Posts Tagged ‘Google’

How to add admins to a Google+ page

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I’ve used the term admins as that is what Facebook calls them, but Google+ refers to extra users that are able to manage a business page as Managers.

  1. Go to your Google+ business page and make sure you are using Google+ as the page, not your personal account. The page name should be displayed at the top right.
  2. Click on the options icon (the cog) at the top right-hand side of the screen, then select ‘Google+ settings’
  3. On the following page you should see an option called ‘Managers’ on the left-hand side. If you don’t see it, double check that you’re signed in as the page and not your personal account.
  4. Select the Managers option and on the following page you are able to add another manager to the page via entering their email address. Make sure you enter the email address that is associated with the user’s G+ account.
  5. The user is then sent an invite which they must accept before they can manage the page. Until that time the invite is marked as ‘pending’.
  6. Once the user has accepted the invite you have the option to remove them from the same page. There’s also the option to transfer ownership if you’re no longer involved with the project or business the page is promoting.
Adding Google+ page Managers

Adding Google+ page Managers

 

The beginning of the end for Internet Explorer?

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

In my years of developing for Internet Explorer I’ve been continually having to battle with it’s half-assed implementation of web standards and non existent debugging tools, but have to continue supporting it because so many people don’t know any better. A small ray of hope has emerged in the last few days off the back of the Google/China showdown. Apparently the Chinese hacks were taking advantage of an undisclosed security flaw in Internet Explorer. Because of the this on the 15th Jan the German goverment issued a warning to Internet users to avoid using Internet Explorer. They were followed by the French government on the 18th who issued a similar warning.

Now it seems the malicious code only targets IE6, and Microsoft released a patch for it yesterday (the 21st). Hopefully these security alerts will have caused some people to jump ship from Internet Explorer to one of the alternatives, and we can see those usage stats, particularly of IE6, start to drop off.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share

Google threatens to shut down Google China

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Quite a biggy. It seems that Google has been having some problems with hacking attempts on the Gmail accounts of Chinese human-rights activists, possibly by the Chinese government, and because of this they want to stop the censoring of search results on the Chinese Google site. If the Chinese government doesn’t agree to this Google are threatenting to close the google.cn website and their offices in China:

“These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.”

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