Google+ Pages today received a handfull of new features and functionality rolling out over the next couple of days to help better manage your pages. Here is what is news:
Google is adding controls that will enable you to “graphic-equalize” and fine-tune your stream, so that you don’t miss important posts from your circle amongst other posts. “When viewing the stream for a particular circle, you’ll now see a slider at the top that lets you adjust how posts from that circle should be blended into the main stream. That way you’ll never miss a post from that special someone, and you can tweak these settings to form your own ‘perfect stream’,” revealed Bradley Horowitz, vp Product, Google+.
More useful and attractive notifications
One of the most useful and valuable features of the redesigned Google bar is the red notifications indicator. Google now added easy-to-read “sneak previews” that immediately present what’s new and why you might care. “We’ve polished these notifications up and made a few other meaningful improvements too, including the ability to see the +1’s and shares your posts have received since you last checked,” said Horowitz.
Google+ Photos viewing and tagging experience
Now, viewing photo in Lightbox has been completely redesigned with improved navigation, enhanced comment legibility and better overall utility. Google also has introduced a completely new photo-tagging experience, that lets you quickly focus on the people in your photos.
Improvements to Google+ Pages
- Multiple Administrators and Ownership Transfer
You can now delegate up to 50 named managers as administrators for a page.
Maanager with their own accounts can publish posts, respond to comments, add photos, change profile information, and even add/remove other managers.
Also added the ability for you to transfer page ownership. Ownership of a page can only be transferred to an existing manager. To do so, click the ‘Transfer Ownership’ link in the new Page Settings panel and then choose one of the managers you’d like to transfer ownership to.
- Notification Settings
A new notification flow will ensure that these managers stay in the loop on all the activity that takes place on a page, giving managers the ability to stay involved in page conversations.
- “With this change, you’ll be able to customize the notifications for your business page separately from your personal profile, allowing you to choose the level of detail that’s most appropriate for you. These new settings allow you to change the email address where page notifications are sent, customize what you’d like to be notified about, and adjust how you’d like to be notified,” wites Horowitz.
“To adjust these settings click on the Page Settings link and look for the “Set delivery preferences” section. There, you can set what actions you’d like to be notified about and optionally specify a different email address (than your personal email address) for your page notifications. If you have multiple managers on your account, you might want to change the address to a team address that everyone will have access to.”
- Unified +1 & Circle Count
Google now show an aggregated count of users that have engaged with your page, either by +1’ing it or by adding it to a circle. This way, both you and your page’s visitors can get an at-a-glance summary of who is interacting with your page.
“Starting today, the bold count on your page will include both your +1’s on Google+ and across the web, as well as the number of people who have added you to a circle. This change will not affect the way +1’s are counted or displayed on ads or search results,” Google said.
Watch the video of the above features embedded below: