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Muting vs blocking, what's the difference?

+John Skeats explains it very well.

#Googleplustips     #Plushelp  
 
To Mute or To Block? That is the Question!

Google+ provides two functions for limiting the ability of people to interact with you: you can Mute or Block the people. It is important to understand the difference so that you know which function to use.

Mute prevents the profile or page you mute from notifying you in the future. If you mute someone, you will still be able to see each other's profiles and posts, and to comment on each other's posts. Their posts will even continue to appear in your Home stream (assuming you have them circled, that is). Nothing the person you mute does, however, will trigger a Google+ notification for you.

Block is a much more powerful too.  When you block someone:
* You will not see their content in your stream (even though you'll remain in their circles).
* They will be be removed from any circles of yours that they appear in.
* They will be removed from your extended circles, even if you have mutual connections.
* They will not be able to add new comments to your content. 
* They will not be able to see your comments on other people's posts.
* They will not be able to view any of your posts that you share after you blocked them. (They will, however, still be able to see posts you shared with them before you blocked them.)
* They won't be able to mention you in posts or comments. 

Limitations to blocking
There are a couple of limitations to blocking:
* Blocking is only effective for the profiles and pages you block. Depending on the sharing options you choose, someone you block may still be able to see your shared information if they use a different profile or page, or if they visit your profile while signed out of the Google account you blocked.
* Blocking does not prevent community owners and moderators from seeing your posts and comments in their communities. That makes sense, of course, because you are effectively a guest in their communities. They need to be able to see everyone's community posts to manage their communities effectively.

Choosing the right tool
Your first step in dealing with annoying people should generally be to uncircle them. That can be enough to solve many minor problems. Mute is the best tool if all you want to do is stop notifications. Using Block for that is overkill. Block however, is appropriate for people who you feel a need to complete exclude from your Google+ experience. It is the tool to use for people who are offensive, who you do not want to see anything from again, and who you do not want to have seeing your posts or even your profile.

Dealing with extreme problems
If the reason you want to Block someone is because you believe their behavior violates the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html), please report the specific posts or comments you believe to be in violation and possibly the profile or page, as well. It is very important to report the specific items you believe to be in violation in addition to the profile so that the Google+ Abuse Team can see exactly what you perceive to be the problem.

#GooglePlus   #GooglePlusTips  
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Thanks for resharing and the mention, +Jaana Nyström.
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Jaana Nyström
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A nice and colourful Google+ tip for newcomers! :-)

#Googleplustips  
 
Today's #TipTuesday post is for all you new folks out there. If you're just getting started on Google+, make sure you follow the steps below!
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+Mattie McKim   That sounds very good! :-)
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I think I should share this with some people. 
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Thanks !
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Great compilation of Google+ Help top tips for you by +Denis Labelle !

#Googleplustips   #Plushelp   #besthelpontheweb  
 
Google+ Help Weekly Round-Up 
Where your top trending questions are answered
Mar 14: goo.gl/Myy5ha by +George Cohn (New)
Mar 7: goo.gl/XH4d6P by Mark traphagen
Feb 28: goo.gl/f7aQaj by Rupert Wood
Feb 21: goo.gl/dPfFp8 by Peg Fitzpatrick 
Feb 14 : goo.gl/mysxFK by Carol Dodsley 
Feb 7: goo.gl/jxRdlt by Emil Georgiev 
Jan 31: goo.gl/4uIOcF by Lori Friedrich
Jan 24: goo.gl/o0TcG9 by Kim Beasley
Jan 17: goo.gl/KVbTeZ by Ayoub Khote
Jan 10: goo.gl/nAfZ5M by Kamal Tailor
Jan 3: goo.gl/V3OgfJ  by DeAno Jackson  
Dec 27: goo.gl/9pFZU3  by Lori Friedrich  
Dec 20: goo.gl/kVxIhd   by Masatake Wasa
Dec 13: goo.gl/4KrntW   by Ayoub Khote  
Dec 6: goo.gl/CpvL6u   by Peggy K 
Nov 29: goo.gl/gTMhZc   by George Cohn 
Nov 22: goo.gl/84yhdq   by Nick Rock
Nov 15: goo.gl/9faF4o   by Emil Georgiev 
Nov 8: goo.gl/4MhWMz   by Robert Wallis 
Nov 1: goo.gl/ceVyyZ   by martin shervington  
Oct 25: goo.gl/hj7Gru   by Ayoub Khote  
Oct 18: goo.gl/ox2zTD   by George Cohn  
Oct 11: goo.gl/ajNwnN   by Ryan Crowe  
Oct 4: goo.gl/99Fhn7   by Stormy Henderson  
Sep 27: goo.gl/1DJ6mP   by Kim Beasley  
Sep 20: goo.gl/sPIAQl   by Michael O'Reilly 
Sep 13 goo.gl/65ewNH   by Ayoub Khote 
Sep 7: goo.gl/yDC3nF   by Lori Friedrich  
Aug 30: goo.gl/hZO2xK   by John Skeats  
Aug 23: goo.gl/FiCzoM   by DeAno Jackson  
Aug 16: goo.gl/wzuOoI   by Jens Graikowski  
Aug 9: goo.gl/gM3NTn   by Ayoub Khote 
Aug 2: goo.gl/87NHjk   by Michael O'Reilly  
July 26: goo.gl/9JsanF   by Michael Banks  
July 19: goo.gl/zSCX9T   by Kim Beasley  
July 12: goo.gl/tpDzuK   by Jaana Nyström  
July 5: goo.gl/203smg   by Ayoub Khote 

