How Empire Avenue opened up Google+ for me #EmpireAve

2014-07-26-empire-avenueI joined Empire Avenue three years ago and, apart from Scrabble, don’t play any other online games – I don’t have the time.

After initially enjoying the fun of raising my virtual share price and dividend paid to shareholders, I realised that I was connecting with some interesting people. Empire Avenue enables you to add your various social media accounts so that people can connect with you directly from your EA profile.

At the time I had a Google+ account, but didn’t really know what to do there. Being busy, I didn’t have the time to experiment much.

Connect, connect, connect

What I noticed was that, through Empire Avenue, my Google+ follower count was growing. I too made a conscious effort to connect with players from their EA profiles, specifically following their Google+ accounts.

I know numbers don’t mean everything, but now I have some 6,800 followers and more than 300,000 views on my Google+ profile without trying that hard. Likewise, my other social media accounts are also attracting more connections, specifically Twitter and LinkedIn.

Making social media easy to use

What’s more, I am using Google+ daily and enjoying it, which I’m not sure I would have persevered with if it hadn’t been for my EA connections.

EA is an excellent way to connect with people wanting to connect with you on the major social media channels. You can join for free, open a monthly personal or business account and/or buy the EAv Leaders Package at

You can connect with me on EA at

• by Robert Zarywacz | owner of providing fixed-price PR packages for small businesses | partner in Zarywacz corporate communications | chairman of COMBEbusiness | courtesy consultant at and the National Campaign for Courtesy | I write for newspapers, magazines, web sites, blogs, social media and public relations | Find me on Google+

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