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Week in Review - January 9, 2016: YouTube, Google+, Blogger and more

This week's updates, tips and articles for YouTube, Google+, Google Photos, Bloggers, Webmasters and more. No major launches, so it's a great time to catch up: create a few Google+ Collections, review your social media accounts, update your Blog and YouTube channel, or take some new photos of your business.

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Local Business on Google

  • Tip: Do you know who owns your business’s YouTube channel and Page? Could you sign in if your current social media manager left? (Discussion of my post here - updated for 2016)
  • Tip: Quality photos help your small business shine online. Check out this Google Small Business photography guide for tips and resources (Google Small Business)


  • Update: Manage your Google+ activity: posts, comments, poll votes, +1s and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip: How to reshare a Google+ Post into a Collection (Sooraj Wadhwa)
  • Tip: Success with Google+ Collections: Eli Fennell​​ talks with Meloney Hall​​ on the Lights, Camera, HOA​​ show about Collections. (Lights, Camera, HOA)
  • Tip: Do you want a lot of followers? Why you should be using Collections NOW! (Robert Wallis)

Google Photos

  • Use Google Photos video search to easily find photos from an event


Live streaming

Bloggers and Webmasters

  • Tip: January 12: Webmasters: have questions? At the Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout you can get answers (Google Webmasters)
  • Tip: Google Manual Action Notices Explained (Tim Capper)
  • Tip: Identify your Blogger blog's Google+ or Blogger Profile (Nitecruzr)
  • Tip: Team Blog Recovery To Authors, With Cached Access (Nitecruzr)

Android, Nexus, Project Fi

  • [UPDATE] January 2016 Project Fi Android security update rolling out to Nexus 5X and 6P (and soon to Nexus 6) (Project Fi Help Forum)
  • People are talking - the most popular Android communication app downloads around the world

People and Technology

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


  1. I'm stoked to have found you through Google+, Peggy. Your weekly roundups have become something I look forward to every week.

    This weeks links I'm especially fond of are:
    * the Google Photos video search tip
    * Nitecruz's tips
    * and YouTube Creator Academy's video with David Choi

    That link drove home one area that I need to improve upon with my own YT channel.

    Thanks, Peggy.

    1. Glenn: I'm glad you find it interesting and helpful!


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