Happy Monday! Did you know today is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD)? No? Neither did I until I clicked on a link in a tweet from @SpinSucks which lead me to the blog post by Shonali Burke on Waxing UnLyrical. While it’s not in my official title, managing (i.e. trying to grow) our community is a huge part of my job, but alas, no chocolates, flowers, Dunkin Donuts gifts cards, or tickets to Figi were on my desk when I arrived to work this morning. C’est la vie.
As I was trying to come up with something to write, I came across this post talking about The Five Reasons Your Business Should Be On G+. Taylor Studios, Inc. does have a G+ account, but until recently, it had been all but ignored. I actually created our G+ account toward the end of 2011, but just started playing around with it again a week or two ago. I’m still not sure of the ins and outs yet, but I am sure it’s a platform that shouldn’t be ignored so start following us.
I’m even more certain G+ should be used by our clients. I see it being more beneficial for them than us even. I feel I am playing catch up a little bit (and I hate that), but as of today, these are the reasons I think G+ is extremely important for museums, visitor centers, and nature centers:
1) You don’t have to pay to ensure all your followers see your posts.
2) Having a G+ page is extremely important for your SEO which will lead to more visitors – see tip #1 regarding Local Searches (the other tips are really good, too).
You probably have even more reasons, so comment below to add to the list.