November 30, 2020

Tools For the Google+ User: Add Twitter/Facebook Button(s) to Goog+ Page; Grab a Vanity + URL; Monitor + User Stats

All of the following items are free and it’s likely many similar tools exist right now or will exist in the near future.

From CrossRider

  • Add a button that lets yo click on/off a fairly robust Twitter client directly from Google+
  • Google+Facebook
  • Same idea but for Facebook


  • Since Google+ URLs are a bit long this service allows you to create a much shorter URL that you can personalize.


  • Monitor your follower count over time
  • Review  a ranking (by users) of the top 100 + users
  • Add a widget to your pages showing your + ranking
  • According to the Google+ user base is currently 87% male (Note: + is still in limited release)
  • You’ll also notice links on the site showing that that has received a bunch of press attention in the past week
About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.