There are a few simple reasons that we like using Google+ at LevelTen. If you're not particularly knowledgeable of the social networking platform, or just haven't had time to use it yet, here are a few reasons why you should. 1. It’s easy to share with specific groups In fact, you don’t even have to go through any menus to find privacy settings. The only steps include adding your friends to circles and sharing individual posts as you see fit. 2. Label groups with an easy drag and drop feature Everyone knows Facebook makes public sharing easy, but sharing with restricted lists is difficult. Google+ doesn’t have any custom privacy settings. Simply go to your circles and drag and drop each user into the circles as you see fit. No one has to know which circles you add them to, and you get full control over who sees each individual post. 3. Video chat and messaging Google+ has a handy little application called Hangout. You can start a Hangout and have a quick video chat with any 9 of your friends (sorry, only 10 people per hangout). 4. It’s the official social network of geeks everywhere Yes, Google+ users are predominantly in the engineering, web/software development, design, social media, and programming industries. 5. Faster crawling and indexing = better rankings What better way to climb the Google charts than to use the Google-based social network to promote your content? Posting to Google’s own social network will certainly give your content a leg up in the searches.