5 Good Reasons for Beginner Bloggers to Use Google+

by on September 3, 2013 · 3 comments

Google Plus for Bloggers

Do you know that Google is the most popular, widely-used, successful search engine around?

So, it’s no wonder that so many savvy bloggers are taking advantage of Google+ (G+) for promoting their blogs and blog posts. So, as a beginner, don’t you think it would be wise to follow suit?

5 Google+ Tips for Newbie Bloggers

Beginner bloggers can truly benefit from having the right tools from the beginning. One effective marketing tool is Google+. Now, let’s look into the top five reasons why beginner bloggers should be using Google+:

1) Powered by the #1 Search Engine

Everyone knows that Google is the top dog when it comes to search engines. That’s why bloggers who publish valuable content to Google+ have huge market advantages. When you post on G+, your content gets indexed immediately by this search engine guru. Plus, all of your Google products are integrated, such as:

  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Google+
  • Google+ Circles
  • Google+ Hangouts
  • Google+ Local

2) Google+ Hangouts Meeting in Real-Time

What is Google Hangouts? This is a free tool that allows you to meet and hangout with others through video chats. Using your webcam and mic, you can interact with your target audience, as well as your Google circles. All interactions happen in real-time.

Another great plus is the integration of your Google products. This allows your G+ Hangouts to be streamed on your blog, website, YouTube and Google+. Here are some other things you can accomplish using Google Hangouts:

  • Online presentations
  • Industry discussions
  • Screen sharing
  • Conduct workshops
  • Online team meetings
  • Online document sharing
  • Online brainstorming
  • Share videos to and from YouTube

3) Virtual Tours with Google Business Photos

If you’ve looked at Google Maps lately, you know that it features exterior views of the physical locations of businesses. Well, with Google Business Photos, a product of Google+ Local, you can create your own interior virtual tours. Some of the major business benefits include:

  • Virtual Tours – 360-degree interactive online tours of the inside of your business’ physical location.
  • Customer Engagement – Allows your online visitors to look around your location for more interaction with you.
  • Global Sharing – Your photos can appear on your blog, website, social media networks, Google searches, Google Maps and Google+ Local.

4) Virtual Tours of Exteriors through Google Maps

The newly launched Google Business Photos is not available in smaller areas and cities just yet. So, the best alternative for these small town businesses is Google Maps, integrated with Google+ Local. These interactive maps give users panoramic views of the surrounding area.

5) Reach More Than 100 Million People

In July 2013, Google+ reported having around 500 million users. Around 100 million of these users actively interact on Google+ regularly. And, these numbers continue to increase. Why?

Well, that’s simple. Google has always been and still is the #1 search engine. So, anything they give higher rankings to will generally receive higher rankings in other search engine results.

Let’s face it. Where else can you market your business to 100 million people for absolutely free?

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This article was written by Chad Goulde of TheBlogBuilders.com.

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Kelsey @ Brosix September 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

You are missing mentioning Google Authorship, which already changes how bloggers’ work is displayed in search results.

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Anh Wu September 28, 2013 at 2:19 am

Yes, Google Authorship is very important and another important thing is blogspot which is also a Google product. I didn’t like Google+ at first but now like this social network. Adding people is easier than Facebook but getting updates with friends is still problematic. I hope Google+ will improves soon.

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William Thiry October 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Hey Chad,

I was wondering: somewhere recently I read an article that suggested maintaining a blog separate from your main website and linking the two back to each other. Apparently it is good for SEO.

I have a WordPress website that also includes a blog. Should I keep these together in one site, or maintain separate sites as the article suggests? Any thoughts on this?

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