“If Facebook and Twitter had a baby, they’d call it Google+” – Olaf Wempe
Some believe Google Plus will quickly replace Twitter, as it provides an easier way to manage and communicate with friends.
Others believe that Google Plus will be a valuable addition to their personal connections, and for marketers, it offers a whole new way of reaching out and networking with other entrepreneurs in your niche market.
In just a few weeks of beta launch, Google+ has amassed more than 12 million users, with over a billion pieces of content being posted throughout Google+ every single day.
While Google+ has rolled out its services to focus on the average user and individual, they have created extensions within Google+ primarily for businesses.
Still, thousands of Internet Marketers and entrepreneurs have already started using Google+ to further their outreach, connect with their target audience and develop relationships with new partners and networking opportunities.
Since November 2011 brands are able to create company pages on Google+.
Recent numbers show that brand engagement on Google+ is increasing but is still far away behind players like Facebook and Twitter.
A recent report from Simply Measured which was released on May and shows results of Top 100 companies of which 64 of them have verified Google+ pages.
An increasing number of consumers are adding these companies to their Circles. At least 5,000 people had added 35% of these Top 100 brands to their Circles until May. This is a 21% increase from February. About 22% of brands Google+ pages had been added to Circles by more than 100,000 Google+ users. This is an increase from of 13% in February to May.
The 15 best performing industries on Google+ are:
4. Internet Services
8. Sporting Goods
9. Business Services
10. Computer Software
13. Financial Services
Infographic: Who Is Usig Google+
How can you profit from Google+?
1. If do not have a Google account, go an register one
2. Go to Google+ and complete all necessary information for a personal profile
3. Create a Google+ Page and complete the businesses profile regarding your business, like a logo, address, phone number, address, link to your website and blog, etc.
4. Search for business partners on Google+ and add them to your circles for your Google+ Page
5. Link from your website to your Google+ Page
6. Start the interaction by +1 posts of your circles and by republishing your blog articles or other content on your Google+ Page
7. Listen and learn what your audience is interested in
8. Craft a how to on base of the information you have collected on Google+ and offer it for download on a landing page
9. Setup landing pages which specially are dedicated to Google+ so you will know for sure that these leads are from your Google+ Page