If you have a gmail account you will want to regrister for this service. It is a combination of services like facebook, and stumble upon put together. No need to download software tool bar or have seperate log in for keeping up with social networking circles. Plus, you can direct your posts to one set of people, a big group, or to the entire internet. This is not a feature available for facebook or myspace pages.
So here we go.
Here is the the general sign in for gmail.
**note I can't give a picture of the exact screen shot for first time users only directions of what to do**
once you sign you should see this screen
look in the left hand corner of the screen there is a + key with either your name or +me.
Click this button. If you are not regristered you should pull up a profile page(s) and/or circle page depending how far you got originally. Fill in the information you feel comfortable putting in there. Google wants your full name currently not your shop name, they are going to be changing that in a few weeks. Their policy and quality control settings have not yet been updated. When I hear about it updating I will post a blog and g+ what I find in g+ as well.
Here's a shot of my profile pages to give an idea of what to look for.
Once you have filled the profile sections out you can go to this the stream page by clicking the stream button. Here is what the stream page looks like below.
Once on the stream page you can leave messages for the entire public or just for a specific circle.
type a test message like hello g+ and look at what pops down.
Do you see the drop down box that says public or choose circles? click choose the circle or click public to mess around with it. If you you choose a circle delete public button by moving the cursor over the public box and click delete. now hit enter.
Okay everyone wants to know the big deal about the g+. The G+ plus button is like the like or dislike button in stumble upon site without having to go into stumble upon. No this does not regrister as a stumble upon review but it does kick up what ever topic you just g+ in the google search engine and possibly the yahoo search engine. (Rumor has it yahoo and google are joing forces but no confirmed information yet).
Yes this is a repeat screen shot but if you look closely it shows all the g+ pages I have done from blogs to g+ postings.
Why do this? Simplify your life while doing all the social networking to promote yourself or business. I can't stand having multiple windows open it slows down internet explorer, firefox, etc.
You don't even have to open g+ to post there either.
Check out the screen shot of signing in to gmail in the right hand corner.
You see that little square box little up? They says I have notifications of people either posting to a g+ post or g+ my post. Next to this box is a rectangular box with the word share in it. click it.
Look at the drop down box...wow no double windowing like we are doing with our other social media sites. All in one. Simple Clean and easy. Why wouldn't you want to do that with the use of your time better in our already heck schedules?
It makes so easy on promotions days like for etsy promofrenzy team, etsy bofriday, or zibbet bofriday.
I simply copy paste said links, type a little something something, click public and hit enter. Bam I have just promoted that person and used my time efficently as well. the simpler the post the more people seem to g+ or leave a comment on that post. Yes, a thumbnail does pop with the post as well just like facebook and stumble upon.