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A startup I'm helping found that their target audience spends tons of time on Twitter and Google Plus. Twitter I'm totally comfortable with. But does anyone know of Growth Hacks, Automated techniques, Growth Processes to get a Google Plus account to grow. I'm looking for more that the usual "post relevant content", "take part in conversations", "join a group" advice if possible. Thanks!

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    Eric Sornoso

    about 6 years ago #

    1.) Create a circle of top users in your niche.
    2.) Everyday when they post you should be +1 and commenting on their post.
    3.) Build a relationship with them.
    4.) They'll return the favor of +1 and commenting on your post.
    5.) Do this for 2-3 months. You can thank me later.

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      Earl Lear

      about 6 years ago #

      Richard Branson keeps ignoring me... LOL

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      Chris Sanfilippo

      about 6 years ago #

      repeat this for several G+ circles. Bookmark the G+ communities you want to build up your reputation in and put them in a bookmarks bar folder called "build audience".

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      David Arnoux

      about 6 years ago #

      This is exactly what I was looking for. Something somewhat automated and repeatable daily/weekly. Do you think this will work well for a company account? From Twitter experience, these sorts of techniques works 2X 3X faster with personal accounts.

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        Chris Sanfilippo

        about 6 years ago #

        It would be harder to use this method with multiple accounts. If you only have 1 or 2 other accounts, you could use this method by logging in on an incognito browser for your brand, and then stay logged into a regular browser for your personal accounts. You might be able to log into Safari or Mozzilla with another set of accounts too. Not sure thought never tried it.

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    Earl Lear

    about 6 years ago #

    Here's a few things that I would recommend although they are evergreen on social media sites:

    1) Find ACTIVE communities where your customers would hang out on G+ and post the best content that you can find there. This works pretty well I have new people joining my circles everyday. Be sure to pay attention to their terms for posting and don't promote too hardcore.

    2) Do a Google Hangout on Air and promote it in these groups. Set it up using Events > Hangouts on Air and do a countdown till the event.

    This works well and hopefully it will get you some momentum :-) Look for me over there EJ Lear - TotalinfoTech.com and I'll add you as a friend. Invite everyone that you can to it.

    I hope this helps you out a bit my friend :-)

    Respectfully,
    EJ Lear

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    Stuart McKeown

    about 6 years ago #

    Cross pollination is key, give users that follow you on other networks a reason to follow you on G+.

    - Post specific types of content that aren't available elsewhere
    - Incentivize (G+ doesn't particular like this, but no reports of anything being done), we do quite a bit to help businesses drive users across multiple networks.
    - Ask users to follow you on thank-you pages

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    Anuj Adhiya

    about 6 years ago #

    I learnt more about how G+ works in terms of how to get traffic & rank high on Google from this short video than I have from anything else: http://moz.com/blog/using-google-plus-to-appear-in-the-top-results-every-time-whiteboard-friday

    I think it will give you a little more flavor for Eric's comments above as well.

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      David Arnoux

      about 6 years ago #

      Thanks Anuj, you're a provider of great content as always :)

      I'm taking Google Plus a bit more seriously now.

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      Chris Sanfilippo

      about 6 years ago #

      This is a really good video. I follow a lot of marketers on G+ and because of that they are constantly showing up in my serps! Sometimes I have to search in incognito browser just to see the "real results". There is the toggle on Google but it still takes browser history into consideration.

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    Everette Taylor

    about 6 years ago #

    As someone just starting to use Google+ as a tool, I've used Twitter (something I'm comfortable with) as a tool to leverage people into checking out the Google Plus page.

    I believe that also making sure you provide relevant and interesting content to people on Google Plus including videos and blog posts - the audience will build. It's just that being on Twitter has gotten us use to being able to build an audience quickly, I thing Google + just takes more time.

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    Aaron Short

    about 6 years ago #

    Any tips for creating and operating an account named after my business?

    Seems like the only option is personal accounts.

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