All the cool kids are doing it, and in this case, you should be too.
As Google continues to hone its search algorithms and platform assimilation (oh hey, YouTube) we all get closer to a full integrated Internet that doesn’t have so many doors and gateways. A scary thought? Perhaps. An incredible opportunity for brands? You bet.
Plenty of cautionary tales have shown us that it never pays to try and trick Google. Now, Google is getting so good that it really pays to work with the search giant! By voluntarily giving your brand’s information to Google you allow Google to help you get your information to the people who are looking for it (if you’re a local business, you should definitely fill out your Google Places profile ASAP!) Set up your Google+ brand page, link your social platforms, website, and blog, and let Google do what Google does best: help connect people with the information they seek. Continue reading