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When you promote your Facebook Page you better target the audience because Facebook is happy to take your money whether you get what you wanted or not.
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Google+ Cover Template That Works for All Monitor Resolutions

When most people upload an image for a social media network like Google+ or Facebook they usually go by how it looks on their own monitor, but there’s a problem with that approach when it comes to our Google+ cover photos because there are variables that can affect the actual dimensions of the image on the screen. Unlike Facebook, where the image is a fixed size no matter the size of the viewers monitor, Google went with a responsive design and the image shrinks and expands as the monitor size increases. In addition, depending on whether the viewer sees 2 or 3 columns or the bio in the profile box to the left of the cover image is 2 lines or 3, the sides of the image can be cropped. So, even though your fancy new cover looks great to you on your monitor, it may look different to someone on a smaller or larger monitor, or on a mobile app.

I created a template with an overlay that shows the safe areas so your cover will look good at all monitor sizes and mobile apps. Click here to download. http://hughbriss.com/g+template-layers.psd
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It sure is nice to finally be able to get a custom URL for our Google+ pages. Have you claimed yours?
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I am having a hardtime claiming one for my page... I have yet to verify the business though so maybe I have to do that before I am able to have one?
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I really don't like being forced to do anything so I prefer to think of it as encouraging us. :)
 
One of the most important posts/videos I've ever done. 

How Google is Forcing You to Make Better Content

http://www.convinceandconvert.com/content-marketing-2/how-google-is-forcing-your-content-to-get-better/
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The more I think about it the more I wonder if I should start using Blogger? I'm not really a fan of free hosted blogging platforms where I may or may not own what I publish and which I have no idea if they'll shut down some day so I prefer having my own blog on my own domain with my own host and yet, I do use Tumblr and Instagram so considering the apparent benefits of using Blogger and Google+ together, maybe I should start another blog. What do you think? Do you use Blogger or think it makes sense since it's tied so closely to Google+?
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Any free service has some mention in their TOS that they have the right to use our content. On Facebook they can use our photos in their ads.
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Google+ still doesn't provide us with stats, even for our business pages, but now, CircleCount does. Just sign in and approve the app and you'll ge some quite detailed stats.
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Google+ Tip If you use a logo on your Google+ business page and don't happen to have a round one like Starbucks, chances are it doesn't look so good when it's forced into a circle. The trick is to upload your logo image as a .png file with a transparent background. Be sure "Auto Enhance" is turned off though or Google will put a background in which would defeat the purpose. If after you upload the image you find that Google did add a background you can click to open it in the viewer, click "More" and select "Revert to original".
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Great Tip +Hugh Briss  !!
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Based on these Google+ pages it looks like the trick is to post lots of images, unlike Facebook, where posting an image kills the reach. Obviously I need to start posting more images on my G+ page but I've got myself so conditioned to stick to text only on Facebook that I usually forget.
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The beauty of the plus :-)
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Here's how to opt out of having your face, name and +1s used in Google+ ads.

Step 1: Click this link: https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en

Step2: Scroll to the bottom of the page, uncheck the box and "Save".
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Are you using a call to action in your Google+ cover image? How about one that encourage viewers to click the cover image to find out more, perhaps about a special offer? Didn't know you could do that? Click to visit my page to see how I'm doing it.
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Thanks Hugh. I didn't know that. NOW, I need to act on it!
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This Page will be used to curate interesting things about social media and to provide tips and information to improve your social networking efforts.

Social Identities specializes in helping companies brand their social networks. We design graphics and pages for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, MySpace, and blogs. Contact us for more information.