Finding it difficult to update Google+ as well as your other networks?

Finding it difficult to update Google+ as well as your other networks?
Try Friends+Me 

It’s my recommendation for this month! The thing is, you can’t ignore Google+, it’s going to be big this year. However with a lack of a API for Google+ profiles you can’t update it from the likes of Buffer or Hootsuite (yet). Even if you could, all networks work slightly differently with different maximum lengths of posts and ways of embedding images and links.

So, what about updating other networks directly from Google+? I’ve been playing with Friends+Me which lets you do just that. You can selectively cross post to other networks (Twitter, LinkedIn Profiles, Pages and groups, Facebook profiles, pages and groups) using hashtags. It supports almost immediate posting as well as a delay and scheduling (similar to Buffer).

I’m not in favour of “always on” cross posting, but with FriendsPlusMe you have complete control over what you want to share and not share and to which networks. 

One of the things I am excited about is the fact that FriendsPlusMe supports multiple LinkedIn groups. I’ve maxed out the number of networks in my Buffer account (the Awesome Plan allows a max of 12 channels), but with FriendsPlusMe I can selectively cross post to as many LinkedIn groups as I like. If I add scheduling for each LinkedIn group I can decide what the maximum number of posts for each specific LinkedIn group is going to be- that’s important as I don’t want to overload each group each day and I don’t want the same post to be published on different groups at the same time.

As well as this, you could use the Chrome extension DoShare which allows you to schedule your Google+ profile posts. Using this you could schedule your G+ posts throughout the day, which in turn powers your whole social media empire.

I’ll still continue to use Buffer which I find invaluable. With Buffer I can cross post to different networks very easily, share important articles from feedly and also share to the niche social network AppDotNet.

Let me know what you think! Definitely interested in what Ian Cleary and Mark Traphagen think too!

#SocialTools #SS #SP #SMG

16 thoughts on “Finding it difficult to update Google+ as well as your other networks?

  1. I only found out about it this week. Not sure how that happened. It is such a powerful tool and is definitely going to be a major part of my social strategy (when I finally get the chance to get my strategy sorted!)
    I’d agree with the customer service too- very helpful and friendly.


  2. Could you please explain how ‘delayed reposting’ with Friends+Me works? e.g.: What does F+me do, when I do five posts on G+ at the same time? Does F+me take one of those five posts every – let’s say – morning the next five days?


  3. Hans Steup what you’ve described is behavior of reposts scheduling. Delayed reposting only delays every repost for a specific time period. So if you publish for example 5 posts very fast after each other than Friends+Me will delay every repost for a specific period and that means thay will be reposted also fast after each other.
    Does it make more sense?


  4. Do Share Alternative?

    Is there anything other than Do Share that will schedule now and post later to your Google Plus profile? Thanks 🙂


  5. Thanks, Friends+Me & Rohan Leo. Can’t find anything either. There is a problem with posting photos which is lasting two or three weeks now. Seems nothing to happen with fixing it.


  6. Rohan Leo, I think Do Share is great. But at the moment (since 2-3 weeks) you cannot post pictures… And I only post updates including a picture 😉


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