Google+: The Complete Guide

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This is a great resource for anyone that's looking to explore G+ a little more. It pretty much covers everything that you need to know about getting started with G+, and it has links to other great resources at the end of the article.

Google+: The Complete Guide

It doesn't really go too deeply into using G+ for business purposes (mainly because Google doesn't want businesses signing up until they roll out their business features), but if you use a common sense approach to marketing on social networks in general (i.e. drive the traffic to your sites/blogs and do your selling there instead of trying to sell on G+ itself), you'll be fine.

G+ is a viral machine, if you've got great content and you don't act like a jerk. With great power, comes great responsibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    google + is definitely awesome, thanks for this. Its a bit different of facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I'm still on the fence about Google+ .. I like some of the features but it's also lacking a few that I consider pretty important.

    And it would be cool if more people were on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobCopywriter
    Thanks for this. Google+ isn't really my cup of tea, but it's been getting people so much traffic that I feel the need to learn more about it and give it a shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Murlu
    Google+ has been very fun to play with. I got a beta invite and it's certainly take off since just a few weeks ago. It seems much more professional than Facebook at this time as it seems to have more tech enthusiasts at this time. However, I think the platform will begin to go stale once we have the full rush of the public at large. It's unfortunate but we'll see G+ turn into another Facebook where people use the platform to complain, post pictures of cats and pass on chain letter style messages.
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    • Profile picture of the author HankTheCowDog
      I'm still on the fence too. It doesn't seem to have that "social network" feel. It's like being caught in a bad gmail dream, lol.

      Apparently, many of my FB friends feel the same way.

      I twice offered Google+ invites to my 1200 friends...and only rounded up 6 people.

      Time will tell.

      Thanks for the link!
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
        Originally Posted by HankTheCowDog View Post

        I twice offered Google+ invites to my 1200 friends...and only rounded up 6 people.
        Funny you mention that, I sent invites to a segment of my list.. less than 20 took me up on it.

        And I'm still trying to find its USP.
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        • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
          Originally Posted by Mick Meaney View Post

          Funny you mention that, I sent invites to a segment of my list.. less than 20 took me up on it.

          And I'm still trying to find its USP.
          Think collaboration, and think about the cloud.

          Check this out:

          https://plus.google.com/photos/10023...87019815403777

          Start with the first photo, and cycle through the rest like a slide show. He makes a good case.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
          Interesting Mashable article today:

          Google+ Users Are Nearly All Male

          Something to consider. Yes, if you're marketing to nerdy, tech-oriented males, this is good. But, if your target audience is outside this niche, I can't see the value of using this social network for marketing.

          Myself, for my new site, the target market is on Facebook. I'll keep my focus there.
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          • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
            Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

            Interesting Mashable article today:

            Google+ Users Are Nearly All Male

            Something to consider. Yes, if you're marketing to nerdy, tech-oriented males, this is good. But, if your target audience is outside this niche, I can't see the value of using this social network for marketing.

            Myself, for my new site, the target market is on Facebook. I'll keep my focus there.
            No doubt. It's predominantly male there right now, and that's an understatement. It definitely isn't for every niche right now, and for all anyone knows, it might never work for most niches outside of the tech nerds and social media crowd.

            Facebook is still the 750 million pound gorilla, and will be for quite some time. Gotta go where your peeps are at.
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          • Profile picture of the author Daret
            Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

            Interesting Mashable article today:

            Google+ Users Are Nearly All Male

            Something to consider. Yes, if you're marketing to nerdy, tech-oriented males, this is good. But, if your target audience is outside this niche, I can't see the value of using this social network for marketing.

            Myself, for my new site, the target market is on Facebook. I'll keep my focus there.
            Nice share! Thanks for the cool info

            hope more ladies will be joining it soon
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          • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
            Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

            Interesting Mashable article today:

            Google+ Users Are Nearly All Male
            One of my niches is a 'girls only' niche and I've tried to lure the girls in this group into Google+ ... and I've failed. The interesting part is that they love computers, social networking, techno related things, TechCrunch and Mashable etc. since the niche is quite based on an internet and tech related thing. So I don't know why they didn't show any interest in Google's new toy.

            I think I should send out some surveys soon.
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