Friday, 16 August 2013

Google Plus Marketing Strategies

Google Plus is better known to be a corporate account providing the facility to share company information among a wide circle and encourage followers. It allows business owners to connect their businesses with customers and attract more traffic to their websites, which will finally lead to more conversions.

The whole process of utilizing Google+ facilities to increase the traffic to a business website is termed as Google Plus Marketing. The most popular strategy to enhance Google Plus Marketing is to link your website with Google + page, either by generating a relevant Google + profile or mentioning about the website in the post. Other than that, there are quite a lot of strategies that encourage successful social media marketing with Google Plus. Let’s look at the best ones among them.

Widen your Circles and Use Google Plus Ripples

Arrange your Google + connections into various groups using ‘Circles’ feature so that you can share posts with specific groups from which you can receive maximum traffic. You can sort connections into Circles of family, friends, social media, news and much more. Ripples is a Google Plus feature which can show up the entire circles of shares with a openly shared post and help you connect with the most important influencers in your business field.

Submit Posts Consistently and Optimize for SEO

Post relevant content consistently to increase the PageRank for your posts. Higher PageRank will drive more traffic to Google+ posts and then to your blog or website. Write original content and use the right keywords throughout your posts for gaining a better place in search results. Add suitable images to your post for increasing the reliability of the content. Approach a professional SEO company and employ search engine optimization on your entire content to make it more competent.

Promote Interactive Google + Posts

An interactive Google+ post will have the facilities of call-to-action button and deep linking. Call-to-action button helps customers to take relevant action based on the product or service described in the post. For example, if you add the call-to-action label ‘Buy’, then it will allow the customers to explore the ways to buy the product. Obviously, it will drive attention of more customers to your post and finally to your business website. Deep linking can direct the clicks received for interactive posts to Google + app installed in mobile devices so that it can drive traffic from mobile users too. Interactive posts also include ‘Share’ button for sharing the posts among circles.

Use Google + Huddle and Hangouts

If you have added your clientele into your Google + circles, you can communicate with them more effectively using Huddle and Hangouts. Customer feedback is also an important factor in any business. Huddle provides group chat facility by which you can keep in touch with your customers and access their feedback. Hangouts provide you with video conferencing and group conversation facility which is an effective communication tool for social media marketing.

Adding +1 Button to Your Websites

If you add Google’s +1 Button to your business websites, it will give you a chance to recommend the content in those sites to friends and followers in your Google + account. Log into your Google Plus account and you click the ‘g+1’ button, now  you can see a window with a text field to enter the e-mail address or Google Circles or Groups and ‘Share’ button. You can add the circles by clicking on the desired group. Like this, your business website can draw audience attention towards the website.

Create a Business Page on Google +

Google + Business Page is the latest feature released by Google + only for entrepreneurs. If you already have a Google + account, you can create a business page after choosing relevant items from five categories such as Local Business or Place, Product or Brand, Company, Institution or Organization, Arts, Entertainment or Sports and Others. Once you fill in this crucial information, you can customize the page by adding photo and tagline.

Google business page can give your business an identity and the details you have entered earlier will help your page come up in top search results during location specific search, product specific search and more. This will drive traffic to your page and slowly to your business website. Other from that, it contains the facilities such as Ripples, Hangouts and +1 Button which open new possibilities of social media marketing.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more
    on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

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