7 Tips to Using Google Plus Communities

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Signed up on Gplus but not getting much interaction? Communities can help you get a boost. 

Have a look at these tips to using communities… in an article by me 🙂

7 Steps to Using GooglePlus Communities to Corner Niche Markets – Viralheat Social Media Strategy Blog
GooglePlus communities are a great way to help grow your following for your business or as an individual to help you corner niche markets.


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Hampig Minassian
Hampig Minassian
7 years ago

Awesome blog Amanda well done.

omar holder
omar holder
7 years ago

my problem is my post don't stay in community and people who click on my name can see what i post in my communities even though their not in said communities.

Ugo Ano
Ugo Ano
7 years ago

Gotta say, I still find this difficult – keeping users in my community interested

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
7 years ago

I recommend joining a few active communities before trying to start one… You could have a look at my zombie community plus.google.com/communities/114093761017316566380 … or my canadian community – plus.google.com/communities/106472141734321342946 as a good example of active content, users and targeted posts.

Joe Vargas
Joe Vargas
7 years ago

Very informative, Amanda. Google has done a great job thus far making Google+ more useful in such a short time. Thanks for sharing your great tips,

Jed Lloyd
Jed Lloyd
7 years ago

interesting

Ugo Ano
Ugo Ano
7 years ago

Yeah, I'm a member of like 24 communities. Granted my Cyman AI one is quite niche, but how do I get people to join without blatently advertising?

Gary Brumley
Gary Brumley
7 years ago

I need someone to teach me how this works I am not that smart

Gary brumley

John Stokes
John Stokes
7 years ago

Fantastic 😉

Jason Davison
Jason Davison
7 years ago

Great tips , I'm going to share this to the Science on Google+ community. 

I think one of the main things people forget about the communities is that commenting is more important than sharing.

Shannon Adelson
Shannon Adelson
7 years ago

Definitely agree with #7. That's the first thing I did after joining communities.

One question though… In my experience, engagement is much better for the private communities. Amanda, what are your thoughts on private versus public communities?

Christina Torres
Christina Torres
7 years ago

OHHH… ok. 🙂

Robert Misner
Robert Misner
7 years ago

The Zombie community is basically the only one I'm active in at all. I have joined a bunch to help vary the content I see in my stream, but posting to communities is somehow just odd in my opinion. The whole way it works.

Tara Mulder
Tara Mulder
7 years ago

While some of the large ones get some interesting posts, I prefer the smaller communities.

In general though, I'm more likely to engage in individual posts from people in my circles than in communities, in particular specific subject matter ones.  It's less intimidating if you're not an expert in the subject.

Piro Papa
Piro Papa
7 years ago

Thank you Amanda

Franco Hernaci
Franco Hernaci
7 years ago

Lack of participation, and Interest could be a an issue why some people don't get much interaction on google+. I don't think this has anything to do with communities, or anything else google+ offers. I think Tara Mulder is on the right track with her last comment, and paragraph. You can also engage with people who are not in your circles, and it doesn't have to be in communities

Dharam Pal
Dharam Pal
7 years ago

amanda is amanda

Avi Newmark
Avi Newmark
7 years ago

Is there a difference between using communities and creating a page? Been playing around with google plus and trying to get my head around it for our companies website.

Jaana Nyström
Jaana Nyström
7 years ago

 Create a Page, then a community for it. Make sure the Page is the owner of the community so it shows up on the Page's profile.

PRITAM THAKOR
PRITAM THAKOR
7 years ago

GREAT

Slavo Herman
Slavo Herman
7 years ago

A nice introduction to Communities on G+  🙂
People craving more interaction should realise they need to communicate and they should start by commenting on good posts and comments. When you react to something you've already started a dialogue. On the other hand when you're beginner here and too little people have you in their circles so far, many a good post, no matter how interesting, may become just a cry into darkness.

AKASH PAREEK
AKASH PAREEK
7 years ago

nice

George Lowrimore
George Lowrimore
7 years ago

For a while now I've been getting invited to a lot of different communities. I'll check them out they're all nice. But I can only handle so much!

Michael Lander
Michael Lander
7 years ago

Has anyone here had a problem creating a community from your business page. I can't create a community for +Fashion Industry Network

I think this may be because an age restriction setting I accidentally selected when I first created my business page. Any thought?

Safiril Safie
Safiril Safie
7 years ago

Hai

bosha Joyce
bosha Joyce
7 years ago

Well informative amanda,thanx tips r great 🙂

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
7 years ago

🙂

Avi Newmark
Avi Newmark
7 years ago

?

Avi

Zubair Warsi
Zubair Warsi
7 years ago

helloo

shabin sha
shabin sha
7 years ago

what the day

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
7 years ago

I see that 's article is written from a blogger's perspective. The suggestions are well crafted. Let me add a few thoughts from the perspective of a moderator of an active community and an avid community user:

I think communities are the great equalizer of G+. I have felt from the beginning that G+ was a bit of a popularity contest. You mostly only see content posted publicly from people you have circled or limited content from people that have you circled too. That is a great way to keep spam out of your stream, but if you want to view content topically, it can limit your scope.

Yes, you could spend time cultivating your circles and then filtering by those circles, but unless you have circled people that all post on just one topic, it is tough to focus it. 

Personally, I spend 85% of my time on G+ bouncing from community to community. Craft beer. Board games. Science Fiction. Technology. Those are the things that I like to read about. By getting my content delivered in communities, I get 1) the aforementioned focus, and 2) great content that was posted by people that I don't have circled.

The other 15% of my time is on my "home" stream. That is where I get my current events/breaking news. It is great for those purposes, but a little chaotic for general reading.

Kongminkiong Kiong
Kongminkiong Kiong
7 years ago

<[⊙□♥]> hi,+Amanda blain

Raphael Gluck
Raphael Gluck
7 years ago

love that tip. So far its the communities that are really forcing me to give this sleeping giant a proper evaluation

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