Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide to all things Google+. We're dedicated to keeping you updated with all the latest news, tips and tricks on Google+, and this official index will serve as a one-stop catalog of all our How-To articles, as well as all the news & updates we've covered over time.
We show you how to use the core features of Google+, and we introduce you to hidden quirks that you might not have caught otherwise.
- How to Get the New Google Navigation Menu
- How to Make the Most of Your Google+ Page
- How to Deal With Waiting for a Google+ Feature
- How to Reduce the Noise in Your Social Streams
- How to Create Google+ RSS Feeds
- How to Prevent Social Networks from Tracking Your Internet Activities
- How to Search for Google+ Profiles and Posts with Google
- How to Deal With Annoying People on Google+ and Facebook
- How Businesses Can Prepare for Google+
- How to Subscribe to Google+ Users with Google Reader
- How to Add Google+ to Your Mac's Menubar
- How to Make the Most Out of Your Google+ Profile
- How to Use Google+ Hangouts to Watch YouTube Live Streams
- How to Get More Followers on Google+
- How to Manage Your Google+ Circles Without Going Crazy
- How to Sync Your Google+ Posts with Facebook and Twitter
- How to Edit Your Google+ Account Settings
- How to Enhance Your Photos in Google+
- How to Download Your Data with Google Takeout
- How to Get Your Suspended Google+ Profile Reinstated
- New to Google+? 12 Tips to Master the Basics and Get You Addicted
- How to Search for Google+ Profiles and Posts Using Chrome's Search Engine Settings
Google+ is a beta product, which means that there are many missing features. Luckily, there are talented developers out there who have created great solutions to solve your most vexing Google+ issues.
- 10 Chrome Extensions to Jumpstart Your Google+ Wishlist
- G+Me Makes Google+ (Almost) Perfect: An Interview with Huy Zing
- 13 Firefox Add-Ons to Enhance Your Google+ Experience
- Fix Your Google+ Frustrations with 18 More Chrome Extensions
- 22 Google Chrome Extensions to Make Google+ Even Better
Each week, we bring you the best tips and tricks for making the most out of Google+. (Note: Yes, we did skip week 2.)
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Shipping the Google
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google+ Breaks News
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google+ is Google
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google+ Ripples & More
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google Cleans Up
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Refining Sharing
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google+ Grows Up
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Resources for Newbies
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google Integration
- Google+ Pro Tips Weekly Round Up: Google+ Community Projects Take Off
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Google Adds Google+ Extensions
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Week 7
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Week 6
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Week 5
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Week 4
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Week 3
- Google+ Pro Tips Round Up: Week 1
As Google+ announces updates, we'll explain to you how they work, and whether there's a better alternative.
- Google+ Rolls Out Pages for Businesses and Brands
- Chrome Web Store Gets New Look
- Google+ to Support Pseudonyms, Google Apps & More
- Google+ Hosts First Hangout With will.i.am
- Hangout on Your Mobile Phone with Google+ & More
- The Google+ API Has Finally Launched with Read-Only Public Data
- Google's Bradley Horowitz Discusses State of Google+ with Tim O'Reilly
- Facebook Takes Cues From Google+ and Adds Better Privacy Controls
- Google+ Finally Improves Comments
- It's Official: Games Arrive on Google+
- Google+ Makes Blocking People Even Easier
- Google+ Updates Name Policy - Still No Pseudonyms
- Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide!
- Google Adds +1 Button to AdSense for Content & Mobile Content
- Skype Introduces GroupMe - Similar to Google+ Mobile Features?
- Google+ Will Allow Users to Make Gender Private
- Games to Appear in Google+ Stream
- Google Acquires Group Social Networking Site Fridge
- Participate in Google+ Usability Study, Update iOS Google+ App & More
- Google+ for iPhone is Finally Here!
We're dedicated to helping you find the most interesting people to follow on Google+. These lists are constantly updated, so if you know of people we should add, please mention them in the comment section below.
