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


Updated: Ruling Social Media with Friends+Me

Updated: Ruling Social Media with Friends+Me

Friends+Me is my favorite tool for managing a multi network strategy, in part because it doesn’t require me to Post manually to multiple networks. I post once, to Google+, then with at most a minute or two of optimizing, I’ve got a queue of Posts ready to go out to all my largest networks.

While there are many great tools for scheduling Posts to multiple social networks, none in my opinion is as clever, as powerful, or as easy as Friends+Me​​. It helps me spend less of my time sharing to social media, and more time using social media, and has changed how I use social media by not making me radically change how I prefer to use social media.

And now, it’s even more powerful, with a new feature to automatically pull in a hashtag from the Original Post to share to Twitter. So now, you can place your hashtag anywhere in the Post and have it automatically appended to your Tweet, by enabling this new feature. (This also goes to show the commitment of its developer to making improvements based on user feedback.)

Are you using Friends+Me? Which networks and what sort of features would you like to see it support in the future?

#GooglePlus #SocialMediaTips #SocialMediaMarketing


BREAKING: Schedule Personal Google+ Posts

BREAKING: Schedule Personal Google+ Posts

The social media scheduling tool Friends+Me has released an update today that allows users to schedule their personal Google+ profile posts.

In this The Social Media Hat exclusive, learn what you can do now with Friends+Me, including the new support for profiles and communities, and what it means to be successful with your social media automation and scheduling.

Learn more: http://thesmh.co/1DWF5Ou 

#GooglePlus #GooglePlusTips #Socialmedia

Schedule posts for Google+ Pages, Profiles, Communities and Collections!

Schedule posts for Google+ Pages, Profiles, Communities and Collections!

Do not cheat yourself, schedule posts and save the time for more important things.

Friends+Me can help you to deliver your message to followers across the globe at the right time to increase the engagement. The only thing you have to take care of is to use some of the time you save to make the content you share a bit better.

Connect your Google+ Profile, Collections and Communities → https://app.friendsplus.me/accounts/add

Schedule unlimited number of posts with each of our premium plans https://friendsplus.me/pricing
Please bare in mind that the free plan limits the queue size of Google+ profile, community and collection accounts to 3 posts only.

Queue posts for your newly connected Google+ accounts → https://app.friendsplus.me/queue

What’s the catch?

Posts scheduling feature requires the Friends+Me Chrome extension to be installed and the browser with the extension needs to be up and running the whole time in order to publish scheduled posts to your Google+ profiles and Google+ communities.

Install the Chrome Extension! https://app.friendsplus.me/extension


Blog post http://blog.friendsplus.me/2015/05/schedule-posts-for-google-profiles.html

#friendsplusme   #socialmediatips   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmedia   #scheduling   #googleplus   #googleplustips

Google+ University

Google+ University

With 40+ articles and counting, it occurs to me that there’s quite a bit of information on our favorite social network within my site, but they’re not so easily organized or discovered. So, I’ve put together this resource for you so that you can jump in wherever you need to. Whether you’re at the 101 level or the 501 level, there are articles and resources here for you.

GOOGLE+ 101: Introduction to Google+

01. The Power of the +Plus http://owl.li/z5urb 
02. Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH] http://owl.li/z6mmN
03. Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority? http://owl.li/z5umP 
04. Top Google+ Influencers and Educators http://owl.li/z5uon 
05. Learn About the Benefits of Google+ with Mike Allton [VIDEO] http://owl.li/z6qDz

GOOGLE+ 201: Getting Around The Plus

06. How to make Google+ your favorite Social Network http://owl.li/z5uBB 
07. Guide to Formatting Google+ Posts [INFOGRAPHIC] http://owl.li/z5uF6
08. 6 Ways a Formatted Google+ Post Will Increase Engagement and Interest http://owl.li/z5unS
09. Secret Tips to Using Google+ Circles http://owl.li/z5uAO 
10. The Complete Social Media Cover Photo Guide http://owl.li/z6mA6
11. How to Save Google Plus Posts for Later Reading http://owl.li/z5uiK 
12. How to Link to a Google Plus Post http://owl.li/z5uju 

