September 17, 2012

5 tips for managing your community on Google Plus

How to get the most out of your G+ community

Guest post by Jen Lopez
SEOmoz 

You know that having a Google Plus strategy is important and you may also know how you should optimize our brand page for SEO purposes, but have you begun to manage your Google Plus community? Lately the team at SEOmoz has been working hard on making sure that Google+ isn’t thought of as just a third sock but as an important part of our social and search strategy.

Today I want to show you five ways you can use Google+ to engage more with your community, all the while helping your site and brand page show up more in searches. Now, let’s walk through some of these tactics.

One thing to remember is that with any kind of social strategy, what works great for us may not be the best for you. So test things out and see if they work. Here are the tips!

Check your notifications and respond

1You probably want to slap me in the face right now, right? I mean come on, of course you check your notifications — but do you respond? Every single morning when I log into Google+ the very first thing I do is check notifications. I start with the oldest and work my way forward and I respond to as many of them as possible. Continue reading

November 16, 2011

Set up your Google+ brand page the right way

Chris AbrahamLast week, I wrote Max SEO with 8 simple Google+ steps  before Google opened up G+ Brand Pages, so first go read what I wrote in the previous post (because all of the advice still applies). In this post, we’ll work on setting up your brand page right away in the right way. If you follow these steps, you’ll be as well-placed as possible.

First, did you notice that there’s a new button on your Google+ profile? Go ahead and click “Create a Google+ page” and we’ll get started.

Your first option is to create a page. Be careful here, because it isn’t simple to change the sort of page you have. Continue reading