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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Take your Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcasts and Embed the HOA Video on your Website - learn how plus a few tips with this easy to follow article.
 
How to Embed HOA Videos on Your Website
You work hard to make your Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcasts worth watching... why not use them to drive traffic to your website?

People watching videos on your website increases 'time on site' - a good factor to improve your website's ranking. And when visitors stay on your site, there is a better chance they'll look around and find more of the things you want them to find there!

Check out the detailed steps in the linked article for locating the HOA video embed code so you can easily include your HOA videos right on your site. We cover multiple ways to find the embed code no matter which method you used to create your Hangout on Air broadcast.

One Embed Code, 3 Uses
It is the same video embed code that is used to display the pre-show countdown (pictured here) as well as the live broadcast and the recorded version of the show... all depending on when the viewer clicks the play arrow.

I've even shared a little known tip that makes it easier to modify the HOA video embed code for the next video you want added to your site.

Get More Mileage from your HOA Videos
Not everyone watches your Hangouts on Air live so get some extra value from your HOAs by adding them to your website so they can 'live on' well into the future.

Here's the direct link to the article:
http://allabouthangouts.com/how-to-embed-hoa-videos-on-your-website/
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Learn how to find the code and embed HOA videos on your website. Hangouts on Air broadcasts automatically make videos which can be embedded on your website.
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Joining into a Hangout on Air filmstrip? Part of the process gives you a chance to look around and make sure you are ready.
 
HOA Tip... Check your surroundings before joining
When you are invited as a Hangout on Air (HOA) guest there are a couple screens you see before you Join Into a HOA filmstrip.

The first one you see requires you to agree to the terms and conditions of the Hangout on Air... things like you agree you may be broadcast and recorded, etc.

The next screen you'll see after agreeing to the terms is the one pictured here. It has a big Green Join Button so you can enter the HOA interface and interact with the other members of the call inside the HOA interface.

You may not know if the HOA has started broadcasting or not, so it is a good idea to take a moment here and look at what you see around you. Is what you are showing what you want others to see?

You may want to move things around a bit (papers on the desk, drinks on the table, etc.) before you press the Join button. Once you press "Join", your view won't be as focused on you as this screen shows, but if you like, you can pin your own thumbnail to see a similar view again once inside the filmstrip.

Learn more about the Hangout Interface so you are ready to handle all it offers you.

For a step-by-step way to learn Hangouts...
Visit http://AllAboutHangouts.com
Are you ready to take your Hangouts to the next level?
Visit www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery
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Hangout Apps  - 
 
Brand yourself in a HOA using the Lower Third tool - quick video shows how
 
Add Hangout Lower Third Branding to your Hangouts
Use the Lower Third Tool to Brand yourself in Hangouts. This short 1.5 min. video outtake gives a very quick but useful overview of using the Hangout Toolbox Lower Third tool.

This video snippet is pulled from part 8 of the http://AllAboutHangouts.com Hangout Foundations Training Series. Learn about what's offered in the complete Hangout Training course by visiting the http://AllAboutHangouts.com website.

View the other Free Preview videos we've made for you and see a bulleted summary of what else is included when you purchase the complete training series by visiting the Product Tour page at http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

Don’t miss out! You only have a few days left to get the best pricing ever on Hangout Foundations where we take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence in 9 easy-to-follow step-by-step modules.

Part 8, or Module 8 is called "The Multiple Roles in a Hangout on Air" and covers viewers vs. participants, who needs Google+ accounts and more.

Each Video Training Module contains a full length video, a printable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) plus other items to assist you in learning the way that works best for you. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where We take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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James Maguire

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
I've been doing HOA for about 2 years now, but have been having a new problem recently with inviting panelists. Some guests that I want to invite don't show up in my dropdown menu -- that one that allows me to invite people in my circle as panelists -- as I'm setting up the HOA, even though I'm following them and they're following me. Suggestions? (I can even find that guest when I search, and it confirms they're in my circles, but still they won't show up in my dropdown to invite. Frustrating!) 
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If you or someone else in the hangout filmstrip are having difficulties with audio or video quality, here's something you should try to fix it on the fly.
 
How to Adjust Your Hangout Quality - Bandwidth Settings
This short 1.5 min. video snippet demonstrates how you can adjust your Hangout Bandwidth Settings and why you might want to do so.

