E N Brown
said 5 months ago:
HI @annfurnivall —
I don’t know if Google+ is the ENTIRE future of SM but since we know it can give SEO a boost, it IS the place to be, and work your SM strategy. The sooner you get your footing there, the better off you will be, really. Your audience will build over time. Be sure to have a link on your home page to each (every page if you can, like with the Wibiya toolbar) of your SM account – FB, G+, Twitter and Pinterest and LinkedIn – IF you have all those.
One of the things I set a lot store in is all the technology heads (programmers – computer geeks – of which I am one also) that I know. They laugh at me for being on FB (still) and all swear by G+ – so I know it’s the place to be now and for the future. Not to mention that it is easier once you know your way around.
Summary – it is worth it to be there – it will make a difference to you in the future – get gmail and your notices will be on automatic with a drop down box – stay current by following “Google+ Tips and Tricks” with your G+ account.
Here are some articles to help you with your quest to understand Google+ —
10 Google+ Tips for Beginners
20 Ways to Improve Your Google+ Knowledge | Social Media Examiner
How to Set Up a Google+ Page for Your Business | Social Media Examiner
6 Steps to Getting Started With Google+ | Social Media Examiner
Take the time to learn what you need to know.
Here is a cheat – go to Google+ and search for “antiques indiana” then add the folks that come up in that search to a circle. THEN look at who follows those people and add them to a circle of potential customers.
It’s not hard to build an entirely new audience at Google+ and still have your FB audience intact.