I know, you are probably thinking, “another Google Plus article” and you’re not wrong, but this comes with a new perspective.
This article is from the view of a writer. I’m not a marketer, I’m not a social media guru, and honestly I’m still learning how Google Plus works. However, as a writer, there are so many benefits to joining, I could no longer put if off.
As many of you may already know, Robin Strohmaier from R & R Web Design LLC has been putting out amazing content, not only on the importance of Google Plus, but also some fabulous how to articles. You may be wondering, if Robin sees the importance – what took me so long. She’s been wondering the same thing.
My main job is to write and to provide new, stellar content for R & R Web Design LLC’s ghost writing services as well as writing once a week for R & R Web Design LLC as a staff writer. My work time is usually focused on researching and writing. If I’m honest, I like it that way.
Being the encouraging woman that she is, Robin convinced me that my time would not be wasted by joining Google Plus. After a couple of weeks of being on there, I have to agree. She’s right.
First, let’s touch on the main reason why every author should be on Google Plus.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to my ghost writing services. That writing is published on behalf of the client and my name is nowhere near it.
However, since Google Authorship was set up for me, whenever I write an article that is published in my name, like I do once a week at R & R Web Design, my thumbnail picture now shows up next an article that I have written. This means that Google is now giving credit to me as the author. This is great, because it is establishing my authority as a writer, and it prevents other from plagiarizing my work – at least in Google’s eyes.
Robin really puts in well in her article for the Social Solutions Collective, Google Authorship and SEO Benefits You Need To Know,
Trust + confidence = higher click through rate. Your author photo next to your article inspires trust and confidence. It also personalizes the result. The searcher will be more likely click it to read it.”
It is always one of my main goals to build trust in my readers.
What I Personally Like About Google Plus
Now, I’m going to share about what I personally like about Google Plus. I like the fact that my Google Plus digital number is like a driver’s license number identifying my content, but there is more.
- Visually Appealing– So I downloaded the Google Plus app to my iPhone and I love how visual it is.
- Connecting – Google Plus makes it so easy for me to catch up on what my fellow writers are writing. It is so easy to open the app and connect to everyone in my circles on my iPhone.
- Business Friendly – I feel that Google Plus is showing itself to be one of the more business friendly social media sites.
Have you joined Google Plus?
Would you like to set up your Google Authorship, but don’t know how? Don’t worry, Robin and her expertise is available to everyone. Check out her easy to follow article that outlines how to do it on WordPress, How to Set Up Google Authorship in WordPress in 3 Simple Steps.
If you have joined Google Plus and set up Google Authorship, from a writer’s perspective, what is your favorite part? Please let me know in the comments below.
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