So You Decided to Give Google+ Another Chance. Now What? Here are the First 5 Steps
Having said that, my experience with Google+ has been that my posts, which I share (not the same exact wording, but you know…) across Twitter, Facebook and Google+ see significantly more engagement on Google+, especially when we are talking about a visual post (picture, video, etc.).
“Significantly more engagement” has to be the understatement of the century. Let me break it down for you. A picture I will share on Facebook to my few thousand friends and 10k followers (very original concept, Facebook) will get around 50-60 likes and around the same number of comments. Twitter will often generate 30 or so re-tweets and the same number of replies. That same post on Google+ will see over 1000 +1s, hundreds, sometimes 500 shares, and two to three hundred comments. So “Significantly more engagement” doesn’t exactly cover it.
But you see, Google+ has a real problem, or at least a perceived problem. It is not nearly as mainstream as Facebook so people who do give the platform a try, often end up leaving when they can’t find their friends on Google+.
I get the following question at least once a day: “I tried to use Google+, but it seemed the only people who use it are Google employees, Scoble and you. What am I doing wrong?”
Well, here are the five things you didn’t do that would have provided you with the full Google+ experience had you done them: