OK so as we know, Google released their nice little social network called Google+ and although it's taken some time to nicely lift-off, it's slowly but surely gaining momentum and becoming more and more important to Internet marketers and SEOs.
With that said, Social Examiner released their 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry report that shows that although only around 40% of Internet marketers are using Google+, that those numbers are about to change. Here's some stats from the report that matter in this regard.
Are you using Google+? Have you created an business pages for yourself or your clients through Google+? If you haven't, then why not? Really, what do you have to lose? Maybe the quote below answers my question:58 percent of marketers with 3+ years of experience are using Google+, while only 29 pecent of marketers with six months or less experience are using it.
Maybe there's a difference between the mindset of an SEO and an Internet marketer, there must be. I wonder if there are actually more SEOs using Google+ than Internet marketers.But the survey makes it clear that marketers want to learn more about Google+ and have plans to increase their marketing efforts there. Sixty-seven percent of respondents say they plan to increase Google+ usage, and (not shown below) 70 percent expressed an interest in learning more about using Google+.
What are your thoughts? If you haven't, do you plan on using Google+ much more this year and into 2013? It did take me about a month to emerge myself into the new network but now that I'm there I must say I'm finding it really interesting, not to mention my personalized search results are quite informative.
Now with all that said, I have to admit though that my search results are a little confusing. How? Well I sometimes wonder if I'm getting search results based on Google's ranking system or getting results based on my Google+ interactions and connections. Sometimes I don't want that info - and only want the regular information that I'm used to getting. Are you experiencing the same thing?