I never would have guessed that I would be writing this post but the time has come and I have to do it. It’s a little painful to write and I ask that you not share it with my husband. Let me explain. This post can only start one way – and that is with me admitting I was wrong. (Now you get it, that’s the part that Jesse can never hear)
So what was I wrong about?
I actively spoke out against Google+ and called it a waste of time. When it first launched, I advised people not to waste their time with it. I said it would never amount to anything.
I still think not wasting time on it back then was the right advice but the time is come that people need to spend time on it and it’s no longer a waste.
When Google tied their Local Pages to Google+ that was the first step to becoming relevant. Then the publisher/authorship tags picked up momentum and actually started having a positive impact on results and people started actually clicking those darn +1 buttons.
So, the time has come, my friends, to get Google+ing. (A little awkward, we’ll have to come up with a better verb there!)
Not sure what to do? Stay tuned, I’ll be publishing some information on how to set up the author/publisher tags and also some ideas on how to network and drive traffic with Google+.
As always, if you want to discuss it directly with us, request a consultation and myself or one of my Business Growth Advisors can look at how Google+ can help your business. Request your consultation here: http://www.ecombuffet.com/Consultation-request.htm
It’s about 2:30 Pacific Time as I write this. In about an hour and a half, the Toronto Maple Leafs play Game One of the playoffs. I’m pretty excited; it’s been 9 years since the Leafs were in the playoffs. I’m wearing a Leaf shirt, blue eye shadow and blue nail polish and I’ll probably break out the face stickers when the game starts. The Kings and Ducks are also in the playoffs, so I’m happy all around. All my “hometown” teams are in. That has no connection to the post I wrote, I just wanted to share my excitement! GO LEAFS!