Google+ Profiles Get ‘Reel’ YouTube Channel Integration Friday

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration Friday

We've written several times about Google+ and the first thing that I noticed when Google+ launched, was that you could easily connect your Google Plus account to accounts online, like: Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and even Orkut and Yelp – BUT, not YouTube.  Even though there was already an authentication process available for a long time in YouTube's API, G+ didn't make that functionality available. Not only that, but they have your GMail address tied to your YouTube account so….

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration Friday

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration FridayThen they began to integrate some components of YouTube, like the ability to more easily share your own YouTube videos with a few clicks.  Of course, they only did this from the post area, and not in the video tab….  So again, no ability to add your videos automatically to the videos profile tab  (you can probably tell that annoys me)….

In Gootube's defense, we knew that at the same time, they were working to outline the best integration process with YouTube and so perhaps it wasn't an oversight, but rather an issue of planning.

But in all honesty, with all that we already do on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, our Blog, and now Google +, the last thing that we want to do is to upload videos to YouTube, and then again separately through Google+.  I'm guessing they noticed that few people added videos separately to Google + and so now we have what looks like our wish will be granted tomorrow (03/30/2012).

Google + Profile + YouTube Channel Integration: Almost Here

Just a few minutes ago, Tim S. and I were on a Google Hangouts call and went to look at our YouTube channel together.  I was thrilled to see the following:

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration Friday

Which says:

"Beginning on Mar 30, 2012, showing your Google+ profile on your channel will also cause your channel to appear on the Google+ profile"

YIPEE!!! So, What Does This Mean?

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration FridayWell, clearly it means that you will now have your YouTube channel appear on Google Plus.  As for where, how, etc… I dont know.

It also means that you'd better go into your YouTube channel and connect it or "show" your Google+ profile if you want to have it work in reverse according to the statement above.  Conversely, if you dont want to show your YouTube Channel on your Google+ profile, you may want to disable that on YouTube.

I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see (unless there are some folks overseas who already see this – assuming it will happen everywhere).  Certainly let us know in the comments if you're already seeing this.

So, What about Business Pages?  That's going to be the first thing I look for tomorrow – Can we do that on Google+ Business profile pages because in our case, our YouTube account is tied to my personal GMail address (another gripe I wont get into here).  I also manage our ReelSEO G+ page.  So, hopefully they'll allow for either or both but given the track record with YouTube and Google Plus integration….  I wouldn't be surprised if it only shows on personal profiles to start.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyone seeing this yet?  Are you excited by this?  Will you spend more time now on Google+?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=697923551 Carla Marshall

    Not seeing the Youtube announcement in the UK as yet, but Google+ is showing the new video options.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177363116 Mark Robertson

      Ohh cool. What do they look like?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670956418 Ronnie Bincer

    I am totally excited about this. I was just wondering how to best deal with uploading my video 'again' to G+ when it already exists in YouTube… dealing with what thumbnail will show there in G+ etc. Now I hopefully wont' have to wait too long to see how it works the new way in G+.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177363116 Mark Robertson

    I hope this isn't just a Partner thing, maybe I shoulda mentioned that we are…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670956418 Ronnie Bincer

      Not to worry on that point @[1177363116:2048:Mark Robertson] I checked on my non-partner channel and it appears that as long as your YT channel is properly connected to your G+ ID, then you are getting the same message from YT.

      However! If your YT channel is not connected to your G+ ID then you are *NOT* getting any notification-type msg. in YouTube! (info from +Sheryl Loch)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001401273196 Hans Schmart

    Thanks Mark – I can't see it yet because my YouTube account is in a different name and email than my Google+ account – I'd better get that sorted asap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670956418 Ronnie Bincer

    FYI, I've been using the power of G+ to check with YouTube users world wide – and so far no one has seen the change happen yet. I'll be posting about it as soon as I do see it on G+.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539587221 Brad R Herman

      Hey, what are you doing over here? Go back to your G+! Just kidding. How are you doing, Ronnie?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527466433 Amani Channel

    This is great news, but I'm wondering if there is way to link a different YT channel that I own. My personal has mostly vids of the Devin while my http://www.youtube.com/webvideochefs channel is what would probably be of interest and benefit to the G+ community.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=653738490 Will Sanders

    Let's start and I will see how to use it, tank you.

  • http://www.reelseo.com/ reelseo

    Well…  I guess GooTube+ read our post and decided "Nah, let's make em wait."  I still see nothing in Google+ and the message alerting us that there would be an integration has now disappeared…  Will update you when we know more. 

  • Nick Hope

    about time too! i see nothing yet though. i hope they get it right. it's the main thing holding me back from bothering with g+

  • sshackelf9200

    One thing I noticed is that accounts I've set up recently will not let me separate the G+ profile from the YouTube channel name.  It's like I'm being forced to use the account profile name as the YouTube channel name.  Anyone else seeing this?

  • http://www.reelseo.com/ reelseo

    Well…  I guess GooTube+ read our post and decided "Nah, let's make em wait."  I still see nothing in Google+ and the message alerting us that there would be an integration has now disappeared…  Will update you when we know more. 

  • Nick Hope

    about time too! i see nothing yet though. i hope they get it right. it's the main thing holding me back from bothering with g+

  • sshackelf9200

    One thing I noticed is that accounts I've set up recently will not let me separate the G+ profile from the YouTube channel name.  It's like I'm being forced to use the account profile name as the YouTube channel name.  Anyone else seeing this?

  • MrAyeDee

    Seems business pages are still out of the loop…

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107418054739711167675 Rand Wilson

    Seems that after almost a year, Google Plus Business Pages still get no love from YouTube..

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