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1. Join +Google+ Help community here:
plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115758385206378551362
2. Circle +Google+ Help 

Image by +Emil Georgiev 
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Jaana Nyström
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Bring in the clowns friends and contacts!
 
HowTo import your contacts to Google+!
Supportes provider: Hotmail, Yahoo and your address book

You are new here and want to find or invite your friends? Maybe you are already here for some time and just want to connect the other services to Google+.
Have a look at the GIF or visit: https://plus.google.com/u/0/people/find
and click "Connect services".

#googleplus   #googleplustips   #import  
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+Mike Sussman I agree...with you. ;-)
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Jaana Nyström
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Very useful tip, thanks +Nick Rock !

How to send Feedback to Google+:
 
HowTo send Feedback on #GooglePlus  !
Want to know how to submit bugs or suggestions?

It happens to all of us, we have a great idea in mind or find a bug or miss a specific function on Google+. But what are you doing?
Easy, just send Google your feedback, let me show you how via this GIF.

However, please remember: If you need support you would do much better in asking your questions in the great Google+ Help Community here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115758385206378551362
The members over there are able to help you right away.
#googleplustips   #howto  
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Good post. I remember a time back when it would have been helpful for somebody to show that to me. Before I used it, I wouldn't have known about that cool page-highlighting feature.
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Farhan Tahir

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Learn how to use google+ , if you have g+ account but never used then this article is for ......

http://www.howwhatdescribe.com/how-to-use-google-plus-tutorial-for-beginners/
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Thanks, I've been on Google+ for a while but haven't done much with it. This will really help me to get started.
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Patricia de la Mota

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Hi, Everyone, new here. Just came across this, thought you'd also find it useful http://mashable.com/2013/10/27/google-plus-beginners-guide/
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Thanks very much. :-) 
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Password is important!
 
▶ What if I forget my Google password?

Learn how you can set up backup options ahead of time, so you can reset your password if it's ever lost or stolen.

- YouTube http://bit.ly/1fwRnra

#Google #Password #Account
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Plusones, anyone? :-)
 

50 Things a +1 Can Mean

A +1 is simple. It’s one of the easiest ways on the web to take an action that endorses the content and says you saw something. But it can mean many different things. That’s the beauty of +1. You can +1 things you like. You can +1 bad news. You can +1 things you love. You can +1 casual status updates or items that change the world.

Often, we get asked what it means to +1. Here are some ideas. We’d love to see yours.

1. A +1 can say you agree with the post.
2. A +1 can say your photo is beautiful.
3. A +1 can say your joke was funny.
4. A +1 can mean you share in sympathy.
5. A +1 can mean you endorse content found on the web.
6. A +1 can say “thanks for sharing!” 
7. A +1 can say “thanks for mentioning me!”
8. A +1 can say “Glad to see you hanging out!” 
9. A +1 can say “Good to see you here!”
10. A +1 can say “Wow! That’s cool!”

11. A +1 can say your video was amazing.
12. A +1 can mean you’re excited about new features.
13. A +1 can mean your post was clever.
14. A +1 can say you like this brand.
15. A +1 can say you’re the biggest fan.
16. A +1 can mean you agree with the shared story.
17. A +1 can say “thanks for commenting!”
18. A +1 can say “I vote for this choice.”
19. A +1 can say “your high score is impressive”.
20. A +1 can say “thanks for playing!”

