Complete Your Google+ Profile
Want to Get More Followers on Google Plus? One of the most vital steps of any Google Plus business profile is completing your profile. This enables people to find you easily and learn what your business is all about. Make sure you upload a good quality logo and a background image that represents your business. The idea is you want to give people as much information as possible to help people understand your business values and services you offer. So make sure this information is represented well in your description, contact information and other areas of your Google Plus for business page.
This one is very obvious but often overlooked. The first thing you need to do after setting up your Google Plus business page is to invite people to add your business to their circles. To invite your existing contacts to follow your new Google Plus business page you first need to add them to your Google Plus account. This can be done by going to your circle page on Google+ then click find people. You can see the last options labelled connect services. Here you can upload Hotmail contacts, Yahoo contacts and CSV files of email contacts. Once these contacts have been added to Google Plus account, you can then allocate them to appropriate circles. You may want first to consider adding them all to one common circle which will make it easy to send them an invite.
Now that you have added the people you know to your Google Plus page it is time to seek out some new connections. If you're not sure where to start you can start, by looking for your industry influences through the Google+ searching bar or look for businesses you are interested in and check out who is following them. Once you add a new contact to your circle be sure to communicate with them through adding +1's to their posts you like, adding comments if applicable and even share their great posts in your circles. Doing all of the above helps give your new connection a real incentive to follow you back and hopefully continue to network with you in the future.
Make Your Posts Public
If you're serious about getting maximum exposure, make sure you share your posts with not just your own circles but also make them available to the public. Doing this will make sure that everyone can see your great posts. When posting to your circles, you can also choose "Post to extended circles" which will ensure that not only your circles will see your posts, but their circles will also see your posts in their live streams.
Write and Share Interesting Posts Regularly
One of the main reason people follow each other is to engage and learn about the things they love and find interesting. So by posting regularly, it keeps them engaged and allows people to share your post to their circles.
This then helps more people discover your great content and will increase followers within Google Plus.
To keep a quality stream of people following you and engaging on a regular basis it is imperative to add engaging material on a regular basis. Also, make sure you are helpful when engaging on Google Plus and ask questions and have a point of view. Remember compelling content can be re-posted to your communities so they can debate and tell you their point of view. By doing this it gets people in your Google Plus circles, discovering new subjects they can also trigger other discussions that can draw in new connections.
Things to avoid doing on Google+
- Don't make fake accounts to make up fake reviews and fake followers. Google can see this a mile away, and this is a waste of time.
- Be nice. No-one likes internet trolls; everyone is at different levels on the internet, and we can learn a lot more by being helpful and sharing our knowledge with others.
- Make sure all your information on your Google+ business page is accurate and truly reflects your business values.
Google+ Extra Tips
- Make sure you add keywords in your tagline and business description.
- Google+ allows you to add other social site links. Well worth using it!
- If you are a local bricks and mortar business make sure you add your business location
- Make sure you verify your business URL with your Google plus business page.