This quick video segment, pulled from http://AllAboutHangouts.com is from part 6 of the Hangout Foundations Training Series. Take a look at the complete Hangout Training course and what you can get out of it at the http://AllAboutHangouts.com website.

Watch other Free Preview videos like this one and see a summary of what else is included when you purchase the complete training series by visiting the Product Tour page at http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

Take advantage of what will likely be the lowest price we will ever offer on the Hangout Foundations course. Act now and you will get $100 off the already low price of $179. That’s right, you get all 9 modules of training for just $79. It comes backed by our satisfaction guarantee, so act now... launch pricing ends next Monday Feb 16th.

Part 6, or Module 6 is called "Look Good & Sound Good pt. 1 -  Equipment" and covers the equipment you'll want to use and some tips at getting the most out of it.

Each Video Training Module contains a full length video, a downloadable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) and additional resources to assist you in learning the way that works best for you. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where We take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
In a Hangout on Air, Pinning allows the host to control who is on the main screen in the broadcast/recording... but be careful to not keep them pinned too long!
 
Quick tip on Controlling the Hangout Camera by Pinning
In this 1 minute video outtake we demonstrate pinning the broadcast camera. The old name for pinning was "blue boxing".

This video segment pulled from http://AllAboutHangouts.com is from part 4 of the Hangout Foundations Training Series. Check out the complete Hangout Training program at our Hangout Training website called AllAboutHangouts.com

You can find other Free Preview videos like this one and get a taste of what is included when you purchase the complete training series by visiting http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

Our AllAboutHangouts.com launch has been so successful that we have extended our deeply discounted pricing for a little while longer. That’s right, you get all 9 modules of our Hangout Foundations training for only $79. That is $100 off... but hurry, the special launch pricing ends Feb. 16th. Grab it now with no risk... it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Tell your friends too.

Part 4, or Module 4 is called "Become Familiar with the Hangout Interface" and covers plenty of the other areas, but pinning (old name: Blue Boxing) is one of the very important functions you have as a Hangout on Air host/broadcaster.

Each Video Training Module contains... a full length video, a downloadable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) and additional resources based on the topics covered to help you learn the way you want to. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where we take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
How we RSVP to Events can have an impact on the notifications and alerts we see. Even if we don't respond at all! Learn about the details at the HOA event noted below.
 
Google+ Event Notifications & Alerts - How we RSVP matters
When you choose to respond (or not) to a Hangout in Air (HOA) Event, it will make an impact on the types of notifications you get.

Even when you choose to not respond, you'll still get some notifications if you were invited (from what we've seen). The type of RSVP you select - Yes, Maybe, No or No response - does make a difference.

Learn about what happens in our upcoming HOA Event on the topic. Here's the link to the event: http://goo.gl/BTHnM8 - come join us and understand more about the Event notifications you get. It will be live on Thursday Feb. 5th, 2015 if you'd like to join us live or available as a recording afterwards.
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I am new to using the Google hangouts application and since most of my friends do not use this application, I am only using it for sms/MMS. With all that I've read about hangouts I think I'm really going to like it. I have the latest version installed on my lg g2 and when I open the app to send a message, I do not see a camera symbol or a location symbol in the text messaging box why is that? How do I attach a photo or take a photo to send? How do I show my location when asked where I am? Once again, I'm new to this so make it simple for me, thanks. 
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Also, can I do all these things in SMS or does it need to be a hangout? 
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
This step-by-step video guide shows you How to setup a HOA via YouTube instead of using Google+.
 
Hangout On Air via YouTube Live Events (not Google+)
Many people want to use the Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcasting tool but don't really want to dig into Google Plus. For them I offer this Free Quickstart Video Guide on Starting up a HOA via YouTube.

It is part of the free hangout and hangout on air training offered on the AllAboutHangouts website. Free & Paid video training and more, taking you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence!

If this is how you want to use HOAs or know others that want to use them via YouTube, please share the link here with others:
http://allabouthangouts.com/hangout-on-air-via-youtube-live-event-quickstart/

This is part 2 of a 3-part quickstart series. The first one showed how to use Scheduled HOA Events, the next one will show how to use Google+ Traditional Events together with YouTube HOAs.

