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WHY YOU NEED TO BE ON GOOGLE+ AND HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT

WHY YOU NEED TO BE ON GOOGLE+ AND HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT

 

Google+ is the second largest social media network in the world after Facebook, and it’s owned by the largest search engine in the world, Google! If that’s not enough of a reason, here are some amazing stats. There are over 1 billion registered users and over 540 million active monthly users. 800,000 users join monthly. +1 is clicked more than 5 billion times a day. 70% of business brands have a presence. There’s over 1.2 billion monthly page visits. Google also owns YouTube and Gmail. Your Google+ account is connected to Google search, YouTube, Gmail and all of Google’s other products. All of your activity on Google+ is indexed by Google and will help your SEO.

 

Create a personal profile.  Upload a personal photo and cover photo. Add a tagline, introduction, bragging rights, occupation, skills, employers, education, personal info and contact info. Use keywords. Add links to your website and YouTube channel. Upload photos. Videos uploaded to your YouTube channel can be accessed through your profile. Create circles for friends, family, school, business and industry. Add people to your circles. Search to add people to your circles by location, industry and school. Add people you want to do business with. You can also invite your Gmail contacts. People can also write reviews that show up on your profile. Review others.

 

Create a business page. Upload a photo and cover photo. Use your logo! Add a tagline, introduction, contact info. Use keywords. Add links to your website and YouTube channel. Upload photos. Your YouTube videos can also be accessed on your page. Add people to your business page circle. You can search for people to add. Share you page with your circles. View your dashboard for your Page Insights, Website Google Analytics and YouTube Channel Stats.

 

Create a community for your business. Use your business name. Upload your logo. Add a description and a link to your website. You could also create communities for your industry. Invite people to join your community. Share your community with your circles. Join other communities. Do a search of communities to join.

 

Create events. Upload a photo. Add a title and details. Share your event to your circles. Invite people to your events. Join and attend other’s events.

 

Start an On Air Hangout. Hangouts On Air are where you can conduct live conversations. Name your Hangout, add a description and when you’re having it. Invite people to your Hangout. Share it with your circles. Join other’s hangouts.

 

Post to your profile, business page and communities. Post your blogs and videos. Attach links. Use hash tags. Share your posts with your circles. +1 and share other’s posts. Your posts and +1’s help your SEO and can show up in Google searches. Also your uploaded videos help your SEO and can show up in Google searches.  You can also search hash tags. Check your daily notifications of your network’s activity.

 

Add a Google+ icon on your website home page with a link to your Google+ business page. This will help drive traffic to your page and help your site’s SEO.

 

Now you know why you should be on Google+ and how to make the most of it. So why aren’t you on Google+ and making the most of it? I wouldn’t bet against Google. Google is on pace to pass Facebook. I look forward to connecting with you on Google+.

 





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