Google + Profile: Optimize Yours For Other Eyes

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In Google+, it’s easy to set who sees your posts — it’s all via your contact circles. You can also make sure your profile is displaying the way you want when someone else is viewing it. Here’s how.

Log in to your Google+ account and click the Profile button at top. Once the profile tab is loaded, click the white box on the far right of the page  — the same line as your information tabs.  From here, select to view your profile as it would appear to Anyone on the Web.

see your google profile as it appears to anyone on the web

If you want to view how much of your profile a specific circle can see, just type in the name of one of your contacts who is included in that circle.

type in a specific contact to view it asview that google profile

After you’ve entered in a name, your Google Plus profile will reload and show you just how it looks to visitors in the circle you selected.

viewing a google plus profile from as another user

Access this feature also via Google+ Settings — under the Profile and Privacy tab.

google+ settingsGoogle+ profile and privacy

It works the same way here. Type your username and click preview.

google plus profile and privacy page, search results, public profile information, and see how your profile appears to other users



  1. Techno Sage

    October 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks Austin, this is a good tip.

    • Steve Krause

      October 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Agreed! :)

      So have you tried out Google+? What’s your thought regarding Facebook Vs. google+?

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