Google Plus Benefits
Google Plus is the newest and most successful social media network from Google Inc which is directly competing with Facebook, Social Media Giant. Google Plus is claiming to have a database of 90 million users while Facebook is claiming to have 800 million users. Lots of analysts and internet marketing experts claim that Google Plus could be more popular than Facebook in the coming days. We need to wait and watch who is going to win the Google plus Vs Facebook Social Media War. So it is the right time to start increasing your presence on Google Plus in the form of Circle, Friends and followers.
In today’s post, I will share the benefits of having lots of Google plus Followers and 15 ways to increase Google plus Followers.
Google Plus Benefits
Google Plus button is more like Facebook Like button and can be added on a website or blog home and internal pages. Google plus One is going to affect search engine rankings in two ways on Google. Firstly, Google has already indicated that data coming against Google Plus button is going to be a ranking Factor on Google. So if you are able to get large number of clicks on your Google + button that will boost your website rankings on Google search. Secondly, if you use Google search while logging into Your Google Account, any one of your connection doing Google plus against that result will be shown up in the search engine result pages. So when you see any or some of your connections have shared a website page on Google plus, you would be interested in checking and clicking the Plus button against that website page. So this way, things can go viral in Google Plus network.
15 Ways to Increase Google Plus Followers
So here is the complete list of 15 ways to increase your followers on Google+:
1. Create Google Plus Circle
First of all, you need to create a Google Plus Circle. This circle will include those people whom you will be interacting with. You can group your Google + Circle in to friends, family, following, customers, online circle, team members, VIP’s etc. Then you can decide which circle will get which update that you will be making on Google Plus. There will be some updates you would be interested in sharing with your friends only and some updates to your family members only.
2. Create Google Plus Page
Like Facebook Profile and Facebook page, you can create profile and business page on Google Plus. So if you have an active website or blog, you should immediately set up a business page on Google Plus. I have already established a business page for Bloggers passion here. From this page, you can instantly add Bloggers Passion Google plus Business page into your Google Plus circle.
3. Ask Your Friends to add you on Google plus Circle
Google + is still in its early stage. So you need to ask your friends from other Social Media networks to add you in their Google plus Circles. You can invite your friends in your Gmail account to add you into their Google plus circle. And if they are new to Google Plus, ask them to join you on Google Plus.
4. Start Sharing Interesting Stories on Google Plus
You should start sharing interesting stories on Google Plus. You can easily share text, links, images and videos kind of content through Google Plus.
5. Mention Other Uses in Your Google Plus Sharing’s
You can involve other guys in your Google Plus updates by mentioning then using @ the way we use this tag while addressing other community members on Twitter and Facebook.
6. Go for Google Plus Mobile Version
Like other Popular Social Media websites, It has its own application that uses can use on their mobile phones to post new content and to remain engaged with their community members.
7. Find More People
When you login into Your Google + Account, Click in your Circle View All link and then ClickFind People Tab. This tab will suggest you some uses who are friends of your friends or may be having similar interest with you. You may personally know all or few of them. So you can add those people whom you think you know or are having the similar interested or are from the same industry. Apart from this, you can upload your address book and import people from Your Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail accounts.
8. Follow Back Those Who are Following You
Google Plus will send you a notification whenever someone adds to their circle. You should return the favor by following them back. When you follow back your followers, there is every chance, and they will keep you added in their Google Plus Circle for long.
9. Send Your Updates via Email to Your Friends
There will be lots of your friends who are not logged into their Google Plus accounts and thus are supposed to miss your latest posts that you are making on Google Plus. You can send updates to your friends directly into their email box through the special feature provided by Google Plus. You will not see this ability to share your updates via Email with other popular social media network in the industry.
10. Comment on other people’s Updates
You should start commenting on latest updates from other uses in your niche on Google plus. This way as well you can get in touch with lots of new fellow bloggers and targeted readers of your niche.
11. Make Your Google Plus Presence Public
You should keep your presence on Google plus as public the way you do on Linkedin and thus share things related to your business only here on Google Plus and avoid sharing personal stuff.
12. Add Google Plus Buttons on Your Website
You should add Google Plus buttons on your website and blog home and internal pages at prominent positions. This way you will be motivating lots of your website readers clicking the Plus button and thus will help in increasing lots of Google Plus followers for your website and blog in whole.
13. Upload a High Resolution Photo
You should upload a high resolution photo for your profile on Google Plus to give the best look for yourself. Google plus does not look to be doing much justice with the low resolution images.
14. Google Plus Interesting Stories from Other Users
Except from commenting on other user’s stories on Google Plus, you should click the plus one button shown up against their stories. When you start doing it at regular intervals, lots of Google plus users will start noticing you and they would love to return the favor by adding you in their circles and by clicking Google+ button against your stories.
15. Buying Google Plus Followers
There are lots of small websites where you can buy Google Plus Followers. Ideally you should not go businesses demanding money in exchange for followers on Google Plus. Most of followers received through this medium may be in inactive or even fraud. There are also lots of small business websites that are promising to increase your follower base on other Social Media websites like Facebook and Twitter etc. So stay away from such websites or individuals.
I’m sure the above tips will help you take your Google Plus Followers base to the next level. Do you have a killer tip that can help us increase our Google Plus Followers over night, please share in the comments section below.
COMMENTARY: All great advice.
Courtesy of an article dated February 28, 2013 appearing in BloggersPassion