How to Embed a Live Google+ Hangout Session in WordPress

Google+ Hangout is the best free solution to host live broadcasts. It allows you to stream, record, bring guests, and run Q&A sessions with live audience. The main problem is that all of this happens on Google+ and not on your own site. In this article, we will show you how to embed a live Google Hangout session in WordPress. First thing you need to do is to go to the Google+ Hangouts On Air website and click on Start a Hangout On Air button.   A new pop-up will appear asking you for the details of your Hangout On Air. You need to give your hangout a name and add a little description of what this hangout is about. Below the name and description, you will see a section labeled Starts. You need to click on Later and then choose a date and time for your hangout.  By default your Hangout on Air is available to public which means anyone can see it. If you don’t want to make it public or want it to be available to selected people, then you … [Read more...]

Is Google+ An Overlooked Goldmine?

Despite being the most popular search engine in the world, many businesses are still not utilizing Google or its properties efficiently. Google Plus - the second largest social network in the world – is particularly useful for businesses, yet many are still not on board. Free Data-Mining Opportunities Social media platforms are a treasure trove of customer information, and Google Plus is no exception. It is also the only platform that combines elements from other popular social media and integrates them efficiently into its own network. This is not just for the benefit of the user: companies can benefit greatly from the provided information without impeding a user’s privacy. The user’s About section is an ideal place to start. Beyond the basic information of circles, location, and employment, there is other, more valuable information to be found. You will be able see a person’s Google reviews, all their YouTube history, and any websites they have written for – known as … [Read more...]

Google+ Integration Allows It To Overtake Twitter

Google Plus, the burgeoning social network from search giant Google,recently overtook Twitter in the list of social platforms with the most active users, despite the latter officially winning the crown for fastest growing network for 2012. Supposedly, 25% of the global internet population actively use Google Plus in one way or another, compared to the 21% on Twitter. Facebook is still very much in the lead, with 51% using it on a monthly basis.   Graph by GlobalWebIndex   Google Plus has a number of killer features which are driving its growth and helping it steal precious attention away from the established social networks. The key to Google Plus is its deep integration with most other Google products, such as Search, Gmail, Calendar, Drive and Picasa. Instead of using a social network which requires complex integration with other core web tools, or the use of multiple applications to create a single dashboard experience, Google has built a social … [Read more...]

Misconceptions About Google+

Misconceptions about Google+ could prevent people from taking advantage of a social networking platform that offers unique features and benefits. If you give up on Google+ before you give it a chance, you have probably fallen victim to these four common misconceptions. Google+ is too difficult for the average person to use. Google+ has a lot of advanced features that give it a steeper learning curve than most social media sites. But that doesn't mean it's for tech geeks only. Anyone can learn how to use Google+ within minutes. If you have a hard time understanding how Google+ works, then you can turn to the countless video lessons online. Many of them offer step-by-step directions that make Google+ easy for anyone. Google+ is just a slightly different form of Facebook. Google+ and Facebook have a lot in common, but they also have a lot of differences. Some of the biggest differences include: How you interact with people. On Google+, you can decide to share information … [Read more...]