Google+ has finally broke into the social networking scene with their new facebook-esque social networking tool called Google+. I was fortunate enough to have a Google+ account before it was even released to the general public for sign up and now it has exploded. So why should you get a Google+ account when you already have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest? Well, if you plan on marketing anything on the internet, you will reap the benefits of better SEO and networking.
For those individuals targeting online traffic, Google products including Google+ and YouTube, have become more important as they are now part of the new search algorithm. What does this mean for people marketing or networking online? It means your Google profiles are more relevant in searches as compared to your other favorites social networking sites.
Another reason is that Google+ utilizes a unique “circles” idea, where you can drag and drop your friends, family and coworkers into the appropriate circle. For example, I have ‘Friends’, ‘Family’ and ‘Work’ circles in which I place the appropriate people, sometimes they get to be placed into two circles depending on the relationship we have. The great thing about the circles is, let’s say for example, I was getting married. I would most definitely want to tell my family first and foremost so I could write up a message and send it to “Family Circle” and everyone in my family circle would receive it.
Not only do they have all of your social relationships organized, they utilize this organization pattern by letting you arrange a “Hangout” with one or more circles of your choice. This “Hangout” tool has become very useful for businesses and networkers because it allows everyone invited to the “Hangout” to video face-to-face with each other, share youtube videos, and IM (instant message) each other all at the same time.
Added benefits to having a Google+ account:
-Your Android phone can sync automatically
-Your mobile photos can be automatically uploaded
-You can check into places easier than ever
-Your schedule can be automatically synced
-Increases your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) relevancy
Fun fact: At the time of this posting, the Google+ user with the most friends is Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook. (of course, he wouldn’t want his competition getting the one up on him)