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New simple way of setting up Friends+Me profile with presets

Well, we all may agree that Friends+Me is not exactly a prototype of easy to setup product right now.

One of many challenges new users must face is not just how to connect accounts and setup repost routing correctly but it is also hard for them to find some actionable answer to questions like:

  • How can I control my reposts with hashtags?
  • Can reposts lead followers to the shared content instead of my Google+ accounts?

It was simply too hard to setup.

From now on you’ll always know how your Google+ repost will look like on the other networks and where the back-link if any will lead your followers.

Let me introduce to you configuration presets.

Every single user will be able to pick one of four presets to setup complex Friends+Me behavior with just a single click.
The presets define the control of reposts so new Google+ posts are either reposted by default or reposted only if at least one control hashtag is present within the post.
The next important thing presets define is back-link behavior. Where should the back-link lead, to the original Google+ post or to the shared content? Should the back-link be really present within the repost or you want reposts without the back-link?
These options and behaviors were really hard to setup and use. Presets will help you to pick one of four social media strategies.

The first preset is called Grow my Google+ channel. This preset makes Friends+Me repost every new Google+ post except those containing a "no share" hashtag (#ns, #noshare, #plusonly). Back-link is appended if necessary and always leads back to Google+.

With the second preset called Mirror everything Friends+Me also reposts every new Google+ post except those containing a "no share" hashtag and no back-link is appended. Links always lead to the shared content and not to the original Google+ posts.

The third preset Grow my Google+ channel but I tell you which posts to repost and where is basically the same as the first preset Grow my Google+ channel. With the only difference that the new posts are not reposted by default but you have to include at least one control hashtag within the post in order to tell Friends+Me where you’d like to repost to.

And the last preset Mirror only posts I tell you to is almost the same as Mirror everything preset. With the only difference already mentioned for the third preset, that the new posts are not reposted unless they contain at least one control hashtag.

Quick summary

So let’s see what we have here. Two new presets Grow my Google+ channel and Mirror everything will help you to focus more on publishing and not to think about where you want the new Google+ post to be reposted to.

The other two presets Grow my Google+ channel but I tell you which posts to and Mirror only posts I tell you to allow you to control destination of every single new Google+ post with control hashtags. You’re in control and Friends+Me will not repost anything unless you include at least one control hashtag within your new Google+ post.

These two presets require you to do some additional work. You’ll have to create new control hashtags and assign some already connected accounts to them. Super easy with the new user interface.
It’s important to mention that nothing changes for existing users, they can, but don’t have to, switch to presets configuration of Friends+Me profile.

Don't forget to check screenshots of every possible repost

And a bonus :)

The improved user interface offers more actionable information. Moreover, new tours were introduced to help you to get through the most complex settings.

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