Scott our guest poster today will tell you more about how to use Google Plus for your online business.
If you have been using Facebook as one of the ways you promote your online business and grow your customer base, Google has made the process much easier with the introduction of its Google + or Google Plus. Experts who have reviewed this new social networking site report that they found it to be more compelling and engaging than Facebook and of course, it is easy to use.
How to access Google +
After some testing by a select few, who received special invitations, Google+ is now available for everyone to sign up for. You need to have a Google account and a gmail address. Both of these are free. If you have an online business, chances are you have been using Google Adsense, so you already have an account in place.
When you have a Google account, every time you search any topic on the Internet, you will see its symbol (the plus sign) next to the results. You can make sure that this symbol is also next to your website. This will also place the button on your web pages so that anyone who reads and likes your content will give it a Thumbs Up.
It is called getting a pulse. Like other sites where you have to enter a word or phrase to prove that you are a real person, this click on the symbol tells Google that a person has actually visited the site and considers it worthy. You only need to have a few pulses in order for others to see that you have a site that they should check out.
Set up Circles of Friends or Associates
Google + makes it easy for you to grow your business online because you can create circles of friends. If there are only certain friends with whom you share any details of your business, you can set up a special circle containing only these people. All you have to do is drag the icon of each person into the circle and give the circle a name.
Have a face to face chat
You can chat with friends face to face on Google +. In this way it is very similar to Skype, but you can talk to more than one friend at the same time. This allows you to get the word out to all your connections at the same time because you don’t have to email each one individually. You can set up demonstrations of your product if you wish so that they can all see it at the same time.
This feature of Google + is called the Hangout. You simply let others know that you are available at the Hangout and they will log in. At the same time, when you see one or more of your friends at the Hangout, you can join them.
Instantly upload your photos
Share any photos that you wish with specific friends on Google +. The photos are instantly downloaded to a private Google album.
Google + is not quite ready for everyone to use just yet. But when it is there is no doubt that it will very quickly become one of the most important ways to make money online because of all the benefits that it has for businesses – both large and small.
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