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!