In my last post, I talked about how to use StumbleUpon to generate traffic for your blog. This week, I’m continuing my series on alternatives to Facebook (since they’ve made that nasty algorithm change) by tackling Google+.
I’ll be honest … I haven’t had much luck with Google+, but that’s probably because I haven’t put in the effort to educate myself on how it works and how to best utilize it as a publishing platform. If you’re mystified over Google+ like I am, then here are some helpful links on the basics and how to use it as a traffic generator:
Google+ underwent a massive redesign last year. This press release will catch you up on the changes.
Storkey Media: Why Google+ will never die and why you should be using it
This article points out how using Google+ can help boost your SEO juice, and that’s a very, very good thing!
Sprout Social: Why you should stop asking is Google+ is dead
This article gives a good overview of Google+’s two biggest features, Communities and Collections.
Traffic Generation Cafe: How to use [the new] Google+ tutorial
This looks like a really, really robust Google+ tutorial.
Manly Pinterest Tips: Understanding Google+ Collections
A podcast on how to use the Google+ Collections feature.
eClincher: 11 great tips for Google+ success
An easy read.
Google: The Google+ Help Center
And when all else fails, go to the source …