If you haven’t checked out Google+ yet, it’s a great new social media spot online for you to, well, be social. 🙂
I’ve just been playing around with this for a couple of days, but in my mind Google has done it again. They’ve created another awesome (FREE!) online service. To me (and many others, from what I hear) Google adds the best features from other social media platforms.
Why do I like it So Much?
- Easy to follow others without having to make a mutual connection (great for stalkers)
- Does an awesome job displaying photos and videos
- Allows you to group your contacts into circles (categories)
There are other things that I really like about it, but that last point I listed is probably one of my favorite things about using Google+. For me I can use this feature to easily just check in on the photographers I’m connected to. Or, maybe I just want to post a message for my web clients to read, but my other contacts wouldn’t really need (or want) to see.
As with many things, social media is subjective. Some people gravitate more to Twitter. Others prefer Facebook. Others, YouTube…. Give Google+ a test drive and see what you think.
Google+ a Hit with Photographers
Our kind has seemed to naturally gravitate to Google+. You’ll find a lot of great photographers there that you can connect with. Facebook didn’t really seem to click so much with the photography world. Facebookers tend to be more into family photos, a picture of you drunk at a frat party, etc….
Google+ really displays the images nicely and you can see some really nice work there, as well as join in some great conversations and interactions with other togs out there.
Recently Google+ annouced “Pages” for business. Now, along with your own personal page, you can also set up a Page for your photography, modeling or any business.
Chris Brogan Free Online Seminar on Google+ for Business
For those of you unfamiliar with Chris, he is one of the top movers and shakers in the area of marketing, social media and things of that nature. He’s great at sharing valuable information to help you keep up with effective web marketing trends. You should definitely check out his main site: ChrisBrogan.com
He’s hosting a free webinar next week (three different times) on using Google+ for business. If you’re working to promote your photography as a business, or have any other business that you’re involved in marketing, I’d really recommend this.
Here’s the link to register for the webinar….
Other related links….
Get Started on Google+
Me on Google+ (as an example)