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/

Creating a new YouTube Channel for your Google+ Page

A lot of people get confused when they are setting up their YouTube channel for their business page, and end up creating not only a new YouTube channel but also a new Google+ page, when actually what they want to do is create a YouTube channel for an existing Google+ page .

In this short video, I show you how to add a YouTube channel to a page that you have already setup.

Please do share with others too.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

How to keep your Google Account safe

Stay Safe On Google!

It's funny how, in the offline world, we always take care not to let people into our personal space.  We lock our doors, close our windows and look after our personal belongings.

And yet in the online world, many people forget to do this and can sometimes be careless and leave their doors open for people them to enter and invade their personal space, play with their content and create havoc with their accounts.

As a Google+ Top Contributor, I and the other TC's see a lot of questions about and pleas for help in the Google+ help community  for account security issues.

Questions like:

Someone logged in to my account by mistake and now they have changed my details how do I stop this happening in the future?

Help - I've lost all my settings - I think I've been hacked!

By taking just a few simple steps, you can avoid things like this happening to you and your belongings.

Keep your Google account safe by watching the short video below:

And here are a collection of useful links to put everything into action:


*Recovery alerts*

Choose how you'd like to receive alerts about suspicious activity and update your backup options to help you easily get back into your account if you're ever locked out.

Adding recovery options to your account - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/183723

Security notification settings - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/2733203

Choose how you'd like to receive alerts about suspicious activity and update your backup options to help you easily get back into your account if you're ever locked out.

Adding recovery options to your account - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/183723

Security notification settings - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/2733203

*Enable 2-Step Authentication*

2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account, in addition to your username and password, you'll enter a code that Google will send you via text, voice call, or our mobile app. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744

*Review Your Account Permissions*

On the Account Permissions tab of your Google Account, you can see a list of third-party sites and applications. These are sites and applications to which you’ve granted permission to access your Google Account, and you can see on this list to what parts of your account they have access.

*Recent Activity*

Security-related actions on your account, including sign-ins and password changes. Google will notify you if anything looks suspicious. Take a moment to make sure that everything looks good. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3067630

Is your account safe?

Many thanks to fellow Top Contributor +John Elstone for compiling the links for me to share in this post....

If you find this information useful, please do share with others and help more people protect themselves online too.....

Friday, 27 June 2014

All change on YouTube - See the latest updates

Well, if you blinked last night and then went to YouTube to start your live hangout or access your video manager, you may have thought you had moved to a different country as everything has changed.

Some say Boo! we lost our easy click buttons and don't know how to find things, others say Woohoo! new look, new options and features and we love it.

Whether you are in the No or the Yes crowd, things have changed and you will just have to get used to it, as things are always changing, updating and moving to different places.

Thank goodness for people like me you may be saying right now, as I do the hard work for you so you don't have to worry about staying up to date, and if you are a member of Hangout Professionals, then you will already know that I regularly update your how2 manuals, videos and strategies for using Hangouts and YouTube so you don't get lost or have to worry about watching out for new tools, features and design changes.....

So, what has changed?

Earlier I wrote an article about the new YouTube cinema mode - your viewing experience has been enhanced with that.  This blog is about where to find those buttons you need to be able to do the things you want to do on your YouTube channel.

If you are looking for your video manager - it's not there anymore (it used to be part of the upload button along with your settings cog!)

But it's gone!   Now it is part of your Creator Studio that you can find by clicking on your profile image (see below)

You can also see that your settings cog is right there next to the Creator Studio button too

Prefer to bookmark your creator Studio page (which is actually your dashboard) and go straight there when you visit YouTube?   That works too by visiting:  https://www.youtube.com/dashboard

And when you get there this is what you will see:

On the left your have your navigation panel and there is the well known Video manager - phew! it hasn't disappeared just been moved a little....

In the main area you can see your stats and info as well as some TIPS for using YouTube and enhancing your visibility.

You can also see your most recent uploads on this page too.

So there you have it - new design and new way to access your Video Manager (and of course YouTube Live events for those of you who start your Hangouts On Air using YouTube Live)

There is more to come very soon too as YouTube have also announced more new features are on their way including a TIPS jar (your way to let people give you a monetary tip to say thank you for your content!)

What do you think of these updates?  I kinda like them ......