Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Creating Polls on Google+

Have you ever wanted to create a poll on Google+ and get stuck because you really don't want to have to create a Google form or similar to get people's responses?

Why not use a +1 post for your polls?


1. create your post as the question and include instructions for people to +1 their preferred option through the comments
2. Add a comment for each possible answer
3. Switch off comments

There you go - all done your poll is ready to go.

Here is an example of a post I created to show you a poll post in action.

Monday, 1 September 2014

See Real Time News on Google

Did you know that you can not only view the news on Google and choose what news to view, but that you can also see news in real-time too?

Below is the information taken straight from the Google Support Page:

Realtime coverage page

News stories are constantly changing and developing. To get the most up-to-the-minute information on the stories that matter to you, you can visit the Google News realtime coverage page. The realtime coverage page includes the most recent content from the publications included in Google News. If you're a signed in Google+ user viewing Google News, you may also see the latest relevant posts from the Google+ community.
To visit the realtime coverage page of a story that interests you, click near the article to open the expandable story box on the Google News homepage. When this story expands, simply click on the blue See realtime coverage button to discover the latest news as it happens.
In the side column, you can see a discussion stream from Google+. We show content from Google+ to any signed in user who has set up a profile new window. Read about how you can see Google+ content in Google News.

To access Google news simply go to http://news.google.com

How to use cover flow on a mac for your Hangout On Air presentations

Sometimes you just want to share images straight from a folder on your mac as a slideshow without having to create a presentation or pdf document to screen share during a hangout On Air....

Well the great news is, that you can do this quickly and easily in a way that doesn't have to involve you spending time turning your images into a powerpoint presentation or Google docs slide show - it can be done very quickly using the images you already have stored on your mac and one of the simple in-built options available, called cover flow.

Don't know how to use cover-flow?  Take a peek at the short video below, to find out .....

Note:  In my video, the images I was sharing were small screencapture images, you can of course use much larger and brighter images for your slideshow and even create memes and instructional images too.

Please do share if you think this video will be helpful to others ...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Starting a Hangout On Air from YouTube

Sometimes you want to start a Hangout On Air, but don't want to live stream your Hangout through a Google+ event page.

Previously you could do this using the YouTube upload button, but today I noticed that that has changed and is no longer the option for a fast start hangout On Air straight from YouTube.

In this short video, I show you the changes and how to start your Hangout On Air straight from YouTube without using a Google+ event page.

What do you think of the changes?  do let me know and please feel free to share this video with others too.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

How To Import a Google+ Video into YouTube

A lot of people have been uploading their videos to their Google+ profile and then expecting to see them in their YouTube channel too (well, they are linked aren't they?)

But the reality is that when you upload a video to Google+ it does NOT auto upload to YouTube for you .....

You can though now easily import your Google+ videos to your YouTube channel  and I have created you a quick video to show you exactly how to do it and how easy it is too.....


What a great new feature for everyone........

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

RunClick Webinar Software and Google hangouts

If you use Google hangouts and want to create a complete webinar sales funnel for your live and recorded events, so that you have an email system, optin forms, follow up capacity for building your lists and running "Webinar style" hangouts on your own website, and you don't have the time, energy or skills to create your own from scratch, then you can use a Word-Press software plugin to do this.

There are several plugins out there to choose from (I have most of them myself, so that I can show my Hangout Professional members what they do, how to use them)

Last year, one of the first of these plugins to hit the scene was Hangout Plugin and to begin with, it was very clunky and not the best, BUT the creator Walt Bayliss is a great guy (I have got to know and work with him personally and he really does care about people and is really approachable too - that makes a big difference to me!)

Walt very quickly got to work on improving the plugin, creating templates,  adding new features and re-designing everything for everyone.

He also got asked very nicely by Google to change the name - so he did that too and now the brand new plugin is about to go live with it's brand new name RunClick!

So, if you are looking for an affordable, one time payment with lifetime updates and no monthly or annual renewal fees, hangout webinar plugin to use for your business then this may just be what you are looking for.

The image below shows you all the bonus packages that are available too (just click the image to go through to the official page and grab your copy of the plugin today!)

If you already have Hangout Plugin, then you don't need to buy RunClick as you will receive it for FREE as an update, but if you don't have it yet and would like to try it out then now is the time as Walt is offering it for just 5 days at a very special price - totally affordable for everyone!  And he offers a no quibble guarantee too...

Do let me know if you buy it and what you think .......... 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

10 Important Google URLs That Every Google User Should Know

Big thanks to +Gplus Expertise for sharing the 10 Important Google URLs that are safely hidden away in your dashboard.

To view the original article direct simply visit:  http://www.labnol.org/internet/important-google-urls/28428/