Google+’s +1 and +Name and what it means to you and your acquaintances…
Welcome to two very simple and basic tools to share your love, alright, to at least show that you have even the slightest interest in the person that you are talking to.
First, the novel +1 button, quite similar to the Facebook Like button, the Twitter retweet, the Pinterest Like, the StumbleUpon’s Stumble button, and so on with almost all the social media sites.
It is a very simple and basic way to say hello, to say thanks, to say I agree, to say I like what you have said, to say thanks for connecting, and a plethora of other niceties.
Now the ultimate +1 is when you +1 and share what you see or has been shared with you, the holy grail of social media!
So what are you saying to those that you have added to your Circles, or friended you on Facebook, followed you on Twitter, what does this say about you as a person in the social media world.
Are you standing out or are you just another number in the big scheme of things?
Are you replying to someone on Google+, on Facebook, etc., and not +Name’ing them, or on Facebook replying with their name, highlighted, (if you do not know how to do this, let me know, be glad to assist you)…
You are doing the least, though polite thing, by responding, but you are not giving your ‘friend’ any recognition, you are not saying ‘thanks’ for reaching out of sharing.
To break it down you have:
#1. +1, +name, share & comment – Giving all the love, appreciate you being part of my life, and sharing with me.
#2. +1, +name and share – Whole lotta love, you are real good people
#3 +1, +name and comment – passing on some love back to you, appreciate ya!
#4 +1 and +name – some love coming your way, you’re alright
#5 +1 or +name – Like ya, you’re ok
#6 Simply reply – Just a basic, so what kinda hello, no love, no like, just hey
#7 No reply – you just accepted the friendship, or saw the post, no love, no like not even a hey
#8 Next is going into the other spectrum of the realm, but that is for you to decide.
Now you can extrapolate on these rankings, even decide on your own definition of each, but if you are looking to gain any notoriety in the Social Media world, you need to decide what you are going to show those that take the time to Circle, Like, Share, etc. with you.
What are your goals in your Social Media activity? Do you even have any? And, if you do are you inviting participation with you, your page, your site, your posts, etc.? Do you want others to look for you, your posts, etc.?
‘And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give…’ (The End, The Beatles)
To your continued success!
Robert J Banach
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