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  • Daniel Junior

    Glad to see you changed your opinion about G+. It´s a really great experience.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Amber King

    Love the article. I have to agree that G+ is more applicable for business other than LinkedIn. Facebook and Twitter can generate traffic but its in G+ that you can meet qualified business network.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Amber. It is using each platform where appropriate. The other thing to keep in mind is not to have all your eggs in one “social media basket”

  • AhBoon Lah

    Google doesn’t really care about monetizing Google+”
    i wonder what will happen if google puts adsense into google+??

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      I really think it doesn’t want to clutter it with Ads. It is adding to much value elsewhere!

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  • http://www.shaneatkins.co.uk/ Shane Atkins

    Glad to see some Google+ infographics out there. Google+ now has over 170 million users.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      The headline number for the number of Google+ users in Chris Brogan’s Infographic is now dated but the tips aren’t

  • http://www.slice-works.com Meredith Rabil

    The resources in this post are A+! I have a Google+ account, but I know I haven’t explored enough for it to reach it’s fullest potential and I’ve been looking for a way to make that happen. This post was it. =)

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      I got a knock on the door last week by some avid Google+ tribe members and it reminded me to spend some more “quality” time there. Glad it helped :)

    • http://twitter.com/JosephNed Joseph Ned

      Same thing here. I’ve been researching using Google+ pages for my business for ‘weeks’. (and of course, for my clients’ businesses). Its time to stop researching and start doing. Thanks for the kick in the pants.

  • http://guymanningham.com/ Guy Manningham

    Facebook is destined to follow MySpace into the abyss of obscurity thanks to the new Timeline.

    • http://www.web101marketing.com Tom Parker

      IMHO, Facebook is here to stay. People gripe and complain every time fb changes something, but it the long run the changes usually result in a better experience. I think the timeline is a big improvement personally. Fb has such a strong family/friends user base, I don’t think the majority of folks will bail anytime soon, maybe never.

  • J.C. Kendall

    My guess, is that somebody did their homework, and found a treasure trove of different thinking, eh Jeff? Good work.

  • http://twitter.com/WarrenHorak Warren David Horak

    Great post and links too. Eye opening especially for business users. Thanks for the post. Any tips for Entrepreneurial Developers on Google+ ? This is what I do ~ Cheers

  • http://about.me/haroldcabezas cabezas

    Thank you, Jeff-a very thorough post. Glad we’re connected on the social networks, I found this through your G+ page. Cheers!!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      I had a fun conversation 10 days ago with a few of the tribe from Google+

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  • Katherine McDade

    Where would you recommend starting on Google+ as a business account? Being new to Google+ all around is making it hard to find a starting point as part of the social media department of my company.

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  • ozio media

    Google+ is becoming more relevant as a business oriented social network, because of the influence that +1s have on Google’s search results and the positive SEO that will obviously result from being on Google+. The integration efforts of Google in recent years also make Google+ Local pages far more important to businesses and the connection to a Google+ business page gives businesses a big free platform to use for marketing. For these reasons Google+ is worth the time that it will take to develop a business profile.

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  • Simon Hamer

    +Jeff Bullas (just practicing) What do you think is needed to make Google+ more … shall we say … less clunky ?

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  • http://chuckbrown.com Chuck Brown

    Downside of G+: Most of your friends probably aren’t there yet. So the pool of attentive ears to draw from is smaller, and people who like and want to support you are less likely to be there.

    Upsides of G+:
    - Creating a “fan page” is really fast and easy. It looks great, and…importantly, you don’t have to PAY to be seen in the stream of people who have already decided to like you.
    - You can use the simple style tools to highlight important stuff, WHICH MEANS YOU DON’T HAVE TO RESORT TO ALL CAPS AS OFTEN.
    - The audience tends to be a bit more serious-minded. This can be a bad thing if you mainly share cat videos and are hoping for 50 people to click Like on Facebook. But if you’re sharing something of substance, you’re probably more likely to find a level of engagement.

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  • Kristine Allcroft

    Thanks again Jeff! You make reading your blog worthwhile because you always provide meaning and helpful tips for navigating the social media landscape!

    I agree with Chris Brogan: if you don’t have a Google+ page for your business, get one! I just created that page for our business this month and the traffic to our webpage has increased by 30%. This is a remarkable change because our blog is not exactly “sexy.” Who wants to read about property damage restoration? No one wants to know about all the bad things that can happen to your home or business – until they have a crisis and need to know.
    The fact that the spiders are now picking this information up with the one change of having a Google+ page is significant. Of course Google has an interest in it’s own social network – but in addition to this, I would recommend that small business owners make sure they also post to 2 additional Google “properties” – reddit and YouTube – to help to strengthen the signal to the spiders to pick up their posts.

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