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Google+ is the new social network on the blog. Well, it really is not that new anymore, just when you compare it to the other social networks. You have already accounts in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Now you are supposed to add another network? Why?
You need to be in Google+ because every public post goes straight to the Google search engine. I am not kidding. I have Google Alerts set up for my keywords, so I get an email every time something pops up in Google about those keywords. I have never gotten a keyword alert for a Twitter post, a Facebook post, a LinkedIn update or a YouTube post. But every time I post in Google+ (and make it public) I get a Google keyword alert. Not for my name, but for my keyword. Now that is powerful. A really good reason to be in Google+.
You need to be in Google+ because it is the fastest growing social network. Facebook took 3 years to hit 25 million users. Twitter took 30 months to hit 25 million users. Google+ added more than 25 million users in the first month. In August 2011 (2 months after launch) 13% of U.S. adults signed up already for Google+. Check out the infographic about the people on Google+ at the end of the post. Did you find your target market in the top 10 occupations? What about the big slice of entrepreneurs on Google +? For sure a good reason to be in Google+.
You need to be in Google+ because people read what you have to say. That is a funny reason. Sure you want people to read what you post! Aren’t they?
45% of Google+ members read content on Google+ daily. Only Facebook can beat that number.
3 great reasons to be on Google+: your posts will be found be Google search, it is the fastest growing social network and people read your posts. I am on Google+ and you can find me right here:
http://plus.google.com/101995515294265378007. Are you already on Google+? Let me know in the comment section and don’t forget to post your Google+ link!
Jo Foster says
Thank you! I set up a Google+ account but haven’t been very active as I hadn’t yet bought into WHY I should invest time in this platform – but now I will!!
Thanks for this post. It’s making think I might need to investigate google+ more I an account and have used it a few times, but find it very confusing. Also, I don’t get a lot of responses there. I need to figure out the privacy settings, etc before I do more with it.
I had just joined Google Plus about three days ago. I haven’t had too much time to check it out. I did it mainly for personal reasons (dissatisfaction with Facebook.) I may want to use it more after reading your post.
This is so interesting! I am waiting to see how Google+ grows and becomes more interesting hopefully than it appears presently…
Great post! Let’s connect on Google+. I’m at https://plus.google.com/115238743624708948671/posts.
Nancy Rose says
thanks, you made it easy for me to add myself. It was easy to convert my existing google account to google plus.