It amazes me that so many books about Google+ are coming out. The service has been out for a little over 5 months now. Now I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing to write a How-To about the service, myself and+Robert Anderson are doing exactly that. See +The Definitive Guides To Google+.
How-To books themselves are a good idea for any network. But it’s when people consider themselves “Gurus” in the space then we have a problem.
I love G+, I’m on it everyday. I have 9+k people who follow me, but am I guru? No. I’m an engager, I’m a connector, I’m a person who enjoys (heck loves) the service and has derived lots of benefit from everything and everyone who is on here. But I’m not a Guru.
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We’re clearly huge fans of Google+. Heck we’re writing How-to books to help professionals in various industries get the most out of the network.
When Google released the brand pages into the GPlus ecosystem they really should have had them “fully baked.”
What do I mean by “fully baked?”
Here are some of the issues I’ve found with the new brand pages:
We all know how great Google+ is. But it doesn’t do us any good if we are following a thousand people and they’re all grouped into one “Circle.”
The idea behind the “Circles” feature in Google+ is to allow for advanced sharing across different segments of your real life social circles.
By default Google+ gives you a few circles to choose from, but they are generally broad and not as useful as they can be.