- 10 More Amazing Female Photographers to Follow on Google+
- 15 Brilliant Google+ Female Photographers to Circle
- 7 Talented Web Comic Artists to Follow on Google+
- Top 104 Amazing Photographers to Circle on Google+
- Getting to Know Google's Community Managers
- The First (Real) Celebrities Arrive on Google+
- The Top 32 Authors to Follow on Google+
- Top 13 Google Insiders to Follow on Google+
We see a lot of people using Google+ in unexpected ways. We love featuring imaginative projects that enhance and enrich the capabilities of the platform.
- Cooking on Google+ with the Social Skillet: Interview with Eric McKee
- Photographer Brings Google+ to the Real World with Photowalk
- Use Google+ Hangouts for Teaching
- Doppelganger Dinners on Google+ Hangout: Interview with Mike Lee
- The 9 Creative Uses for Google+ Hangouts You Didn't Think Of
- 3 Creative Ways to Use Google+ Circles
Google is no stranger to controversy, although they are trying hard to address any Google+ related issues as they arise. For us, the best part about Google+ is the responsiveness given to publicly voiced concerns.
- Was Google Reader Already a Great Google Social Network?
- Should Kids Be Allowed to Use Facebook & Google+?
- Social Network Wars, Part 2: Google+ vs Facebook
- Do Cats & Boobs Belong on Google+?
- Google+ Ignites Controversy with Suggested Users List
- DEBUNKED: 3 Google+ Viral Myths
- Should Google+ Require You to Use Your Real Name?
- Is Google+ More of a Threat to Twitter than Facebook?
- 4 Possible Privacy Issues to Pay Attention to in Google+
- Randall Munroe of XKCD: Why Does Google+ Require Public Gender Disclosure?
- Tom of MySpace Postulates on Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook vs Google+
Google+ is not just a social network; it's also a muse for artists and creators who view Google+ as a canvas to play with.
The changes and updates that Google+ introduce don't just affect your Google account. They make waves and force other social networks to step up their game. Hence, I'll occasionally cover significant news items about other social networks and technology.
The Google+ Insider's Guide is not a one-person shop—we couldn't do our work without your contributions and suggestions. Many have posted suggestions in comments, on our corkboard, and in our forum. If you have great ideas, questions that need answering, or thoughts about Google+ you need to get off your chest, please share them with us.
- Social Media Buttons - Solution For Inadvertent Data Transmission
- 30 Days with Google+
- Vidyo - The Company Behind G+ Hangouts Talks Tech
- Circle Sunday - Anti-Theft Lunch Bags/London Riots Cleanup/Eureka Cancelled
- Healthinnovations researching Google+ for health
- The Google+ Song - Break.com Original
- Google+ Start-Up Guide
- Google+ Pro Guide: The Scrapbook - from +Vail Joy
- Fun with Circles shirt from Zazzle
- Google social web engineer Joseph Smarr talks about lessons from Google+
- Complete Google+ Cheatsheet
- Google+ Lists
- Google+ Tip: How to switch between your profiles
- Google+ Apps and Icons
- free google+ icons
- google+ funnies
- Ask the technical lead on G+ team
- My invite finally went through and...
- EPIC: Google+ Collaborative Manual
- Everything on Google+
- Google+ Known Issues
- Most interesting + on earth
- The Social Evolution
- Duking it out - Like vs Plus buttons
- Google Plus Translated
- Everyone's New Facebook Profile Photo
- Start your own Circle of Trust
- Running away from the Google+ notifications!
- Tracking the Nym Wars
- Who to Follow or (or "Circle") on Google+
- Are you on Google+?
- Need a Google+ invite?
- Edit who to share posts with
- What's on your wish list for Google+?
- Export Facebook Friends/info
- G+ first thoughts and annoyances/likes...
- Circles taking over my stream!
- mimicking a facebook group
- Welcome to Google+ Insider's Guide!