Google plus is dead?
Oh noo… google+ is dead!
Or is it really?
Recently Stuart Duncan, my favourite G+ user, shared his two cents on why people felt Google+ is dead.
It made PERFECT sense.
On his G+ status which had been shared more than 270 times. He said:
1. Go to Twitter.com from a fresh browser, ie, not logged in.
2. Sign up for a new account, name it anything you like.
3. Without following anyone, sit and view your stream for a little while. An hour or two should do.
4. Return in a month, view your stream. Does it still look like it did a month ago?
5. Write an article on how no one uses Twitter, it’s a ghost town and a complete failure.”
What he said got me reflect my current strategy on Google plus and how much time I have been spending on it.
- I wasn’t spending time on it at all. I’ll login, spend a few minutes here and there and leave. I find it tough to “stick” to it. Apparently I wasn’t the only one.
According to ComScore, the average users were spending 3 minutes on Google Plus and nearly 7 hours on Facebook a MONTH.
- I don’t share much at all, usually photos or status updates here and there.
- I didn’t have a strategy. (mistake I made when I was on twitter too)
So after giving it another try and of course spending more time on google plus.
Here are my thoughts
- Its beginning to win me over. I had one status which generated over 400 +1’s and 200 shares.
- Some of my post gets better visibility and engagement than Facebook. That is because my network on Google+ is more targeted while my Facebook is more towards friends and acquaintances. Whenever I share something more personal, it has better engagement.
- I like the conversation on Google plus because I it definitely brings a deeper conversation than twitter just like so many mentioned.
- I still like how straight forward twitter is compared to G+, whenever I tweet someone, its for that person.
I’m not saying I adore it so much that I would give up Facebook or twitter, or would share the world how amazing twitter, facebook or google plus is.
I’m just saying, it works if you spend time and effort on it, just like every social networking sites.
What do you think?