Weâ€™ve nearly finished our series of Google+ videos! But donâ€™t despair, we have one more video left after this and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll soon be kicking off a whole new series of videos. If you have any suggestions for topics, please let us know in the comments below 🙂
In this video Luke is talking about how you can see if your posts are shared on Google Plus.
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So how do you see how your posts are shared?
The Google+ interface includes a concept called Ripples. It allows you to see who has shared your posts, who has re-shared them and a timeline of when that happened. For example, you post a video to your Google+ Page, which is shared by three people on G+. In turn, their followers may share the post, and so on. Ripples is a graphical representation of the ripple effect.
Unfortunately, you can only see public shares within Ripples, so if someone has only shared your post privately or with selected circles, you donâ€™t see that in Ripples, but you can still see how many +1s and shares you have by looking at the post activity.
Itâ€™s an interesting piece of functionality that Google have built into the interface. You can then find those people, take a look at their profiles and perhaps add them to circles. This can be a great way to identify influencers and build relationships with them.
In addition to the mind map-esque graphics you also get some really handy and powerful analytics that sit behind the scenes and allow you to see whatâ€™s going on.
Over to you
Have you found Ripples to be useful and insightful? It would be great to hear your views.