Good stuff if you are interested in understanding all your options and what might work best for your situation when using Google Hangouts on Air. More details on the website post. Thanks for sharing the link with others!
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Watch this Quickstart video on how to start up a Hangout on Air via YouTube Live Event. Use this method to create Hangouts on Air via your YouTube Channel.
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Hangout Help - Where members of the Google+ community can help each other get the most out of Hangouts.

Ronnie Bincer
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Discussion  - 
 
You may have heard that Google Helpouts are shutting down... but you can still have private consulting sessions using the Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air tools.
 
Google Helpouts Replacement
The Google Helpouts tool/system is scheduled to shut down on April 20, 2015. If you are a helpouts provider, you can run your own...

I created a way to do private online consultations using Hangouts and Hangouts on Air long before Helpouts ever existed ...and it still works today.

My Hangout Mastery membership group has had access to this method for quite some time and you can too. I've got a 1 hr. training session showing you all the steps required and it includes other member's Q&A as well as their other ideas on what works for them.

Here is the link to get right to the training:
http://www.mastery.thehangouthelper.com/how-to-record-private-online-coaching-sessions/

As a member, you gain access to the above and much more
Besides that training session there are many more you'll have instant access to as a member. Plus you'll be able to join into a wonderful private community of HOA professionals that exists to help each other keep up to date on various items all related to Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA).

The membership is a month to month system which you can cancel at any time. Right now the investment is $47/month. Check out some testimonials from members here: http://goo.gl/TvCvGE or ask anyone you know about Hangout Mastery. Learn more at the home page via www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery

You can do your own private training sessions using Private HOAs. The systems you relied on via Helpouts are going away so why not learn how to use what we already have from Google for free. BTW, I use Paypal to collect payment for my training sessions and that is also discussed in the training referenced above. The one thing that is missing is the 'directory' site where people come to find you.
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Leon Redfield

Mobile Hangouts  - 
 
Can some one tell me why does turning last seen off shows u offline even if your online on app ?
Y is Google forcing to switch last seen. This is way beyond pathetic than whatsapp.
Is there a way that I look online even if I have my last seen hidden ?
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Building an Audience for your HOA? Here's a proven method that is great for networking as well... Quick Tip Video.
 
Hangouts on Air Audience Building - quick tip video
Watch part of a proven Hangouts on Air Audience Building Strategy.

This insightful video outtake gives a quick but useful overview of a proven HOA - Hangout on Air Audience Building Strategy. This 1.5 minute video snippet is pulled from part 9 of the http://AllAboutHangouts.com Hangout Foundations Training Series.

View the other Free Preview videos we've made for you and see a bulleted summary of what else is included when you purchase the complete Hangout Foundations Training series by visiting the Product Tour page at http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

Part 9, or Module 9 is called Your Step-By-Step to Hangout Confidence and includes a 5-Step plan for Hangout Success!

Through Feb. 16th you can still get all 9 modules of training where I take you from Hangout basics to Total Hangout confidence for only $79 (that's $100 off the $179 price). And I back it up with a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Each Video Training Module contains a full length video, a printable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) plus other items to assist you in learning the way that works best for you. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where We take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Have you trained yourself to look at the camera and not the filmstrip?
 
In a Hangout on Air, Practice Looking at the Camera!
This 1 min. video references one of the most difficult things to get used to. We naturally are drawn to look at the other people that are inside the filmstrip, but when we do so, we aren't really 'looking at them' or the viewers.

This short video outtake encourages you to look at the camera instead of the filmstrip. This quick segment, pulled from http://AllAboutHangouts.com is from part 7 of the Hangout Foundations Training Series. Go on over and check out the complete Hangout Training course and learn about what you can get out of it at the http://AllAboutHangouts.com website.

Watch other Free Preview videos like this one and see a summary of what else is covered when you purchase the complete training series by visiting the Product Tour page at http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

When was the last time you got $100 bucks for free? We have extended our Hangout Foundations Launch Special pricing. Act now and you get $100 off our already low price but act now as our $100 off pricing ends February 16th.

Part 7, or Module 7 is called "Look Good & Sound Good pt. 2 -  Environment" and covers lighting, background, camera tips (like this one) and more.

