Why Use Google Plus

What Is Google Plus And Why You Should Be On It?

 

First some facts
Google Plus Facts

  • There are 500 million users (Dec 12) of which 235 million are active a month. I know still not as many as facebook
  • but they have only been around since June 2011.
  • The google +1 (google like button) is served more than 5 million times daily.
  • 67% are males

 What does Google plus have?

 Circles

Circles are groups of friends, people you know, people you want to follow.

The difference between people in your circles and the likes of your friends in facebook is. People in your circles don’t have to have you in their circles. So if you want to follow what someone is posting you just add them to one of your circles.

You can have a circle for each group of friend family and acquantances. And you can select what updates you want to receive from what circles

You can share your thought with the world or keep it private to selected people(circles)

google circles

Hangouts

Hangouts are live communication with your friends. A bit like a skype call but better.

Google + hangout

  • You can just have audio
  • or video and audio
  • You can share your screen eg to show someone how to do something
  • Up to 10 people can be in a hangout
  • It is free

 

Communities

You can create communities with people who share your interests

They are a place where you can share ideas, passions, information, photos, videos, plan event or even have hangout

They can be private or public.

Local

This is for local business. If you have a local business you really need to have a business page in here if you want to be found by the search engine. And as google is the biggest search engine being on their local platform is going to help.

By adding your address it will then show your location on google maps.

google + local

 Analytics

By registering with analytics you can then see how many people are visiting and clicks you are getting to your posts

can track visitors from all referer including search engines and social media, direct visits and referring sites.

 Pages

Pages are for businesses, products, group, brands etc so the can have a presence on Google +. They are like your personal google + page.

They can have more than one person managing the page and if the owner decides they no longer want to be a part of it they can transfer ownership to someone else.

 Google Plus is more than a social media platform. It is a social layer to google itself. It has many feature and tools

If you are running an online business or even thinking about an online business. If you want to be found, you need to be on google plus even though it is still relatively new on the seen it is only going to get bigger.

So start building your presence even if you only spend an hour a week.

You will see the benefit in the long run

Have an awesome day

Robbie

What Is Google + And Why You Should Be On IT

Testing And Tracking

I was on a call the other day and thought I would share what I learnt

 The Topic Was Testing and Tracking

Testing and tracking can be a very boring but very essentual part of running a successful busness online

Why you may ask?          student.psd

It you don’t you could be throwing money away on advertising. And you won’t fully understand which ads are working and which are not.

 Testing Link

Testing link may seem obvious but do you test all your links every time? I know I am guilty of not doing it. It’ll be all right.

I heard of one marketer that copied the wrong link into there landing page on a thousand dollar solo campaign. They got no leads, they all went to the product provider. (an expensive lesson when you are starting out)

Another reason all link must work. It makes you look more professional. If someone click on a link that doesn’t work, what are they going to think? Are they likely to trust you or come back again

 

What link do you check? Every link

  • all the links to your to your landing page
  • links to videos
  • the opt-in from
  • the thank you page
  • product links
  • payment links,

Get the idea.

Testing Ads

Testing ads is making sure your ads are converting, the traffic source is good and you are getting a good optin in rate.

 First the ad it’s self

Test the wording by split testing. Test any pictures also by split testing. But don’t change the pictures and the text at the same time.

Test the traffic provider

Solo Providers

Not all traffic is equal. Even though the solo providers may claim that there list is super responsive. Some lists respond better than others. The idea is to test small and measure your results. If you are getting good results go a little bigger, just in case they sent the best leads first.

You also need to build a relationship with the solo provider. If you are continuing to get good results then ramp it up gradually.

Facebook

Again test small first. Like $10 per day.

Try changing, headline, copy and images but only change one component at a time.

With facebook you can have more targeted traffic so should get a better conversion rate.

But remember to measure and record your results with each change you make.

With any traffic remember

  • Start small
  • Step up gradually
  • GrowSteadily

Success takes time

 Tracking

What should you track?

You need to what               trackings

  • campaign (solo provider, facebook, youtube etc),
  • the ad you are using,
  • number of clicks
  • opt-in rate
  • the amount you sent
  • sales

 

It is a good idea to create a spread sheet to record all this information

You can then work out what it costs for each sale and work out whether it is worth while

 

Lets say for example you buy 1000 click at for $500, that is 50c/click

If you get a 30% optin that give you 300 on your list that is now $1.66/lead

and 5% buy your $20 produce. That works out at 15 x 20 = $300

You have lost $200 on that campaign

However if you have up grade produces in your funnel say for $100 and 20% buy that is 3 x 100 = $300. You are now in profit and you still have 300 people on your list that you can direct market to in the future

 

As you can see if you don’t track and record you would have no idea if your money is well spent

 

In Summary

 

Test all your link every time you set up a new ad, ad campaign, landing page or thank you page.

Test ads and traffic sources to see how well they are converting

And Track you results so you know what is working and cost effective.

 

Testing And Tracking