In my recent blog post on Google+, I described how to insert Google+ badges into sites to enable visitors to share your site on their own Google+ pages. In this blog post, I will show you how to build circles, and how to find and join groups.
Google+ is built to be very reciprocal, in that as you find and join groups, as you add people to your circles, in turn they will tend to follow you back. This is the essence of social networking, but the other key element is relevance. If you are promoting, sharing and discussing adult posts and material, then your followers and discussion groups need to align with others’ tastes and preferences. Unlike many social networks, in my experience, Google+ is tolerant of adult content, which with the right audience and targeting can yield traffic and visitors to your sites.
The first thing to do is to familiarise yourself with the Google+ layout and features. This is a screenshot of my Google+ home page (feel free to add me to your circles and I’ll add you back!), which shows the layout and some highlighted features to check out:
I hope this blog post has given you an insight into Google+’s very powerful viral features, and especially the ability to build targeted, focused groups of individuals with particular interests, with whom you can start to share content. Future articles will explore more Google+ features in more depth.