On Google plus a ‘+1’ is equivalent to a ‘like’ on Facebook. As shown in the G+ icon in the bottom left hand corner, this article has accumulated nearly 3,000 +1’s from people who showed their support by Google+ by either +1’ing my original post or the post that someone re-shared.
The article that I originally shared is below. If you haven’t already, you can still add your support by clicking the G+ icon at the end!
When I talk to clients in Australia about Google plus, many of them reply that they “heard it was dead” or something similar.
It seems that negative opinions about this wonderful platform reach more ears than all the positive aspects of Google plus that active users have experienced and know to be true.
Let’s share our support of Google+ as a fantastic platform, particularly for:
- really getting connected with people
- generating engagement around your content
- tapping into the value of communities
- getting your online content found in Google search
- Hanging out
- plus discovering content, laughing at funny stuff and enjoying magnificent photos.
To prove that Google+ is not dead, please +1 this post.
The number of +1’s will accumulate on this article a bit like signatures on a virtual petition showing that real people really interact on Google plus and we want to prove it to the world! You can see the current total number of +1’s via the G+ icon at the bottom left of this article.
If you’d like to support this crusade further, please share the Google+ post or this article. The more +1’s, the more we can show evidence that Google+ is not dead, and is, in fact, truly awesome.
Like to know more about the current situation with Google plus?
- Here’s a fab article by Mark Traphagen on Marketing Land from 27 April about the current situation, Google Plus is Small, but Still Not Dead Yet
- This article by Chef Dennis is also worth taking the time to read Google Plus is Always Changing, that Doesn’t Mean it’s Dead or Dying.
Plus, this week, a new Google plus feature called Collections was launched, making Google+ even better. Read about it here: Google plus collections, a new way to curate and share content.
Thank you to all my Google+ friends, the clients and contacts who have trusted my feedback more than what they read in the media and to everyone who +1’s and shares.
Google-Gal and Google-plus-fan
Melinda aka Mel is a Premier Google Partner, AdWords & Analytics Consultant, Speaker and Trainer and co-owner of Click-Winning Content. Mel provides results-driven services to Australian businesses and is committed to never using an acronym without explaining it first. She also likes grand slam tennis, cracked pepper and Melbourne sunsets. Please connect at the links below.