21. A +1 can say you’re with the band.
22. A +1 can say you love the band.
23. A +1 can mean your meme is hilarious.
24. A +1 can mean your child is adorable.
25. A +1 can mean your food looks delicious.
26. A +1 can mean that song is incredible.
27. A +1 can mean “You said what I was going to say!”
28. A +1 can say you saw the post, but have no comment.
29. A +1 can say that video is stunning.
30. A +1 can say you found the news interesting.

31. A +1 can say you sure do know how to recommend people.
32. A +1 can say “I’m rooting for you!”
33. A +1 can say “Congratulations!”
34. A +1 can mean this article is a must-read.
35. A +1 can mean “I have this product too.”
36. A +1 can mean “I love this book!”
37. A +1 can mean “I hear you.”
38. A +1 can mean “You rock.”
39. A +1 can mean “I love you.”
40. A +1 can mean “I + you.”

41. A +1 can say “I can’t wait!”
42. A +1 can say “You shouldn’t miss this!”
43. A +1 can be a smile.
44. A +1 can say “You look hot.”
45. A +1 can say “I’ve been there before, and I love it.”
46. A +1 can mean “I wish I were there.”
47. A +1 can mean “I am so proud of you.”
48. A +1 can mean “You took my breath away.”
49. A +1 can say “I’m on my phone and only have a second.”
50. A +1 can say anything.

Originally shared by +Google+

#PlusOneAllThings   #Plushelp   #Plustips  
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yes... looking around, it is always an top issue!
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Jaana Nyström
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Basics for beginners**  - 
 
A very helpful post for newbies from +Ray Hiltz !

#googleplushelp     #Googleplustips  
 
New to Google+?
If you are or you're struggling to get a handle on the power of the Plus, this guest post for +Mark Schaefer' blog should help.
Read full article here: http://goo.gl/LsqYgv

In it,  I list 10 reasons why I'm I'm addicted to Google+ and happy to be a G+ "Pusher".
1. Google Plus is Google (ver 2.0)
(Add in Semantic Search and it's 3.0) Point is, G+ isn't a stand alone social platform, it's Google's "social spine".

2. Google+ is “happening” baby.
If Google+ is a “ghost town,” then it’s the rockingest graveyard on the internet.
Google Plus has some serious networking going on. As in real life, much of that isn’t happening in public but in Communities and private circles.

3. You can create private and Unlisted Hangouts On Air (HOA’s). 
Hangouts are the entry drug to Google+. Nothing powers online relationships faster than communicating face to face and extending a digital handshake through a video meetup. Hangouts on Air are public by default, meaning anyone has access to the URL, can view them. 

4. The “plus” in Google+ is “you.”
Google needs to mine as much personal relationship data as possible to maintain it’s position as the world’s largest search engine. To be the best, it needs to come up with search results that are the most relevant and contextual. So, search becomes personal. (semantic). Relationships matter – a lot. 

5. Google+ Posts are indexed fast.
Like any good “supplier,” Google+ knows how to keep you hooked. It appeals to your ego by validating your importance in its search results. 

6. There are no “ads” on Google+
And there won’t be anytime soon. But there will be Google+ on “ads.” The new interactive +Post ads will allow brands to turn their Google+ content, including HOA’s, into “engagement” ads.

7. You can use Google+ Circles as a customer relationship management (CRM) tool.
Google+ circles are more than filing cabinets for followers. A circle can consist of a single person or as many as 500 people. You can share a private message to a circle of one or a newsletter-type post to a larger circle. People can even have “opt-in” circles. 

8. There are four types of Communities on Google+.
Google+ Communities are where networking happens. They’re created around a specific interest which makes it the perfect place to show off your expertise. The four types that reflect different levels of accessibility:
   Public 1 – open to all
   Public 2 – Moderator approved
   Private 1 – Moderator approved, only members see other members & posts
   Private 2 – Invitation only. Not shown in search results.

9. Google Authorship gets your mugshot on Search Engine Results Pages (SERP’s)
But it ain’t definite! Everyone’s running to get their Google Plus “rich snippet” so they can have their photo appear next to their content in search results.
Who wouldn’t want a dramatic increase in click through rates (CTR) let alone the narcissistic pleasure of seeing your face in search results? 

