Google Plus has been one of the greatest discoveries of my blogging career thus far. I love how regular use of G+ has boosted my website and posts’ visibility. Also, excited about all the wonderful people I have discovered using it. Here are 6 great reasons to love using Google Plus.
1. Google Plus Can Be Great for Building your Traffic from Search Engines. Since I began actively using G+, I have seen a huge uptick in incoming traffic originating from search. In fact, such a surge that search engine is now second only to Pinterest for me.
2. Google + Makes It Easy to Find Other Bloggers (especially in your niche). G+ will actively offer you suggestions in a box on the side of your home feed for others You May Know. Also, many Google Communities are available within G+ to fit your needs. You can easily search the communities by keyword.
A neat aspect of communities is that most encourage you to post relevant materials within the communities so other community members can + and share your work. You in turn can give love to others within the group, in addition to the general feed.
3.Once You Have Found Other Bloggers, G+ Makes It Simple to Put in Your Own Circles. Circles are Google Plus’s version of lists and they are so easy to make and put other G+ users in as you find them and they find you. You can share your posts to just those circles or to the public or both.
4.Google Plus Makes Searching By and Including Hashtags in Posts a Breeze. When you are writing your post and get to your hashtags, you can use the Explore G+ tool to see popular hashtags for that topic. Also, while writing out the hashtag itself, G+ will often pop up its own suggestions.
Additionally, the trending hashtags section, similar to Twitter, under Explore G+ is so enlightening. Also, be sure and check out the What’s Hot section, also under Explore G+. Both of these sections can provide you with great posts to share, pin, etc. . .
5.Tagging the Originating Blogger of a Post That You Comment On or Share Is Seamless. By using the + and starting to type the original poster’s G+ name, the system will predictively bring up name options to use with tag. When right one comes up, just click on. The predictive tagging may not work every time, but it sure does a lot of the time.
6.Good photos are beautifully displayed on Google + Posts. You probably noticed how Pinterest Feed’s can display good, well-formatted photos beautifully. Wait until you see what G+ can do. With correct uploading, photos display large and nearly pop off the page. Definitely drawing the right type of attention.
With Google Plus, there is a small learning curve to get you up and using all that G+ has to offer properly. Knowing how to do things right can make all the difference in your success. I have read many articles about using Google Plus, and still my all time favorite series is Google Plus Basics by Jenny Melrose of The NY Melrose Family. It is the most simple, straightforward and helpful tutorial on Google Plus that I have found. Be sure and check it out!
For my Google + profile.