Google plus is another communication tool like Facebook and Twitter and it depends on how you use the tool to help you organise better.
I think Google + will not change anything in anyone’s life but you can help yourself if you know how to use the new social networking tool to your advantage.
I think it is another chance for most people who have accumulated clutter in their previous social media experiences. You can apply the lessons learned on previous social networks.
Here are the few things which I think can help you to kick start with Google plus on the right foot.
Very important first step, go to your profile settings and set privacy settings. You can select who should see what information about you.
You can select one of the following options for each part of your profile except your name, picture, tag line and first line of your bio.
- Anyone on the web
- Extended Circles
- Your Circles
- Only You
Setting privacy is a very important and we often neglect it. I would suggest you should do it straight away if you haven’t done it yet.
Complete Your Profile
This is your space and chance to tell the world about you, so why not say it loud. I would suggest you simple three point formula for writing your bio if you are serious about social networking.
Here are the three points which you should have in your bio:
- Who you are
- What you do
- Why you are here
And if you are just killing the time online and don’t want to achieve anything from networking then you are free to do it as you wish.
Keeping the tone of your bio casual and friendly for any social networking site is always help in networking. So don’t be so formal, let your self fly keeping above mentioned three points in mind.
Google + Circles
Social media is all about sharing relevant stuff with relevant people and this is where many people make it sharing difficult.
Circles in Google plus give you an excellent control on sharing stuff with only those people you want to. It also gives you easy to use interface to organise your connections. Therefore, it is another chance for you to organise your contacts properly in the relevant circles.
My suggestion would be keep it simple and create fewer circles possible. It will help you stay organise and will make it easy to share stuff.
Sales men are not acceptable in social media. This is the reality of social media marketing whether you accept it or not.
I am not saying you can’t sell in social media; certainly you can sell lot more than using any other marketing channel but by helping people not by selling to them.
This is the art you got to master for better results in social media marketing.
You can be helpful by sharing relevant stuff with your connections.
- Break interesting news
- Share motivational quotes
- Helpful content that can help them doing what they love to do
Test few different things and see what works best for your audience and then orchestrate it.
That’s it from, what would you say? How Google plus can help you to achieve your goals, I would love to discuss in the comments below.
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