Google+ Tips: How to Get More Followers and Master Hangouts

Google+ logo You may have fine-tuned your Facebook and Twitter marketing strategies, but if you’re like most people, you could pay a little more attention to the newer kid on the social media block—Google+.

Google+ is growing, so it’s important, especially for businesses, to include it in your social media strategy.

Read on to learn how to make the make the most of this emerging social media giant. We’ve rounded up two blog posts and an infographic to help you learn how to:

  • Get More Google+ Followers
  • Host a Google+ Hangout
  • Increase Engagement by Knowing Your Audience (infographic)

Get More Google+ Followers

Wondering how to get more followers for your newly created Google+ page? Check out Stephen Walsh’s blog post on the Kissmetrics blog, “20+ Awesome Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google+ Business Page,” for tips like using a Google+ Badge on your website and mentioning others in your posts.

Host a Google+ Hangout

Gregg Lander shares “10 Tips on How to Use Google+ Hangouts” on JeffBullas.com. This excellent primer walks you from Google Hangout basics (What’s the difference between a Google Hangout and a Hangout on Air?) to how to create invitations and how to actually execute the hangout.

Increase Engagement by Knowing Your Audience

If the key to increasing engagement is understanding your audience, then this infographic from from Neil Patel of Quick Sprout,“How to Increase Your Google+ Engagement by 281%,” is pure gold. Not only does the infographic provide an overview of Google+ users, it shows what type of content Google+ users prefer and what times of day to post.

How to Increase Your Google+ Engagement by 281%
Courtesy of: Quick Sprout

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