How do you get traffic from Google Plus?

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Hi, guys! What strategies do you use to drive traffic from Google+? From my experience the only effective way to get visits from there is sharing good content to its numerous communities. Building circles doesn't work for me. People in circles who added me back don't seem to care about my posts no matter how awesome the stuff is. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    Lol, yeah…I get the same feeling too. Very rarely someone will click on your link. Seems like people are all promoting their own business, not interested in clicking links of other peoples’ businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Rueff
    Originally Posted by Max Greenflame View Post

    Hi, guys! What strategies do you use to drive traffic from Google+? From my experience the only effective way to get visits from there is sharing good content to its numerous communities. Building circles doesn't work for me. People in circles who added me back don't seem to care about my posts no matter how awesome the stuff is. Thanks.
    Google+ is a hard social platform to gain traction on because it's still in it's fledgling stage. You're smart to look for a good strategy though - it's a brilliant idea to be at the forefront of the Google social scene when it takes off! And with the money and influence (not to mention genius minds) Google has, you can bet your butt it will.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelKiet
    Google Plus barely registers for traffic. Craig Ettinger, gm of Time.com, wouldn’t give numbers but said that traffic from the social network “is not significant.” For example, this piece on the looming global shortage of wine has 1,100 likes on Facebook, 256 tweets and two — yes, two — Plus Ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author langyebaitou
    I'm added to their circles by 20k+ people, but I got so little traffic to my site from G+.
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  • Profile picture of the author deborahdawui
    Originally Posted by Max Greenflame View Post

    Hi, guys! What strategies do you use to drive traffic from Google+? From my experience the only effective way to get visits from there is sharing good content to its numerous communities. Building circles doesn't work for me. People in circles who added me back don't seem to care about my posts no matter how awesome the stuff is. Thanks.
    I get good traffic from G+. One of the secrets of getting traffic from the network is to have a circle of people interested in what you are offering. Make sure you segment the people in your circle so that you can share your posts to those that its is relevant to.

    Also, don't just share the URL of the post, have a call-to-action that will make people want to visit the link. One strategy I find working is asking a question and telling people to read the link to find the answer. For example, I can have something like "5 things that your hosting company doesn't want you to know. Find out which one you should be worried about..Read here...(put_link_here)"

    I wrote about driving traffic with G+ on my blog. Google my name.
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    • Profile picture of the author abc00poonam
      Originally Posted by deborahdawui View Post

      I get good traffic from G+. One of the secrets of getting traffic from the network is to have a circle of people interested in what you are offering. Make sure you segment the people in your circle so that you can share your posts to those that its is relevant to.

      Also, don't just share the URL of the post, have a call-to-action that will make people want to visit the link. One strategy I find working is asking a question and telling people to read the link to find the answer. For example, I can have something like "5 things that your hosting company doesn't want you to know. Find out which one you should be worried about..Read here...(put_link_here)"

      I wrote about driving traffic with G+ on my blog. Google my name.
      Thank you (deborahdawui) for sharing this
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
      Originally Posted by deborahdawui View Post

      I get good traffic from G+. One of the secrets of getting traffic from the network is to have a circle of people interested in what you are offering. Make sure you segment the people in your circle so that you can share your posts to those that its is relevant to.

      Also, don't just share the URL of the post, have a call-to-action that will make people want to visit the link. One strategy I find working is asking a question and telling people to read the link to find the answer. For example, I can have something like "5 things that your hosting company doesn't want you to know. Find out which one you should be worried about..Read here...(put_link_here)"

      I wrote about driving traffic with G+ on my blog. Google my name.
      Thanks, these are useful tips. I'm gonna follow your blog. Though the main problem is that everyone who adds me to their circles is definitely interested to turn me in their reader, subscriber and buyer, they don't want it the other way around. The whole system with circles reminds me of safe lists when everybody posts and nobody reads. Even if my G+ post stands out, who actually sees it? I share it to my circle but all people might have hidden the streams of content flowing from their circles and never check them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Post in the Groups. It works for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeckhamPirate
    I've been with G+ since the start, jumped through all the hoops, designed stoopid big cover images, intergrated various Local pages, YouTube accounts, set up new gmail addresses, created circles, joined circles, even linked it to my Facebook groups and the results have been...
    Lousy.

    I dunno how long it's going to take off, or if it ever will, but Google+ just ain't working for me like FB, Pinterest and Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author kayebee
    Posting comments in groups always help. I like to +1 posts and leave comments on posts for friends that I follow. I think this helps as well. If someone you know has a nice following, maybe they might check you out if you leave an interesting comment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
      Originally Posted by kayebee View Post

      Posting comments in groups always help. I like to +1 posts and leave comments on posts for friends that I follow. I think this helps as well. If someone you know has a nice following, maybe they might check you out if you leave an interesting comment.
      Thanks, this helps a bit. Now I'm commenting, but only on viral posts with lots of shares to reach more people. However, currently it only results in more pluses and more people adding me to their circles. No extra traffic but I believe, at least I'm building a social recognition little by little.
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  • Profile picture of the author bodybyvi1
    Google+ helps to get traffic but the traffic is not form the Circle people. Actually the circle here is huge and it is not easy to cope up with everything but it does hit in Google very good.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    Originally Posted by Max Greenflame View Post

    Hi, guys! What strategies do you use to drive traffic from Google+? From my experience the only effective way to get visits from there is sharing good content to its numerous communities. Building circles doesn't work for me. People in circles who added me back don't seem to care about my posts no matter how awesome the stuff is. Thanks.
    I think you need to have more friends on google+ in doing same with your niche so they will follow your information better
    see https://plus.google.com/+Webmastersun to have a look about google+ plus page that I built in short time but having more successes. From that, you will have more ideas to build your Google+ profile or page.

