Thursday, 6 February 2014

How to get followers and +1s on G+

This morning I finished reading about how to do well on Google plus, and it seems that it can be summarised as the following:

  • Fill out your profile
  • Post a mix of images and links (images get much better engagement, links better for SEO)
  • When posting an image only use one link in the description. Put it near the top of the post if you want to people to click-thru, otherwise it will be hidden below 'read more'.
  • Post / re-share other peoples stuff, not just your own
  • Include the story behind your photo in the description for better engagement
  • Enter hashtag contests and use hashtags to get more exposure
  • Mentioning someone with a good following may get them to re-share your post
  • Comment on other people's posts
  • Your profile pic should be your portrait but try to add something in to show what you do

So now I just have to try putting that into practice. All the above steps take time, so implementing them is easier said than done.

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