Use or Not to use Google plus

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I am thinking of putting together a social media plan for an online publication. so it is not a person, but a magazine. I am using of course FB, twitter and going on Instagram. Google plus is now ranking second after facbook, still, are the users valuable enough for a magazine? How did you experience it so far and how do you see its future prospective.?
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  • I think there is always some users that will be interesting in your content. Depends on the subject. Question is how much work = conversion ?
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  • Profile picture of the author streetpipscom
    As what you have said G+ is ranking one step behind of Facebook then still it is a good option for online promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    Google+ is more like a community of avid bloggers, where as Facebook is merely a large collection of stand alone pages (supported by regular members who visit pages occasionally). On Google+, you can get real conversations started with others interested in your niche. There's a better chance of finding people who are interested in your type of product or service and also less competition. Staking your claim on Google+ now, rather than waiting five years is a smart idea. Get in now, build your credibility, posts and backlinks and you'll be in a better position to cash in, if and when Google+ ever does go big.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Now a days Google is forcing people to have google plus account by default. So Google plus will be helpful to get extra leads and sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      Now a days Google is forcing people to have google plus account by default. So Google plus will be helpful to get extra leads and sales.
      If you sign up for Gmail, you'll get a Google+ account anyway. So you might as well use it. There's no reason not to add Google+ to the long list of sites you are posting your content and links to. Just helpful to make a valuable contribution on this site for credibility sake, rather than just using it as one more place to backlink. Would be nice if people saw Google+ as a way to build an online community rather than social bookmarking site.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      Now a days Google is forcing people to have google plus account by default. So Google plus will be helpful to get extra leads and sales.
      They're forcing them because no one is using it

      While there are some rare cases of people using Google + to get any meaningful traffic and conversions, it still remains a rarity.

      I wouldn't put much of your own energy into Google+

      Maybe hire some of it out to mirror what you do on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hiya Thomas
    Yes I'm using Google Plus and achieve good popularity more then 2000 G+ follower.
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    • Profile picture of the author TouchWood
      If you use a tool such as hoot suite, you can automatically post facebook posts on google plus and twitter too. This could maxing the return you get on time invested!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dain
      Originally Posted by Hiya Thomas View Post

      Yes I'm using Google Plus and achieve good popularity more then 2000 G+ follower.
      I'm curious... how did you get that many followers? And in what time frame? I've recently started going crazy on google + and am now at 200.

      how many people are you following?
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      • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
        Originally Posted by Dain View Post

        I'm curious... how did you get that many followers? And in what time frame? I've recently started going crazy on google + and am now at 200.

        how many people are you following?
        One very good way to add quality followers on Google+ fast is by asking people in your circles to suggest a circle to you. This circle will contain hundreds or thousands of others interested in your niche. For instance, if you are into Xbox games, then try to get an Xbox games circle shared with you. Then add as many people from that group as you think you can and many will actually add you to their own groups. They won't all add you back right away but it will happen over time. Just be posting what those people are interested in and you will get put into many circles fast.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dain
          Originally Posted by Lokahi View Post

          One very good way to add quality followers on Google+ fast is by asking people in your circles to suggest a circle to you. This circle will contain hundreds or thousands of others interested in your niche. For instance, if you are into Xbox games, then try to get an Xbox games circle shared with you. Then add as many people from that group as you think you can and many will actually add you to their own groups. They won't all add you back right away but it will happen over time. Just be posting what those people are interested in and you will get put into many circles fast.
          How does that work? Say... Ryan Deiss has a large circle. I contact Ryan Deiss and ask if he will share his Internet Marketing circle with me?
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  • Profile picture of the author rozerr
    As people are murmuring, Google plus impacts keywords ranking in SERP, it will be very beneficial to use Google plus. If you are successful in attracting more people on Google plus then it helps you to get more plus one, popularity on google plus and authority that somewhat matters in ranking a website and your online presence.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
      Originally Posted by rozerr View Post

      As people are murmuring, Google plus impacts keywords ranking in SERP, it will be very beneficial to use Google plus. If you are successful in attracting more people on Google plus then it helps you to get more plus one, popularity on google plus and authority that somewhat matters in ranking a website and your online presence.
      And, Google looks to social signals such as how many people have you in their Google+ circles, for a sign of your credibility when it comes to ranking articles/blog posts from your site. The more people that have you in their circles, the more it's assumed you are an expert in your niche. This credibility on Google+ will extend to your posts/pages and help your ranking in Google Search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrkjds
    Yes, use Google Plus, Google will love your site..
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  • Profile picture of the author Zakhar
    Google plus is decent but Directly.me is a new site that people should be looking at! Over 3million people on that and many loop holes for traffic. that is all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shift5
    If you have a physical address Google Plus and Google Maps is worth a try. Even though it is still behind from facebook, but if you want to get a wider market its worth a shot. And it could really reach to people of who has interest on your business easier if there with in your locality and less competition(given that you have a physical address).
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    i dont really use it but i have it, since google likes it..
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  • Profile picture of the author tashrif
    I would suggest you to use Google+ as google values it. Will help you in SEO defenitely
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Google Plus was indeed a lot of potential for us as affiliate and internet marketers. Aside from just Facebook and Twitter, Google Plus is another big help for you to get some social authority, organic traffic and backlinks as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ReferralCandy
    It's always a bad idea to bet against Google—more so if you're an online publication. Google Authorship will prove to be essential, but don't take my word for it:

