Last year, approximately 22% of online adults visited Google+ each month. (Forrester Research)
That’s too many people who may be searching for your product or service to ignore. So let’s look at how you can optimize your page and posts for the best chances of success on Google+.
Before we go any further, know that the single easiest and most effective thing you can do for your page is to post regularly. You should already be creating great content anyway, so be sure you put that content on Google+! Sharing content to Google+ helps Google index more of your content faster, so you get a better chance of being seen by your potential clients.
Now that you understand the importance of using Google+, let’s examine the best ways to optimize your page and posts to be as successful as possible:
Reserve Your Page’s Custom URL
Link Your Website to Your Google+ Page
Share Your Posts to Other Social Channels on Google+
You are probably already posting your content to Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn, so start publishing that same content to your Google+ page. Simple as that!
Add to Your Page’s “Links” Section
Pages on Google+ allow you to add links that are relevant to your business. You can do this by clicking the "about" tab on your profile page and scrolling down to the “links” section. Be sure you add your website, blog, other social profiles, and any additional pages you want to drive traffic to.
Make Your Story GREAT
Focus On the First 45-50 Characters of Your Posts
The first 45-50 characters of a Google+ post become that post’s page title in search results. Create that first line as if it were a title for a blog post, and add in a keyword that you want to rank for.
On almost all social networks, you’re better off posting images than a plan text update. (“Images” include links with thumbnails and videos, too!)
When it comes to using social media for business, Google+ an essential network for finding new prospects, particularly considering that Google favors Google+ posts. If you follow the tips above, and you can take advantage of the exposure and SEO edge that Google+ offers.
Want to find out more about how to use social media to your advantage? Check out our recent post, "5 Ways Sales Professionals Can Use Social Selling to Drive Revenue," and consider attending one of Blue Frog Academy's social media trainings in Des Moines. No time to spend on social media? That doesn't mean you have to miss out on the benefits. Click the link below to find out how we can help.
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