I can’t tell you how often I hear “ I admit when I first jumped into the social media marketing arena Google+ was a bit of a mystery to me as well. It wasn’t until I started doing the research as the owner of my own social media marketing company, that I realized just how important Google+ was. When I started my research I assumed Facebook and Twitter must be the best to use because they seemed to be the most popular As I got further along in my research, I realized that like in most cases just being the most popular didn’t necessarily mean it was the “best”. I soon realized that Google+ should be up there on the A list when creating a Social Media Strategy. If your goal is to be recognized, ranked, and increase your SEO (and of course it is!) than you’ll agree with James Thomas, a blogger forwho said Google+, like the other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, use the (we used to call the number sign) to allow users to conduct custom searches via specific keywords within the platform itself. However, the thing that makes Google+ a more powerful tool is the fact that it has the world’s largest search engine behind it. Google Search users in the United States and Canada are now able to search hashtags, which pop up as a list of related Google+ posts on the right side of the page. The SEO importance of this feature is undeniable – companies that incorporate hashtags into Google+ posts and match user keyword search results can experience a significant upswing in link clicks and website traffic.
Google+ has branded itself as the social network community for making connections and collaborations within the professional community, particularly in the business and technology spheres. Google+ is the best place to reach a professional audience that ordinarily tends to shy away from Facebook and Twitter.
Google+ has experienced unprecedented growth since its launch in early 2012. Marketing professionals and business owners who ignore its potential and leave its wealth of resources untapped will undoubtedly find themselves falling behind in the ever-changing landscape of social media. So, as you can see Google+ is a very important marketing tool to use in promoting your business and it’s really not as scary as you might have thought. So get started today – and feel free to message me if you have any questions along the way. Brennan is a full service social media marketing and strategy company whose main goal is to help you get to the top of the search!
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