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Aside from its popularity, Google+ offers integrated video chats and the ability to segment your followers into circles—making it a natural choice for bands and musicians that want to connect with fans. In this course, industry expert Bobby Owsinski show you how to market your music and grow your fan base in Google+. Find out how to set up your page, start adding contacts to your circles, and get practical ways to use Google+ Hangouts and attract more fans.
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While starting a Hangout is pretty easy, there are a few tips you should know before starting your first one. In order to get a stable connection, it's best if you use a wired ethernet connect connection instead of WiFi. Even in studio mode, the audio codec can be unforgiving if overloaded. Be sure to leave at least sixty b or more of headroom if possible. If you're hosting a Hangout, you're able to block anyone that you think is acting inappropriately. But remember that the other participants in the Hangout can still see him or hear him. You can force someone out of your Hangout by hovering over their video thumbnail and clicking Eject.
All hangouts are automatically associated with the page administrators Youtube account. That means that if you want it on your artist or band page, you'll need to download the video from your personal account, and upload it there afterwards. During a hangout, you can go to your Google Plus profile page to watch the video streaming, but there will be a delay in the audio feed as a result. Be sure to mute the audio so you don't hear an echo. Try not to make the title too generic, so you don't have people unfamiliar with what you're doing, joining by mistake. Take some time to get a feel for what it's like doing a hangout, by starting one with just yourself.
Learn the interface, switch back and forth between video of you and your screen, and generally get comfortable with it before launching into your first real hangout. Finally, remember to check the settings every time you join or start a hangout, as they'll sometimes return to their default selections.
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