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Google+ is a social networking service operated by Google Inc. The service launched on June 28, 2011, in an invite-only testing phase. The following day, existing users were allowed to invite friends, who are above 18 years of age, to the service to create their own accounts. However, this was quickly suspended in a day after there was “insane demand” for accounts.
Google+ will be built as a layer that not only integrates different Google social services, such as Google Prof...

YouTube Verification Badges: So You Know That You’re You

YouTube Verification Badges: So You Know That Youre You

Just in case you have a brand name that could potentially be sullied by copycats pretending to be you, there is a verification badge available through lots of connections with Google Plus and your website and your channel to make sure there’s an iron clad identification for you and others.

How to Drive Traffic Between Your Videos on YouTube [Creator's Tip #68]

How to Drive Traffic Between Your Videos on YouTube [Creators Tip #68]

For this week's Creator's Tip, I provide some advice in the form of answers to a few common questions we've received from our audience of viewers on YouTube including: ways to make a living and build a career as a niche expert as well as …

Should You Disclose Your Real Identity on YouTube? Pros, Cons, and Tips

Should You Disclose Your Real Identity on YouTube? Pros, Cons, and Tips

Google and YouTube have been pushing their users harder for full identity disclosure, but do you really know what you stand to gain, and lose? Before you commit to giving out your real identity across your YouTube and Google+ accounts, weigh the pros versus the cons with this list I’ve put together, and then decide for yourself if it’s really in your best interest, not just Google’s.

YouTube Updates: Google+ Page Integration for Brands, Merchant Annotations, and TV AirPlay (Reel Web #66)

YouTube Updates: Google+ Page Integration for Brands, Merchant Annotations, and TV AirPlay (Reel Web #66)

On this week's Reel Web, Tim gives an overview of several recent updates and new features launched at YouTube including over the past week.  Just yesterday we reported that you will now be able to link your YouTube channel to a Google+ brand page so …

Multi-Admin User Capabilities Finally Coming to YouTube with Google+ Page Integration?

Multi Admin User Capabilities Finally Coming to YouTube with Google+ Page Integration?

Over the summer YouTube made it possible to associate your Google+ profile with your YouTube account, using your real name instead of some anonymous handle.  This obviously would be awesome for some, and not-so-awesome for others, and you've probably seen a prompt over the past …

How to Use Annotations to Link Directly to a Google+ Profile from a YouTube Video

How to Use Annotations to Link Directly to a Google+ Profile from a YouTube Video

The interactivity of YouTube videos can be a wonderful thing.  You can put links for other videos, create calls-to-action, point out something special about the video that a viewer may not notice, and so on.  Our friend Ronnie Bincer at Video Leads Online (he's a …

Why Google Plus Events and Video are a Perfect Match

Why Google Plus Events and Video are a Perfect Match

Have you ever wanted to stick a video into an invitation for your next big event? Now you can with Google Plus Events. Last week while Google I/O was going on, Google Plus rolled out a new component of its social network called Events. This …

How to Choose Your YouTube Channel Display Name via Google+

How to Choose Your YouTube Channel Display Name via Google+

The YouTube blog announced today the ability to change how you appear on YouTube, with the chance to use your real name along with any photo you associate with yourself through Google Plus.   Also, you now have the ability to review your activity and …

YouTube Finally Adds Google+ Share Button? What The Heck?

YouTube Finally Adds Google+ Share Button? What The Heck?

It's taken awhile for Google-owned YouTube and Google-owned Google+ to get the two married properly.  A few months ago, Google+ didn't even have YouTube integration and all of us wondered why two properties owned by the same company wasn't on the ball with that.  Then …

Google Plus Opens Up Hangouts On Air Live Streaming For All

Google Plus Opens Up Hangouts On Air Live Streaming For All

So here's yet another feature coming from Google that is bringing video power to virtually everyone.  Hangouts On Air, which is available to only some users of Google+, will soon be available to everyone around the world who uses the social network.  It allows others …

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