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.

ReelSEO TubeTalk

YouTube Google+ Tips, Linking AdWords, and Flatlined Channel Solutions

On this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk show, a podcast that brings you three of the hottest video marketing tips every week, we discuss more Google+ tips for YouTube, how to link your Adwords account to your YouTube account, and how to rescue a flatlining channel.

Super-hero Video Marketing: Join Spider-Man for Google+ Shoppable Hangout

The cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and its Director Marc Webb, will make online video marketing history today as they promote the release of the movie via the first Google+ Shoppable Hangout. Fans can submit questions beforehand on social media using #SpiderManHangout.

Fun Video Friday: True Detective, Oreos and Scooby Dooby Doo

'First Kiss' and 'Obama vs Galifianakis' may have dominated social media, and the news headlines this week, but we still have a lot of love for some of the other videos you may have missed in the last 7 days. Welcome to Fun Video Friday.

Why You Should Not Disable YouTube Comments

If you are a brand or a creator on YouTube, you may be tempted to disable the comments on your videos, especially if they are always overwhelmingly negative On this week's Creator's Tip, we but we want to give you a few reasons why you might want to reconsider that decision.

YouTube Channel Suspended or Affected by Google+ Issues? We Have a Fix! [TUTORIAL]

Google's mandatory integration of YouTube and Google+ Plus has caused no end of problems for many people, particularly those who have had their YouTube channel suspended or some features disabled because their Google+ Profile page was also suspended. It's a complicated issue but we have a fix for you.

Why There Is Only One YouTube Metric You Need To Optimize

While views and likes are a quick and easy way to measure how your video may be faring against others, when it comes to YouTube, building up your subscriber base is by far the most effective metric available. Consistent growth here means that viewers find your content valuable and entertaining.

42 Of The Most Important Online Video Posts Of 2013

2013 was an incredible year for online video marketing, advertising, broadcasting and creativity. Of course, we've covered all the major developments and brought you the tips, tricks, news, views and innovation over the last 12 months. Here are some of our top stories.

The Best Twitter Responses To The New YouTube Comments Feature

The new comments system on YouTube hasn't gone down too well with users of the site, particularly the forced integration with Google+. There's been quite the backlash to the new feature and we take a look at some of the feedback from Twitter.

Delegation Made Easier With New YouTube Communication Manager Role

Want to give your a member of your team or even someone from another company responsibility for engaging with your fans and subscribers but don't want them to have full access to your YouTube channel? Google have created a new level of management just for you.

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus' Hangouts on Air is getting an HD upgrade. Some of you will be able to take advantage of it now, and the rest of us will have to wait as it rolls out in the next few weeks. Anyway, bandwidth improvements, video codecs, and more had to be improved to make this happen.

YouTube Verification Badges: So You Know That You’re You

Just in case you have a brand name that could potentially be sullied by copycats pretending to be you, there is a verification badge available through lots of connections with Google Plus and your website and your channel to make sure there's an iron clad identification for you and others.

Should You Disclose Your Real Identity on YouTube? Pros, Cons, and Tips

Google and YouTube have been pushing their users harder for full identity disclosure, but do you really know what you stand to gain, and lose? Before you commit to giving out your real identity across your YouTube and Google+ accounts, weigh the pros versus the cons with this list I’ve put together, and then decide for yourself if it’s really in your best interest, not just Google’s.