The Beginner's Guide to Google+ with Ray Hiltz

Do you want to know more about the features of Google+ and how they can help your online business exposure thrive?


Google+ is a growing power in social networking for businesses that should not be ignored.  More and more businesses are using it with ever-growing success.

Because it is Google, it should not be taken lightly!  Google is, as we all know, the most popular and widely used search engine on the face of the world wide web and Google+ is being woven into the very fabric of Google searches!

Listen in on this Halftime Mike podcast episode as I interview Google+ consultant and trainer Ray Hiltz.

In This Episode

Mike and Ray dive into an overview of  Google+ as a social media network, including details on Google+ profiles, Pages, Circles, SEO benefits, Communities, and more!

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More About This Podcast Show

The Halftime Mike podcast is a show designed to help busy owners and marketers learn doable ways to grow leads and leverage online.

In this episode, I have extracted the most essential elements and need-to-know's about Google+ as I interview social strategist and Google Plus consultant Ray Hiltz. You will be inspired with the information and tips that he shared that can certainly boost your business once you begin to take action and apply them within Google Plus.

Included are the basic key components to Google Plus, especially helpful to the marketer not really versed in G+ and yet knowing they should be taking it more seriously and learning more about it.

Ray's goal is to help people understand the personal and business value of using Google Plus to build better businesses and stronger connections.

What Did We Cover?

  • Some bits about the background of Google Plus; how it began and where Google Plus is today
  • How Google Plus is different, non-silo'd, compared to other social media networks such as Facebook & Twitter
  • Google Plus as a "social layer" covering all the Google platforms like Youtube, Gmail, Android etc.
  • The critical importance of Google Plus Authorship and the value of blogging for business
  • How "authority" works across the web via Google Search and the integration of Google+ as the author base
  • Straight tips on Google Plus profiles, Google Plus Pages, Circles, and Google Plus Communities
  • The powerful values of Circles and Hangouts to connect with followers and contacts directly
  • Google plus' use of hashtags and Google Plus search
  • SEO on Google Plus
  • Other tips to help businesses start well and thrive with Google Plus

More About Ray Hiltz:

Ray Hiltz has a diverse background with experience in musical theater, Ray-Hiltz-610x400restaurant management and non-profit administration.  All of these have served to educate and prepare him for a role as a business consultant where he brings his experiences with communications, management and strategy together to serve clients.

His journey down the social media path began three years ago when in reluctance he opened his first Facebook account and was amazed at its power to connect people. He since then immersed himself in the leading social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus.

Circle Ray on Google+ and check-out his YouTube show for excellent resourcing!  All links below.

Next Doable Task:

What's your key takeaway that you need to do in the next 24 hours based on listening to this?  If you are having trouble deciding, my tip is  that you should ensure you have Google Authorship setup via your Google+ Profile!  Second tip: Go on over to and click on "Google+ Resources" to get in on Ray's weekly Google+ Top Tips!

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I’m a Indiana Hoosier native where basketball is the top sport.  Every team heads to the locker room at halftime to evaluate the first half and create a updated plan for the second half.  That plan includes adjustments based on reviewing what worked and what didn’t.

The “halftime” is a key review point where the game stops, the team pulls away to huddle in the locker room away from the fans, and they come out prepared and ready to succeed in the second half.

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