Don’t Waste Time: 14 of the BEST Google+ Tricks You’ll Ever Need

by Krissy Brady · 7 comments

Google+ Best Tips

There’s so much advice available on how to best utilize social media for your brand, it’s hard not to go cross-eyed.

With that in mind, I’ve compiled a round-up of my favorite Google+ tips and tricks to save you a stronger lens prescription.


1. Setup a Vanity URL

You’ll have a much shorter URL to share on business cards and you can try and match it to your current branding that you might have on other Social Media platforms.

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2. Create a Google+ Cover Photo

I’ll show you how you can create a Google+ cover photo without Photoshop so you don’t have to worry about dimensions, and this can be done in about 2 minutes.

How to Create a Google+ Cover Photo in 2 Minutes
Karen May Dy

3. Add a Tag Line to Your Profile

Users of Google+ might not always click through to your profile, so the best way to let them know about you is to add a tag line to your profile. When a Google+ user puts a cursor over your name, your tagline will appear.

10 Tips For Improving Your Google+ Status

4. Optimize Your Profile

It’s important to have a balance of marketing-savvy copy that’s also SEO-friendly. So make sure to include information that searchers will want to know about your company.

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Social Media Examiner

5. Setup Google Authorship

Google Authorship is how Google authenticates and will increasingly begin to “trust” you as a quality source of content.

5 Tips for Using Google+ to Boost Your Marketing
Social Media Examiner

6. Keep Your Circles Organized From The Start

Well managed Circles mean that you share the right things with the right people and get to see the posts you care about.

7 Must-Know Tips About Managing Your Google+ Circles

7. Don’t Be a Snore

Only interesting posts will help you dominate Google+. Unfortunately, interesting is defined by your customers.

6 Google+ Tips for Businesses
Social Media Examiner

8. Post Brand Updates Publicly

When it comes to posting an update, I always post to the Public. Not to a particular circle. Not to just my friends. I want anyone that could possibly be interested in my blog and my content to find it.

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9. Maximize Visuals In Your Updates

A study done earlier this year found that pictures and videos drove more than 65% of engagement (+1s, shares and comments) on Google+. Use them as often as possible.

Quick Tricks to Make Your Google Plus Business Page Sparkle
ZD Design

10. Remain Active: Schedule Posts in Advance

Some people frown upon using scheduling tools, but if you want to reach people in different time zones, a scheduling tool is the best way to accomplish it.

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11. Connect + Interact with Influencers

Google+ lists 17 different notification triggers that can help you connect with influencers in your industry.

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12. Periodically Unfollow Inactive Accounts

Unfollowing those inactive Google Plus users rarely leads to you being unfollowed by them, which is why the above is a good strategy to improve your ratio.

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13. Know Your Terms

Here are 20 terms and definitions you need to know in order to join the conversation and community on Google+.

20 Google+ Terms and Definitions You Need to Know
Sprout Insights

14. Know Your Shortcuts

Accomplish your networking more efficiently by using keyboard shortcuts.

Complete List of Google+ Keyboard Shortcuts

Bonus: Google+ Cheat Sheet

This fabulous infographic offers a wide array of shortcuts to help you better maintain your Google+ profile.

Which Google+ tip has helped you the most? Feel free to share more tips in the comments below!


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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a freelance writer from Gravenhurst, Ontario. She freelances for women’s magazines and is currently writing her first screenplay. Like the women she writes for, she wants to have it all, but first needs to figure out what that means.

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Adrienne Smith February 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

What a great post Krissy and I learned a few things from this one. I love that when that happens.

Thank you for taking the time to collect all of these posts and put them together here. I’ll be sure to pass this one around.



LoriRTaylor March 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I’m so happy you enjoyed the post Adrienne! It really means a lot. :0) *Krissy


Miguel Hortiguela March 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

This was wonderful information. Thanks Krissy.


LoriRTaylor March 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

Totally my pleasure Miguel! *Krissy


Matt Crawford March 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Great post Krissy & Lori. Love it! I’ve linked to it in my new post today:


LoriRTaylor March 19, 2013 at 6:01 am

Thanks so much Matt! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it! *Krissy


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