Google+ (formerly Google Places) is one the most powerful Google products which was introduced some years back as a Social Media tool and saw many internet entrepreneurs rushing for Google+ business accounts for their business. It however felt nothing like a real time social media and have received many “mixed” reviews from the web. On its part, Google kept on turning the keys as days go by to improve Google+ functionality by modifying the User Interface to a more familiar social media look. Functionalities like the Google+ circles and +1 where somewhat confusing to most people and most wondered how they could effectively use this to promote their business and some even wondering if actually having a Google+ account is important for their business’s online presence. The answer… YES!!! Get Your Google+ Business Account ASAP!!!
Google + was an indication that “the big G” is improving on its online achievements and making moves to enable it stand still as not only the dominating search engine but the key point of any online presence. Below are 10 reasons wherein I explain why you should place Google+ at the peak of your online presence.
- Google+ Accounts Are Easy Set Up
Google+ setup for personal and business profiles is way easier to get by as compared to the pesky Privacy settings you get when registering for other Social Medias like Facebook and Twitter.
- Google+ Is Bigger than You Think
Google rose to about 200 million users worldwide barely 8 months after its release and has continued to rise at a faster rate than the social Media giant “Facebook”. Also, Google+ Brand Pages are growing at a faster rate than Twitter pages. At this rate, Google+ is sure to claim its position as the top social media network.
- Google+ Easily Integrates With other Google Products
You will be delighted to know that Google+ comes integrated with other popular Google products like Gmail, Google Docs, Picasa and of course Google chrome. This therefore makes it easy for you to connect with other Google products and keep your business in one place.
PS: if you’re not using these products then I strongly advice you do so, Why? Because your competitors are
- The Search Implications of Google+ Circles
The Google+ Circles are way more than what you think. What happens when you get circled by your potential prospects is, their search results for a category you fall under will give you high priority as they have indeed circled you with trust and that has great significance to your business online presence.
- The Search Implications of Google+ +1
Google + +1 feature is most often confused with the normal Facebook “like” feature. This is somewhat different though, this just like the Google+ circles affects the search results by users who have +1’d you either on your webpage or on your Google+ profile. It is in fact more powerful than the circles feature and you get ranked high on searches by users who have +1’d you even above those who they have in their circles.
- Google+ Has A More Superior Mobile App
The Google+ mobile app both for IPhone and Android is more superior in both design and usability than those of other social medias like Facebook, Pinterest , and Twitter
- Google+ Enables Automatic Photo Upload to the Cloud
Google Drive, Google’s cloud service, automatically saves all photos uploaded to your Google+ profile for backup. Also, with an android device, you can enable all photos taken directly with your Camera to be directly uploaded to your Google Drive account for Backup!
- Google+ Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a Google+ feature that enables business conferencing and serves as a tool for Q & A sessions or webinars.
- Ease of Targeted Posts
Google+ automatically gives you high visibility when creating a post for your personal account or brand page.
10. Google Places
As earlier stated, Google+ replaced the old Google Places. This gives more exposure to your business, especially businesses whose success depends on being locally found by their prospects.
Considering all the above stated benefits of Google+ to your business online presence, you can better of agree with me that having a Google+ Business Account is of outmost importance to your business online presence. Google search results being modified by Google+ performances is a connecting factor that is sure to drive many entrepreneurs towards Google+.
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