Chris Brogan (well-known blogger and Google+ expert) wrote this post on his Google+ page:
In layman’s terms that means my guest Mark Traphagen has solid credentials when it comes to Google+
Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on Google+
This is part 1 of a 3 part interview where you will be guided from joining Google+ through to its importance as the core of Google in great depth. Together, these three videos are the ultimate guide to Google+.
In this episode, Mark will tell you how to efficiently sign on to Google+ and get started. You will learn not only how to get up and running on Google+, but how to grow your Circles and connections.
Mark will also address Google+ Communities and how Google+ has the strongest social media search engine of all the other social media platforms.
Google was criticized not long ago by leading social media gurus who used words like wasteland to describe Google+.
As usual, Google gets the last laugh. It is clear and stated that Google+ is the backbone of all of Google’s efforts.
Enjoy this first part of The Ultimate Guide to Google+ with Mark Traphagen.
About Mark Traphagen
Mark is Director of Digital Outreach for Virante Inc. Mark helps businesses build strategies to increase brand influence and attract natural links and social signals. He has a special reputation as an expert on Google+ and Google Authorship. A former teacher, Mark has worked directly in Internet marketing since 2005, but has been involved in social media and online community formation since the mid 1990s.
Mark has spoken at major conferences such as SMX, ConvergeSouth and SearchExchange, as well as at numerous local SEO meetings, has conducted webinars for SocialFresh and Bulldog PR, and is a regular columnist on the Maximize Social Business Blog. He is also working on the first comprehensive book covering Google Authorship and Author Rank.
When not helping Virante clients improve their online presence, Mark participates in competitive storytelling, plays with a Dixieland street band, and (surprise) spends more time on the web.
Lead or Be Led is a Web-based TV show devoted to the discussion of leaders and leadership. We focus on leaders of people, leaders in the marketplace, leaders in technology and leaders in social media.
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Here is a complete transcript of The Ultimate Guide to Google Plus Part 1
Full transcript of the Ultimate Guide to Google Plus Part 1 with Al Getler and Mark Traphagen