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HootSuite Shares to Google+ Pages

by Gail Gardner on August 13, 2012 · 7 comments

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Hootsuite Google Plus PagesDid you hear that you can now post to Google Plus business pages – but not personal pages – directly from Hootsuite?

Many may have overlooked that news because Google+ originally did not permit feeding from any other source and required all shares on G+ to be made only on their site.

This short video from Tim Friebe of T&S Web Design will guide you in how to get started managing your Google Plus Pages with Hootsuite:

What You Can Do on G+ Within Hootsuite?

  • You CAN manage circles.
  • You CAN post to BUSINESS pages.
  • You can NOT post to your personal page.

There is a free version of HootSuite which allows you to manage up to five social media accounts including your Google Plus business page. If counts individual pages as “accounts” so if you have multiple pages on each network you may have to upgrade to manage all of them.

NEW: Video from Ileane @BasicBlogTips with more detail on How to
Manage your Google Plus Account from Within Hootsuite

HootSuite to Google Plus Features

These posts contain full details on the features you can now manage from within Hootsuite:

Google Plus Resources:

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Ileane August 16, 2012 at 10:45 am

Hi Gail, I was really please to see that HootSuite was the first social management tool to have access to Google + posting. I know it’s only for business pages right now but the good thing is you can at least monitor your Google + profile activity by creating a circle just for that purpose and adding it as a stream in HootSuite. I hope you get a chance to check out the video soon. Thanks.


Gail Gardner August 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Hi Ileane,

I DID watch your video – that is how I know you talked about Hootsuite choosing the optimum time for scheduled shares on G+.


Ileane August 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

That’s great, I’m glad you saw it. The wonderful thing about the auto-schedule feature is that you can use it for any of your social networks that are connected to HootSuite. I’ve been using it with my second Twitter account and getting some great results and I see an increase in the number of retweets.


Gail Gardner August 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

One of these days I’m going to have to use Hootsuite more. I’m really loving Commun.it and highly recommend it for developing stronger relationships on Twitter. I wrote a post about it and so did Deborah Anderson @SocialWebCafe:

Twitter Relationship Management Solution: Commun.it

Commun.it Turns Twitter Into A True Relationship Tool

Have you tried it yet? If not, those two posts highlight some of the benefits and how to use the basics. It is really simple compared to Hootsuite.


Deborah Anderson August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I love Hootsuite and use it daily. It is awesome to be able to manage Google+ from within Hootsuite. Thanks for sharing this with us!


Gail Gardner August 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hi Deb,

Good! Then you can teach me to use it. :-)


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