Google Plus

Google+ is a social networking service operated by Google Inc. The service launched on June 28, 2011, in an invite-only testing phase. The following day, existing users were allowed to invite friends, who are above 18 years of age, to the service to create their own accounts. However, this was quickly suspended in a day after there was “insane demand” for accounts.
Google+ will be built as a layer that not only integrates different Google social services, such as Google Profiles and Google Buzz, but also introduces many new features including Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and Huddles. Google+ will also be available as a desktop application and as an application on Android and iOS operating systems. Sources such as The New York Times have declared it Google’s biggest attempt to rival the social network Facebook, which had over three quarters of a billion users in 2011.


Why YouTube Will Be Better Off Without Google Plus

In a bid to overhaul the comments system on YouTube, Google forced users to integrate with its social platform, Google Plus. But now Google has reversed the decision, which is good news for YouTube users, and probably for YouTube itself in the long run.
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The No Fuss Guide to Creating a Killer Vlog

Vlogging is the ideal way for the independent creator to get a foot in the door of online video. But if you are starting from scratch, the set-up and production process can seem a little overwhelming. We show you how easy no-fuss vlogging can be.

How-to Build a YouTube Audience Using Google+

Are you using Google+ to build, and engage with your YouTube audience? Are you aware of all of the features that tie Google+ and YouTube together? Find out more in this week's TubeTalk podcast, the best YouTube tips and tricks podcast around.
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How-to Record Google Hangouts Video

Google Hangouts are a great way to record a video interview with multiple participants. You can record in private and then publish straight to your YouTube channel within the hour. We show you how, in this week's Creator's Tip.
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5 SEO Tools You Need to Use BEFORE Publishing a YouTube Video

Basic keyword research is a vital part of optimizing your video content, and something that you should do well before you even publish a video to YouTube, or another video site. We show you 5 Keyword, Trend Research, and SEO tools and techniques that will come in very handy for video SEO.
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What's Trending on YouTube? Surprise! It's Gaming Walkthroughs

Google has added the top trending YouTube videos to its Google Trends dashboard. But video marketers looking to gain an insight into what could drive traffic to a branded video may be a little disappointed. It's gaming walk-throughs, and TV clips that are capturing the viewers attention.
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5 Quick Wins For Promoting Your Brand on YouTube

To create a strong presence on YouTube, you need to implement an effective branding strategy right across your channel. Get that message right, and you'll have visibility and consistency wherever your video content shows up on YouTube. We show you 5 effective methods to brand your video content that will give you some very quick wins.

YouTube Queues Videos to Chromecast So You Don't Have To

YouTube has announced a small, but handy feature for those Chromecast owners who like to set it and forget it when it comes to viewing. As of this week, viewers will be able to queue up YouTube videos via a new Playlist feature on their YouTube watch page and stream that playlist to their Chromecast device.
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47 Different Ways to Promote Your YouTube Channel

When it comes to YouTube, what is it that makes your videos or your channel unique? What value are you providing to the community with your video content? If you can answer these questions, then promoting your channel should become easier for you, and we show you 47 different ways of doing just that!
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Hey Trolls, You Can Go Back to Using False YouTube Names Again

When YouTube introduced the new commenting system in November 2013, it was an attempt to tackle a number of issues, one of which included making users accountable for their comments by forcing them to use their real names. After an avalanche of bad feeling from the YouTube community, Google has now reversed the decision.
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YouTube Comments: Is Google Changing The Way it Handles Negative Feedback?

Say what you like about the way YouTube updated its comments system to integrate with Google+, but it did it cut the head off a lot of trolling activity, and gave creators some breathing space from relentless, and unnecessary attacks. But have we been given a hint about more changes to come?
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How To Verify Your YouTube Account / Channel

On this week's Creator's Tip we discuss the two different ways you can verify your account with YouTube. The first is the verification of your account, and we will talk about the benefits of that. The second is the verification of your YouTube name, which gives you that little checkmark of authenticity next to your channel, but that's not so easy to attain.
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7 Very Cool IFTTT Recipes, Tasks & Tricks for YouTube

If you haven't got enough minutes in your working day to complete all the tasks you need to, then an automated system, or tool, can prove to be one of your most invaluable assets. In this post, we're going to take a look at IFTTT, and how video marketers, bloggers, creators or anyone who wants to save a few minutes a day, can utilize the cloud-based software for their YouTube activity.