Google+ is the giant search engine’s attempt at creating a new social network that can dominate over the current popularity of Facebook. IN fact, it seems as if everyone has a Facebook these days, and those who are internet savvy know that social networks can be a great marketing tool if you know how to make proper use of them. With this in mind, it is useful to take a look at how to get started with the style of Google+ and how to make the best use of it. The following are just a few tips to help you get started.
Discover the many keyboard shortcuts -:
One of the primary complaints of users is that Google+ is a bit clunky to use, however, this is simply the fact that it is new. Once you get the hang of it the social network is actually easy to use. Making it even simpler to use is the fact that there are plenty of built in shortcuts that make navigation quick and efficient. You can read the entire list on the Google+ help website, but to start you should know that you can simply hit enter to post a comment, click on the ‘Q’ button to start a chat, or hit ‘K’ in order to scroll up a page.
Tag in a second -:
It is easy to tag posts when using Google+ making it easy to tag followers and friends. As soon as you type in their name following the + sign you will get a list of suggestions making it easy to grab a name and tag.
Drag and Drop navigation -:
Uploading photos can sometimes be difficult if you are using a poor interface, but Google+ makes it easy to add links, photos, or videos as you can just drag your files and drop them for instant uploading.
Get out of email notifications -:
Anyone who has used Facebook knows that there is nothing more aggravating than receiving a Facebook notification every minute of the day. It’s easy to prevent this from happening with Google+ by simply disabling notifications all together or choosing the few that you would actually want to see. Changing the notifications is easy since all you have to do is click on the little gear in the right hand corner of the screen, choose settings, and you will have a quick list to configure.
Utilize the circles
One of the best features of Google+ is the circles that it offers so that you can group your contacts to make sharing easier. This way you do not have to worry about the wrong people seeing a post and you even get a pop up to make sure that you have selected the right people to share with.
Make your own vanity
Finally, the last thing that you should think about is your vanity URL to make it easier for other browsers to find you. Creating a nickname is easy if you just head to gplus.to and follow the instructions.