• http://karenhaus328.wordpress.com Ji Yoon Han

    I just got into Google +, so all this information is very new to me. But, it’s still interesting to see how the search result can be affected by Google +. I’m subscribing you from Social Media Theory & Practice class with @dr4ward at @NewhouseSU. #newhousesm6

  • http://www.econtentaxis.com Content Axis

    I am also using google+ and its very easy to use and very beneficial too and i got one point by using that any page or brand value is more instead of profile of a person at google+. It is very trying to beat up facebook and other social networks.

  • Gail Kent

    Terrifically helpful post; bookmarked and can’t wait to make time for reading.
    My Plus accounts seem to have scrambled my photos/info with another person of the same name and I’m terrified to delete the plus account and start over. Should have done my reading before setting up so powerful a site.
    Gail Kent (of Gail Kent Studio)

  • http://www.search-usability.com/ Shari Thurow

    Hi Matt-

    Here’s what my preliminary studies are showing about Google+ — that searchers don’t like these listings and don’t want these search listings appearing in search results.

    I’m sure the Google PR department will release “studies” showing the opposite. Doesn’t change what I observe. In the industries I am studying, users don’t care about Google+. They don’t want the listings in search results for informational queries. They are particularly irritated when a Google+ listing appears with little or no content in it to warrant a top position.

    Maybe Google should limit these listings to people who are logged in and clearly opted into the social media area.

  • http://facebook.com/larrycarillo Larry Carillo

    Thank you for the article Matt! I found it very useful and helpful in regards to updating my Google+ personal page and company page!

    Larry Carillo

  • Matt McGee

    You’re welcome, Larry. :-)

  • http://www.aerialandhandlingservices.com catkins10

    Thanks for these resources, this is the week to catch up with Google+ and as usual your columns are full of great info.

  • http://www.windows7port.com palla ramarao

    I’m still finding a way to post automatically my blog posts to Google+. Every time manually posting is a headache. Also Google+ has lot to catch up on Facebook and I think both are on separate tracks, with Google+ taking some keypoints and going ahead.

  • http://www.cutey.co.uk/ cutey

    It seems daft to me, that people are targeting Google+ just in the hopes of SEO benefits, as a social network it brings nothing new to the table.