Are you using Google+? If you aren’t and you want to be found on the Web, do consider using it. I’ve noticed that my posts on Google+ are being returned for searches, before the blog articles to which they link.
I must admit however, that although I liked Google+ for the content, I wasn’t thrilled about the Web interface — confusing and clunky.
Google’s just unveiled a new interface for Google+. It reminds me of Pinterest. The stream now adapts to your screen size, and scrolls more easily, making for a much more enjoyable experience.
Here’s what Google says, Google+: New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos:
“Stream: modern design, multiple devices, more to explore
These days people increasingly move between devices. So to build software that builds real relationships, you need a simple and beautiful experience across mobile and desktop. We’ve worked hard to make our phone and tablet apps intimate and immersive — today we’re just improving them further and adapting their design for the web, including:
* A multi-column layout. You’ll see one, two, or three columns of content depending on your screen size and orientation.
*Awesome-sized media. Photos and videos can fill the entire width of the stream, making it easier to scan, and nicer to look at.
*Delightful animations. The sharebox bounces, the menus slide, and the cards flip and fade — just to name a few.”
Should you use Google+? You’ll consider it for SEO, but I’m sure you’ll stay with it for the Communities, the Hangouts, and now the experience.