    Cheers,
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
      Originally Posted by yestyle View Post

      I think you need to have more friends on google+ in doing same with your niche so they will follow your information better
      see https://plus.google.com/+Webmastersun to have a look about google+ plus page that I built in short time but having more successes. From that, you will have more ideas to build your Google+ profile or page.

      Cheers,
      What do you mean by friends? People I have to chat with all the time or just someone who adds me to circles?
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  • Profile picture of the author kbclickbank
    Hi, Post or share your link to your friends in Google+, the more friends you connect with means the higher the chances that your site will be visited, thus gaining traffic. Tips to increase the traffic in G+

    1. Fill complete profile or page.
    2. Create circle.
    3. Send targeted messages.
    4. Publish interesting, unique content.
    5. Host hangouts
    6. Connect with people.
    7. Share latest updates.
    8. List your website link in G+
    9. Post images and videos.
    10. Join related communities and post in them.

    Have fun
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  • Profile picture of the author notoriousdz
    google plus , driving slow traffic to your website
    communities contain people just like you , looking for some free hits ( you go to a comunity page & do nothing but publish your links )

    - the only effective way is creating page & invite people to follow personally then host hangouts " this way rocks "
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
      Originally Posted by notoriousdz View Post

      google plus , driving slow traffic to your website
      communities contain people just like you , looking for some free hits ( you go to a comunity page & do nothing but publish your links )

      - the only effective way is creating page & invite people to follow personally then host hangouts " this way rocks "
      Thanks. Gotta learn how to use hangouts. This is also the way to produce good content by ''hanging out''.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Share your Google Plus page on Social Media Websites like Facebook. You can join the Groups that match your niche. You will get good amounts of traffic that way
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  • Profile picture of the author Johansmith
    Just share links on Google plus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scoot7
    Originally Posted by Max Greenflame View Post

    Hi, guys! What strategies do you use to drive traffic from Google+? From my experience the only effective way to get visits from there is sharing good content to its numerous communities. Building circles doesn't work for me. People in circles who added me back don't seem to care about my posts no matter how awesome the stuff is. Thanks.
    As you have mentioned, the best way i'm gaining lots of traffic is posting interesting, relevant content in communities related to my product. Apart from that I'm not really gaining much more traffic organically through my profile.
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    • Profile picture of the author mainak
      Originally Posted by AWilson88 View Post

      I agree that posting in the groups works
      Yes it is right that posting in a Google group really help you to promote your website.

      But remember the group must be updated regularly. Post recent changes about your website, upcoming stories and etc.
      Finally if you create a helpful group to the user they will start following or subscribed to you group.
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      • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
        Originally Posted by mainak View Post

        Yes it is right that posting in a Google group really help you to promote your website.

        But remember the group must be updated regularly. Post recent changes about your website, upcoming stories and etc.
        Finally if you create a helpful group to the user they will start following or subscribed to you group.
        I post to a lot of groups. Some of them are thoroughly moderated and strict. They keep their content useful and engagement high. This is where most G+ traffic comes from. These places are definitely not for spammers or lazy link submitters. People actually communicate and contribute good stuff. As to creating my own G+ community I'm reluctant to. There's too much work promoting it and I'm not sure how to grow it fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author slanier2
    Google+ is still in its infancy. I think its going to be a powerhouse place to market soon as the numbers start scaling up. I think its hard to promote any home business or product there due to there being so few users.

    And even the users that are there are not very comfortable with the entire G+ interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    Finding it real tough to get any traffic from this source.
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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    Yeah, me too. Anyway, I keep my account as active as possible and hopefully I can see the good outcome after two months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    To make good use of google plus you should have a complete and strong attractive profile, find people with same interests, join as many circles as you can, share valuable posts, join hangouts and communities.
    If you have good presence and credibility you can pull good traffic from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavinesh
    Don't just publish links to your website or blog posts over and over. That's boring and will be viewed as excessive self-promotion. Your Google+ stream of updates should be interesting and meaningful to your audience by publish and share interesting updates and links that your target audience will find value in and appreciate seeing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Poojathakur
    Google+ is very helpful to drive traffic on site and also important for implementation a marketing/SEO strategy blogs and you will see the results because of it. You make some excellent points here.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiarafernandes
    Originally Posted by Max Greenflame View Post

    Hi, guys! What strategies do you use to drive traffic from Google+? From my experience the only effective way to get visits from there is sharing good content to its numerous cunommities. Building circles doesn't work for me. People in circles who added me back don't seem to care about my posts no matter how awesome the stuff is. Thanks.
    I suggest you add those people or communities you add which similar or gives sames your product and services. It is good to drive traffic by use this strategy when you post your content show click on send also to my circle.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenny1
    Try to increase your online reputation by posting good quality content and try to add people with same same interest
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