrated Social Media Platforms so that their audience can find and enjpoy their online content
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Most people remember me well and never forget my socks, because if, and when I wear shoes and socks, I wear ODD socks.  Many talk about my ODD socks and some even refer to me as Frankie two socks. 

I enjoy the great out doors and eating fresh fish I caught myself is my favorite treat. The Elephant Coast of KZN South Africa with its laid back and friendly people is where I prefer to be, when I am not in the office and promoting FUFISM or Functional User Friendly Integrated Social Media  as the best marketing philosophy along with Google Apps for business as a business administrative package.




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I first got to know Jason T Wiser through his HOA's (Hangout On Air) and enjoyed these so much that I decided to take a peep see what his web site had to offer, and was very pleasantly surprised. Jason's view of things within the online world does not conform to the majority, and puts many things into a different perspective that is easy to understand and put to use in promoting your online content to your target audience in more effective and simpler ways. The On Track Tips HOA's (Hang Out On Air) are always entertaining and have so many take aways, most of which allow you to see things from a different perspective, so that you have a deeper understanding of the many strange things that impact on your online marketing. I promote the #FUFISM marketing philosophy and Jason's work seems to gel well with this new marketing philosophy where SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and your target market research form 2 of the primary pillars that allow you to integrate your online marketing and off line marketing into one single well managed marketing effort. FUFISM or Functional User Friendly Integrated Social Media is a new concept, but the On Track Tips series seems to have a deep understanding of this concept, where your marketing is done in a very holistic manner, which use many different tactics to ensure that your intended target market enjoy your online content. The Wiser sites platform also seems to understand these issues and is very user friendly, so they get a 5 star rating from me.
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Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club is the base for many boat based adventure activities, with fishing and marine mammal tours being the most popular. the club house is very welcoming, and they have a great restaurant with pub where the service is truly top notch. I was made to feel right at home and enjoyed the company. There is an NSRI base at the club which is well maintained and very active. the crew and management here are truly friendly and always happy to help one out with information about the local fishing conditions and the best boats for the different tourism activities like diving, fishing or the marine mammal tours.
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This is a great shopping center with movie houses, restaurants, and a wide variety of shops to suit nearly every taste in branded clothing, they have a well manged tourist info center, and an internet cafe for those who need to catch up on their emails or social media activities. There are a few different supermarkets and there is more than enough parking that is well managed and very safe.
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