Hi Everyone,

Hi Everyone,

We’ve just released Google+ Exporter, an application that helps you to export your Google+ feeds (profile, pages, collections, communities, including all comments) to WordPress eXtended RSS file.

Another available option is to export all posts published to profile, pages, collections, and communities to JSON file, including all comments!

Transform exported JSON data can into imports for other services, or you can use JSON export as a full generic backup of your posts.

The free version of the application enables you to export up to 3000 posts. You can buy a license key to get unlimited experience.

I would love to know your opinion, suggestions or requests. Thank you!

You can find more detailed info in the blog post https://blog.friendsplus.me/export-google-plus-feeds-45926c925891

UPDATE: release 1.0.5:

Downloadable from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jkaut9054xzwd1e/AAAkXT7j7I8qi7ryMJqBx0oxa?dl=0&lst=

What’s new:
* fixed posts comments download. We recommend re-downloading all feeds to fetch missing comments.
* fixed message compilation for WP export
* WP export now with comments
* export collections and communities separately
* configurable exports, pick whether you want to export private posts and comments

#GooglePlusRefugees #GooglePlus #Google+ #DataLiberation #DataExport


Goodbye, Google+: A eulogy for the last great social network

Goodbye, Google+: A eulogy for the last great social network

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/VpmzYS)

Here’s my long-promised eulogy for Google+, where I argue that Google+ really started dying in 2014.

I hope you agree with everything I wrote here, and would love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments.


(Pic props to Thomas Hawk)


I am pretty sure MeWe is not the right solution to the social web problem too.

I am pretty sure MeWe is not the right solution to the social web problem too.

For Plussers, it may look like the best solution to move to from G+ because MeWe offers very similar feature set and the app feel is very close to the original G+ but doesn’t solve the fundamental problem that it’s a network backed by a company that may or may not go out of business anytime. Just like Google decided to kill the G+ they just may for whatever reason run out of money and choose to close the network too. There’s no guarantee it will not happen and what then? Problem is still the same.

The only real solution to this problem is a point-to-point solution like the Scuttlebutt https://www.scuttlebutt.nz/ where you own your data, and no single point of failure is involved such as company running the platform on its servers.

The Scuttlebutt project architecture makes sense, feels like a real solution to the social web problem, used technology is superb, and the momentum is there too. I recommend this talk by André Staltz – Reinvent the social web https://staltz.com/reinvent-the-social-web.html if you’d like to know more.

I’d love to know your opinion!

Google+ Engagement Analysis – April 2017

Google+ Engagement Analysis – April 2017

We have reshared yesterday a post by Gideon Rosenblatt and the following discussion was great (https://plus.google.com/+GideonRosenblatt/posts/Wrig2znc3r2)!
So many familiar faces and so many opinions about the last years of Google+. And Gideon had to write a new post because of the 500-comments-limit.

Ondřej Pokorný brought up the idea to check some numbers.
If you know CircleCount, you know that you don’t need to ask us twice.

We have analyzed more than 500,000 public posts of 120 profiles and got the attached chart with the following metrics: plusones (yellow), reshares (red), comments (blue) per post.

The 120 profiles are the first 120 who have commented on Gideon’s post. That’s probably not a representative subset, but these are persons who are active on Google+. At least they have written one comment in the last 24 hours 😉

It’s quite interesting to see the ups and downs compared to the different events happened on Google+ in the last years.

You can find the analysis of the posts of our page in the first comment here.
That was generated with the Dashboard PRO (http://www.circlecount.com/dashboardpro/) and is even more interesting because we can see how everything changed when the new Google+ UI was launched (in beta). Maybe we are doing something wrong but the analysis of the 120 profiles is showing a similar trend besides an increase last summer.

We are happy that Carter Gibson and Leo Deegan have joined the discussion on Gideon’s post and saw the passion of many Google+ users.
That passion is why we love Google+!
A bit more love for the 3rd party developers or the issue tracker would be great though 😉

All other infographics:

If you could ask the best and brightest minds in the world one question, what would you ask? How profound would the answer be to your life or business?

If you could ask the best and brightest minds in the world one question, what would you ask? How profound would the answer be to your life or business?
Well, I did have such an opportunity, to create a massive roundup for Solo Build It! by SiteSell, and the answers were amazing.

I asked over 90 brilliant entrepreneurs and marketers an important question – a question that every business new or old would find the answer to be extremely insightful:

What are the three most important best practices that a solopreneur must do well in order to succeed online?

And their answers did not disappoint.

Today’s roundup, and the number 95, is brought to you by:

Mark Schaefer, Mike Elgan, Kim Garst, Mari Smith, Peg Fitzpatrick, Joel Comm, Rebekah Radice, Nathan Chan, Jeff Bullas, Donna Moritz, Christoph Trappe, Codrut Turcanu, Ron Sela, Minuca Elena, Eric Enge, Alois Bělaška, John Martin, Tor Refsland, Andy Crestodina, Gina Fiedel, Michael Kawula, Craig Carpenter Dennis Yu, MaAnna Stephenson, Ben Fisher, Neal Schaffer, Gail Gardner, Sue B. Zimmerman, Ted Rubin, Ian Anderson Gray, martin shervington, Sarah Arrow, Bryan Kramer, Dan R Morris, David Leonhardt, Ryan Biddulph, Michael Q Todd, Melonie Dodaro, Michael Brenner, Jacob Warwick, Rich Brooks, Lukasz Zelezny, Jason Quey, Warren Whitlock, Nicholas Scalice, Christian Karasiewicz, Jonathan Aufray, Andrea Beltrami, Reginald Chan, Sam Hurley , Timothy Hughes, Amy Schmittauer, Donna Merrill, Col Gray, Tomasz Górski, Aaron Lee, Lilach Bullock, Molly Marshall, Dorien Morin-van Dam, Mike Gingerich, Denise Wakeman, jan gordon, Charlie Patel, Erika Kessler, Dave Schneider, Jeff Sieh, Guillaume Decugis, Gini Dietrich, David Amerland, John Paul Aguiar, Jessica Ann, Alisa Meredith, Jenn Herman, Vincenzo Landino, Emeric Ernoult, Mia Voss, Pam Moore, Ann Handley, Joe Pulizzi, Jeff Goins, Andrea Vahl, Ana Hoffman, Vincent Orleck, Mitch Jackson, Adel de Meyer, Daniel Newman, Katie Wagner Social Media, Ashley Faulkes, Matthew Kaboomis Loomis, Evan Carmichael, Aleksander Saiyan, Dennis Seymour, Heidi Cohen, Ken Evoy and myself.

Thanks to all of the above for lending me their thoughts and minds. I hope you’ll take the time to learn from them in the collection below!

-> http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2017/03/online-business-common-success-threads.html