GOOGLE+ 301: Growing Your Business with Google+

13. Manage Google+ Pages from Mobile – http://owl.li/z5u1K 
14. How To Create Google +Post Ads http://owl.li/z5ugJ 
15. Are You Mining Google Plus for Gold? http://owl.li/z5um5 
16. Google+ Releases Gorgeous New Site Badges http://owl.li/z5us6 
17. Use this Amazing Technique to Increase Blog Engagement on Google+ http://owl.li/z5usA 
18. Is your brand listening on Google Plus? It should be! http://owl.li/z5utP 
19. Promoting Content with Google+ http://owl.li/z5uvY 
20. 8 Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers http://owl.li/z5uGk

GOOGLE+ 401: Advanced Plussing

21. How Not to use Google+ http://owl.li/z5urR 
22. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers http://owl.li/z5upG
23. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers [VIDEO] http://owl.li/z5uoN
24. Should You Plus Your Own Plus Posts? http://owl.li/z5u3H 
25. How To Get Full-Bleed Images on Google+ –  http://owl.li/z5u4Y 
26. How to Track Google+ Post Impressions http://owl.li/z5uc5 
27. Key to Virality: What’s Hot on Google+ http://owl.li/z5uyX 
28. Explore the Benefits of Google+ Ripples http://owl.li/z5uzK 
29. Anatomy of a Viral Post http://owl.li/z6rGU

GOOGLE+ 501: HOAs, Tools & Communities

30. Brand Your HOA to Positively Impact Your Audience http://owl.li/z5udU 
31. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with Buffer http://owl.li/z5uka 
32. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with HootSuite http://owl.li/z5ukR 
33. Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide http://owl.li/z5ull 
34. How to Create a Google+ Community http://owl.li/z5usZ 
35. Stop the insanity! Keep Google+ Community posts off your profile. http://owl.li/z5uCV
36. The Best Google+ Communities http://owl.li/z5uvh 
37. Cleaning Up Your Google+ Communities http://owl.li/z5uwQ 
38. Understand and Monitor your Google+ Followers with CircleCount http://owl.li/z5uut 

GOOGLE+ 601: Google Authorship

39. Google AuthorRank: Fact or Fiction http://owl.li/z6qwc 
40. Google Authorship – are we there yet? http://owl.li/z6qyh 
41. Is Ranking First on Google All That Matters? http://owl.li/z6qRw

This is a lot to cover, so bookmarking this post would be a good idea. (See #11 & #12 above). You can also pin the post to Pinterest!

If you have any questions, or would like more hands-on help developing a strategy for success on Google+ for your business, circle and private message me and we’ll start a dialogue.

Learn everything you need to know to get started on Google+, and start using the platform to learn and grow!

#GooglePlus #EvanG + #SocialMedia #GooglePlusTips #Business  

The Social Media Hat – http://theSMH.co

New look for link shares on Google+

New look for link shares on Google+
A link share, or embedded link, is when you create a Google+ post and paste a URL into the “Link” field (versus a photo or video). If your featured image is wide enough (assume 570px or more) you’ll get this beautiful new look, with the title, business page name (for some), and meta description written underneath. 

Google+ has now joined the ranks of Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for giving links more visual love in the stream. 

As it turns out, this article talks a little more about what you should be thinking about when it comes to social media posting, and I can’t help but smile at what this is going to do for my results 😀

UPDATE: These link shares are now all nofollow (although Joshua Berg found one that’s hidden and still may pass “juice” but this is such a new development that it’s too early to tell whether that will still be the case)

(More info on the new look for links from Google Plus Daily: http://www.googleplusdaily.com/2014/03/google-link-posts-receive-massive.html )

#googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #stephanhovprotip   #stephanhovnanian  


Easily Manage Multiple Social Networks

Easily Manage Multiple Social Networks

Every business or individual uses multiple social networks but, how can you easily manage the content that gets distributed? In our latest blog post we detail how to use and set up our favorite management tool.

Read it here:

Pin it for later:

H/T Friends+Me  and Alois Bělaška 

#friendsplusme   #socialmediamanagement   #googleplus

Are These The BEST Google Plus Tools Ever

Are These The BEST Google Plus Tools Ever
Managing your G+ experience takes time and investment, if you want to do it right and get the most out of it.

Finding the right partners to make this a reality can be a daunting task as Google Plus is still growing.

☛ So what are the best tools and extensions that I can use for Google Plus management?

☛ How can I manage my social networking activity the most efficient way?

☛ Are there paid and free tools out there to make my life any easier?

Well here is a list of some of the best tools out there to help you.

Is there a tool missing? Feel free to add to the list.
Are you using one of the listed tools? Go ahead and mark it!

I am using list.ly to curate this evolving list of G+ tools, let’s build a great list together!