10. #Hashtags power search on Google+.
If you use hashtags on Twitter, you know how great they are for finding trends and topics. Google is a search engine, so no surprise it’s embraced hashtags. In fact, if you don’t include a hashtag in a google post, it will do it for you. (you can turn this option off)

As much as I’m hooked on Google+, the social web stretches across the whole internet. And so does Google.
Remember, if you want to rank high on SERPs, stop writing for search engines and write for people.
If you provide helpful, authentic and original content, Google will find you. 

And if you want to learn more about these features, be sure to circle:
+Ronnie Bincer for Hangouts
+Mark Traphagen for Google Authorship
+Eric Enge for SEO
+martin shervington for G+ business
+Jaana Nyström for the latest G+ Tips.
+Denis Labelle for latest news & Google updates
plus...

h/t to +Jessica Dewell for her Sparkle and feedback on the post.
Read the full article for more details. http://goo.gl/pVPRUu

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+Ray Hiltz You too! :-)
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Jaana Nyström
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Good basic info about posting in a .gif.

#Posting     #Googleplus  
 
Tip of the Week: How to post publicly, to your circles, or to a community

This week's Tip of the Week comes from +Ayoub Khote, a Google+ Top Contributor in the Google+ Help community.

Check out this quick GIFtastic tutorial, created by Top Contributor Ayoub Khote, on how to post to the public, privately to your circles, or to a community.

#BestHelpOnTheWeb   #GooglePlus    #GooglePlusTip #TuesdayTip  

Have more Google+ questions? Visit the Google+ Help community (http://goo.gl/eMFVj) and ask away; our Top Contributors (http://goo.gl/qaPMO) are there to help you out!
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Jaana Nyström
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Basics for beginners**  - 
 
Good tips from the Google+ Help community:
Q&A for the week by +George Cohn !

#besthelpontheweb  
 
Google+ Help’s 3 Hottest Questions of the Week
Engagement, Photos to albums, Larger images in posts

Hey everyone! Time for the latest Google+ Help Weekly Round-Up where the top trending questions of the week are answered!

It’s been a busy week, with lots of interesting topics. The three I've chosen here are great, but there are lots more out there. I encourage everyone to look through the discussions in this community, there’s a lot of information out there.

1) Suppose you’re a blogger, and new to G+. What’s the best strategy to get traction and engagement? Public posts? Posts to Communities? Both? And if so, in what order? That’s what +Karie-Ann Cooper wanted to know about, and +Alex Garcia and +John Skeats provided a wealth of advice, including tips about how not to appear spammy.

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/+ArtbyKarieAnn/posts/KN74xJuNNot

2) +Rj Cuaresma asked how to upload photos directly to specific albums using his mobile. +Kamal Tailor recommended using autobackup to upload the photos, and then move them to albums once they’ve been uploaded.

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/101925350292265490851/posts/jHtFMjhhgke


3) +Katt Mamma was wondering how to share Blogger posts and consistently have a good looking photo in the result. +Peggy K and +David Kutcher both jumped in to help sort out what triggers the system to use larger images in posts. David did some subsequent research that I suspect resulted in this post from him https://plus.google.com/+DavidKutcher/posts/cYiabkXfwQY.

See +Katt Mamma's original post here: https://plus.google.com/108339146813785067387/posts/5zhmfr2Sdzf


► Tip of the Week
Did you know you can submit feedback directly to Google? You may not get an individual reply or follow-up as a result, but the team will definitely look at it. This is extremely helpful, because they can’t fix what they don’t know about.

When you do give feedback, it needs to be more than just saying “this isn't working”. You need to give them enough information to describe the problem in detail so that they can understand and reproduce it.
+Jaana Nyström provides the basic guidelines in this post: https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/biGd3w7gocn

Thanks everyone for all of your questions and insights this week, and special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyroundup   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
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Ok, #Newbies  / #BlueHeads ,   
You’ve signed up for Google+ and now what? 

1) Upload a profile picture! It's easy. Click "Home" > "Profile" > Go with the mouse to the blue head and click on the camera button ("Change profile photo"), upload a selfie or a picture of your favorite dog or whatever.
2) Start circling active plussers with content that's interests you.
3) Start interacting with people of your interest.

And most important: Enjoy your +Google+ experience!!!

#NewbiesWelcome   
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Basics for beginners**  - 
 
Some food for thought here about commenting on posts...
 
