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Why Use Google+?

Discussion in 'Google+' started by Rebel_Runner, Apr 6, 2013.

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Is G+ your primary Social Network?

Poll closed Apr 13, 2013.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. #1
    I've been using G+ for a limited way for the last few months and to be honest I am struggling to find a place for it in the following terms:

    Ease of use
    Engagement with your customer/reader/fan base
    Use as a social tool as the pool of people using it is significantly smaller than FB or Twitter

    Has anyone had any noted success with G+ or is this a common problem people find.
    Rebel_Runner, Apr 6, 2013 IP
  2. Maestroc

    Maestroc Active Member

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    #2
    I've been using it for a year now and I know your pain. Lots of work for what seems like very little return. However, I am still going to use it and this is why...

    Google+ has a much lower user base but that is changing quickly. Right now unless you are in the tech sector G+ doesn't have a lot of engagement to offer but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be using it. As the popularity of Google+ and the +1 button grows with non-users you can almost guarantee that Google will roll that information (at least in some small part) into its search.

    In other words, use it now so that when everybody else finally jumps on board you are already established.

    If you feel like you are sacrificing a lot of time posting to it try a tool like Hootsuite or something similar that lets you cross post to multiple networks at the same time. Honestly, if I didn't use Hootsuite I doubt I would still be posting on Google+ as much as I do just because of the hassle.
    Maestroc, Apr 7, 2013 IP
  3. przeprogdansk

    przeprogdansk Peon

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    #3
    For my opinion Facebook is better choice :)
    przeprogdansk, Apr 10, 2013 IP
  4. Scorpio08

    Scorpio08 Peon

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    #4
    G+ is good platform to share you information because lot or people are linked to it.
    Scorpio08, Apr 10, 2013 IP
  5. addyrockers

    addyrockers Member

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    #5
    google is a search engine and google+ his social networks in the coming time it will give more privilege to that webpages which have more google+ that why use google+
    addyrockers, Apr 10, 2013 IP
  6. afoley77

    afoley77 Active Member

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    Yes, G+ is my primary social network as it helps me to increase traffic and promote my business..
    afoley77, Apr 11, 2013 IP
  7. Rebel_Runner

    Rebel_Runner Peon

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    My problem with G+ is as you point out Maestroc it feels like a great deal of effort for what I assumed to be not much traffic. I am by trade a professional analyst and I decided to view my traffic figures with the use of G+ and without. The results shocked me without using G+ I saw a traffic reduction of 64%...
    Rebel_Runner, Apr 11, 2013 IP
  8. Irfi0009

    Irfi0009 Banned

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    #8
    G+ IS VERY USE FULL ACCOUNT THIS USED FOR CHEAT MAILING AND PICTHR SHARED AND OTHER THING
    Irfi0009, Apr 12, 2013 IP
  9. Iain R

    Iain R Greenhorn

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    #9
    You should use Google + because +1s play a factor in Google's search algorithm.

    So when you +1 something and your friend searches for something that has been +1 they are more likely to find it.

    Social search. That is why you should use Google +
    Iain R, Apr 12, 2013 IP
  10. Shawn Michaels

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    #10
    I think also facebook is better than G+.
    Shawn Michaels, Apr 12, 2013 IP
  11. Rebel_Runner

    Rebel_Runner Peon

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    So I decided to investigate the drop I noticed and and found the following link:

    http://www.jeffalytics.com/establish-google-plus-authority/

    I found the results of hos work relating to ranking to be very interesting. If ranking can be increased so significantly by G+ alone I wonder what affect that will have on the usage of G+
    Rebel_Runner, Apr 12, 2013 IP
  12. ronoliverclarin

    ronoliverclarin Greenhorn

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    Google+ help me to connect with a new clients, interact with them and increase sales.
    ronoliverclarin, Apr 13, 2013 IP
  13. nelum8

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    #13

    That was a very interesting read! I think I am going to have to pay more attention to Google+ now. It seems like Google+ can be great for giving your website a SEO boost.

    In terms of social media and interacting with people though, I still do not hear people talking about Google+ like they do facebook or twitter. Mainstream media doesn't seem to promote on Google+ either. For example, I was watching the news this afternoon and the announcers always say something like "tweet me or post on facebook". Google+ is kind of like the joke of social media in the sense that no one seems to have an account or take it seriously. We'll have to see if this changes in the future though.
    nelum8, Apr 13, 2013 IP
  14. J1mmy

    J1mmy Member

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    It doesn't hurt to maintain a Google+ account. There are people that use G+ over FB.
    J1mmy, Apr 17, 2013 IP
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    darma may Greenhorn

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    Yes, G+ is my primary social network as it helps me to increase traffic
    darma may, Apr 29, 2013 IP
  16. edward coulson

    edward coulson Greenhorn

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    #16
    as i know that google is the best companey in the internet field so undoubtally it will make the best thing....but peoples are more useto with facebook ....otherwise google+ gives use the best fecility........
    edward coulson, Apr 29, 2013 IP
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    urm i feel it really need sometime to get use google+ , it very hard to use . but i try to learning to use.
    fokerss, Apr 30, 2013 IP
  18. income_by_internet

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    #18
    google plus is perfect & 1 of its features :
    1-Share posts privately to the Community
    2-Put your featured link in the right place
    3-Check your sharing settings for Docs, Sheets and Presentations
    4-Classify content with Categories
    income_by_internet, Jun 22, 2013 IP
  19. sunil_gupta20801

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    #19
    If you are a publisher and have active users engaged with you then you can use G+ to connect with them. It will also help to increase your traffic. Also G+ can be used for personal network(i.e. with your friends and family). The concept is same as Facebook. Choice is yours between Facebook and G+.
    sunil_gupta20801, Jun 22, 2013 IP
  20. O Morgan

    O Morgan Greenhorn

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    For some ppl the 1 reason why they use Google plus is integration with google services, many of them use famouse Gmail or Google docs. I even don`t mention such thing as browser integration, couse there are many Google chrome fans.
    O Morgan, Jun 26, 2013 IP