I’m breaking up with Facebook.
There’s a new guy in town, and his name is Google+.
Google+ was slow to take off, and for most of us, it wasn’t love at first sight. Unlike Pinterest, which was like a firestorm with its pretty pictures and inspirational messages, we just tolerated Google+ at first. It was just one. more. thing. to keep up with.
But use of Google+ is steadily gaining ground, and here is why.
If I share a post on Facebook, maybe 20% of my Facebook fans will actually SEE my post. This is because Facebook does not show everything you post to your friends and fans.
Did you know that?
Well, now you do.
They even tell you how many people see each post. Look in the bottom lefthand corner.
My page has 3,775 Facebook fans, but only 718 saw that post.
Google+ is a much more effective network for sharing our work because Google+ shows my posts to everyone in my Circles.
So if you like to see my updates, you should follow me on Google+!!!
But there is another compelling reason why Google+ is the best place to promote your work.
Google+ is highly correlated with your search engine rankings.
You can read more about that at The Moz Blog, but all you really need to know is this. Google+ posts have SEO benefits unlike any of the other social platforms. So if you want more people to find your posts, you should be using it.
I pour my heart and soul into this little blog, and I want people to find it, so I’m putting much more time and energy into Google+ these days. It is becoming a fun community as more and more people join and start participating so if you’ve been hesitant to give it a try, don’t be shy. Jump in and test out the waters!
It’s okay, Facebook. We can still be friends. But I’m going steady with Google+.
Stay tuned for another post on how to use Google+ to its full potential.
Don’t forget to follow me on Google+, where you will see ALL my posts not just the ones cranky Facebook decides to share.
And if you really love me, click that little G+ button on the top or bottom of this post!