Inside the Member’s Area
The introduction video lasts for 8:09 minutes, recorded at a high volume so be careful when you hit the play button to listen to it. I had my speakers set to the lower level of 10 and the video was still loud enough for me to hear it.
In the video, Sue explains what you will find within the member’s area, where to start and what you can expect to learn in each section of the training. I love listening to her voice – she has an accent that is very soothing to the ears.
Introduction to the Training
This section opens with the course objectives and a video that lasts for 4:08 minutes, which introduces you to Sue and her son & business partner, Daniel. The volume level of this video is quite lower than the first, so I had to increase my volume dial to hear it.
The video is an introduction to Sue and Dan’s background with instructions on how to connect with them through various social media websites. Once the personal introductions were out of the way, Sue used a mind map to explain the Silver Level of training.
After going through each of the four modules, Sue believes you would have enough knowledge to use the Google Plus platform effectively – gaining more traffic to your blog from your efforts on Google Plus.
Module One: Getting Started
This module consists of three sections:
1. Introduction to Google Plus
2. Tour of Google Plus
3. Profiles and Pages
Introduction to Google Plus
This section starts out with a video that lasts 5:00 minutes with an annoying background noise. In fact, I had to listen to this video twice just to get past the disturbance. If I were Sue, I would redo this video to remove the irritating sound.
Sue explains how Google resembles Facebook in regards to personal profiles and pages, which was new to me because I didn’t know Google Plus offered pages. She also covered personal branding, Google Authorship and the SEO benefits associated with your Google Plus account.
I immediately went to my personal profile page to check if I created it properly – even though I was certain I did everything correctly when I originally established my Google Plus profile.
At the tail end of this section, Sue invites you to join The Power of Plus+ community and prompts you to learn more about the Google search function. You also have the ability to download a transcript of the video, which is great for people who do not care for video.
Tour of Google Plus
This section starts with a 6:02 minute video and offers an action step and video transcript download. The purpose of this video is to help you get familiar with how Google Plus works.
You learn how to locate posts from the people you circled, which is your news stream. You have full control over what you see on this page, which I did not know.
You can change the layout of your home page, and you can categorize the posts by creating different circles and moving people from one circle to another. A handy feature when you want to follow certain individuals.
You can find the people who added you to their circles and how to add them back. During this section, I took the time to separate my contacts into niches, which will come in handy for future marketing.
Sue explains you can have as many circles as you like with as many people in them as you want, but one of my circles reached 50 people and would not allow me to add more. I am uncertain if this is a bug so I will research the issue.
Additionally, Sue went over the “What’s Hot” section, but I found this option missing from my menu. Perhaps Google removed this selection after Sue created her video. I shall ask Sue.
Profiles and Pages
This section starts with a 5:01 minute video, an action step and video transcript download. During the video, Sue talks about the difference between Google pages and profile accounts.
She makes a valid point regarding the use of business pages. I learned the best time to post as your business page and when not to. Interesting nuggets shared about offline businesses, getting exposure, and why Google Authorship is a sound idea.
The tail end of this video has additional knocking noises. I hope Sue redoes this video (and the Introduction to Google Plus video), so they are void of the disturbing noise.
At $34, The Power of Plus+ is a bargain. Don’t get hung up on how much there is to learn. Dig your heels in and get ready to learn one of the best ways to gain exposure for your business. Order Your Copy Here
What do you like most about Google Plus? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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