Some have said that Google Plus is dead and that it should be put into the Google Graveyard. So what is Google Plus for if people are ready to shelve it?
How To Use Google Plus Effectively For SEO
Google Plus has quite a few features that allow you to connect with any one, any company, and any group. This is done through Circles, Stream, and Hangouts.
This just a simple way of organizing your connections in categories. For instance you may have a Circle of Friends, Family, Acquaintances, Companies Names, and the list goes on.
Basically this feature is connected to media you want to share like, videos, links, images and maps.
This is an example of my post in the Stream and how it has become popular in just 2 days!
Notice how there are 11 - +1s - this means that 11 people have liked it and 2 people have shared it.
Stream can be accessed by clicking on the Home Icon on the Google Plus platform.
Google Hangouts... or Google Allo & Duo
Would you like to have a video conference with not more than 10 people? Well Google Hangouts is the way to do it. You can perform a Video Chat and interact with each other to your heart's content....
Ah! But wait....! Hasn't Google Hangouts ceased to exist?
Glad you asked that! Apparently Google Allo and Duo will replace Hangouts. So you can utilize them in place of Google Hangouts.
But How Do I Use Google Plus For SEO?
Happy you asked that.
As Kyle has explained in his training regarding Google Plus, the way to accelerate rankings in Google is to post your blogs you create on your websites on Google Plus.
I was a bit weary of this as I had searched on how Google Plus is faring and most people believe Google Plus is a useless tool. On the contrary, I believe Google Plus is the best Social Media Platform to drive traffic to your website.
After allaying my fears of a useless social media platform, I decided to try is out. Here is the result!
This result - the last two searches shown above - started me thinking about the great effect Google plus has on our SEO Rankings.
However, my excitement was shortlived when I researched further for info to include in this blog and someone's comment on another article in another website suggested the search be done incognito. I did this and was sorely disappointed.
These results prove to me that something is happening within Google Searches regarding my Google Plus posts, so I will continue to use Google Plus.
If you don't have Google Plus, head on over to Google Plus, login into your GMail account and create your Google Plus profile today to help you rank higher in Google Pages!
Your thoughts and comments as always are appreciated.