How Google+ Can Help You Land Your Next Job
Like others, when Google+ first arrived, I signed up, tried it out, and never logged in again.
Several months went by, and I read that Google+ has more users than Twitter. I didn’t think that could be possible, I reasoned that this is probably due to the fact that many people have Gmail accounts, and as a consequence, a social profile was automatically created.
I recently downloaded the Google+ Android App and had a second look. I was presently surprised with the quality of content I was presented with.
Now, you may already be asking yourself why do I need another social networking account since I am already on Linkedin and Facebook? I would still encourage you to use LinkedIn and Facebook but let us not forget who dominates internet search. One can only assume Google will, and has already, started integrating their Google+ results into their search.
Why was Google+ created?
Facebook, and Twitter, among others, are social networking sites that have great content. The problem is, that they are closed communities, where search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo cannot crawl them. At one point, Google integrated Twitter in their search results, but that relationship has since ended. Consequently, search engines are having issues bringing real-time search into your results.
For instance, at a major sporting event, Google cannot report fans opinions in real time. They can only report after a popular sports website publishes their results first, and then Google’s search engine has the task of finding and creating a link to it. Yet, with Twitter or Facebook, you can see what people are saying in real time.