Google Plus the Very Busy Ghost Town

Google Plus post - 'Some ghost town'A jibe often directed at the social networking service Google Plus (Google+) is that it’s a virtual ghost town.

When I read that and other dismissive blog posts or stray comments I wonder whether the people making those observations have actually put any time in to using Google+.

Be that as it may, we now have some growth figures, announced by Google, that surely put a dent in the ghost town argument:

  • 400 million users
  • 100 million active users monthly

That’s in just one year from the public launch of the service.

As I observed today in a very short post on Google+, “Some ghost town!”

I admit I went through a period where I basically neglected Google+, but recently I took a good long look at it and decided it was well worth my while getting active on it again. I explained what I found in my post on the MYOB blog The Pulse: Google Plus revisited: a social networking service you should not ignore

Blog post, Google Plus revisited, a social networking service you should not ignore

If you haven’t yet used Google+, can you afford not to check it out as something that may help your business?

And if you already use Google+, I’d love to hear how you are finding it, and whether you feel it is helping you or not.

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.