Finally, Google+ is starting to grow on the Internet. After a slow start and then many more months of scrutiny around user engagement, people are starting to give the social network a try and they're really liking it. As a result, the gang at MnSearch felt it was time to dedicate one of its monthly events to what search marketers need to know about Google+.
Area marketers James Svoboda (MnSearch board member and CEO of WebRanking), Jeff Sauer (MnSearch board member and VP of Three Deep Marketing, and Bob Stanke (of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx) gave three very amazing presentations on the basics of Google+, how to measure your results, and some of the advanced strategies used by brands today.
The highlight of the night for me was when Bob Stanke gave away an autographed photo of Kevin Love (currently hanging in the home of colleague Grant Tilus) and a Minnesota Lynx suite valued at $3,000.
A close runner-up was capturing some of the best moments of the night on Google Glass. Bob Stanke is all in on Google+ and shared how the social network has given him new ways to connect fans with players in ways that just weren't possible since the days of his autographed Kirby Puckett baseball card.
All three Search Snippets speakers gathered at the end of the night for a general Q&A, in which audience members are encouraged to help answer questions in addition to asking them. Google Glass captured about thirteen minutes of mostly audible footage that demonstrates both some capabilities and limitations of Glass as a video capturing platform.
What do you think about Google+? Are you an original fan of Google+, a convert, or a steadfast skeptic? Were you at the MnSearch event? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments!