If you haven’t already joined Google Plus, then I’m urging you, do it now… the benefits will be worth it.
I feel like I’ve finally seen the light with Google+ – I still don’t “get it” 100%, but what I’ve realised is that I’m going to be way behind if I don’t start embracing it as soon as possible. This is basically what I did with Twitter: I simply listened to all the negativity about it, rather than trying it for myself, and just thought I can’t be dealing with all that, when what I should have been thinking was How can it benefit my blog. I’m now totally converted to Twitter, and the positives far outweigh the negatives.
So, what I can I say to convert you to Google+? First of all, I’m no expert. At all. Not even remotely. I’ve basically learned how to add people to my circles, share things on Google+ and reply to comments… that’s it at the moment. But what really changed my mind about using it more is this one thing I found out:
Light bulb moment… Google runs Google Plus. They want it to succeed, so they’re going to ensure that your activity on Google+ improves your search engine rankings and visibility.
Once I realised that, it made perfect sense. Did you know it’s the THIRD largest social media platform – bigger than Twitter or Pinterest? It’s also growing quicker than Facebook and Twitter. Combined. That’s some pretty impressive numbers that can’t be ignored.
Have I converted you already? Then add me to your circles and I’ll return the favour!
The best article I’ve read about Google+ is by RewardStyle, “7 Reasons You Need To Join Google Plus”. You can read it on this link here but only if you’re a registered RewardStyle user, so I’ve pinned a Jpeg of it so everyone can read and repin it.
If you want some further reading, then I can recommend the following links:
Finally: LinkedIn. If you’re not aware of LinkedIn, its where you “build your brand and profile to share with others, search for work, get valuable information about searching for work, and expand your network”, so says For Dummies (read more here).
I want to connect with everyone I deal with on the blog, so if we’re not already connected on LinkedIn then connect with me here!
I’m trying to increase my exposure blog/career-wise (more of which I’ll tell you about in an upcoming post…) and this is the perfect platform to help me do it, and you too if you’re like-minded.
So let’s connect – everywhere…!
Come back tomorrow for a giveaway! It’s something quite apt considering this post: if you want to increase your exposure on the internet, you’ll definitely want to come back and enter!