July 30, 2011
by googleplusplanet

How to hide your Google+ profile from Google search results

Privacy can be an issue when it comes to social networking. Of course, most of the time, privacy breaches can be blamed on the user, not the system. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to hide yourself from future embarrassment by avoiding that your profile shows up on search results related to your name(or completely unrelated queries!).

It takes less than a minute to change the preference whether you would like to be found using search results, and here’s how:

  1. Login to Google+ and navigate to your profile page
  2. Click on the blue “Edit Profile” button on
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July 27, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Google +1 button updated, now faster and asynchronous

+1 Button from Google gets updatedSome webmasters have reported that Google’s Plus One (+1) button can slow down their blog and web site quite a bit. The good news is that Google reported to have addressed this issue and made the publisher button 3x as fast than before.

A source of complaint is that the JavaScript code needed to load the button is slow, therefore degrading the site speed and quality. That’s why some webmasters are reluctant to add the button on their site. It shouldn’t be a problem anymore as it’s now faster than ever! No changes in the … Continue Reading →

July 26, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Customize your Google+ with Ultimate Google Plus

Google+ Ultimate extension for ChromeThe Chrome extension Ultimate Google+ is a great way to enhance your time on the Google Plus. Think of it as  counterpart to Better Facebook for Facebook.

This extension adds a few extra features to Google plus. For instance, it adds a notification icon to your Chrome toolbar as well as some subtle (and some obvious) interface tweaks on Google +.

Here are some of the features included with this useful plugin:

  • dropdown-google-plus-ultimateA notification counter is displayed in your Chrome toolbar; clicking it will reveal the notifications just like on Google’s top bar.
  • The navigation
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July 24, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Google+ suspending accounts en masse

User suspended in Google PlusWatch out, novelty accounts on Google+. Numerous users and celebrities have been blogging about getting suspended and kicked out of Google+ due to a violation of community standards. It seems that users not using their real name or businesses accounts are the ones targeted during today’s deletion, but also legitimate users and some celebrities accounts suspected to be fake and imitations. Users that are suspended will be met with the following message once they visit their profile:

“After reviewing your profile, we determined the nameyou provided violates our Community Standards.”

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July 22, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Google+ for businesses is coming soon

Google+ for businessGoogle has been actively removing users representing a brand or company on Google+. Just today, the search giant removed most of the non-personal accounts from Google plus in one swoop, creating a great controversy within the corporate users. Does this mean Google is trying to keep marketers and businesses away from establishing a presence on Google+? Not really, but separate corporate profiles will be introduced soon.

Christian Oestlien, Google’s product manager, wrote that over 10,000 organisations applied to be part of their pilot program for businesses, and the doors for the creation of corporate profiles … Continue Reading →

July 21, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Be warned of malicious and fake Google plus invites

Google+, in the past few weeks, rapidly reached the milestone of 20 million users, setting an impressive record for such a new product still in invite-only testing.

Like everything popular, it’s only a matter of time before someone or a group find a way to exploit it for their own benefit. This time, the target is Google+ and the means to do it is using fake invites.

Kaspersky Lab just reported that malicious e-mails are being sent that imitate a real Google plus invite, but with disastrous consequences. The e-mail is shown in a format … Continue Reading →

July 20, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Free Google+ Invites giveaway

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Wanting to get on Google+, but can’t sign up because of you lack an invite? Worry no more, Google+ Planet can provide you an invitation to get you run and running on this new social network?

How to get one

It’s easy! Simply comment on this post using your e-mail or e-mail me at icechen1 [at] pbjbreaktime.com, and I will send you an invite as soon as possible. Your e-mail address will only be used in order to send you the invite you need, nothing malicious or spam.

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July 18, 2011
by googleplusplanet

Can Google+ overtake Twitter?

Twitter versus Google plusFacebook is often used as the main competitor to Google’s social network offering, Google+, but Twitter is often left out of the equation. However, once Google plus reaches public beta, it may prove to be more than a worthy alternative. Both services offer similar features such as the ability to “follow” other users,  instantly receive updates from them and the ability to mention other users. Will Google+ one day take over market-share from Twitter? Not a doubt, and it’s only a matter of time.

Some of Twitter’s shortcomings

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