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I generally find that the experts are all too keen to tell people how it should be done, often without any evidence. Then there are those that work in social media and are generally too busy to spout off about what they do.
From my days as a journalists, other people can call you an expert because that's their opinion.
18 months ago I decided to buy a laptop direct from Dell as they were about the only ones at the time with Windows 8.
I asked a couple of questions via Dell Chat and when I came to order I was twice told someone would call me back within, something like, 20 minutes; and no-one did. I even contacted them via Twitter but no response.
Third time I was lucky and it cost approx £470.
However, two months the exact model was on sale in Tesco for £200 less.
I like G+, it's clean and easy to use. I post regularly and recommend it to clients and use it for Aurthorship, and while it may be good for SEO etc here in the UK there's very few people actually using it.
And without a decent level of followers or interaction it just feels like I'm going through the motions.
It's also a pain not being able to link a personal account to Hootsuite/Buffer. I've havd Gmail linked to Thunderbird on my personal account for several years, yet for G+ I had to set up a Gmail address just for that. Another hoop to jump through, or am I doing something wrong?