Google Plus has some new features you need to know about. We have been patiently waiting for Google Plus to catch up with other social media sites and now it looks like they are attempting to do just that! Seasoned social media marketers seem to be a drift in the fog about the new changes so we decided to clear the clouds and help some of our friends out with this.
First things first, Social Media Extension recently published a cheat sheet for the new changes to Google Plus, you can download the cheat sheet here http://socialmediaextension.sites.hubspot.com/download-your-google-plus-cheat-sheet for your future use.
Updates on Google Plus are referred to as posts. Google Plus provides a way for you to shorten links to websites, deside between public and private posts and now, you can target specific people or circles. When someone adds you to their circle, you become a part of their follower base. This is similar to the way Twitter manages its followers.
Some of the new keyboard shortcuts include:
· Scroll down: [spacebar]
· Scroll up: [shift] + [spacebar]
· Scroll down one post: J
· Scroll up one post: K
· Start a comment: [enter]
· End a comment: [tab] + [enter]
These short cuts can save you time and will allow you to make changes faster as you navigate.
Many people believe hashtags were made for Twitter, the original hashtaggers, but now they are also made for Google Plus. The latest Google Plus updates allow for hashtags and they also add in relevant proposed hashtags automatically. The user has the opportunity to opt out of the automatic hashtag if they so choose.
Take a moment to download the cheat sheet above for a complete list of changes to Google Plus. We think you will be pleased with the new changes.