Webmasters should start taking Google+ Seriously!
Are you active on Google+ yet or still bragging about it not being better than Facebook? Firstly, we should understand how different Google+ is from Facebook and let us not categorize both in the same bucket (Social networks). Google+ is more of a personal level utility product that is really very capable of networking your entire life.
It is vital to get ahead in the Race
It is a very vital move as a webmaster to ensure your websites are already networked with Google+ capabilites by enabling Google Authoriship on your blogs and websites thereby helping you claim your content on Google as the author / owner. Enabling authorship not only adds credibility to your content in search engine results but also helps views and visitors reaching your Google+ fan page easily.
Google Plus Search Engine Advantage
Recently while searching for the best Google+ plugins for WordPress CMS, I observed that one of the search results page ranking “1” out of 12,600,000 results was a Google Plus page post as shown in the first screenshot on this article. It is intersting to observe that Google search algorithm decides to place the Google Plus result ahead of the official WordPress.org website result. This is the very reason I recommend to start taking Google+ Seriously.
The Single Sign On Advantage
Since Google owns the most popular services on the internet like Google Search, Google Talk, Google email (Gmail), Google Chrome (web browser), Google webmaster tools, Google Analytics and Google+, its easily predictable that majority of the users on the internet will be signed on to their Google Account making it a very promising situation.
The single account that can be used for all these activities improves the probability of your content to be shared across the reader’s network too. With Google Plus introducing several interesting features like Hangout this could only increase the chance that Google is advancing in the Social networking arena by taking advantage of their already captured market.
Have you been active on Google Plus? Is Google Plus helping you enough for publicizing your websites and content as a webmaster, let me know your thoughts and opinion on the same.