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Now Create a Google Account without the Compulsion of Connecting it to Google+

Sep 20, 2014 | 1,444 views | by Ritu Sharma
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It is no longer mandatory for new users to sign up for Google+ while creating a new Google account, but they can still choose to do so if they want. It was earlier this month that Google began to show a “No thanks” option for Google+ profile creation to users who were signing up for Gmail or other Google products. Without making much noise about the change, Google chose to silently discard the mandatory integration. Lary Kim was the first to notice and talk about this in the WordStream blog.

Google Map Views may Automatically use Google+ Public Photos!

Sep 17, 2014 | 1,059 views | by Ritu Sharma
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If you find your Google+ photographs at unexpected places, we might have an explanation for it. Google’s community manager Abby announced on the Google Product Forums that people who are sharing their photos publicly and have location data on the photos within Google+ may find their photos within Photo Sphere and Google Views.

Google Scales Up the Connection Between YouTube and Google+ by Introducing Import Feature!

Aug 27, 2014 | 1,091 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Now you can import videos from Google+ to YouTube. This feature was announced by Google in the YouTube Help Forum.

If you are a Google+ user who has uploaded quite a number of videos to share with your circles, you can now import these videos to YouTube. If you have merged your YouTube channel with Google+, you will see a new import option in the upper right corner on the YouTube upload page. When you click on the “import” button a new window appears which shows all the available Google+ videos which can be imported.

Google Launches News Publisher Center for News Websites!

Aug 5, 2014 | 1,417 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced the Google News Publisher Center, allowing news publishers to easily manage their sites. Now, potential readers will be more informed about the articles they click on and news publishers will have more control over their content displayed on Google News.

You can make the following changes to the Publisher Center after verifying ownership of your site using Google Webmaster Tools:

Google+ Removes Real Name Restrictions, Choose Monikers of your Choice for your Google+ Profile

Jul 16, 2014 | 1,159 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has finally dropped the restriction of using real names on Google+ profiles. When Google+ was launched three years ago, users were only allowed to use their real names. This excluded the people who wanted to create their accounts on Google+ without using their real names.

Google Updates Google+ Photo Editor: Edit Previous Edits and Add Auto Awesome Effects to Your Photos!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,002 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has announced two new improvements to the Google+ photos app- Auto Awesome Effects and non-destructive editing. Now users will be able to go back and tweak a previous edit, and G+ will apply filters to photos as a part of the Auto Awesome process.

Non Destructive Editing Google Updates Google+ Photo Editor: Edit Previous Edits and Add Auto Awesome Effects to Your Photos!

Google Removes Authorship Images and Google+ Circle Count from SERPs!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,489 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In order to simplify how authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, Google is removing profile photo and circle count from search results to which authorship is assigned. Now only author information can be seen in the search results along with a clickable author name.

Authorship for Web Search 1 Google Removes Authorship Images and Google+ Circle Count from SERPs!

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller, confirmed on Google+, they are making this major change around authorship to improve the search results page with a more consistent design across devices.

Google+ Makes Sharing Content Easier, Rolls Out Auto-Generating Stories and Movies!

May 21, 2014 | 1,415 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has released two major updates to Google+ which makes it easier for users with large photo galleries to easily browse through them and share content. While Auto Awesome Stories automatically search through your photos, videos and the places visited by you to create a short vignette of your experiences, the Auto Awesome Movies is centered around particular events, collecting your photos and videos to automatically create a highlight reel.

Infographic: How to Become a Google+ Wizard?

Apr 21, 2014 | 1,399 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Most people try hard to ignore Google Plus and its benefits. They forget that Google Plus is Google’s social spine. Local businesses have to be on Plus if they want to show up on the Google Local. What if the day comes when Google Search becomes a social experience, powered by Plus?

google plus wizard Infographic: How to Become a Google+ Wizard?

Google Expands the +Post Ads to All Brands with 1000+ Followers, Supports Hangouts on Air!

Apr 17, 2014 | 861 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Last December Google announced the launch of +Post ads to a restricted number of advertisers, allowing them to turn their Google+ posts into ads and distribute them on the Google Display Network. This Wednesday, Google confirmed in AdWords blog post that the +Post ads will now be available to all the Google+ pages with a minimum of 1000 followers.