Let’s talk Google+ for a moment.
You may have heard that it’s a “ghost town.” The Wall Street Journal
used the term to describe Google+ while reporting on a new comScore study that found the average time spent on the social network was miniscule compared to that of Facebook.
But don’t dismiss Google+. In response to WSJ
’s story, CNet’s Charles Cooper writes
“On Google+—where I tend to lurk—the conversations are deeper and more varied, especially among people who are passionate about technology. Often you'll meet someone new on Google+, a perfect stranger who has something smart to say about a topic you're interested in. How frequently does that happen on Facebook, where you're more likely to get friend requests from a guy in high school whom you never liked in the first place?”
Adding to that is a new infographic from marketing consultant Chris Brogan
, a Google+ early adopter and champion (his Facebook page
says, “I have moved to Google+”), touting the importance of Google+ for businesses.
The infographic lists a number of benefits for brands and explains how they can reach out and engage the more than 90 million people on Google+.