40 Google+ tips and tricks for power users

Get the most out of Google's new social network with these 40 awesome tips and tricks.

By , ITworld |  Cloud Computing, Google, Google+

39. For even more robust G+ browser integration, give the Surplus Chrome extension a whirl. It adds a live Google+ notification count to the top of your browser; you can even click the button to access your notifications right there, without having to open Google+ at all.

40. Google doesn't yet offer a way to create a memorable URL for your Google+ profile, but some third-party services are stepping up to fill the gap. Try gplus.to; you give it your Google+ ID number and pick a nickname, and it gives you a short link that points directly to your page. Or, if you have your own domain and are comfortable messing with the .htaccess file, you can create a "yourdomain.com/+" redirect with a single line of code. Googler Daniel Sandler has posted detailed instructions, fittingly enough, on Google+.

JR Raphael is a syndicated writer and the author of the Android Power blog. You can find him on Google+ by going to jrstart.com/+.

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