Why Use Google Plus?

There are over half a dozen great social media networking websites on the internet today. Facebook, Twitter,  LinkedIn, and YouTube are among the many social networking websites that both individuals and businesses  are using to reach out to friends and customers. But networks beware – there is a new social media tool that is  taking the internet by storm – it is called Google Plus. Growing rapidly in numbers, Google Plus has added a  variety of new features that will soon leave other social networking websites in the dust. But what is so great  about Google Plus and how can you use it? Let’s find out.

There are many things that make Google Plus a great social networking website. Aside from having all the same basics that Facebook and Twitter have, Google Plus has also added some awesome new features that users are going to love. The first feature that has users switching to Google Plus is its use of circles. Circles allow users to group their contacts into as many categories as they like. Once they are in these categories, users can direct information towards a specific group. This concept allows you to use one single profile, yet keep your business and social life separated.
Another great feature that has users screaming with excitement is Google Plus’ “hangout” option. The hangout option allows you to enter into a private chat room with up to 10 other Google Plus users. With this chat room you and your friends can watch YouTube videos, video cam with one another, and speak through the microphone. Not only is this hangout option great for friends who want to chat together, but it is also great for those who want to hold conference business meetings.
The main reason that many business owners are switching to Google Plus is because of its +1 option. What is a +1 option and how does it expand businesses?  In Facebook when someone makes a post any one of their friends can add a “like” to the post telling the user that they like what was said. In Google, instead of using “likes” one uses a +1. When an individual adds a +1 to something, it means they like it and it tells other users that it is worth a look. The number of +1s that a profile has is a good indication of its popularity. As an added bonus, as you increase your number of +1s, you also increase your chance of climbing up in Google’s search rankings.
How can you use Google and get set up with your +1 rankings? Your first step is to sign up. If you don’t have a Google email address, this will be required first. Once you have signed up, you can begin to create your Google Plus profile. If you have ever used Facebook before, you will find that the setup is very similar. Follow the instructions step-by-step by uploading a picture, filling out your profile information, and uploading any videos that you would like to be seen. Keep in mind, that if you are trying to attract potential customers to a business page you will want an eye-catching picture and informative information that will keep them returning to your page. Next, start adding friends. The more friends you have, the higher the chances that you will get +1’s.
For business owners, it seems that Google Plus is the next big social networking website. Not only does Google Plus allow you to social network, but if your page becomes popular enough, it also gives you the opportunity to increase your rankings in Google search results – an opportunity that will definitely benefit your business.

7 Responses to Why Use Google Plus?

  • My question is will the Google+ help our site or not? We added the Google Plus to our Kosher Travel and Jewish Travel web site:
    http://www.koshertravelinfo.com
    But we are not sure if this is helpful or not.

    • admin:

      Google will fosure in the future start to look how many Plus1 a page has
      the question is how fast it will effect our sites rankings

      • Good post. I’m late to the party and I’ve only rctlneey started using The Plus, but I agree with the positive sentiments on here. I already like the interface far more than Facebook, and anything that gives me an opportunity to get off Facebook can only be good. However.

        I was only on Facebook in the first place because of SEO benefits. If I’m going to check out, I need to understand how Google is going to integrate social signals into search in the future. Presumably it won’t abandon Tweets and Likes as quality barometers. Instead it will integrate them with +1s in some undisclosed way.

        So it’s more likely that we will have to carry on using all three sites, to some degree anyway. Which brings me to my last point. Setting SEO aside, I don’t really need another log on every day’ site in my life. For me, Twitter really does it all it’s easy, fast, amusing and very few of my friends and family are on it. I’ve got a fair few followers, making it the best channel to push my blog posts. So it would raise a conflict for me if Plus moved centre stage for SEO.

        For me, there’s nothing more awkward and lame than using a fun’ site for business/SEO reasons you feel a fool and you don’t even get that much benefit. So let’s hope Plus is good enough to make such fears irrelevant.

  • Thanks for the share!
    Nancy.R

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