Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Google +

One week down in the A-Z Challenge and 3 to go! I'm continuing my theme of blogging tips today talking about Google Plus. 

Google plus, like any other social media site can enhance your blogging experience. Unfortunately, there is no way to get your blog posts automatically published to your Google Plus profile. If you have a fan page, it's easily done, but I'm not going to go into detail with that here.

It takes a little extra time, but I always publish my blog posts to Google Plus anyway. Why? Because I have my blogger profile linked to Google Plus and I want people to be able to find my blog easily. If your blog is linked to G+ you should do the same.

A Word of Caution: should you chose to do this, make sure you're posting other things as well so that you don't annoy those who follow you. The same rule applies to ANY social media site. I usually post the same thing that I've written on Facebook to my G+ page becasue I find those who use G+ don't do Facebook as much and vice-versa.

The point is to get your name out there and make connections. You don't have to spend tons of time on each social media site to make it worth your while, but you do have to spend some time if you're going to use that site to promote your own stuff. I recommend 10min on 3-4 sites daily. You'd be surprised how much you can engage people in such a short amount of time.

Questions about Google +? Leave me a comment!
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