Use the Power of Sharing to Grow Your Google+ Business Page

Latest guest post at Windmill Networking by Virante Director of Social Media Marketing Mark Traphagen.

Our moms and our kindergarten teachers told us again and again: “It’s nice to share!

But why? How does sharing make things better? Before long the smartest kids figured out that sharing increased the fun. When you shared, more kids wanted to play with you. They’d stay in the sandbox longer, and they’d share their cool stuff with you.

Those kindergarten lessons are no less true in the world of social media. In social media, sharing means reposting the content of others (always with a clear link back to them!) or recommending others to your followers. It’s no secret that one of the keys to success in building a good following on social media is good sharing skills. For example, one study showed that tweets that contain links get more re-tweets.

Let’s quickly review why sharing is so powerful: (Click here to read on!)

Use the Power of Sharing to Grow Your Google+ Business Page by

Mark is Director of Digital Outreach for Virante Inc. Mark helps businesses build strategies to increase brand influence and attract natural links and social signals. He has a special reputation as an expert on Google+ and Google Authorship. A former teacher, Mark has worked directly in Internet marketing since 2005, but has been involved in social media and online community formation since the mid 1990s. When not helping Virante clients improve their online presence, Mark participates in competitive storytelling, plays with a Dixieland street band, and (surprise) spends more time on the web.

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