There is a lot of incorrect information circulating about Google+. There are many people who think it’s another Google failure and that it’s on the way out, but that’s far from the truth. If anything, Google+ has proven that it’s the ‘little social network that could,’ and according to several reputable sites, Google+ is now ranked number 2 amongst all social sites in terms of active usage (only behind Facebook). Today I thought I’d share some tips and shortcuts to increase your effectiveness there.
You might be asking yourself why you need these tips and shortcuts since you don’t have time to be on Google+ in the first place. I mean, you’ve already got enough social sites to keep up with, right? If you have a website, and you are trying to increase your traffic, Google+ should not be the social site you let slide. The reason can be summed up in one word – Google – and that means search. If nothing else, that is the reason you need to be there.
Let me just give you one example of what I’m talking about. If you are on Google+, you can sign up for Google Authorship (if you haven’t already done this, I suggest you do it today, just follow that link). We just wrote about this last week in an article called Google Authorship & It’s Insane Impact On Website Traffic. Bottom line, you’ll get to have your avatar show up in the search results on Google, which will give you a huge bump in web traffic. Only 9% of tech blogs have taken advantage of Google Authorship, which leaves a huge opportunity for you if you haven’t implemented it.
That is just one of many reasons why it’s important to be on Google+. Another reason is because of all the advanced features which you can’t find on any other social site. I look at Google+ a little differently than the other social sites. To me, there isn’t as much engagement, and it may not be quite as much fun, but it comes with extra benefits which make it all worth it. These tips and shortcuts will hopefully save you some time so you’ll become more effective there. [Infographic presented by EricWelke.com]
Increase Your Effectiveness – Google+ Tips And Shortcuts
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Via: [Social Media Today]