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On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

and, dear anonymous, you are entitled to your opinion, even if you don't wish to identify yourself.

March 18, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Thanks Yasmin! Just read your post and it makes some excellent points.

There are some issues for pages on Google+, particularly when it comes to events, but it is important to begin brand presence there, as you note.

January 27, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Classic shill, huh?

It'd be nice if Google would pay me for all the positive buzz I create about Google+. :)

Back in 2007, when I said Twitter is important for marketers, people said that about Twitter and called me all kinds of names, for which they've since apologized. In fact, many of those people are now power users of Twitter. But this is the first time my journalistic integrity has been questioned. 

Early adopters are gaining traction in GooglePlus and it'll become clear to others in a coupe of years, just as it did with Twitter. Meanwhile, haters are going to hate.

 

January 27, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Well said!

January 26, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Quite simply Barry Nelson, you're wrong. 

Yes, Facebook is a great place to interact with friends and family. G+ is a great place to access and interact with people you don't already know, who can be great for your business.

But you need to use the tools that make you comfortable, and that doesn't need to include Google+

January 26, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

AG - here are Google's official statistics:

http://www.vlogg.com/12370/googleplus-statistics-as-of-october-2013/

and here's the live video of the event http://www.vlogg.com/12262/google-plus-updates-broadcast-live-video/ where Vic Gundotra, head of social at Google, made the announcement

January 26, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Barry - "Heck, as you yourself note, it's basically OPT-OUT!"

Nope, I didn't say that. I said in response to a comment that opting out of allowing your Google+ contacts to send you email is a simple thing.

You are wrong about how ACTIVE users of Google+ are counted.

Here's my article on why Facebook should not be compared to Google+

 

January 26, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Hi Vivek - Agreed. But Google search definitely favors content created in Google+ so brands need to think about how to integrate it into their strategy.

For some, hangouts on air will be the most valuable tool, for others it will be communities. 

Each social platform, as you note, has its advantages.

January 25, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Richard: This article on 8 ways to get more Google+ followers has some good advice.

January 24, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Richard - Followers and interaction build the same way on Google+ as on any other platform. A few suggestions:

Have you joined communities in G+? If so, do you participate actively? Do you +1 and interact with other people's content? Do you attend and comment in events that are relevant to what you do?

Do you have a "Follow me" badge on your website or blog? Do you include your G+ URL in your email sig?

Have you embedded any Google+ posts on Facebook, your blog or website?

There is an advantage in being an early adopter, and it can be a little lonely until the rest of the herd catches up. But the SEO and Authorship features, plus YouTube integration, live events, and truly terrific networking opportunities far outweigh any other issues in my experience.

 

January 24, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

Fixed! thank you!

January 24, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Pervasive Myths About Google+

The people who revile Google+ turn out to be people who don't use it.

Please re-read Myth # 3

Haters are going to hate. Opting out of G+ email is a simple setting in your gmail settings. 

 

January 23, 2014    View Comment    
 
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