Why one should think before commenting?

If you see someone in a hat you don't like, do you go and tell them you hate their hat?  Even if you don't know the person in question?

I try to post about my good experiences on Google+, tipping people with extensions or features that I find useful.
Then someone writes in the comments that "I would never use that browser / extension / software" etc continuing "and the world is flat, the sun is blue and my phone bill is already big enough..."

This kind of behavior is very disheartening for the people in many cases only trying to be helpful. They might think twice before posting any more advice because in the comments they get very nasty jibes about not ever doing what they advice, tip about or recommend. Where's the community benefit in that?

If you do hate something on Google+, why do you have to spoil it for others, too? Do send Feedback to Google if you think you have a cause for it. Negativity does not get you anywhere.

Is it too much to ask, that people would read and think about the message before commenting? My mother used to say that if you don't have anything nice to say (unless specifically asked for critique) then it's better to say nothing.

And on social media, if it should happen that a post really is too long for someone to read, to refrain from commenting altogether.


Don't get me wrong:

I love to get comments on my posts and try to read the comments on someone else's post before adding my bit. 
If someone has already expressed my sentiments I many times just +1 that comment and move on.

But pure bile or negativity without any helpful critique is just depressing.  We can't all like everything, but there are ways and places to bring it out. Like in one's own posts or sending Feedback.
Ranting on anyone else's post is not very nice. Not cricket.


Just my 2 cents...  

Read more:
http://googleplushelper.blogspot.fi/2012/11/comments-why-do-we-post-them.html

Image by Paul Stickland:

#Comments  #Etiquette   #ThinkBeforeYouComment  
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Jaana Nyström
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Good tips from Google+ Top Contributor +Nick Rock !

h/t +John Elstone 

#Post   #Sharing    #Plushelp  
 
HowTo Post Privately?
2 easy steps for sharing your content privately

Posting in public is great but sometimes you just want to share your post with your friends or family. But how do you do that?
The question might sound obvious but yet, it gets asked very often. Let me show you how via this GIF.

As you can see, you only need to remove the public circle and choose your desired circle or person you want to share your content with.
I know it is simple and you are very welcome! ;)

#googleplustips   #googleplus   #howto  
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When I post public I like to add city-level location. But since a couple of weeks that choice doesn't show up anymore when picking a location. Is that something I messed up? 
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Excellent information from a Google+ Top Contributor +John Skeats :
After this you don't need to run round in circles...

#Circles   #Plushelp  
 
Circles, Your Circles, and Extended Circles: How Sharing and Notifications Work

Circles are key to Google+. They control what you see in your Home stream and who you receive notifications from. Circles are also used to determine who you share information with outside of communities.

How to organize your circles
How you organize people in your circles is completely a personal decision, but there are a few things to consider:

-- Your circles are private. No one else can see the names of your circles or who else is in the circle you might have put them in. If you want to put someone in a circle named "Annoying people," go for it! 

-- You can put people in multiple circles so you don't have to decide which circle is the best place for them. That means you can put a friend who you went to college with and also likes Star Wars into a "Friends" circle, a "College buddies" circle, and a "Star Wars fans" circle if you want. (Note that each person counts only once so a person you put in three circles still counts only once towards the maximum of 5000 people you can circle.)

-- You can use circles as you would use email distribution lists. If you want to be able to share with a group of people on a regular basis, put them into a circle.

-- You can manage what shows up in your Home stream by controlling how many -- if any -- of the posts from a given circle will appear in your stream. You do this from the menu associated with the gear icon in the upper right hand corner of the In this circle card in each circle's view. You can get to the view from the top of your Home stream. There is one option for whether any posts from the circle appear in your stream. If that is select, a second option appears allowing you to choose how many. Note that if you put a person in circles with different levels, the one with the highest level will be used.

-- You can use circles to control whose posts you get notified for. You set whether notifications are generated on the In this circle card referenced above. Click the bell icon to switch between notifications on and off. You will be notified when people in a circle with notifications on create posts -- even if they are also in a circle with notifications off. Suggestion: Leaving notifications off for most circles and creating just one for people you want to see notifications from is a simple way to manage notifications overall.

-- You can see all of the posts from people in one circle, even if you don't show them all in your Stream. Just select the circle name from the top of your Home stream or the drop-down menu that appears when you select "More" to see a circle at a time.

