Reasons to Quit Ignoring Google+

5 Reasons to Quit Ignoring Google+ | Business 2 Community: " . . .
“Student” is the number one occupation of Google+ users, followed by software engineers and consultants
The Google +1 button is used more than five billion times per day. (!)
Google+ is adding 625,000 new users every day.
As of September, there were over 100 million active Google+ users and 400 million total users.
Websites using the +1 button generate 3.5x the Google+ visits than sites without the button.

Staggering stats aside, here are five more reasons I and other inbound marketers need to get active on Google+, as its potential for inbound marketing is growing all the time:
AuthorRank: If you or your company has a blog, your contributors need to have a Google+ profile. Upcoming changes to Google’s search algorithm will factor in AuthorRank – the popularity and legitimacy of the content posted by individual authors, identified by Google+ profiles. Dan wrote the first of a series of posts about AuthorRank a few weeks ago.
Communities: Similar to Facebook or LinkedIn Groups, Communities are a way for users to commune around a common interest. A brief look at the Communities homepage, and you’ll see everything from Nexus 7 Users to Real Estate to Cute Pictures of Cats. And just like on Facebook or LinkedIn, you should check these out to see if there’s a Community related to your brand, so you can listen to your audience or maybe even engage them in discussion. You can create a Community, too. Learn more from HubSpot’s Corey Eridon."


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