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  • Profile picture of the author sanusense
    I found G+ is effectively than any other social networks out there, because they have niche based circles where on facebook you can't get that much of relevancy !!
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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by sanusense View Post

      I found G+ is effectively than any other social networks out there, because they have niche based circles where on facebook you can't get that much of relevancy !!
      While the part about G+ may be the case, you are way off on Facebook.

      You can get extremely relevant with their targeting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
      Originally Posted by sanusense View Post

      I found G+ is effectively than any other social networks out there, because they have niche based circles where on facebook you can't get that much of relevancy !!
      And, this is one of the things I like most about Google+, the niche circles. Another thing that I like are the intelligent conversations created between fans of products, services and sites. People are actually there talking to each other about important things. It's not like on Facebook where fans rarely say anything relevant on the pages. In that way Google+ is more like Facebook groups, rather than Facebook pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author poojaseo
    Yes google+ is helpful for increase the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pryidevsblog
    That doesn't matter that G+ is one step behind the Facebook but There is still some people who use G+ more than the Facebook. Yeah.. I know majority is facebook side but G+ is not bad. FOr a good Author you have to engage with all well known social service.
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  • Profile picture of the author LinkQuidator
    This really depends on the country you live in and if there's enough people in your area that are using G+ so you can target them.
    Google Plus is great for promoting your product and it's much more user friendly without a too much annoying algorithm.
    Also, on G+ you can engage with people via their communities and post as your page (a thing you won't be able to do in facebook with their groups).
    In some cases G+ is pretty much wort to spend some time on. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author harrywilson912
    Besides Facebook, Twitter. Google+ is another option you should try. This is a good way to get more traffic.



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  • Profile picture of the author songsheet1
    G + is very useful and helpful site for social media optimization and promotion
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  • Profile picture of the author BennyP
    Use it for sure. It's a google related domain, and the one they are pushing the most. For example, Google has rolled out hashtag search results from Google+.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
    Google+ can be decent for getting traffic, but I haven't had too much luck with it myself. It's definitely worth using though, for SEO and promotional purposes. It can be hard promoting at first, but once you get a lot of connections it become a lot easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    google+ is a good choice after facebook, google+ is gaining much popularity now, people using other social networks are now joining g+ and it is becoming a huge place for promotins. it's also important for seo point of veiw.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    Google+ is definitely the way to go. Google values the social signals from its own rankings in the search engines ...

    Originally Posted by socialapps View Post

    I am thinking of putting together a social media plan for an online publication. so it is not a person, but a magazine. I am using of course FB, twitter and going on Instagram. Google plus is now ranking second after facbook, still, are the users valuable enough for a magazine? How did you experience it so far and how do you see its future prospective.?
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    btw another good thing to do is youtube as the second largest search engine in the world...
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelaRBachman
    Google plus is the best social bookmarking site from Google,Where we can get the best updates.Google plus have great impact in searching too.There are several ways by which we can use Google plus for promotions ,Here is an interesting infographics Google+ Dimensions Cheat Sheet from TechWyse you can explore some thoughts of Google plus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anne0521
    Just use it, you never knew but it may help your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmyparker
    Google Plus Profile is become important.Because We all work on getting ranking on google.So Google Plus will really help you in gaining more business.
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  • Profile picture of the author IndianBabe
    I get good hits from here and also, people get to see me when they search for my name. This brings me many clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author charleskay
    sure, Google+ has a brighter future and the earlier you start using them the better
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  • Profile picture of the author IndianBabe
    Am curious...
    is one allowed to post links like user mikepann83
    has done in the above post????
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    I personally dont like G+ at all. Its a shadow of Facebook that offers no real improvement on this all ready well established platform. Also you have to remember that the entire company of Facebook is dedicated to one thing. Social Media. Where G+ is really just a small branch of a larger company. Facebook must constantly improve and adapt to its users needs in order to survive. G+ is more of an 'experiment' for Google than a real core product.
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  • Profile picture of the author VivekThakur
    Yes go for Google + , its a Google's site, and have many user , that may will interested in your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author chandanthaver
    google plus is good social bookmarking sites. You can get more business to there. So offcourse use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    How do you safely and effectively promote on Google+ to increase traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnsmith
    I think you should use Google+. It is quite a nice social networking site and I think here you can find a better audience than Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author selvak
    Google plus is best for get SERPs(search engine rank page)
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