Getting started on Google+ is pretty similar to getting started with any other type of social media. Once you’re in, you’ll need to fill in your details. Don’t forget to give an overview of your business, add in your website and your business logo. Feel free to add any images (perhaps of your products or team members) to the photo albums and upload any videos.
Now, to add people to your circles! Basically, a circle is a group you create of people. So you might have Family, Friends, Colleagues, People you know from Twitter…the naming of the Circles is entirely up to you. By putting people into Circles, you can choose who you want to share information with. This means you can tailor who your content is shown to, which will hopefully garner more targeted results.
Like Twitter and Facebook, Google+ has a recommendations section on the right with people you might know. It’ll also search your email accounts, if you give it permission, for users you know. You can then drag and drop these contacts into ‘Circles’. Google+ is similar to Twitter, in that you can share with certain people, but they don’t have to share with you (and vice versa).
Once certain people are sharing content with you, you can get involved with commenting on items they’ve shared, sharing it with your own followers and ‘plussing’ their links.
How to use Google+ for your business
I’d love to know … have you joined Google+ yet? How would you use it for business?