The Importance of Google Plus and Blogging
These days it seems as if just about everyone has a blog. People are writing about anything and everything; the idea of starting one of your own can be a daunting idea indeed. Don’t let a fear of falling into obscurity overwhelm your desires to be a blogger. With the right tools, your blog can garner attention and gain followers faster than you can refresh your browser.
Nearly everyone who owns a computer is involved in some sort of social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter or something else. Thus, it is essential to stake a claim in this area as well. Your readers are going to want to stay connected, and what better way to reach out to your audience than with the world’s largest search engine?
Creating a Google Plus profile is the first step. Doing so will allow all content published under your name to be traced back to you, according to Aaron Elliott of socialmediatoday.com. This allows you to extend your reach not only among your established Google circles, but across the entire Google platform as well. Organizing your blogs is simple thanks to Blogger, where you can easily manage several blogs attached to your profile.
Building your circles in Google Plus can be more effective than Facebook or Twitter when it comes to attracting readers to your blog. While your aunt Sophie may love reading what you post, you want to appeal to a wider range of followers. Google Plus allows you to customize your circles and control who sees what.
Perhaps you’re wary about posting original content in fear of those pesky Internet thieves who might steal your work and claim it as their own. Google has your back there too. According to Amie Marse of Small Business Trends, your original content will always be accredited to you. This is especially important for maintaining credibility.
With Google Plus on its way to becoming as prominent as Facebook and Twitter, establishing a profile is essential for bloggers. There is an entire toolbox of Google tools out there for you to use that will give you an edge in the competition—it’s up to you to take advantage of it.