Justin Smith (@FlyingSmitty) has worked in Marketing, PR and Social Media for over 5 years. He has worked with Several Agencies and current is the Director of Communications for ImagineDigital.co and ProjectSLC.com. He advises several websites on their Social Media Marketing Campaigns and continually seeks opportunities in App Development and Small Business Strategies. Justin has lived in the United States, South Korea and currently resides in Ibiza, Spain.
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I have watched plenty of SMM repost their Facebook content to G+ not realizing that a little more time and effort can bring a great amount of audience engagement.
You are right though, a brand must take the time to really see whether there is a for time and effort spent on G+, just like any other social network.
I guess if companies are trying Snapchat it might be more time efficiant to properly be able to navigate G+ first.
I also kept track of my first two Linkedin posts. The first reached just over 200 an the next just over 320. My Third posts (about using linked in publishing) was picked up and spread on Pulse.
My number for connection are only about 100 more than yours but my following increased rapidly with my third post. I am interested to see how this effects me 4 post.
Interestingly enough I also submitted it here to Social Media Today and it was not published so I cannot run a comparison.
I'm interested to see how your next post fairs on the publishing platform and even more interested to see what happens when all of Linkedin users are allowed to publish.