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Week in Review - November 28, 2015: Google+, YouTube, Local Businesses and more

Happy Thanksgiving! This week is all about Google+:  tips and updates for the new Google+, the new option to set up a G+-free YouTube channel, and changes to Local Pages. Plus more tips for your Photos, Hangouts, YouTube, Local Businesses and more!

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Google+

  • New! Get your Google+ Collections ready - #FeatureFriday themes for December (Google+ Creators Community)
  • Update: Updates to the new Google+ on desktop: 3 column view, reply to comments in context, unlimited number of Circle streams (LukeWroblewski)
  • Tip: New Google+ Pro Tip for Circle Users (Eli Fennell)
  • Tip: Finding Another Person's Location in the iOS Google+ App (Rupert Wood)
  • New! Create a YouTube channel unconnected to Google+ (G+ discussion of my post here)
  • Article: Google+ more popular than you think, especially in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (globalwebindex.net)

Google and Your Businesses

  • New! New Google+ changes for Local Pages FAQ (Google My Business forum)
  • New! Free Tools for Generating Google Review Links now that G+ Reviews are Gone (Local Search Forum)
  • Tip: Non-Profits: Use YouTube to engage your your present - and future - donors (Google for Nonprofits)
  • Local Businesses
  • Tip: Business owners: add and manage photos for your Google local business listing in Google My Business (Google Small Business) 
  • Tip: Have you been contributing reviews and photos to local business listings? Or suggesting map edits? Join Google Local Guides and get up to Level 4 by December 2 to receive a thank you gift (Google Local Guides)
  • Tip: Non-Profits: Use YouTube to engage your your present - and future - donors (Google for Nonprofits)

Google and Your Photos

  • Tip: Your Picasa Web Albums Gallery lets you display your Google+ photo albums to the public (G+ discussion of my post here)
  • Tip: Business owners: add and manage photos for your Google local business listing in Google My Business (Google Small Business) 

YouTube

  • New! Create a YouTube channel unconnected to Google+ (G+ discussion of my post here)
  • Event: YouTube Creators: Monetization Boot Camp is calling! Register now to learn more.  (December 7-21) (YouTube Creators)

Hangouts

  • Create a customized permanent link to your Hangout Video Call (Craig Long)

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links

Comments

  1. No idea how I got here or how to ask for and/or receive permission to operate my Google Hangout icon that was placed on my desktop by reps of Dell

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    1. Hi Gary, are you using a Dell Chromebook? If you are, you should be able to click the Hangouts icon to launch Hangouts - it will sign in using the same Google account you used to sign in to your Chromebook.

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