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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Facebook vs Twitter race in the digital marketing scenario has identified a new entrant which has slowly and steadily overtaken Twitter and gained a cachet equal to Facebook. According to a new report released by the market research company Forrester, Google+ posts by brands generated nearly as much engagement per follower as their Facebook posts and almost twice as much engagement per follower as their Twitter posts.