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The 6 Google Plus Alternatives: Out With The Old In With The New - DEGOM Marketing

Updated: May 14, 2019




Google Plus has been one of the pioneers of the social media sphere, we used it for our work life, our school activities and other social related endeavors. Now due to a numerous amount of user information being leaked the Google social space has to close its doors. Now many social media giants such as LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook to name a few have reaped the benefit, and it is just getting started.


Here we talk about 6 Google+ alternatives you can use for your business or just for your leisure. Unfortunately, we will be missing Google Plus, but life goes on and so will your social presence.







1. Instagram


If you are not using Instagram already and love to have a social life, this is by far the most popular platform out there to date. This is why we put this on the top of our list. The primarily mobile photo sharing network had reached 1 billion monthly active users, up from 800 million in September 2017.

That number should be an automatic trigger telling you that you need to utilize Instagram to its full potential. Harnessing this massive network and the potential to reach thousands and or millions of potential customers or acquaintances will elevate your social presence to another level.


In 2015, there were approximately more than 77.6 million active Instagram users in the United States. This figure is projected to surpass 111 million in 2019. Who knew posting pictures and making cleaver captions would catch such a huge audience!


If you are interested in Marketing on Instagram then this article is for you.


2. Facebook


Number two on our list is another favorite of ours, and holds a big place in our heart. Facebook took out a very popular social media giant back in the day called MySpace, ever since then Facebook has established itself as one of the leading social media platforms. Later in Facebook's timeline, the giant knew what emerging platforms could do and this is why they bought out Instagram, so their fate would not precede Myspace.


Facebook is one of the more simple social media spaces to use and connect with friends and colleagues, no wonder why people keep coming back to use it. Writing what you or your business has in store for the coming week or posting about your vacation you loved and want to show the world is a click a way because of Facebook. Using this as an alternative for Google Plus is your best bet for all your social needs.




3. Twitter

The Twitter business slogan is "Twitter is where people come to discover what’s happening." Catchy and partly true, just like most Social Platforms Twitter is a place that users use pictures and texts to engage their audience. Boasting on over 500 million Tweets being sent each day, hundreds of millions of people exploring links, articles, Retweets, Trends, this is a place to learn where the trends are going.


There are six parts to a Twitter profile – a Twitter handle, profile picture, a username, bio, header image and pinned tweet. These are the foundation of your account, this shows people what you have in store for them right off the bat. Utilizing this information will maximize your presence on the Twitter realm.




4. LinkedIn



With more than 560 million users, according to its website, LinkedIn is one of the most powerful Social Media platforms on the internet. LinkedIn is one of the best platforms for business-to-business (B2B). Many professionals gather on this platform to get acquainted and expand their network. If this interests you, this will be a great way to explore new business or personal ventures.


Just like most of the platforms talked above on our list, LinkedIn gathers information about it's users such as occupation, position, skills etc. This platform has unique capabilities that allow you to use filters to search things such as industries, company sizes and job titles so you can connect with the exact people you want.


If you have a business and are not sure on what social platform you need check this article.


5. Pinterest


Pinterest is an online pinboard, a visual take on the social bookmarking site. Unlike other social bookmarking sites, such as Digg and StumbleUpon, content shared on Pinterest is driven entirely by visuals just like Instagram.


Most people share their knowledge on Pinterest such as a new cooking recipe, an invention you made and want to share to the world, or just an amazing image that you know someone would appreciate. Your posting only is restricted by your imagination. If you are a creative individual or business this is a perfect place to show off. All said if you have a business, Pinterest like other social media channels, can help create brand awareness and possibly facilitate website leads. We believe the more social media spaces you own the more relevant you or your business will be.




6. Reddit

Reddit is a social networking site that allows users to share photos, videos, and articles within its communities. The communities on Reddit are called Subreddits, where the posts are ranked based on up-votes. On the platform, users receive karma points for their various activities and engagement. This can be a perfect networking opportunity to get in contact with a few like minded individuals that like the same interests as yourself. You never know you can find a business partner on there as well!


At its current form, Reddit is a complete social platform where people can share and connect with each other, both as a group and in private. It also has a follow button for you to subscribe to subreddits and topics of your interest. It has a huge community, and people who want to boost their content can very well get on Reddit and start engaging.


Need a social media manager and don't know where to find one? DEGOM Marketing & Management specializes in just that, work with us to get grow your social presence. Contact us with any questions!