If you thought Google+ was dead, think again! Recently Google+ has been changing, and Kim Reynolds joins us on this episode of “The Manly Pinterest Tips Show” to talk about how those changes, especially Google+ collections, are making an impact.
Kim has a lot of experience to offer to business owners. She started her first business at 12 years old and hasn’t stopped since! Back in 1995, she taught herself HTML and started building websites and e-commerce sites. After her fifth child was born, she took a break, and when she returned she discovered that everything centered around social media.
Kim adapted well to this change and is now a successful digital strategist and marketing manager for Social Media Examiner. In our interview, she helps to take some of the mystery out of Google+ collections, which, as she explains, is basically “Pinterest for content.” She explains how this feature makes it easier for users to zero in on specific topics that interest them and offers her insight into the best ways to build and customize collections, ideas for topics and content, how to create appealing visuals, and even how to use hashtags.
Kim’s explanations of how she is using Google+ collections may convince you that Google+ is alive and well and is definitely a viable platform for businesses who are looking for effective ways to gain followers and promote their brand.
Here’s a list of questions we discussed:
- I want to know about your journey, how you got involved in social media. (2:10)
- Explain what a Google+ collection is for people who may not know. (6:48)
- With the new Google layout, do you think it’s easier for people to find content? (10:46)
- Isn’t Google+ dead? Should businesses get on board with collections now? (12:46)
- You might have Google+ collections for your profile, but you can also have them for your page, right? (15:05)
- You can put a video in collections, can’t you? (15:22)
- Do Google+ collections rank on search? (17:28)
- Explain the difference between move and share. (19:08)
- Walk us through a recommended process for building a new collection. (20:40)
- Is there a limit to how many collections you can have? (25:13)
- When you were setting up Social Media Examiner’s collections, were there certain ones that you thought did well compared to others? (25:27)
- Why do you think follow counts are separate from your collection followers, and do you think follower counts even matter any more? (27:06)
- What would recommend for a client to stand out on Google+ collections? (31:27)
- Pinterest has place pins; is there anything like that for collections? (36:00)
- What is your opinion on hashtags? (37:02)
- Do Google+ collections work the same on mobile as they do on desktop? (40:11)
- Tell us where we can find you. (42:33)
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Angelica Berrios says
Hi! This is very interesting. I really like Google+ because somehow I feel it’s fairer than FB.
Recently I was struggling about open a community or a collection and I decide the collection because It was just me posting so I don’t need to check who else is posting…
My first collection is about recipes and I was wondering if posting other’s recipes or just mine. I’d like to have some more collections about photography but it don’t have any post about it, so should I just post other’s people content, what do you think about it?
I like the idea to think about Google Collections the same concept of Pinterest boards share in my collections some of the content that I already have in my boards because there are no the same people following me on both of those social media accounts.
Thank you I really enjoyed this podcast!