Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why Google+ is good for everyone (even non-bloggers)

Why Google+ is good for everyone

Most of my readers are probably not fellow bloggers, so you probably don't even know what Google + is.  I realize this has nothing to do with kids or crafts, so it's a little outside my posting realm, but it does have something to do with one of my pet peeves.  I hate it when I search for something simple like "Birthday Party Ideas" and I get all kinds of strange hits that mean nothing.  It's such a waste of time!!

So, why is Google + Good for everyone? 
Google + is a way to help Google do a better job of giving you what you want when you search for something.  They are saying, "Help Us Help You".  In fact, if you look closely, the text reads, "Recommend this on Google".  So, from now on, if you see something you like (especially one of my posts haha), click on that little button under the post.  (See below for a visual).  What you are doing is recommending this to Google search.  They will get a better idea of what is relevant and then they can do a better job indexing sites both for your benefit and for others.  The more people start using Google+, the better off everyone will be.  The only thing to remember is that the first time you click the badge, you will have to initially sign up for Google +.  It only takes a second and I think it will be worth it for you.

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Why is Google+ good for bloggers?
Google Plus is still kind of the Wild West of social networking.  I feel more free to experiment and see what people like.  With Facebook, I'm terrified to post too often for fear of people dropping off.  With Google+, it's harder to unlike someone and since everyone is getting the hang of it, it's less likely that people will unlike you.  The main advantage of course, is that it will improve your Google ranking.  You must display the badge on your main page for Google to see the code.

So, please feel free to start +1ing everyone!  I know I will!!

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