10 Jun

Formatting Text on G+, PLUS How to Use HashTags

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Are you enjoying Google+ and its amazing features?  Here's some tips on how to format your text as well as how to use hashtags to help your posts get found.


  • Write anything between * like this (*)bold(*) to BOLD the text.
  • Write anything between _ like this (_)italics(_) to ITALICS the text.
  • Write anything between – like this (-)Strikethrough(-) to STRIKETHROUGH the text.


You can also apply more than one formatting to a text for example if you will write like this:
*-_SocailDrivel_-*          , the result will be,           SocialDrivel


A hashtag is a word or a phrase (without spaces) preceded by the # symbol -- for example, #Cooking -- that helps people find and join conversations about a particular topic. Clicking on a hashtag will show related content.

Using hashtags in your posts
Use hashtags by typing them somewhere within the text of your post. Here are some examples:

  • “I just learned about these great #VeganCooking tips.”
  • “#Mondays are the worst. #SleepDeprived #SoMuchToDo”

Hashtags you use in your Google+ posts may also appear at the top of your post as related hashtags.

Related hashtags
Hashtags appearing at the top of a post are related to the post’s content. Clicking on a hashtag will let you explore related posts.

Hashtags with gray coloring are those used by the author of the post while hashtags with blue coloring are added by Google based on the content of the post. Related hashtags help posts get discovered and build conversations around the content of that post.

Last modified on Monday, 10 June 2013 20:37
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Chad VanCalster is a businesss development specialist with Sonix Studio, a web development, design, SEO and hosting firm with offices in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Dallas, Texas. A Computer Science graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Chad started his career consulting for large corporations in the northern Wisconsin region, including Wisconsin Tissue, Georgia Pacific and Schneider National, among others.

Through experiences with marketing within his own company, Chad became a student of Internet Marketing, with a focus on Social Media.  That eventually branched into helping clients with THEIR Social Media Marketing.  Chad is an expert at using social media to expand your credibility and impact in your chosen markets.

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