Why You Should Be On Google+


I’ve been preaching to my clients for awhile to get on Google+. Truly, I’m starting to annoy myself with how often I push people to get on it, but I promise, it’s for good reason.

There are countless people out there claiming to be social media “gurus”, “experts”,”ninjas” or [insert trendy term here]. I’m NOT one of those people, but I do┬áspend a lot of time researching and reading about the latest online marketing and social media trends. I do this┬áso that I can stay ahead of the wave, and I want to make sure my clients stay ahead with me.

So, let us let the stats speak for themselves.

- There are over 1 billion registered users and 359 million active users on Google+.
- The +1 button is served 5 billion times per day.
- Google+ is growing 33% per year
- Google+ dominates in search results, compared to Facebook and Twitter. Google DID create it.
- A recent study estimates that Google+ will surpass Facebook by 2016.

To get the most out of Google+, here are a few tips:

1) Start an Account (seriously).
2) Build your relationships. Add people that you know (or want to know) to your circles and engage.
3) When you share content don’t just post and walk away. Add your personal context, respond to comments that are left, and (broken record) ENGAGE!
4) Make sure your posts are public, so they are shareable and viral-ready.
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