"Getting involved with Google+ is important because the business that is driving this action is Google. As Google owns 65% of the online search market, to be positioned well on Google means taking full advantage of what Google considers important."
Nancy McCord, President McCord Web Services
For clients who want to start connecting online using Google+ Business Pages, our Google+ Status Update Service is the way to get started fast. By interacting with others using Google+ you provide easy ways for others to connect with you online outside of your website as well as increased ways to showcase your business.
Not only will a Google+ Page service updates help to position your company or personal name as a leader in your industry, but when used effectively Google+ status updates can bring your business, create new selling opportunities, and start conversations with prospects.
We can provide Google+ Page updates on a regular basis. Included in our Google+ Silver service is the following:
Please note at the Silver Level you will incur a onetime $25 set up fee to connect your Google+ account to our writer's control panel in our corporate HootSuite account.
We can provide Google+ Page updates on a regular basis. Included in our Google+ Mini service is the following:
Please note at the Mini Level you will incur a onetime $25 set up fee to connect your Google+ account to our writer's control panel in our corporate HootSuite account. To use our Google+ Mini services, you must be using one of our other social media services or blogging.
Please note that billing for all Google+ management is done based on the number of service days in a calendar month. Some months will have more than 20 service days (four week month) which will impact your billing.
It is important to note that we use HootSuite to write and schedule our updates for Google+. In order to use our writing services, if you already have your Google+ user name tied to your own HootSuite account, you will need to transfer ownership of the account (only for HootSuite purposes) to us. If you leave yourself as a team member on the account you will be accessed an additional monthly member fee by us at our current HootSuite team member rate plus 25%. When you stop our services we will relinquish the ownership in HootSuite without delay.
We can assist with Google+ account set up if needed. Time will typically run 1 to 2 hours depending on what is needed. We will typically:
To use our set up services you will need to purchase one of our managements levels below for a minimum of one month. Sorry, we do not provide Google+ set up only services.
Much has happened just in the last several month on Google.com and specifically with Google+. In fact so much so, that we wanted to make sure that all of our newsletter subscribers and clients knew our feelings about how to use Google+ and its importance for organic placement for the future.
Google+ is a social platform. It is not like Facebook but more like Facebook and Twitter combined. However, is it much more important than any of the social networks we know and use now.
You could consider Google+ like a voting and popularity network but one that has the ear of Google. Anything you do on Google+ will most certainly impact your website's organic placement and Web Visibility in the future. Google has said as much in their news releases. Google has additionally stated that it will be showing social results from your Google+ network in their personalized search results.
What this means is that for people and businesses that embrace Google+ early and start building their network now, there will be strong benefits for their updates and links. This activity will be shown in your own personal and expanded network's search/social results.
+1's are Google's versions of votes. If you like a page, like an ad, like a blog post, like a Google+ comment, you vote it up using a +1. What is crucial to understand is that a +1 is tied to your Google+ activity. These +1 votes will impact your visibility and placement on Google in the new Google Search Plus Your World results.
In mid January, Google rolled out an important change to their search index. They named it Google Search Plus Your World. In my industry we call it Search Plus. Google stated that they will be using activity, updates, Google+ activity, and +1 activity in the search results that they deliver to your personally and to those in your Google+ network.
What is interesting is that even if you are logged out of your Google account, Google is still tracking your activity. Of additional importance is the announcement that the social related results that will be shown in the Google.com index are personally selected for you and WILL contain Google+ activity across your Google+ social network.
That means if you start building your network now, your information and website could be appearing in search results for a very broad network of readers and potential prospects. As this activity comes from your personal network, just like a word of mouth referral, links to you and your profile will most likely carry more authority and legitimacy in the eyes of potential clients. Everyone weights a reference by a friend about a business more than a written review found randomly on the Web. This will be the real impact of Google+ and +1's in the very near future.
All of these actions to take are important because the business that is driving this action is Google. As Google owns 65% of the online search market, to be positioned well on Google means taking full advantage of what Google considers important. It is very important to understand that Google+ is not Facebook. Google considers Google+ and +1's integral to the new face of search and how search results are shaped and delivered. Do not be fooled into thinking that this is just a social network. These new Google offerings are very important and should be embraced quickly and completely for your future organic placement benefit.