5 ways PR pros can use Google+

Still not sure about this social network? Give these tips a try to help build your audience on the site.

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Was this an answer to Facebook? Did we finally have a way around the famous opt-out process the giant social network uses? Was Google to be more kind with our private information?

Or was it going to go the way of Buzz and Wave?

What we didn’t expect is a Skype competitor or an incredible driver of search (though that should have been obvious).

But it’s not a social network. Not really.

It’s a phenomenal driver of search. Its (free) video capabilities are strong. And because it’s a Google product, the search engine giant ranks content higher if it’s promoted through the platform than that on any other social network.

And, at least according to a recent survey from ACSI, users are more satisfied with it than with Facebook—mostly because its mobile app reigns supreme.

But mobile isn’t the only reason it’s winning in satisfaction. There are several ways to use the platform to build an audience and increase your search rankings.

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