If you have any type of website on the internet and want people searching to be able to find you, you want to be using Google Plus. I know, we’ve all been hearing the talk. Google Plus is better than Facebook or Twiiter. And it is. Function Wise. You can tag people using the +name like +Joan Hayes and add Hashtags to make your posts more searchable like #chocolate #food #craft #google Whatever key words you want to add.
But sometimes seeing is believing. So I did a little testing today. I searched for my top post Cherry White Chocolate Pudding Cookies in Google.
This search was done on my computer so I went over to my Mom’s and got on her computer. She has never looked at my website, doesn’t do Google +, her computer is for playing solitaire.
Here’s what the same search looked like on her computer.
Still number one in the search, still has my photo with the post but no Google+ symbol next to the post.
So I played around a bit more. I searched for a few “less Popular” posts. The ones I hadn’t shared on Google Plus were way down in the searches. But then I found this and I got excited.
My Magic Turtle Bars, Number one in the search and I haven’t even completed typing in the search. The first 4 photos are mine, In fact, most of the first page was related in some way to my blog.
That first post is of course me posting a photo on G+ with the link in the comments and and good hashtags.
Do you see that second one, My friend +Jenny Melrose from The New York Melrose Family also shared my post on Google +. Google likes to put google + posts in the search engine.
Look at these Black and White Muffins from +Chef Dennis Littley
Google did the same thing with My Key Lime Pound Cake. My Google + Post and +Renee Dobbs also shared my cake on Google +, then finally, the post from my blog.
Hopefully this convinces you to get on Google Plus and get sharing. Need help getting started? How to get Started Using Google Plus, I wrote a post to help you.
Then after you’ve got your account set up, get your authorship! Authorship is what makes Google recognize you and link your G+ profile to your website. +Gareth Mark has written many helpful posts on Google+ and is also available through google plus to give additional help if you need it.
Just start doing a few searches on Google, see where your posts are popping up and see who else pops up. And while your doing that searching, you can listen to this Hangout I was privileged to do with +Chef Dennis Littley , +Gareth Mark and +Jenny Melrose, So much good information!
I’m sharing at some of these great parties.
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