GOOGLE+ GUIDES & TIPS FOR NEWBIES (especially writers & illustrators)
Base URL (for bookmarking): https://plus.google.com/115121110877145330939/posts/gtz1B32pLvc
Short URL: http://bit.ly/GP-newbies

Do you know of a useful Google+ guide? Please add it to the comments section!

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OVERALL GUIDES TO GOOGLE+
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Overview of Google+ from Google
http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/

Google Plus: Ultimate Quickstart Guide: from Eugene Teplitsky
http://curiosityquills.com/google-plus-ultimate-quickstart-guide

Getting Started With Google+ - We Get Google+
http://wegetplus.net/getting-started-with-google-plus/

Getting started with Google+ - Chris Brogan
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/startgoogleplus/

Google+ Info site: Unofficial info about Google Plus, regularly updated
http://www.gplusinfo.com/

Mashable Google+ Complete Guide
http://mashable.com/2011/07/16/google-plus-guide/

How To Use Google Plus - by Dan Rowinski
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_start_with_google_plus.php

Technogran's Google+ For Newbies
http://techno-granny.blogspot.com/2011/07/google-plus-for-newbies-1-lets-get.html

Collaborative Google doc:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cUjZ_7rlAmKRDVB6GXId73h_eUdXGKdjtSff0svbaz0/preview?hl=en_US&pli=1&sle=true#


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SETTING UP BUSINESS PAGES ON GOOGLE+
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Google Plus Business Pages - Introduction (from Google)
http://www.google.com/+/business/


How to set up an Author or Book Page on Google+ - by Debbie Ohi
http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2011/11/8/how-to-set-up-an-author-or-book-page-on-google.html

Video: Everything You Need To Know About Google+ Business Pages
http://www.gplusinfo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-business-pages/

Setting Up Your Google+ (Business) Page in 5 Easy Steps
http://gplus-guide.com/setting-up-your-google-plus-business-page-in-5-easy-steps
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GUIDES/LISTS/TIPS SPECIFIC TO WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS
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How to set up an Author or Book Page on Google+ - by Debbie Ohi
http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2011/11/8/how-to-set-up-an-author-or-book-page-on-google.html

Master Google+ Literary List (my list of literary/book/publishing directories):
https://plus.google.com/115121110877145330939/posts/CEjYn3uHB26

11 Google+ Tips for Writers - Robert Brewer
http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2011/07/11-google-tips-for-writers.html

Why Google+ Is Awesome For Cartoonists: Ryan Estrada
https://plus.google.com/photos/100623276740673202144/albums/5627712426695791409

5 Way Illustrators and Artists Can Use Google+ - by Lea Woodward
http://zero2illo.com/tips-on-google-for-illustrators-and-artists/

4 Reasons Artists Are Loving Google+ - Rebecca Rosen
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/07/4-reasons-artists-are-loving-google/241970/#slide1

Why I’ve Drunk the Google+ Kool-aid… And Love It (for Writers) - Steff
http://cuntinglinguist.com/2011/07/why-ive-drunk-the-google-kool-aid-and-love-it-for-writers.html

Tips on Customizing Your Google+ Scrapbook Bar (images that appear across the top of your page): Phil Khan
https://plus.google.com/115738278026232411506/posts/foJumLQeGet


How To Trick Out Your Google+ Profile Scrapbook Bar In Like, 8 Steps
https://plus.google.com/115738278026232411506/posts/foJumLQeGet

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OTHER TIPS & SHORTCUTS
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Video tutorials on Google+
http://www.youtube.com/social/blog/gplusinfo

Google+ Help: How To Set Up Your Google+ Profile
http://mediatapper.com/google-help-setting-up-your-profile-pictures/ - by Jaana Nyström

Google Plus Tips & Shortcuts: Andrew Shotland keeps this list updated
http://www.localseoguide.com/google-plus-shortcuts-tips/

Google+ Cheat Sheet: one-page list of shortcuts
http://phandroid.com/2011/07/08/psst-check-out-this-google-cheat-sheet/
Also translated into other languages:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108443027359212340995/albums/5625655838907702241

How to tweak your Google+ Profile
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20080762-285/how-to-tweak-your-google-profile/

Ultimate Google+ Tips and Tricks: Tech Exclusive
http://www.tech-exclusive.com/ultimate-google-plus-tips-and-tricks/

10 Google+ tips to help you get off to a good start: Deb Ng
http://kommein.com/10-google-tips-to-help-you-get-off-to-a-good-start/

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GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS
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Video: New Features In Google+ Hangouts
New features in the Google+ Hangouts

About Google+ Hangouts (from Google Support)
http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1215273&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=l4y43qtwbomf

Video: Google+ Hangout Tutorial
http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=3L5tiOtME1E&feature=related

Video: Start A Google+ Hangout Tutorial
Start a Google+ Hangout Tutorial

How to Use Google+ Hangouts (wikiHow): basics, with screenshots
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google%2B-Hangouts

How To Use Google+ Hangouts
http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/how-to-use-google-hangouts_b13678

Where To Hangout At Google+: user-maintained directory of current G+ Hangouts
http://gphangouts.com/

How to Have a Writers' Hangout in Google+ - Mary Robinette Kowal
https://plus.google.com/100908975452307762035/posts/Gza114XoS59

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PRIVACY TIPS
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Google+ Privacy: 5 Settings You need To Know
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/070611-google-privacy-5-settings-you.html

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HOW TO USE CIRCLES
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What are Google Circles and how do I use them? by John Haydon
http://www.johnhaydon.com/2011/07/what-are-google-circles/

Taming your Google+ Circle madness in 3 easy step: Vincent Mo
https://plus.google.com/116594199576805510790/posts/9ioWC6aNuZP

How To Make A Private Circle: Kimberly Castleberry
https://plus.google.com/114542752454519869265/posts/2GcjRbDEt9n

Using Google+ Circles For Bookmarking
http://thehomespunlife.com/?p=1440

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