Google Plus Training: 12 Things in 30 Seconds

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I must have signed up for Google Plus when they first announced a beta because I’ve never received an invite but I’ve used it since day one. For those of you that don’t have it, and for those of you that just received your invite here is what you need to know about Google Plus:

Google Plus Training with Patrick Allmond

Google Plus with Patrick Allmond

  1. It is the prettiest new toy on the block that has the chance to be a huge distraction for you. If you don’t have it don’t fret. All it means is you have more time in your schedule than I do.
  2. There is nothing amazing or revolutionary about Google Plus. It has cool features. Just like the tools you are using now. But nothing will knock your socks off.
  3. Google Plus has the ability to segment groups of people and conversations into circles. Pretty nice way to avoid the stream of consciousness overflow you get with Twitter and Facebook.
  4. You drag and drop people into Circles on Google Plus. Cool.
  5. The most recent conversation is not always at the top of your list of conversations in Google Plus. Google Wave was the same way. Ugh.
  6. That +1 button is all over the place. This will be huge for Google search results later. Trust me.
  7. You can create spontaneous hangouts in Google Plus which are camera and voice chats with people and circles.
  8. There are no ads on Google Plus yet and nothing indicating payment or subscription plans. Either this will be a loss leader for Google or the ads are coming. I’m betting the ads are coming.
  9. For the Marketers out there: You will still have to use the same conversational tone you use now in your attempts to monetize the network.
  10. You can upload videos and photos.
  11. You have to have a Google account to use Google Plus. You do not have to have a Gmail account.
  12. This is not a Facebook Killer or a Twitter Killer. It is great to use because it is new, and all of us are getting bored with the existing social networking tools.

That is Google Plus in nutshell. Looks great but it is not going to affect the world with any amazing feature as of today. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

Update: I read an update today that said the invitations are wide open now on Google Plus. If you have one or need one leave a comment below.

Update Number Two: The Google realtime Twitter search deal has ended. Twitter real time scrolling results will no longer show in your Google feed. Guess where the real time search results are going to come from? I’d bet money on Google Plus. Brilliant timing on their part.

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  1. Ray 2011-07-04 at 15:48

    Hi Patrick, Thanks for your writeup. Would you kindly send me an invite to google plus? Im at woodardray (at) Gmail (dot) Com

    Id appreciate it and happy fourth of July to you.

  2. Patrick Allmond 2011-07-04 at 16:21

    I’ll see if I have any pending. I’ve yet to send out one 🙂 

  3. dcwilhite 2011-07-04 at 19:29

    Please send a Google+ invitation to dcwilhite at gmail dot com.

  4. Patrick Allmond 2011-07-04 at 19:35

    I will if I figure out how to send them myself 🙂 

  5. Harris Sam02 2011-07-04 at 20:40

    hi, can i please have an invite? harris dot sam02 at gmail dot com

  6. R Holscher 2011-07-05 at 03:10

    Hello Patrick! Thanks for the article. I have been reading about Google + but have not received an invite. Please send me an invite. Thanks! Rhonda

  7. Patrick Allmond 2011-07-05 at 03:12

    Will do once I get any Rhonda?

  8. Steve Willer 2011-07-05 at 03:13

    I would very much appreciate an invite at steve dot willer at gmail . Thanks!

  9. Jeff Bates 2011-07-05 at 03:25

    Please send me an invite: duffybates at gmail dot com ([email protected])

  10. Dan Cristo 2011-07-06 at 19:03

    Hey Patrick,
    I work for an agency, and Google sent us all emails when Google+ first launched telling us to prepare advertising budgets, because ads will be rolling out soon enough.

  11. Patrick Allmond 2011-07-06 at 19:12

    Thanks for sharing that Dan. I do Adwords myself and never saw anything. But it validates what I was talking about. Did they give any other details about it ? PPC ? PPM? Areas where the ads will appear. 

  12. Dennis Holman 2011-07-07 at 14:55

    You provide a concise overview of Google+. I am looking forward, along with many others, for more invitations to be sent out by Google. 

  13. Patrick Allmond 2011-07-07 at 16:51

    Last night and this morning I’ve heard alot of people getting in. Keep trying ! 🙂 

  14. Richard Posey 2011-07-08 at 03:39

    Interesting list … no hype, either, thank you.

    Google put out a post on YouTube, yesterday, that says that what you’re seeing out there now is for consumer profiles and not business … kinda like Facebook profiles vs Facebook pages, I assume … here’s the link:

  15. Pat Estes 2011-07-09 at 05:42

    Nice concise review of Google Plus from your perspective. #1 made me laugh- I’m sure that is completely true. In terms of Ads, I feel like Google would not include those during the beta stage, but I will bet all my money that there WILL be ads implemented down the line. In terms of the +1’s everywhere, that is no surprise whatsoever to me. The “like” button is one of the tools that made Facebook so affective and there is no chance that Google will not take advantage of that by re-branding the concept and using it everywhere.

    I agree and disagree with you that this new Google service is going to be revolutionary.  While I don’t think that revolutionary is the right word, I do think it is going to change how social media functions in the end. Time is a scarce commodity and when it comes to social networks, while there are exceptions, people can’t be on every social network out there at the same time and truly remain active.  With a monster corporation like Google jumping into the social networking game, I really think they are going to pull a fair amount of users away from other social media outlets, especially Facebook.  This will especially true if Google has a bunch of new features up their sleeve that they are waiting to implement.

    From the people I have talked to, the whole “circle” idea was very appealing to them.  If this allows people for more customization and control over the information overload we constantly face, I can see a lot of people preferring this over other current options.

    I haven’t received a beta invite yet so if there’s an chance you are able to share one, I’d really appreciate it! 🙂


  16. Patrick Allmond 2011-07-09 at 19:00

    Thanks Pat. Good insight on your part also. I don’t have any invites – Sorry 🙁

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