New Google+: Bright, Shiny and Fun to Use

New Google+

Are you using Google+? If you aren’t and you want to be found on the Web, do consider using it. I’ve noticed that my posts on Google+ are being returned for searches, before the blog articles to which they link.

I must admit however, that although I liked Google+ for the content, I wasn’t thrilled about the Web interface — confusing and clunky.

Google’s just unveiled a new interface for Google+. It reminds me of Pinterest. The stream now adapts to your screen size, and scrolls more easily, making for a much more enjoyable experience.

Here’s what Google says, Google+: New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos:

“Stream: modern design, multiple devices, more to explore

These days people increasingly move between devices. So to build software that builds real relationships, you need a simple and beautiful experience across mobile and desktop. We’ve worked hard to make our phone and tablet apps intimate and immersive — today we’re just improving them further and adapting their design for the web, including:

* A multi-column layout. You’ll see one, two, or three columns of content depending on your screen size and orientation.

*Awesome-sized media. Photos and videos can fill the entire width of the stream, making it easier to scan, and nicer to look at.

*Delightful animations. The sharebox bounces, the menus slide, and the cards flip and fade — just to name a few.”

Should you use Google+? You’ll consider it for SEO, but I’m sure you’ll stay with it for the Communities, the Hangouts, and now the experience.

Author: Angela Booth

Copywriter Angela Booth's clients tell her she performs "word magic." Whether she's writing advertising materials, Web content, or ghostwriting for her clients, she's committed to helping them to achieve results, fast. Author of one of the first books about online business, Making The Internet Work For Your Business, Angela's written many business books which have been published by major publishers. She's an enthusiastic self-publisher and writing teacher.