Is Google+ A Big Deal?

As many of you know I’m a bit of a social media fanatic. I’m on Twitter and Facebook constantly and have fun charting my daily adventures on FourSquare. However for some reason Google+ has never resonated with me. I’m not sure why exactly but I think the main reason is that it’s a lot of work just to keep Facebook and Twitter rocking, adding a third network to the mix really did feel like the straw that could break the camels back. Still, I’m starting to feel a bit behind the times not actively using Google+ so I thought I’d reach out to all of you and ask what your thoughts are on the issue.

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The main questions that I have for those of you who are more active with Google+ are:

  • Do you find that you get more or less interactivity with followers through Google+ than through Facebook and Twitter?
  • Are you connecting with a different or larger audience through Google+?
  • Do you have a killer app that allows you to post on all three networks? I use HootSuite but have never looked-into what they offer on the Google+ side.
  • Last but not least, am I crazy for waiting this long to take the plunge and go Google+?

Thanks in advance for sharing your opinions, it’s about time I got this topic out in the open. As always comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Dave September 4, 2012, 12:13 pm

    Google + is a sleeping giant. Soon all of the privacy issues with Facebook will have the masses changing to Google+. Its just a matter of time.
    Dave

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  • Mr.T September 4, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Did my question G+ question in your previous blog post trigger this one? 🙂

    I think G+ is great. Google has put a lot of hours into a great new design (I love the cellphone app), with a lot of new features and functionality. The entire website looks fresher, its more user friendly and the GUI has been massively improved.

    Give it a try, you’ll love it.

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  • Mr.T September 4, 2012, 12:17 pm

    Oh and I forgot to mention the fact that G+ sometime in the near future will roll out “Usernames” – pretty much the same content FB has used for years.

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  • Morgan September 4, 2012, 12:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing your insight @Dave, very interesting and could very well be true!

    @Mr.T – yes! Your comment did inspire this post 🙂

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  • Mark September 4, 2012, 12:58 pm

    I don’t know about others, but I don’t have the time to check three different social media outlets multiple times a day.

    Twitter is the most relevent.

    FaceBook is fun.

    Google+ comes after folding socks!

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  • RH September 4, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Google + is currently still asleep. I use it and I like it but most I talk to could care less about Google +. That could change but its still quiet for the most part,especially in Domaining.

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  • Morgan September 4, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Thanks for your feedback @RH, that’s what I’ve seen so far. Feels like Google just came to the whole social media game a bit too late…but these things do change over time, the question is how long?

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  • Cate September 4, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Morgan – have you read Chris Brogan “Google + for Business” yet? 🙂 also this 🙂 http://www.rightmixmarketing.com/right-mix-blog/google-plus-for-business-guy-kawasaki-chris-brogan/

    I haven’n’t really used – YET!

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    • Morgan September 4, 2012, 4:58 pm

      Thanks @Cate, haven’t read it yet but absolutely will!

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