How To Use Google Plus To Grow Your Blog

Even if you write great content, your blog won’t get views unless you promote your blog in all the right ways and places. Google+ has massive opportunities to promote your blog, and drive traffic to it.

Here are five tips on using Google Plus to drive traffic to your blog posts

USE HASHTAGS

You use them on Twitter, Instagram and even Facebook so why aren’t you using them on Google+?! Google+ allows you to tag your posts with hashtags. Ideally, you should create at least three, with the most relevant hashtag first. Just remember that the first hashtag you use should be the most specific to you and your post.

SHARING YOUR POSTS AUTOMATICALLY

This is pretty easy to set up and it means that you content will head straight over to Google+ for all your circles (or however you set it) to read your newest post. Every time you publish a new post, it will automatically share the post publicly on your Google+ profile. This saves you time and gives you an easy option to reach a wide audience.

CREATE OR JOIN A COMMUNITY

Google+ communities are similar to Facebook and LinkedIn groups. The one main difference is that you can use either your Google+ personal profile or your business page to both create and participate in communities. There are groups on almost every niche on Google Plus, and you can join them with ease. You can also create a group for you if you think yours doesn’t fit any community out there.

CREATE COLLECTIONS TO ORGANISE YOUR POSTS

Google+ Collections lets you organise your posts by topic. For example, if you’re a writer, you can have individual collections for your horror writing, romantic writing and children’s writing. If someone is just interested in your horror writing, they can follow that collection and only see those posts. Collections allow people to follow the news they’re most interested in without being overwhelmed by a lot of other updates.

EMBED PLUS ONE IN WEBSITE

Using Google Plus share button is a good way to tell your readers, where you want them to share it. To get more Google+ followers, you can add your google plus profile and page badge on your site. This will allow frequent (or new) readers to head over to your Google Plus page and profile so they can keep up to date with all your latest posts.

If you have any problem getting started with Google Plus, post it in the comments, and we can try to help each other out.

Eleanor May

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15 Comments

  1. June 27, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I never really considered hashtags for Google. Thanks for that tip.

  2. June 27, 2017 / 8:49 am

    I’ve always had a hard time taking Goolge+ seriously, but after reading this it’s apparent that I need to reconsider it as a much stronger platform. Thanks for the eye opener!
    Cheers,
    Pippin (the dad-half of so called mom)
    http://www.socalledmom.com

  3. June 27, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I’ve never really considered Google Plus much. It just looks to busy and unorganized to me. I guess I’ll give it a try.

    http://www.underaytedray.com

  4. June 28, 2017 / 5:24 am

    Wait a minute! I didn’t know you can do that . I need more info on that

  5. Swati
    June 29, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Interesting, I never used Google+ for promoting my blog

  6. June 29, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Great article! I’m sharing it everywhere I can. I don’t think people realize any of this information, I most certainly did not.

    • Eleanor
      June 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Thank you for sharing this post. I hope it can help people!

  7. June 29, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Great information on this page ❤️

  8. June 30, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Hi thanks for the tips! I’m gonna try google plus!

  9. June 30, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I have been using G+ to promote my new blog post, it’s your tips above, will relook into my sharing, wish to have more views then 😉 cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

  10. June 30, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I never even considered Google+ … I think I might use this platform for my blog !! Thanks a bunch !!

  11. June 30, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Great post will be using the hashtags

  12. July 5, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    This is a very helpful post. In the past I haven’t taken G+ important with regard to traffic. I think from this, I will have to change my perception on work on these tips. Thanks for sharing.

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