An unbelievable 3,613 people voted on a particular item in our feedback forum for which feature we should build next.
It has been holding the #1 spot as most requested feature from our users for almost 2 years. We couldn’t be any more excited to finally unveil it to everyone.
Buffer is now available for Google+ Pages. Anyone can now easily hook up their Google+ page and start posting and scheduling great content through Buffer to keep your Google+ Page up to date.
Of course, you can easily schedule any update that you would be able to post to the other social networks Buffer supports (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and App.net).
To make this all super straight forward to get setup, let’s dig in and see how you can get setup:
How to setup your Google+ page with Buffer
If you’re signed up for a free, awesome or one of our business plans won’t matter and all you have to do is hit the “connect account” button. From there, simply hit the G+ page:
Once you hit connect, simply accept all of Google’s terms to start publishing to your Google+ page through Buffer with one click:
And that’s it, you’re now all set to start using Buffer to schedule and publish to Google+. Simply untick or tick the avatar to choose posting with it:
But wait, there is more! We collected some of the best tips to make publishing to maximize posting to your Google+ page with Buffer.
2 tips for publishing great content on Google+ with Buffer
1. Improve the Formatting of your posts through Buffer
Google+ has a very powerful posting editor that let’s you format your text in a variety of ways. Of course, all of these also work through Buffer, here are the most important ones you need to know:
The most important ones are below. Left is the formatting to get the right handside once you hit publish:
- *Word* = Word
- _Word_ = Word
- -Word- = Word
Bonus: You can use those same formatting options from:
So when it hits Google+ it will appear fully formatted as specified in your comment (bold in the above case).
2. Super easy image posts for the #1 picture social network
Similar to how we’ve already show-cased for Custom scheduling your social media posts you can do the same thing with Google+ posts.
A quick glance over at Google+ will show you that it’s an incredibly picture focused social networks. Anything that gets exposure in our stream is an image.
With Buffer, all you have to do is install our browser extension. Now any image you come across on the web, simply right click on it and you can add it to your Google+ queue:
This way you’ll be able get all the attention your posts deserve as they will show up bright and shiny in your followers news stream:
You can try image posting of any of the images above by simply right clicking it right now if you have our browser extension.
Sign up for Buffer and check out the brand new Google+ pages integration:
We’d love your thoughts on how we could improve it further and what we should focus on next to make using Buffer easier for you.