Each Video Training Module contains a full length video, a printable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) plus other items to assist you in learning the way that works best for you. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where We take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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Don Karp

Hangout Apps  - 
 
How do I moderate a video group Google Hangout (NOT HOA)? This is a support group and I might need to control who is talking, do some muting, maybe even block someone, etc.  I am using a PC. The left side of my screen does not have a "tool box" as shown in the instructions.
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Getting others into your HOA filmstrip... here's a quick how to video to help make it work (1.5 min).
 
How to Invite People into a Hangout or Hangout on Air filmstrip
One area that seems to be tricky for many is getting others into the Hangout Video Call or into the Hangout on Air filmstrip... this 1.5 minute video shows you a few ways to make that happen.

This quick video outtake talks about the various ways you can invite people into your hangout video call as a participant. This segment, pulled from http://AllAboutHangouts.com is from part 5 of the Hangout Foundations Training Series.

You can find other Free Preview videos like this one and get a taste of what is included when you purchase the complete training series by visiting the Product Tour page at http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

Our Launch Special pricing is ending soon. Now through February 16th you can still get $100 off our rave-reviewed Hangout Foundations course. Act Now for the instant savings.

Part 5, or Module 5 is called "Starting & Joining a Hangout Video Call or HOA (Hangout on Air)" and covers the various ways you can start up your video calls and how to best get others to watch or join you on the inside.

Each Video Training Module contains a full length video, a downloadable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) and additional resources based on the topics covered to help you learn the way you want to. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where we take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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udit dhawan

Discussion  - 
 
"Couldn't start the video call because of an error.
Please try again in a few moments."

I am Facing this error, can any body help me to resolve this..
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Ronnie Bincer
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When using a desktop browser, do you know where to find the Different Types of Hangouts on Google+? This quick 1 min. video snippet shows you where to look.
 
Finding the Different Types of Hangouts
On a desktop browser we can access the different types of Hangouts via the Hangouts Page. This 1 min. video shows you the area to look to find the Hangout Page, Hangout Sidebar and more.

This http://AllAboutHangouts.com video snippet comes from part 3 of the Hangout Foundations Training Series. Take a look at the complete Hangout Training program at the AllAboutHangouts.com website. 

You can find other Free Preview videos like this one and get a taste of what is included when you purchase the complete training series by visiting http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

We want to extend a huge “Thank You” to everyone who made our launch of AllAboutHangouts.com such a great success! The support has been amazing! Our Launch Special pricing is coming to a close soon... so take advantage of it now to lock in your best price!

Part 3, or Module 3 is called "Getting to Know the Types of Hangouts" 

The Training Modules have a video, a printable study guide as well as other downloadable resources to help you learn the manner that works best for you. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

At AllAboutHangouts.com, we take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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patricia A murray

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Hi, folks! I'm wondering how to keep my phone from ringing while I'm doing an HOA. I have Googlevoice, but only use it when I'm on Firefox. When my cell phone rings, it also rings when I have the gmail account open on Firefox—and that's good. That's exactly what I want.

Here's my problem: I thought that by simply closing Firefox and shutting off my cell phone, I would avoid interruptions while doing my HOA (which I only do from Chrome). However, during my last two HOAs, my phone rang, which was surprising. I had closed my gmail window and the only windows that were open were my Home page and of course the Hangout page.

How can I stop this from happening? It hasn't happened before and I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out why this is happening after two years doing these HOAs.
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Just learned that turning off notifications doesn't really work—the solution is to uncheck the "cell phone" box under FaceTime. That works.  :)
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I have unlimited texting with Verizon so my question is, when I send an SMS message on Hangouts am I using data? 
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
What do you know about HOA Event Notifications?
Who get's them & why can be a mystery. Read up on some of the details here and attend our event to learn even more.
 
A Guide to Hangout On Air Event Notifications
When we attend or host a Hangout on Air (HOA) Event there are many ways and reasons we get notifications about that HOA Event... this article helps you understand them a bit more.

The article also mentions that we will be having further discussions about HOA Events regarding Event Invitations, Notifications, Alerts and more in a HOA Event scheduled for Feb. 5, 2015. The video tied to that Event is included in this article, and if you want to attend the Event, here is the direct link: http://goo.gl/BTHnM8

Hope you like the article here and are able to come attend the live event to learn more about how you can control your own notifications or how to help others do the same. If you miss it live, you can always watch the replay on the article here or the event page referenced above.
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Want to dive deeper into 'who will receive' what notifications for events? Well let Ronnie Bincer ring your bell!
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