The Better Mousetrap

3 Unexpected ways to use G+

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Let’s start off with the standard disclaimers, G+ is not for everyone. G+ is debatably not meant for living, breathing humans. I mean look at this fun interface!  Collections, what’s that about? A new feature nobody wanted or needed. Let the fun begin…

G+ screenshot

It’s hotly debated amongst SEOs if social matters for search. Google has said publicly they do not acknowledge social as a factor. Whether you believe in it or not, do I really need to convince anyone to care about G+? Some SEOs like myself view G+ for what it is, feeding the meter…

We care about G+ only because of who offers it, Google. However as both an android and gmail user I’ve found some kind of unexpected uses for G+. Yes, I realize how crazy this sounds.

1. Android people back up their stuff – it’s the easiest photo and video backup service BY FAR. This saddens me in some ways as I’ve tried to use other cutesy tools. G+ is by far the best way to auto back up my videos, pictures, screenshots and docs from the phone.

2. Bookmark your recipes – This one is more on the personal side, but I do love to cook. Where can I ‘bookmark’ my recipes I’m making without any judgements? G+!

G+ recipes

3. Politics – Again, since you’re dealing with ghosts, essentially, share those controversial posts! Share until it hurts. Be as brutal as you want – nobody will know. Not even your Mom.
Yes this was a sassy / fun post to do. We hope you have a wonderful start to the new year in 2016.

About annebot

Annebot is Anne A. Ward, CEO of CircleClick Media and sometimes author of articles for VentureBeat, Search Engine Journal and MobileFOMO.