Part 1 of the How to Get the Best from Google Plus series is here.
Business Account or Personal Account?
With a business Google Plus account you can set up one different page for each product that you wish to sell. So, if you have different niche websites all focused on different products, then you’d obviously set up a different Google Plus page for each product.
However, you can in fact set up different accounts that are for “personal” use and use each different account for each different product (or each different niche) you wish to focus on. This way, you only have to monitor a single G+ account. You set up different circles for each account.
So, how do we get a whole huge stack of backlinks to our G+ posts in order to get top flight Google rankings in search?
Here is what we need to do.
Remember, you should be feeding your website’s posts through to your G+ account so that more and more people can see your work.
Down the left hand side of the G+ page in your account, find “Explore” and click on that.
There’s two ways of getting people to follow you (other than if they know you already or if you pay them ).
The first is to choose the “What’s Hot” category. Simply search through the list of what’s hot and find what’s appropriate to your niche. If its a quality article that interests you click on the +1 just below the article. Its wise to make a comment too and tag the name of the person in your comment. More details on tagging just below.
The other way to do it is to make a search using the search box at the top. That way you will find subject matter which is closer to your needs.
Now, if you choose to share a post on G+ what that does is to pass around to all the people who are on your G+ list. And if some of those people then share the same article with their list… Well, you get the point. Posts on G+ can go viral incredibly quickly indeed!
Directories: do a Google search for “google plus directories”. Adding yourself to directories allows people to find you more easily but it also provides a strong backlink to your G+ profile which in turn allows it to rank higher in search.
Get Added to Other People’s Circles
The goal here is to get added to other people’s circles. In other words, if you suck up to other folks who have sizeable circles then you’re doing yourself a favour
How do you get added to circles?
Comment on posts that you like in G+ on a regular basis. Also, if you use the “tagging” feature, it helps to get you noticed because the folks that you “tag” will receive an email to say you’ve done so.
What is tagging?
When you make a comment on someone else’s G+ post, you can tag their name in your comment. If you press the “+” key on your keyboard then start to type the person you are commenting about, then a box comes up with their name in it. Simply click on their name in the box to add the tag. See the image below on tagging.
For other people to see your G+ content, they have to add you to their circles and only then will everyone in their circles see your content. The more engaging you are with others, the more likely they will add you to their circles.
Linking to a G+ Post
If you want to send a link to a particular post out to others, you can copy the link – see the image below on how to do that. Click on the little downwards pointing arrow to get the option to link.
Ripples – ripples are a way to check how far a post has “travelled” on Google+. Again, have a look at the image below to see how to gain a graphical perspective on Ripples.
Live Webinars in Google Plus
You can actually do a live webinar using the Hangouts option in G+. I’m not sure if there’s a limit to the amount of people you can invite, but its totally free and the quality seems to be pretty good too. Hangouts – check the left hand side of your Goog+ account for Hangouts.
Finally for today – don’t forget to add me to your Google Plus Circles, will ya!