After much debate about Google+ and whether it is worthwhile or not, more and more people are accepting it and jumping on board. There are some definite SEO advantages to having a Google+ profile. In
Bonnie Burns's insight:
Google+ allows you to link to all of your social media profiles, sites and Blogs in a neat, organized manner. You can also link to any sites that you regularly contribute to. All of these links are followed links AND you get to select the anchor text (in your bio).
Tip: The more people share your posts, +1 your posts or link to your profile, the more valuable these links become to you. The takeaway here is that you need to network and build connections that will help spread your content.
One of the questions that we see a great deal of on our Search Engine Land Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group is “How can we get our Google+ feed to post in Facebook and Twitter? There are two main solutions that work the best for solving this problem. One solution, PublishSync, allows for the simple sharing of content between the main social networks. The other solution, SGPlus, enhances your Google+ experience, but doesn’t affect your other networks. Below is a breakdown of each. ...
For the past couple weeks, a select gathering of us (likely including many Search Engine Watch readers) have been playing with Google+. It's an interesting social media experiment by Google, but it is likely to remain that. Another "almost ran" in the social media game; another Google property that just won't quite make it. Here are five reasons why.
Google has announced changes to the +1 button that could mean huge things for sites and businesses in terms of driving traffic. Google has turned the +1 button into what it should have been when Google+ was launched: a means of sharing content to your Google+ Circles. Or in other words, Google’s version of the “like” button.
Facebook just announced with a blog post and big media splash that it’s now mimicking some Google+ features by letting users edit posts, and making it easier to control who sees their updates and view their profile as others do.Well, actually, Facebook’s post makes no mention of its nascent rival from the search giant, but it’s pretty clear from today’s announcement that the current king of social network and online identity is paying close attention to Google’s attempt to create a different model for online identity and sharing. Google+ has done more than its share of mimicking Facebook — the stream and the inclusion of games. But it has also taken steps to differentiate itself from Facebook, most clearly in rejecting the binary Friend model at the heart of Facebook.