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Week in Review - September 12, 2015: Google+ & YouTube Tips for Small Businesses, Live Broadcasting updates and more!

This week there are YouTube and Google+ tips for small businesses, improvements to YouTube Live, updates to YouTube Kids, introduction of Android Pay and the new Google Wallet, and the roll out of the first monthly Android security update. There are also tips for Google+, YouTube, Blogger and more!

This week I polled my followers about what they read this summer. The results? Folks split pretty evenly between Science Fiction/Fantasy and Romance. This week's image is for everyone: two robots - puppy Android and kitten Android - in love. Only in sci-fi romance!

Small Businesses: YouTube and Google+ Tips and Updates

  • Update: Branded search results no longer show links to a business's URL or Google+ Page (Jenny F)
  • Tip: YouTube tips for small businesses and organizations from YouTube's Jen Coleman (Google Small Business) 
  • Tip: Businesses and brands: Answer your customers', clients' and partners' questions using Hangouts on Air, Google+ polls and Google Groups (Google For Work)
  • Tip: Businesses: why - and how - to use video as part of your content strategy (Paul Sherland)

Google+

  • Tool: Are more people following your Google+ Collections than your Profile? Use Circle Count to compare follower growth for your Collections and Profile (Circle Count)
  • Update: Google+ Page management: Google My Business app update reviewed (Linda Buquet and Mike Blumenthal)
  • Tip: Businesses and brands: Answer your customers', clients' and partners' questions using Hangouts on Air, Google+ polls and Google Groups (Google For Work)
  • Update: Branded search results no longer show links to a business's URL or Google+ Page (Jenny F)

YouTube

  • Update: YouTube Kids update: Chromecast support, set a custom pass code for parental controls
  • Tip: Can everyone see that YouTube video you are sharing? Use this tool to find out!
  • Tip: YouTube Creators: try to make sure every video is understandable to a brand new viewer (YouTube Creators)
  • Update: Something for your wish list? Google's 360-degree video system that can use GoPro cameras (John Blossom)
  • Tip: YouTube tips for small businesses and organizations from YouTube's Jen Coleman (Google Small Business)

Live Broadcasting

Blogger and Webmasters

  • Have a Blogger blog? Feedburner is the Google service that manages email subscriptions to your blog (nitecruzr)

And More!

  • New! Google Wallet is becoming two apps: Android Pay and a new Google Wallet (Ian Tang)
  • Update: Google Sheets now lets you format individual words in the same cell, choose contents from a list and calculate sums, averages, and more easily...even on-the-go! (Google Docs)
  • Update: First-ever monthly Android security updates start to roll out (Ars Technica)
  • Article: Mobile phone data reveals large-scale human activity that is otherwise hidden from view
Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links

Comments

  1. Hi, i have a serious problem. My channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUM_1kMRgSiac1U9kSPP3jA was suspended/deleted by youtube. I've never break youtube/google rules - all of videos were my own property. All of videos were recored by me on events live where participants need to pay for tickets. All of videos were 100% my own rights. I won dispute with Polsat and UFC about my videos - Youtube claim that i have 100% rights and now after few months delete my channel - I've never receive any warns or strikes. PLEASE HELP ME cuz it's not funny joke. First youtube disabled my monetization here for nothing, now suspended video with work of last 2 years.

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    1. Mariusz: if you believe your channel was suspended in error, submit an appeal: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802168
      If your channel is connected to a Google+ Page, be sure to enter the Page's username (the @pages.plusgoogle.com dress the notification was emailed to)

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