On the list you can expect:
CircleCount , NOD3x ( thanks Lee Smallwood ), Steady Demand , Friends+Me , All my + , HootSuite , Bit.ly Do Share Circloscope  and more.

Any tools missing? Mark Traphagen Ronnie Bincer martin shervington Joshua Berg David Amerland Dustin W. Stout Jeff Bullas 

#googleplus   #googleplustips   #googleplustools   #tools   #gplustips  



Jaana Nyström has collected some of the best articles & posts about the use of Google+. No need to break down this compendium, so just take a look below for a taste or click this link to go directly to the drive:


1) Official Google+ Help & Support by Google+ Help
2) What is Google+: A complete user guide by martin shervington  
3) Having trouble circling people on Google+? by Jaana Nyström
4) Getting started on Google+ by Computerworld 
5) Hangouts: Messaging and video calls basics by Ronnie Bincer 
6) Organize your Circles by Gplus Helper 
7) The anatomy of a perfect Google+ post by Dustin W. Stout
8) Control your notifications by Jaana Nyström
9) 12 most helpful Google+ pro tips by Peg Fitzpatrick
10) Google+ and your Photos – a tutorial
11) The Personalized Power of Google+ Plus Ones by Mark Traphagen 
12) A nice resource of links to Google+ treasures by Jack Humphrey
Featuring advice from Demian Farnworth  Chris Lang  Yifat Cohen Stephan Hovnanian Andrij Harasewych Carol Dodsley 
13) TIP: Create a private community for saving and storing data by Gplus Helper 


1) Your Profile
2) Circles
3) Photos
4) Events
5) Hangouts
6) Mobile
7) Local


1) Google+ Tips-The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers
2) Kick-Starting Social with Google+ (Business)
3) Google Drive SDK: Drive/Google+ photos integration
4) Google+ Notifications & Privacy Settings
5) How To Disconnect You Youtube Account From Google+
6) Has Google+ Improved Your Ranking? – Tuesday G+ & Topics HOA  (Business)
7) Five Cool Ways to use Google+ for Photos | USA TODAY Talking Tech
8) How to Change your YouTube username and Channel name (with Google+) September 2013
9) Beginner’s Guide To Google+ For Business – The Girls Mean Business with Jenny Braithwaite


1) Google+ and your business by Google+ Your Business 
2) Google+ business Pages tutorial by martin shervington 
3) How to Verify your Business Page on Google+ by Jaana Nyström
4) Google Apps for Business by martin shervington  
5) Official Google Apps help & support by Google
6) Google+ and SEO by Kristi Hines  
7) Google+ personal profile or business page? by Jaana Nyström
8) 12 Most Creative Ways Businesses Can Use Google+by Stephan Hovnanian 
9) The Business Guide to Participating in Google+ Communities by Kristi Hines
10) Official Google Authorship: Link your Google+ profile to the content you create by Google
11) Author or Publisher: rel=author or rel=publisher: Which Should I Use? by Mark Traphagen
12) Ways to Use Google+ Events for Your Business by Lisa Peyton  


1) Your Google+ settings
2) Google+ popular verified users list by CircleCount 
3) Most popular Google+ communities by GPlusData 
4) All your + statistics by Gerwin Sturm 
5) Manage your circles by Circloscope 
6) See your posts and comments on Topsy
7) See your posts in Timeline format by Jari Huomo 


Do Share  for pages and profiles
Buffer  and HootSuite  for Business Pages
Friends+Me shares from G+ to other social media


1) YouTube & Google+ Integration Community
2) Official Google+ Discuss by Google+ Help
3) Google+ Helper Community 
4) The G+ Resource
5) Google+ Pro Tips
6) Google+ Updates
7) Closing the Google+ Gap
8) Google+ Photographers
9) Hangouts on Air
10) GooTubePlus 
11) Plus Your Business
12) Google Authorship & Author Rank
13) Google Plus for Small Business
14) Google Sites
15) Blogger
16) SEO Community:
17) AdSense
18) YouTube Live Streaming 

h/t to David Amerland for the inspiration on this image (as well as my wife who saw the gears last night and said some red G’s would do the trick.) 

If you feel this might be useful to others in your circles please share. I hope you enjoy the Drive. Have a great Wednesday. 

#GooglePlus   #Google   #GoogleDrive   #DriveDecks  Google Drive  #Smm   #SMO   #SMB   #YouTube   #GPlusTips   #youtubetips