I get this question asked of me from people who waltz over to their gmail account..notice a ‘+’ by their name at the top right of the page…then click on it which takes them to Google+.
This is when their lightbulb pops on to finding a simple way to go to their Google+ profile.
Of course this is where the questions and their moaning and groaning starts about them not seeing anyone they know on Google+.
Eventually, they hammer me with a text message, G-chat or email stating how lame Google+ is and how they can’t understand why I waste my time on that platform.
Assuming Something They Don’t Know
Of course this negative assumption they have of Google+ comes about after they spend a total of 10 minutes on their profile and see only a blank stream of posts since they have nobody in their circles.
So, I get the statement/question….”
What’s the big deal with Google+? There is nobody I know using the platform or who is taking it seriously. I can’t risk being seen over here since I have too many people depending on me to lead them to places worth their time. Can’t see why you are wasting your time over here.” (I purposefully left off who offered me this observation due to it most certainly would cause a range war I have no interest in being involved with)
Why I Am On Google+
Back before Google+, I use to swim with the big fish of social media who now are some of the major influencers of so many people who need guidance on where they need to socialize online so to be considered an influencer. I quite that rat race after so many of my Real Friends showed me what the other social spaces are doing to keep their users relevance. Believe me..after spending some time with one of Facebook’s former coders I can’t believe people still use Facebook.
When Google came around to ask me to get involved with their new venture, Google+, they caught me at the exact right time for me to make a change. Now, three and half years later, I have tested Google+ every which way for it’s potential to provide everyone a chance to have their content be seen by everyone. It has passed all of my tests as being the only place in the social realm where everyone can be social while promoting valuable promotional content to the search engines..all for FREE.
Google+ is now where I can visit with family while I post about the latest developments coming out of SyncLab Media..or their client’s content. Yes, you can socialize with your kids and clients at the same time on Google+..you just need to know how.
So, Why Do People Hate Google+?
I could write an entire blog on the reasons people hate Google+, but the bottomline I have found is most people are not TRAINED on what Google+ can do or does. As a result, they hate Google+.
Many of the so called ‘Haters’ have forgotten the time it took them to set up their Facebook profile..or maybe they haven’t. They just don’t like change and feel threatened with all of their friends leaving them on Facebook..or Twitter. So, hating Google+ seems to be their way of influencing those who believe in them. Yes, those years of high school bullying has paid off for many people.
There are a number of other issues many of the ‘so called’ influencers will post as why Google+ is lame, but again, they are NOT over on Google+ to see what they are saying is Not True…plus many of them are getting paid to keep people away from Google+ since it would mean their sponsors or clients would have to spend even more money to build a presence on Google+…but that also is for another blog post.
But enough of why haters hate.
So Here is the Deal
Since you made it down here to the bottom of the blog, I take it you are wanting to cut to the chase..good for you. So here is the deal!!!!
To all the Google+ “Un-Users”: If you will go over to Google+ and …
- Set up a dynamic profile that confirms to sensible social media standards..which means posting a headshot, and completing the profile;
- Post several updates of compelling content… that does not involve .gifs.
… I promise I will…
- Share your posts and profile to all my Plussers so to endorse you as a REAL live person.
- Share a circle of my more awesome plussers with you
- And… if you ask..I’ll even post a Blog, right here, on my www.scotduke.com site, about you and your business.
As a bonus..I’ll even give you basic training on what else Google+ can do For YOU!
Why does my sharing your content and profile make a difference?
Good question. If you noticed, I have a little ‘Check Mark’ next to my photo on my Google+ Profile..that means Google has verified me as someone who is a real person and who provided quality content. Believe me, Google does not give that check mark away and you cannot BUY that check mark.
People place me in their circle knowing the content I post is real and of interest to a large base of people. When I share YOUR profile they are assured you are a Real Deal and are someone I have checked out as providing compelling content.
I don’t promote myself as an influencer and I do most (if not all) of my self promotion in private as it should be.
That is the power of Google+..so…take advantage of this rare offering. I don’t offer it in public very often.
Is that a deal?
Comment below to let me know you are in for the deal. I’ll then check you out. Warning..if you are not serious don’t expect me to be.
Let me know how I can help.