Google Plus is now one of the most important part for a website. To get more exposure on Google, every website/blogs should start creating Google+ Pages and include their badge. It’s easy to create Google+ Pages and also to manage it. With the introduction of Google search plus Your world, the relevance of Google+ has increased. If you have not created a Google+ account, then start now.
Auto Publishing Blog posts to Google + Pages
HootSuite one of the best social media management system for individuals, businesses and organizations to collaboratively manage multiple social networks from one simple web-based dashboard. Through this tool you can effectively stream contents to multiple social networks and analyze the reach.
Google+ Pages management is now available for Free, Pro or an Enterprise plan customers. We will stick to the free plan as for normal users only need 5 social network accounts manage (for managing more social networking accounts you have to opt for paid plans). If you have not created an account with HootSuite,go ahead and create a free account. After signing up and logging into the HootSuite dashboard, you can start adding social network accounts from Facebook, Twitter, Foursqaure etc. Note that for free users you can only add up to 5 social networking accounts.
To add Google+Pages, access your HootSuite Profile from the side menu, then select + Add a Social Network under My Social Networks. From there choose “connect with Google+”
Once you authorize HootSuite to access your Google+ pages, it will show all your pages that can be added to HootSuite. Clicking on the plus sign will add the Google+page to your HootSuite dashboard.
Once imported successfully, you can see new tabs with Google+Page management on your HootSuite dashboard. Now comes the Auto publishing of your post, go to settings > RSS/Atom, where you can add your website/blog feed url.
While adding make sure, you have correctly selected the Google+Page where you need to auto publish the article. Select the frequency and number of post you need to post from the feed. Now save the feed and from now on HootSuite will automatically check for new articles/posts on the feed and if available publish them to the Google+ Pages. Simple is it?
You can configure auto publish similarly for Facebook and Twitter too. Auto publishing on this social networking pages will help you to save time, which otherwise you will have to login to this individual social networks and post.
HootSuite free account has got some limitation like only 5 social networking account, 2 RSS feeds can be used at once and soon. We recommend you to take HootSuite premium plans which starts at only $9.99 per month.
Started auto publishing to Google+ Pages? Do remember not to spam with links on Google+ or you will be regretted for doing that. Do let me know if you have any sort of doubts or questions regarding implementing it.