- Get More from Google Plus with These Free Apps and Tools
Get More from Google Plus with These Free Apps and Tools
Perhaps the biggest argument Ive heard from those who are reticent to adopt the Google+ platform is that an additional social network is too time-consuming.
1. Get More From Google Plus With These Free Apps and Tools Perhaps the biggest argument Ive heard from those who are reticent to adopt the Google+ platform is that an additional social network is too time-consuming. But by staying away from Google+, businesses are missing out on increased search visibility and authorship authority. Currently, there arent many free Google+ tools and apps, but Ive rounded up the best of the best for you. If you add these Google+ tools and apps to your social media arsenal, youll be reaping the many benefits of a Google+ presence in no time. Publishing If your business has a Google+ page, youll love the convenience of post scheduling apps like HootSuite and Buffer App. But these apps do not support individual profiles. Those who wish to extend their Google+ pages reach have two great options: Friends+Me and the Do Share Chrome Plugin. Both of these will allow you to post to Google+ profiles and pages, and Friends+Me will publish content to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr and APP.NET as well. A bonus: The two work very well together. Measurement Want to quickly surmise the strength of your Google+ presence? Steady Demands Google+ Brand Page Audit tool will give you a quick report card-style summary of your Google+ page, along with information on how to improve your grades. Another great measurement tool is SumAll. You can connect a multitude of social media profiles to your SumAll profile and view your metrics in aggregate for a nice 30,000-foot view. Miscellaneous Would you like to create an RSS feed of your Google+ posts? Google+ to RSS is just what you need. Want to receive and respond to your Google+ notifications from anywhere on the web? The Google+ Notifications Chrome Plugin lets you do just that. Finally, you can find an unofficial list of Google+ recommended users for a variety of topics (e.g. scientists, graphic designers and community managers) on recommendedusers.com. Do you have a favorite free Google+ tool or app that isnt mentioned here? Please share it with us in the comments!