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Google+ Communities: Niches To Get Into To

Shane Atkins 4 years ago

Since Google+ arrived in the social media scene everyone has been watching it very closely.  Many speculations of its usefulness pops up all over the web.  Being a mild user of Google+ I will have to say I use it as a free learning tool.  This is accomplished though Google+ Communities.  There are already hundreds of communities to join or you can create one for people to get into.

Google+ Communities can be used to accomplish a variety of objectives besides learning.  A brand or company can create a community to teach.  There are many communities that allow creatives and individual to share their work to other like minded people.  It doesn’t matter if you are a company or an individual, Google+ Communities can help get the job done.  Luckily I have some tips to help you get started.

Learning Without Clutter

Being a part of a Google+ Community helps you learn what is going on.  Instead of creating lists on Facebook or Twitter you can go to a community and get updates from that topic.  You can pick up tips for photography or join a fitness community to check out how-to videos.  These communities help remove the clutter you will see on various other social media.  This results in a better learning experience, which can help your company or yourself become an expert.

Become an Expert in Google+

If you are an expert in your field you will get more business and attention.  Showing your expertise on Google+ Communities can help you achieve that goal.  Don’t just share blog posts and tips on your status.  Take a step further and do it on a specific community to gain those +1s.  Also, make sure to help other mebers out by providing helpful information when they ask for help on posts.

Don’t Forget to Be Visual

Pictures are worth a thousand words so add some plus videos too.  If you saw or conducted a major presentation that is relevant, please do share.  Make sure to be conversational when posting in order to back up your visual.  Most importantly, double check that the image, infographic, or video you are going to post is of great quality.  Nothing is worse than sharing a bad visual, which is the equivalent of committing social media suicide.

Personalize, Respond, and Have Fun

People love being different or seeing differences so show how great you or your company are.  Add a unique voice, help uplift the community, and bring a little something the community doesn’t have.  You want to stand apart while also contributing to the community as a whole.  Don’t be afraid to have fun and experiment, but don’t commit a foolish social media mistake.

If you use Google+ Communities correctly you can reach a new audience.  These groups are access to interests and niches people love.  I say take a look if you’re interested to see how best your brand can contribute to your audience using Google+ Communities.

Shane Atkins

Hello! I want to show you how to get more traffic from blogging, and social media by helping you grow your subscribers and social influence by using a mix of best practices with trail and error. I'm going to be talking about blogging and social media a lot as I love them both :) Want to know more? Check out my about page.

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