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15 January, 2012
For big brands, Google+ is probably a good investment — but is Google+ an efficient use of time for small businesses? Google unveiled Google+ brand pages in November, enabling businesses and brands to join its social network. Since then, big brands — including Pepsi, Macy’s and Toyota — have jumped on the Google+ bandwagon, creating yet another hub page for their content-hungry fans. We reached out to our community to better understand how (and if) small businesses are using Google+. We received more than 50 responses detailing the merits and downfalls of using Google’s social network as a small business. Below are some of the top thoughts on the pros and cons of using Google+ as a small business. Read on and add your thoughts in the comments below.   7 Reasons to Use Google+   A bulk of the small businesses we spoke with said they feel Google+ is an important social platform because it was developed by Google, one of the Internet’s favorite brands and one of the most influential websites when it comes to site referrals. But small business owners gave a plethora of reasons for being early adopters of the platform. Here are some of the top reasons we heard for using Google+.   1. Get an SEO ...
Here are the tips by which you can improve your social media presence in just 10 minutes a day. This includes Monitoring your Social Media Presence, What should you be monitoring? Setting Goals, Streamlining your Process, Measuring your results.
Purpose Social media offers the opportunity for people to gather in onlinecommunities of shared interest and create share or consume content. It is an important tool of corporate and business engagement. It also encourages its employees and contractors to use social media in a personal capacity, as a way to reach out and share information and views with friends and communities – both old and new. With the rapid growth and application of social media -The 3 Rs ask that when you engage in social media you be clear about who you are representing, that you take responsibility for ensuring cooperate requirements, and that you show respect for the individuals and communities you interact with. Social Media Tools Social networking sites e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Friendster. Video and photo sharing websites e.g. Flickr, YouTube. Micro-blogging sites e.g. twitter. Google plus which affect SEO. Weblogs, including corporate blogs, personal blogs or blogs hosted by traditional media   publications. Forums and discussion boards eg Whirlpool, Yahoo! Groups or Google Groups. Online encyclopaedias e.g. Wikipedia. Any other web sites that allow individual users or companies to use simple publishing tools. I thought it would be helpful to put together a quick pros and cons of social media so that if you are engaging with social media ...
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