The business pages have a few less areas of real estate to be cultivated, not as many places to add bits but the photos are the same array and there are videos, hangouts and the great new badges should you choose to maintain a website or blog.
With Facebook pages and now the Google+ pages it begs the question do you still need a website? Do you need a blog? We now have the ability to create long (up to 5000 characters) posts on both Google Plus and Facebook. The ease with which you can add photos and video right into your stream, makes me think Google+ is a bit ahead in the running to capture the business community in full.
So go get your Google + Page NOW
I had a fabulous lunch today for so many reasons: The highlight, I had lunch with social media genius and all round cool woman Elaine Lindsay. I only met Elaine recently at a networking event, but at lunch today I met the woman with the big heart behind the business. She gave me lots of great advice, personal and professional. Thanks Elaine! Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds Creative
Some people are meant to teach and Elaine Lindsay is one of them. Generous, wise, insightful, funny and plugged in to cutting edge Google everything. By the time I completed Elaine’s one day course, I realized that I was just beginning my Google journey and had a fabulous guide to rely on. There is great value in this fantastic resource which I plan to maximize for sharing and online training.
Hello Elaine, my hope is that your trip home was comfortable. It was great meeting you, I thoroughly enjoyed your company, your presentation was immensely informative and have already started using what I have learned. Looking forward to our paths crossing again. Mike
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This was fantastic! Elaine Lindsay has another event coming up soon! (sic) Contact us ! You really don't want to miss it! She is the woman! Pat Durant Sales Representative Royal LePage Performance Realty
I call Elaine Lindsay the Maximizer. Elaine has the expertise to help any business owner bring it all together when it comes to their online presence. If you want to make sure you are leveraging your social media efforts and Google resources, she is your go to gal! Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Elaine’s grasp of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), network connections and Google+ engagement position her as a leading expert of digital search and capture strategy. An SEO ninja and early adopter of Google+ and Google HangOuts technology, she participated, along with other G+ Community members, in the first ever HIRL (Hangout in Real Life) in New York City in February 2012. This is a team member you want in your corner as you navigate the challenges of internet marketing!
I just wanted to drop you a note and THANK YOU so much for you help with my recent problem. After months of trying to get something done on my own, it was not until I requested your assistance that I was able to get it resolved, and THE SAME DAY I might add.
Thank you again for all the great work you do. You are an excellent Google Plus Ambassador! Tim Jones TV Spokesperson G+ Hangouter
Good evening Elaine, Thank you for a great presentation, you opened my eyes to a brand new world. I thought I am doing kind of OK, I found I need a lot to learn. For that I am grateful. Looking forward to seeing you soon on upcoming events and trainings. Respectfully yours, Sal Alhakkak
Elaine is an amazing person to work with. She has that unique ability to automatically connect and relate with someone. I've had the opportunity to interview her personally and her knowledge of SEO and social media is truly incredible! She is particularly great on Google+. I highly recommend that you work with her if you want to be found on the internet!
Kevin K. Lau Online Marketing Manager at Quorum | Network Marketing Business Coach
Thank you for speaking at the Power Up Your Sales ½ Day Conference.
The turnout was right on target and I am sure that was due to the knowledge and expertise of our speakers. It came across and I've had nothing but rave reviews from our attendees.
I certainly think we could have made a day out of it. The women really loved the information you had to share on Google+.
Thank you again and all the best success to you.
Founder and President
Women In Business Conference
I call Elaine Lindsay the Maximizer. Elaine has the expertise to help any business owner bring it all together when it comes to their online presence. If you want to make sure you are leveraging your social media efforts and Google resources, she is your go to gal!
"I had the PLEASURE of working with Elaine this year! she instantly zoomed in on the weak spots on my website and social media sites, she gave me such helpful advice to make the sites really pop and catch more traffic. she also advised me how to tighten up my sites and make them more representative of me and my art. i would recommend her to ANYONE, she truly knows her stuff!
Comedian Robin Cee
Thanks Elaine – Again, you were an amazing inspiration to the class. They are still talking about it. As a result of your visit, more of the students are taking the entrepreneurship option more seriously. Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East
"We used Elaine for an in depth Google+ training. She is absolutely amazing.She has exceptional knowledge of Google and Google+ and how it works and the training is very easy to follow along as she uses live examples. I would highly recommend Elaine hands down to all my business associates as the Go-To Gal for Google+. Thanks Elaine Lindsay!"
I want to thank you Elaine for taking the time to train me on SEO searches. I was always told that it was an "easy" task to complete. Well, I can tell you now, I know it is not as "easy" a task as was lead to believe, but with your help I am getting a better understanding of SEO searches and what it entails. I don't think I will ever fully understand, but then again, what I do now know, will make me a little better at my job and to help my clients better. You are a fantastic trainer and you go the extra little mile to make sure I understood what you were talking about. I can't wait to learn more in the future.
I have tremendous respect for people who know their work inside and out. It’s a joy to watch them do their work: it appears effortless and joyful. This is the case with Elaine. She helped us wade into the pool that is Google+ and learn how to use it to our advantage. She gave us the tools, support and encouragement to turn Google+ into an important channel in our online presence at SwitchandShift.com. You rock, Elaine! Shawn Murphy, MBA KAI Partners, Managing Director of Organizational Development| Switch & Shift
I've had the privilege of getting to "hangout" twice so far on Google + as part of Elaine's show - Business Banter Plus.
Each time Elaine has been incredible at helping myself and the others in the session to feel welcomed and supported to be our best on the call.
From her professionalism in getting us to the hangout and all the logistics that go along with it, to the warmth and fun we had on the call as she guided the conversation; to her ability to share the word in the social sphere; Elaine modeled authentic leadership throughout.
We even had some fun with the special effects in our first hangout, which added to the experience as well.
I'd recommend Elaine to anyone creating an online presence and wanting to reach the world with their work. And she'll make sure you have fun while creating a successful experience. Thank you Elaine Tana Heminsley Author, CEO and Founder, Authentic Leadership Global, Inc.
Thanks so much for a superb presentation on Google+ last evening at the Internet Marketing Club. Your introduction, explanations and tips on using Google+ and hangouts were valuable. Looking forward to putting them into action. Thanks for sharing your passion and your knowledge with us. With appreciation and gratitude to you and Paul for a very informative and inspiring evening.
Social media consultants and SEO professionals are in abundance…though, there is a scarcity of very competent, knowledgeable people in the industry. Luckily, in Elaine Lindsay, you've found a gem. My company came to Elaine with some complex social media and search engine problems and Elaine treated my company as if it were hers making sure to do the work necessary to execute on our goals. Needless to say, we've found our social media and SEO professional.
Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East
Thank you so much for talking to the students today. I had all sorts of feedback after you left about how inspirational you are. Thanks so much!
Would like to Introduce you to the chair of the Everest East Ottawa college campus and invite you to be on the PAC committee for the college. Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East