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Google +1 Review – Google’s History In Social Media

Google +1 Review – Google’s History In Social Media

Sometime back we shared about google +1 entry into the world of social media networking. I have to agree that they have done good work on their site this time round and as demonstrated by over 10 million people that created an account in just two weeks.

As it has been proved before, social media marketing is really helping many webmasters and bloggers grow their work online business from home. On this article let us do a review of Google +1 and see its advantages and disadvantages.

Circles: One of the strongest features of google +1 is definitely the circles. This is where an account holder is able to separate his contacts into groups. Thus you can create different circles for your family, business contacts, friends and so on.

The feature is missing on other social sites like facebook and twitter, which means when you update your wall all your contacts get to view what you posted. On google +1 you can choose to communicate to one circle and leave out another. In short, when you update your status wall you select the circles you would wish to share that information with.

Privacy is a big issue online and google plus has really simplified the process of privacy setting. For example, you can choose which circles will view your contacts. The procedure is so straight forward on google +1 unlike other social networking sites. On facebook, setting up privacy features is quite complex especially to folks that are not so savvy about internet stuff.





When setting up your account at google plus 1, you are able to set up your business mobile number to be visible to your workmates and business contacts but not your friends. Then you can set up the number you wish your friends and family to reach you on. The beauty is that the process of privacy setting is so easy on google +.

The other feature that sets google +1 ahead of other social sites is the fact that you can filter the status updates others have submitted. With just a single click of a button, you can filter the information by circles.

Google +1All these features mean that you can do serious online business stuff with one circle, and still be able to play with your friends in another circle. As the adage goes, “too much work without play made jack a dull boy”.

Chat rooms: Of late chat rooms have become a meeting point to make new friends and connect with other business minded people. What google +1 have done is come up with a hangout joint where people can connect through video chat rooms.

This means that you need to have a webcam installed on your computer. The challenge is that for your to get started you need to do some set ups. You have to download and install two programs, Google Voice and Video Plugin.

To be able to chat, you need to get someone who is in one of your circles and has done the same set ups. For the connections to be perfect you also need to have good internet connections. But all said and done, this is also a feature that will for sure assist webmasters build relationships across the globe.

By the way, did you know that this is not the first attempt for google to try to enter into the world of social media networking? Google over the years has being coming up with sites that have failed to take off. Here are some of the social sites that you may or may not know about before the launch of google +1.

google buzzGoogle Buzz: This was a feature that google added in their email service which I presume that most people have not noticed it. It is the second option after your inbox. With this option you will be able to disseminate information to contacts in your buzz account in a social media networking layout.

Since I created my buzz account I have not seen much improvement in my blog traffic. In addition, I get very few requests for connections and the invites I have sent out have received very few responses. This is unlike Google +1, where within days I got very many requests of people wishing to connect with me.

The other disadvantage is that some people are using buzz to send spam messages.

google friend connectGoogle Friend Connect: This site was created specifically for webmasters to be able to interact with their visitors and other webmasters. When creating your account, add your website URL and a snippet HTML code will be generated for you. Copy and paste the code on your site and you are ready to go.

The layout of google friend connect took the approach of having standard open social platform that did not work out well.

orkutOrkut: According to Google’s point of view, Orkut is meant to be an online community where people can interact and stimulate their social lives. For you to create an account at Orkut, you need to have a Gmail account.

I have to say that this has been one of Google’s best attempts to enter into the arena of social media networking before google +1. With Orkut, you can easily find people whom you share the same interest in terms of business, hobbies and personal relationships.

Some of the nations that have really embraced Orkut include India and Brazil. So if your target audiences are people from these two countries, you now know where to find them.

goole waveGoogle Wave: This is an online communication tool that was meant to make internet interaction seamless. The idea was to integrate the various media of communication tools like videos, text, images, and many more on one platform.

As we speak the site is almost coming to a dead end. I hope google have learned from their previous projects and the same will not happen to google +1.

Summary: There have been other attempts by google to try to enter the social networking arena with sites like Open Social and Google Lively. Right now a site like Google lively has been shut down.

This history goes to show just how social media networks are becoming a force to reckon with. This is especially so for work online marketers. If google what’s a piece of the cake, it means there is definitely something about social media that people are yet to unearth.

My advice is that if you have not jumped into social media marketing and you are blogging for money, you better try out google +1 for a start.

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Google Plus – Social Media Marketing New Kid

Google Plus – Social Media Marketing New Kid

The latest buzz on the internet marketing circles is definitely Google Plus or Google +1. If you are devoted work online entrepreneur then you realize to make money blogging you need to keep up with the trends.

It will not take long before Google plus explodes and the people who will benefit will be the ones who jumped into the band wagon first.

When it comes to generating blog traffic, you need to know where your target customers visit. In case you realize they are always on facebook then that is where your focus should be. But as we speck people are rushing to Google plus and you need to go where your target audience spend most of their time.

Google plus is the new kid in the block when it gets to social media sites. This is a site that has been designed for people to link up with friends, family, colleagues and your business contacts.

In my many years in internet marketing I have discovered the secret is having various sources of getting blog traffic. The more work online marketing arsenals you have the more traffic you will attract. If am asked, you need to add Google plus or Google +1 to your web marketing campaign list.




Here are the advantages of Google Plus for bloggers

google +1Attracting direct blog traffic: It is just amazing how bloggers are beginning to generate quality traffic from Google +1 and they have not even added the button on their blogs. This goes to show with proper utilization of the Google Plus features, traffic to your blog will sky rocket.

As you share on google plus, add a link pointing to where you want to lead your followers. You will be surprised just how much direct blog traffic you will generate. It is just a month ago when Google +1 was launched and yet it is generating a lot of traffic for bloggers.

Just like any other social forum, share content that is helpful that aims to educate and add values to your target audience. This will mean you get more recommendation from your friends and business contacts.

Ability to really engage your followers: Unlike twitter where you need to have lots of followers for you to have real impact, with Google Plus the story is different. With just a small following you can fully engage your followers and much more so in a personal level.

The site has been created in such a way that interactions are more personalized. In addition, engagement with your connections is very simple since the site if user friendly.

As a work online business person you know that building relationship is the key to making money online from home. It helps you gain credibility and thus online presence.

Classification of your followers: On facebook or twitter any time you updated your wall, all your fans and followers can view your update. This means that you needed to have two accounts; one for fun and another for serious business stuff.

The case is different with Google Plus; with the feature called “circle” you are able to engage one segment of your followers without involving the other circles. This will also be very helpful for bloggers that have blogs in different niches.

You can create more that one circles of friends. For instance, if you have two blogs; one about working online and another for weight loss tips. You can come up with two circles, one for business and another for health. This will ensure when you post about health tips your circle of friends in business will not see the posts.

This gets even better since you can also send a message to one person at a time. All this features will increase the chances of generating unique blog traffic thus a high sales conversion rate.

Potential audience congregating at one place: In just two weeks, 10 million people signed up on Google +, this just goes to show that there is something about Google plus you simply cannot ignore.

Since the social media marketing site is still new and there are several features that need to be worked on, there is no way 10 million people can congregate in one place without money flowing. My follower blogger, you must take full advantage of Google Plus right away.

Google +Search engine placement: Google +1 feature is the one tool that will really help people trying to make money blogging. Therefore, you have to add the Google +1 sign on your blog since it will boost your search engine ranking.

Ideally, content recommended by your business contact and friends is of more relevance than from people in other niches. A Google +1 recommendation from someone in your niche will be a signal to Google to prove that your content is relevant and of quality. This in turn will boost you site positioning on google search results.

It is hence of great importance that online marketers embrace google plus to create blog traffic from Google. The beauty about it is that it won’t take many recommendations for an article on your blog to rank. With just like 10 Google plus recommendation your blog post can rank very well on google search results.

If you ask me, Google Plus is the next big thing in search engines optimization. In the near future Google + will be part of the google algorithms. It will be an indicator of how much people value or trust a particular site or blog post.

If you want unique traffic then look at Google plus.

The new best place to be: The day you will begin getting email notification from Google Plus is the day you see its power. It is really great seeing people in your niche adding you to their circle of friends. It is an indicator of how people love your content which translates to more online sales conversions.

If you are offering rich content you will note that you will get more friends on Google + more you will ever get on Facebook and twitter.

One thing is for sure, Google will make sure they will perfect Google +. Those bloggers that ignored social site as a means of generating traffic are now regretting. Facebook has really helped people making money online earn even much more cash.

If you were one of those guy that overlooked facebook and twitter, you now have an opportunity to redeem yourself. Create a Google Plus account right away and remember to include the Google +1 button on your web pages.

It will not take long before you begin seeing an increase of targeted blog traffic to your posts. Aim to add people in your niche, like ME, to your circle of friends and you will definitely love it.

I am really looking forward to linking up with you on Google Plus.


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