Do You See Value Playing in Google Plus Communities?

google-plus-communitiesBear with me here…

You may have already realized that you need to be playing in Google Plus Communities!

You can make the most of Google Plus communities with a strategy to increase your visibility.

  • Yet, as a blogger you’ll also enjoy being a part of Google Plus communities as another resource to interact and have conversations with your interested audiences.

Think about that for a minute.

There are thousands of communities targeting almost every industry and topic under the sun.

  • Google Plus communities provide a targeted platform to promote your content.

Do you see the value here?

  • Google Plus communities are online groups where like-minded people (your audience) can interact and share content.

  • You can build communities that are actually meaningful to your followers and understand what they want that you have – read and learn more at Got a Blog With a Community? 

This really is a great opportunely for you to add value by sharing helpful content, asking questions, responding to others, and by generally being the great person you are ~ the same as on all other social networks.

How can you join and form your own communities?

Select “communities” from the left navigation within your Google Plus profile.google + commuinties

. Look through the groups and see what topics interest you.

. You can create your own community. All you have to do is click on the blue “Create commungoogle + creat communityities” button right next to the search bar.

As for Google Plus for growing your community of potential visitors to your site,

  • Find communities in your niche.

Do the research –

Use the keywords for your community search –

Example: I might search for Blogging and Social Media or Content Marketing communities – and I might join an experts’ group that has a similar niche as mine.

  • Then check to see what the rules are and what’s being posted.
  • Join Communities that have a larger group of followers.
  • As on any social media site, a good idea is to engage with (+1, comment, share) first with other content, before you begin promoting your own content.
  • It’s also a great idea to create your own community and invite your circles (your niche audience) to be a part

That means more eyeballs of your ideal audience will be you and your content.

I’ve read that…

There is power in Google Plus communities.

As a blogger, it’s the place you want to be visiting regularly in order to attract your own target audience to your content as you join and build your own Google Plus Communities.

That’s not all…

The more you post and interact with your Google Plus communities, the more followers will find you and maybe drive traffic your blog.

Do tell ~ What are you up to on Google Plus?  Do you use Google Plus marketing tactics?

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43 thoughts on “Do You See Value Playing in Google Plus Communities?

  • June 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm
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    I get some SEO from google plus, but I am really not sure if it makes a huge difference or not.

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    • June 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm
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      Great to hear, Nicole – thanks for your comment

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  • June 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm
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    Google has so much stuff that I am not utilizing that I should! Thanks for the tips and input, I will check it out!

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  • June 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm
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    I use Google + on a limited basis. I am working on growing my communities.

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  • June 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm
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    This sounds fantastic! I will have to see how i can put Google to work for me.

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  • June 13, 2015 at 5:44 am
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    Thanks for all of the great information. I need to step my game up in the Google+ area..

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    • June 13, 2015 at 7:09 am
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      Thanks, Dawn for your comment – I hope to hear what steps you take with G+

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  • June 13, 2015 at 7:41 am
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    I’m part of a few communities but honestly do not visit them at all! I think I need to start! Great way to share my content with people in my niche

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    • June 14, 2015 at 7:54 am
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      I so agree, Felicita – and glad to hear that you might be checking into in – as will I be doing more in the G+ arena soon!

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    • June 14, 2015 at 7:54 am
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      I hope that the tips do help you navigate and get comfortable with G+ – and thank you for your note, Debi 🙂

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  • June 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm
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    I don’t use Google+ much.I guess because I haven’t taken the time to get to know it. I should sit down and play with it.

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    • June 14, 2015 at 7:53 am
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      Hi Aubrey – I feel like I am just starting out with G+ also – and I need to play more with the circles and communities – thank you for your note!

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  • June 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm
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    I do spend some time each week on Google + but I know many bloggers who ignore it completely. I think there’s value there (at least I hope so)!!

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    • June 14, 2015 at 7:50 am
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      Thank you, Debra for your comment – and I agree that there is value there – we all need to explore and start taking advantage of how to use that value

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    • June 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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      You’re welcome, Stacie – great point – I also have been approaching it like FB – yet it is a bit different! 🙂

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  • June 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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    I’m in a few communities on Google+, but I don’t really spend much time in them. After reading your tips, maybe I should focus more on building relationships within the communities.
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  • June 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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    I tried Google Plus communities, but I didn’t notice any major growth from it. I thought I read something recently about Google Plus going under or changing a lot later this year? Not sure though.
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    • June 20, 2015 at 9:49 am
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      Thank you, Lynsey – and feel I need to do more with it for my content marketing and building communities

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  • June 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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    I’ve seen the value in google communities, I’m having to know others and communities are helpful, you will have a friends and you can helpto share some tips.

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  • June 20, 2015 at 5:17 am
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    I really dislike Google plus. Like a lot. So I avoid it as much as possible. I’m sure that’s one of my main problems but I just can’t get into it.

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    • June 20, 2015 at 9:48 am
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      I can so understand that! But, I am making it my goal to get more involved in the groups and see what if I can ‘get’ it better for my business 🙂 Thank you for your note, Jeanine! 🙂

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  • June 20, 2015 at 7:06 am
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    I haven’t seen a lot of value in it because I don’t use Google Plus. But I’m sure it’s wonderful for those who do.

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  • June 20, 2015 at 9:14 am
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    I use Google Plus to post but never did anything more then that before. Will have to be more involved.

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  • June 21, 2015 at 12:19 am
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    I used to use G+ a lot more than I do these days but the communities are where it’s at – it’s a shame they are somewhat hidden but maybe that’s why they are so good and focused 😉

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    • June 21, 2015 at 6:54 am
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      Great, James – thank you for sharing that – it is also inspiring 🙂

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  • June 21, 2015 at 8:55 am
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    I think Google+ had potential but they kind of forced it all on us with no say. A lot of people have yet to embrace the community. I tried it out but it wasn’t for me I suppose. I found it as yet another platform I was trying to learn and I was stretching myself thin.
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  • June 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm
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    Thank you for the great advice! I am currently trying to master all of the social media outlets and it just seems daunting because there is so many things you can do. This was a great breakdown and really helped me.
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  • June 22, 2015 at 8:19 am
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    Ughhh… I have a g+ page, but I don’t really see the traffic I want come from it. I keep up with it just because I’m hoping it will change, but honestly I feel g+ is a dying thing :-/ or atleast in the states anyway.

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    • June 23, 2015 at 7:54 am
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      Thank you, Yolanda – I am always excited to hear I’ve shared something of help and I hope to hear what your plan is for Google+ as you now have this info! 🙂

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