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Google Just Gave The +1 More Meaning

Google launched the +1 button before it even launched Google+. It’s always been a way to send social signals to Google, and help it determine what content people like. This helps the personalized search experience for one thing. But while the +1 button has long given you the option to post a piece of content to the Google+ stream, just …

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Google Launches New Google+ Plugins For Websites

Google announced the launch of some new Google+ plugins for websites today. These include a new follow button, a new badge for communities, and updated badges for pages and profiles. The new follow button lets users follow you from your site, so they they can add you to their circles. “The Follow button is simple to add to your website. …

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Google Tests Authorship-Like Results For Brands

Google is reportedly testing authorship-like search results for brands, where it shows company logos and Google+ circle information for the results, similar to how it shows author photos and Google+ circle information with authorship. With Authorship, it’s based on authorship markup that Google encourages people to use, but with these brand results, it appears to be based on simply having …

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Google Adds Gmail Contacts To Search Field Trial

Last summer, Google launched the search field trial for users to opt into, and have Google return results from their Gmail accounts, when relevant, when performing regular web searches. This also included flight information, and Google eventually added data from Google Drive and Calendar into the mix. Now Google has announced the further expansion of the field trial, with users …

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Google Tests ‘Google Mine’ App Internally [Report]

Google is reportedly testing a new service called Google Mine internally at the company. It appears to be an app that lets you keep track of the things you have, and the things you want, and share them with friends. Alex Chitu, tipped by Florian K, shares a screenshot, and quite a few details. As described in the app’s authorization …

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Google Updates Google+ Notifications

Google announced today that it is making some changes to Google+ notifications across desktop and mobile. Most notably, they will be better synced. “When you read a notification on one device, we’ll mark it as read on your other devices,” says Google’s Balaji Srinivasan in a Google+ post. “Likewise: dismissing a notification (with a swipe or a click) does so …

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Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Dashboard, which is designed to help businesses manage their presence across Google properties, including Google+, AdWords, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. Google’s Pavni Diwanjhi made the announcement in a Google+ post in which she said, “Today millions of businesses use Google+ to connect with their customers in meaningful ways. Many of these businesses …

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Google Adds New Personalized Photo Search Feature

Google announced that you can now find photos, and connect with friends, places and events from your Google+ photos from Google Search. To do so, go to Google, sign in, and search for “my photos” or “my photos from new york last year,” or something to that effect. “For example, now you can search for your friend’s wedding photos or …

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Google Talks Google+ And Search For 40 Minutes [Video]

Google gave a presentation about Google+ and Search at Google I/O last week. With Google’s “social layer” becoming a bigger part of search and the larger Google ecosystem, this is probably one marketers will want to check out. “In this session we’ll walk you through a series of techniques you can use to make your app and content shine on …

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Don’t Miss These Google+ Talks From Google I/O

Google announced a slew of new features (41 actually) for Google+ at Google I/O, including a new redesign. As you might imagine, this has implications for businesses, publishers and developers alike. With that, you would probably do well to check out these three Google+ talks from the event, which dive into buttons, badges, etc. for publishers, getting the most out …

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Google Offers Come to Google+ with the Ability to Save and Share from the Stream

Google has just announced that it’s deals platform, Google Offers, is about to get some enhanced visibility inside Google+. Starting today, with a initial test run of a handful of brands, Google+ users will be able to see, save and share Offers from their stream. “Millions of people follow brands they love on Google+ to keep tabs on them, get …

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