Google Collections, what? Not Google+ again! If you are like me, you started Google+ with a gung-ho attitude, but you slowly lost interest in the dashboard. And so you may wonder why I even want to talk about Google Collections. SEO is why I still have hope for Google+ and Collections. No matter what platform or algorithm Google throws at us, at the end of the day, posting on this platform injects your specific keywords into the massive search engine that we all love, love, love.
Yes. I deleted my Google Plus Page. Or rather, it’s not in use anymore. Not my personal profile, but the page for our business, B Squared Media. I can’t sit here and tell you that my “research” is scientific, but I can tell you that I spent a good amount of effort looking at analytics to make this decision. And in the end, with my most precious and valuable asset being time, I decided having both a personal Google Plus account and a business page just wasn’t worth it. Here’s why …
During social media week, we had one HECK of a class with Seth Sternberg, the Product Director for G+. He gave us some pretty cool hacks to explore that I haven’t heard peeps share before, so I’m going to list them here for y’all to scope out. Hopefully we can all grow with Google using one (or more) of these ideas.
As all of the news hits regarding Facebook being a pay-to-play platform, and gurus tell everyone to run to Google Plus where the grass is greener, I’d like to remind everyone to take those rose-colored glasses off. While Google Plus is an excellent platform — and yes, we will be spending a lot more time and effort on my personal page and the B Squared Media page — it’s not perfect by any means. We’re all a work in progress, right?
We’ll be releasing one extra blog post each week during the month of February. Why? Because we took the challenge! The Media Barista’s challenge is all too awesome, and being that I LOVE music I couldn’t pass up the chance to add it to my other love, social media.