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Jul 06, 2014 17:12 |  #1

I had heard that Google+ was a photo friendly social media site, and I was looking to share my photos.

So I posted on today for the first time. It went o.k. I posted in a photography community, described the image and put a link to my website, nothing for sale, just more of my images (I don't sell my photos, I don't advertise anything). Got 40 +1's, and a couple comments. That's all I was looking for.

The problem came with my second post. I did the same thing as the first post, but I posted it in a different community. A fairly large community of nature photos. I received a couple of +1's and then a comment.... "No links allowed.. please read the rules!"

So I am a bit turned off with Google+. I realize that different forums, and different communities have different rules, and I want to respect them. (I did remove the link, then a while later I deleted the entire post).

Is this common... is Google+ a good place to show off some of my photos? If so then what are the best communities that you post to? If not, what have been your experiences. I know I shouldn't let one experience keep me away, but I am curious if G+ is as much of a waste of time as Facebook has become.


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Jul 06, 2014 21:18 |  #2

I post photos there, have run into some very odd people. Here are a few articles about using it

http://www.nytimes.com …stly-for-google.html?_r=0 (external link)

http://www.forbes.com …en-though-no-one-else-is/ (external link)

http://mashable.com …gle-plus-beginners-guide/ (external link)




  
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Jul 07, 2014 19:09 |  #3

Have you tried 500px?


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Jul 07, 2014 20:41 |  #4

KeenanRIVALS wrote in post #17017528 (external link)
Have you tried 500px?

I have... its ok, but they get so many pictures so fast. I had a situation where after 5 minutes, my image was already on the 3rd page, and falling fast.


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Jul 08, 2014 14:32 |  #5

boufa wrote in post #17017674 (external link)
I have... its ok, but they get so many pictures so fast. I had a situation where after 5 minutes, my image was already on the 3rd page, and falling fast.

Ahhh thats true, it is a bit over saturated.


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