The Guardian published news on Monday that Facebook’s user figures had taken a hammering, down 6m monthly visitors in the US and 2m in the UK (interestingly these facts have been refuted by SocialBakers which claim the figures have been misrepresented by The Guardian for the second time since the New Year).
Over on Google+ the same article was read by many with a smug expression. Why? Because (and I’m told at this point I should add the words ‘in my own opinion’), Google+ is a far superior social network.
It’s easy to use, friendly, has great app integration, allows you to dictate what appears in your wall, helps with SEO and most importantly it is ad free.
So, in a bid to let you discover the network for yourself, I thought I would draw your attention to the following five Google plus experts whom you should add to your circles.
These are a must for anyone in the social media space wanting to learn more about the world’s second largest social network.
In 11,654 circles
Google Plus Daily are also the creators of the Google+ updates community with a huge 41,700 members.
In 39,583 circles
Simply put, if you follow just one person, make sure it’s Mark.
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You can spend literally weeks reading his blog posts which are full of informative content and are surprisingly jargon free. I’m not the only who appreciates his work judging by the countless pingbacks he receives on every post he writes.
In 96,642 circles
My advice to you is not to read the ‘About Me’ section of his blog. It is guaranteed to make even Stephen Fry feel inferior, as he’s studied law, business, psychology, NLP, Chi Khung, Yoga meditation, CBT and is trained in the ancient art of stand-up comedy.
In 2,367 circles
Max runs a weekly Hangout on Air called Max Impact (cheesy!) where he discusses digital in its various forms, from SEO to content marketing. Participants in his hangouts so far include Mark Traphagen and Demian Farnworth (Chief Copywriter at Copyblogger media). His questions to his guests are always well researched making his Hangouts an attractive proposition for anyone asked to participate. He also provides daily tips and answers questions posed by followers demonstrating that it won’t be long before he is a G+ household name.
You could also add me to your circles. I’m G+ obsessed so I’m always happy to discuss the latest updates and assist in any way I can.
The common misconception of Google+ is that nobody is on it. So I’ll leave you with this; if you think Google+ is a ghost town, then you’re just not using it properly. Get involved.