6 slideshows to get you started with Google+

With the launch of Google+ came lots of questions. Who should join? Is it another Facebook? Do I really need to add one more weapon to my social media arsenal? Early adopters of new technologies jumped for joy and implored everyone to jump in with them. The more cautious sat back quietly and said, “hmmmmm…”. Where can we find claritiy? Members of the SlideShare community have distilled the complexities and offer answers in the following slideshows.

In “Google+, What is it and why should we take notice?” UK firm Nixon McInnes offers an overview of its features and takes an informed yet cautious approach to adopting the new service.

Ready to jump in? With this Getting Started guide from Supernova Studios of Nova Scotia you’ll be able to set up the Google+ features and quickly understand how to add your existing networks. There’s even a labeled map of the Google+ interface.

Ready to dive in a little deeper? Explore ‘Circles’ with this guide by Ross Mayfield. Having an understanding of Circles will help you differentiate between Google+ and Facebook. It will also help you understand the levels of privacy and the power of sharing within your Circles.

Okay, by now you’re getting the hang of Google+. But maybe you’re wondering what to do with it. How does Google+ fit in to your business and marketing plans? In this short but punchy presentation, Ben Gaddis makes 3 points about the importance of Google+ for marketers.

Let’s not forget the +1 button. A powerful little tool that helps you share content and improve your search ranking. This slideshow by Apex Pacific of Sydney, Australia offers instructions on how to add the +1 button, where to put it on your website and how to monitor results.

Still curious about the bigger picture? The answer lies in The Cloud…

  • http://www.grude.info Srecko Mikulic

    Please Invite me on Google+.
    Thank You!

  • http://hotmail efrain escobar

    podeis mandarme la invitcion a google+

  • http://www.eduardojorgevarela.blogspot.com ed

    Me pueden invitar a google +

  • Maricela Hdz

    ???????????? Thanks So Much for the Info, @ Efrain y Ed mandenme sus correos electronicos para mandarles la invitacion de google+ ????????????

  • http://www.adkima.de naymin

    I also want invite? can someone invite me to use G+. That will be thinkful.

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  • Francesco Pelillo

    Quando parlerete in italiano io capiro cosa siete e potrò partecipare!

  • http://twitter@midiavipbrasil Jorge de Deus

    Tudo bem mas, precisamos disso em português para nós Brasileiros

  • alfredo

    estoy buscando desde hace mas de 2 semanas como poder ser parte de google + y me gustaria mucho ser parte de el… veo que tienen mejor propuestas que el facebook, ahora con ese nuevo chat que a implementado facebook no me dan ganas de seguir usando face, porfavor si serian tan amables de mandarme una invitacion para ser parte de esta maravillosa red.

  • alfredo

    este es mi correo para que me manden la invitacion: alfredo14152@hotmail.com

  • stephania

    hola!! alguien podria mandarme una invitacion para google+???
    es que quiero pobrarlo y veo que es solo se puede ingresar con invitacion!
    bueno muchas gracias!!!!!
    mi mail es es.ttefi12@gmail.com

  • alex

    these are some excellent slide shows. I find it most noteworthy, though, that I CANNOT SHARE these with G+

    Where is the 1+ icon that I can click…???

  • http://www.avimir.com Mike H

    I like this much better than FB.
    May I please have an invite?
    Thanks! -M

  • Luca

    Could anyone tell supernovastudios that “your” and “you are” have different meanings in english (though they share at times the same pronounciation)?

  • http://www.soyozun.blogsayfasi.com mehmet soyöz

    Google beni Davet Lütfen +
    Thank You!

  • Luca

    @ everybody asking for invite: you must at least share your email for it to be successful

  • Susa Muro

    Por favor alguine puede mandarme invitación a google, deseo conocer esta red. mi mail fmsaco@yahoo.com

    Gracias.

    Susa

  • ThrowNoStone

    Um, Luca? In your chastisement, you’re using “pronounciation,” which isn’t a word!

  • http://www.tatuajesmas.tk tatuajesmas

    por favor enviadme una invitacion a raptattoo@gmail.com

  • Mark Weller

    I would like an invite please.

    mark

  • Cesar Cruz

    Add me please

  • http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/google+/ Shamblesguru

    Very timely … thanks

    Have added this post to the Google+ page on Shambles.

    http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/google+/

    Shamblesguru
    [chris smith]

  • http://sunrise4success.com Darrell Cotton

    Contact me and let me know how to signup.

    Thank you,
    Darrell Cotton

  • SB Chatterjee

    I believe Google+ is open to all with a gmail account now..

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