Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc.
Google+ allows you to link to other profiles across the web,
One can embed followed links directly into your bio with the anchor text.
Google+ allows to insert followed links directly into your posts( as many as you Want). Simply insert the full URL and Google will automatically format it as a link.
The value of these links increases the number of times the post is shared.
Note: PageRank is not highly correlated with rankings,
for Google+ it’s often the only metric available.
The first sentence of Google+ post becomes part of the title tag and this is highly correlated with rankings and greatly influences click through rates. So it is very much important to choose keywords carefully and the first sentence will be the first thing most people see.
Google+ allows to edit any of your posts at any time.
If your Google+ post goes viral and you want to make updates or changes, you can update the title tag and any attached media as well.
If you share new content on Google+, Google will index the page very quickly.
It's as simple as pressing a +1 button.
“Google+ is the new Google Submit URL box.”
So for quick indexation, share new content on Google+, as well as other social networks.
Google+ lists some notification triggers that can help to connect with influencers in your industry. These notifications can take the form of an email, phone SMS, or the omnipresent red Google notification bar.
Actions that trigger notifications:
- Mention them in a post
- Share a post with them directly
- Share a post and you're in a circle they subscribe to
- Comment on a post they created
- Comment on a post after they comment on it
- Add them to a circle
- Suggest new people to add to their circles
- Tag them in a photo
- Tag one of their photos
- Suggest a profile photo for them
- Comment on a photo after they comment on it
- Comment on a photo they are tagged in
- Comment on a photo they tagged
- Start a conversation with them
- Send them an invitation or update an event
- Remind them about events
- Any activity on events they created
If you successfully implement the author tag and have a eye-catching photo, it often doesn't matter if you rank 2nd, 3rd or even 4th. A nice pic can often grab free traffic from even competitor's #1 ranking.
CircleCount. http://www.circlecount.com/ is awesome.
It is very helpful to chart daily follower growth, the virality of posts, and even CircleRank.