Google+ is the newest social media network and it offers so much more than than just the ability to incorporate a +1 button on your blog.
Google+ first introduced what I call a personal page sometime last summer based on the concept of networking by adding people to “circles” that you can create and have full control over. It also provides each of us with the ability to host an online meeting or a hangout where we invite specific people or have it open to the public.
Every Friday at 8 am Pacific/11 am Eastern I usually attend the Accountants, Bookkeepers & Business Owners Hangout for an hour (where we discuss QuickBooks, general business, social media, and whatever).
On Wednesday, I participated in #GPCW (Google Plus Circle Wednesday) on Twitter – which allows you add your Twitter followers to your circles. This is done by sending a tweet using a special hashtag of #GPCW and including the link to your Google Plus personal or business page.
All you need to get started with Google+ is a gmail account, so if you don’t have one go to gmail.com and create one. Set up your personal page and then be sure to add a business page as well. Make sure that you add information and photo’s to your profile and then start searching for people you know to add to your circles.
Follow me on Twitter and watch for the Wednesday hashtag of #GPCW to connect with some really interesting folks, if you already have a Google Plus account you can circle either my personal page or my business page – if you are interested in knowing more about the Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Business Owners hangout every Friday morning be sure to let me know and I’ll make sure that I share the hangout information with you.
Free eBook: Have You Built Your Google+ Business Page Yet?
Get yourself a copy of HubSpot’s ebook to learn how you can start using this new platform for your business, you will need to complete a short form in order to download, but it’s worth the effort.
HubSpot’s guide will provide you with information about:
- How to set up a business page
- Marketing best practices
- Circles and the value of segmentation
- How to incorporate the +1 button on your blog or website
I hope you’ve found today’s topic to be interesting – hope to meet up with you here on the web!