Your circles
There is something called Your circles in Google+ which is not, as you might think, all of the circles you created. Your circles is a subset of all of the circles you created. Most of us have circles containing people we interact with and other circles for high profile people (celebrities, etc.) who we might be interested in seeing posts from but who we don't want to share our information with. That's exactly what Your circles is for.

You define which of the circles you created are part of Your circles in Google+ Settings by clicking the Customize button under Your circles. When you then share with Your circles, the posts or information will only be visible to the people in the circles you included in Your circles.

Extended circles
Google+ also offers the option to share with Extended circles. This can get a bit confusing so bear with me. Your Extended circles consists of two groups of people. The first is people you have circled. The second is people who were circled by the people in your circles. In other words, if you circle me, then the people in my circles are in your Extended circles.

I personally never use share with Extended circles. Sharing with specific circles or Your circles limits who can see your post to the people in the circles you select. Sharing with Extended circles limits the visibility of the posts, too, but to an audience you have no control over because you do not control who is in the other people's circles. That means your post is almost public. I therefore see no advantage to restricting to Extended circles and share with Public instead. 

How sharing and notifications works
Sharing a post with specific circles, Your circles, or Extended circles makes the post visible to those people. It means they will see the post if they visit your profile, however it does not mean it will appear in their Home stream, nor does it mean they they will be notified. That depends on their settings.

The post will appear in their Home stream only if they have included you in a circle which they set to have posts appear in their stream. 

They will be notified if they have enabled notifications for the circle they have you in or if they allow notifications from people outside their circles. (The second option is controlled from Google+ Settings.)

Sharing with Public and circles, Your circles, or Extended circles
Sharing with Public means everyone can see your post (except people you have blocked). Adding specific circles, Your circles, or Extended circles when sharing with Public therefore does not change who can see the post -- but it can have a very undesirable effect: depending on notification settings of the people you include in addition to Public, it might generate an unwanted notification for them. Most people consider that spammer-like behavior. Many people uncircle, Mute, or even Block people for doing that. I therefore recommend that you never add specific circles, Your circles, or Extended circles to Public except in one circumstance. If people ask you to notify them of your posts, it is okay to include a "notification" circle when sharing with Public -- but only do that for people who ask to be notified; do not assume people want to be notified and expect them to ask you to remove them from your notification circle.

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+Sarah Mueller What +John R. Ellis said ^.   :-)
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Basics for beginners**  - 
 
Going round in Circles?

Help is at hand here! Read on...

#Circles   #Jaanatip   #Googleplus  
 
What are 'Google Circles'?

The Ultimate Guide!

Google Circles are a central feature to Google Plus and in this user guide you will get a step-by-step approach to how you have use them best to tailor your experience even more...

- Martin Shervington

Learn more: http://bit.ly/18OaH0k

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This is worth watching if you ever wish to start a Hangout on Air broadcast:

#HOA  
 
How Do I start a Hangout On Air - step by step as of Feb. 2014 HOA
HOA Tips Watch the first 17 min. of this video for step-by-step guidance on the suggested way now to start HOA (Hangouts on Air) on Google Plus.

This is the video that was automagically created when I did the training show yesterday How do I start a Hangout on Air? Best practices mid Feb 2014

You can watch the first part where the training slides are presented or jump right to the Q&A portion which starts at 17:22 in the video. The total video is approx 37 minutes long. You may want to bookmark it for later.

I plan on trimming this down to just the training portion for use at another time, but I think there is additional value to be harvested by watching the Q&A at the end as well. It all happened on this HOA Event Page: http://goo.gl/3uTShm in case you want to go to where the majority of the interaction happened.

Thanks to all for interacting live and for sharing this around for those that may need to know the latest methods for running your own Scheduled HOA Broadcasts as of February 2014.
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+Gplus Expertise Thank you for sharing!
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Create your Google+ profile!

#Profile  
 
How To Create A Google Plus Profile For An Individual

This guide helps to explain how to to set up a Google Plus profile for an individual, and the steps you need to take to ensure the profile is well optimised and populated.

If you don’t have an existing Google account, you will need to sign up for one by visiting http://bit.ly/1fMdSZu and populating the required information on the sign up form.

You are able to sign up for a new email address with Google (Gmail), or create a Google account associated with an existing email address – but bear in mind that the email address you choose can be used to access all Google products such as Google Mail, Google Docs, Google Maps and YouTube.


Learn more from +Sean Burton at http://bit.ly/1fMdREQ

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