When you want some information about something, like to read any articles/blog posts or randomly search for anything on Google search, you probably know that some search results appears along with author’s name, photo and his number of followers on Google+. Such results attract user’s attention and perhaps give more specific information (not guaranteed). But how do these results appears in Google search results?
Those results appearing with Google+ profile image and byline are due to Google Authorship Program by Google. This authorship is beneficial for writers to finds their work quickly and helps audience to easily spot the original author.Continue reading “Claim your Google authorship”→
I’ve been using Google+ for two years and what I’ve strongly observed is that a lot of peoples/newcomers don’t take it seriously to fill their Google+ about section. The information you can see on their profile is only whether the person is male/female, some insufficient descriptive lines and that’s all. It decrease your chances to get added by most of the peoples who gives much importance to see a better or at least a good profile and I’m one of them. If you’re interested in quality content, interacting with the peoples who appreciate your hard work then it’s vital to look at your own profile first. Continue reading “5 Benefits of Google+ ‘About’ Section”→
I know usually I post on sunday but this one is exception for it. WordPress yesterday announce that they have integrated some of the Google features with WordPress.com site (free hosted). Following are new features you’ll see on your wordpress.com site: Continue reading “Google+ and WordPress.com integration”→
The most important part of your Google+ profile is your Introduction, which is unfortunately left blank by many new users, thus the reason for not getting followers. Though there’re many profiles present with very less or absolutely nothing written in their profile but have considerably large number of followers; the reason is, may be the profiles are of well-known organizations, celebrity, politicians or old users of Google+ which is reasonable so don’t compare with their profiles.
I’ve literally seen many Google+ profiles with totally blank introduction, not even a single word. In order to get noticed by audience, you must tell them who you are. For that, answer these simple four questions –
Who you are?
What is your profession?
What do you like to talk/interact about?
What type of post you make on Google+?
Answering these questions automatically completes your requirement of Google+ introduction. It’ll tell other peoples about your character, what qualities you hold, what are your interests and like this. You just have to give some reasons specifying why one should follow you.
With a purpose to make your Google+ Introduction more attainable to Google+ audience, I’m listing some tips that’ll help you and will make your Google+ experience even better.
Language barrier – In order to communicate with peoples all around the world, the first crucial thing is language of communication. If you use your regional or native language, there are less chances of your profile get read by other who don’t know that language and probably they’ll not circle you. So the point is, you should write your profile in English only (or if want to use your language, place its English version using Google Translation).
Use Bold/Italic font– Always highlight important lines in your profile. Use Bold/Italic effect to your text wherever necessary, it’ll visibly attract peoples to read it. Writing just in plain text may put your important details out of sight.
Use hyperlinks – Any type of hyperlink surely catches attention. You can place hyperlink on any important posts, someone’s name, page/community you are managing and like this but, never use it for any spam posts, product advertisement or link to any offensive webpage etc.
Content – Your profile content must be eye-catching and clear. It should not be too short or too long or lengthy to read, it should be precise. Avoid using needless topics, be specific to the point. Write about some highlights of your achievements, educational progress, other activities etc. Include your area of interest, topics you like to discuss, what usually you posts on Google+. Remember, you’re giving reasons to add/follow you so don’t miss anything.
Suggest other users – This was really good idea put forward by +Jarek Klimek (Read more about Public Circles Project). There are many Google+ users who shares very good posts but somehow can’t get noticed by others, thus your introduction is the better place to bring them in focus. You can suggest Google+ users who you find interesting, shares nice stuffs and are active users of Google+. You can provide their profile links too, if you want. Your followers will find them and possibly circle them too.
Hashtag – If you use your personal hashtags with certain topics of posts, mention it here. It’ll be more convenient for peoples to quickly browse through your particular type of posts. Exempli gratia, if you share any tips related to particular topic, photographs, original article (that mean unique content by you, not other’s shared article) or like this then, you can create your personal hashtags and place in every post you share. When searched for this hashtag, all your posts will appear in one place. Moreover you can add any general hashtags which you use to hit peoples where to expect your content to get found.
These are some important factor that matter to create an excellent Google+ profile Introduction. You can add your own ideas to make your profile better-looking. I’m stopping here and will continue to share other Google+ tips and help in next posts.
Your Google+ profile reflects your personality and brand so, more attractively you introduce yourself, greater are the chances you’ll get more followers. Get ready and write your introduction in perfect words without missing any highlight.
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