Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Google+

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-18-2012

Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Google+

1. Image is Everything
Use a close-up shot of your face to personalize your profile photo, instead of a cartoon character or an illustration.

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2. Revise, Revise, Revise
Facebook and Twitter, Google+ allows you to edit a post once you’ve shared – so take advantage to refine your message.

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3. Courtesy Connection
If you’re posting content created by someone else, always provide a link as a way to say thank you.

 

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4. Present Tense
Use active voice to bring a tone of immediacy to your posts.

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5. Eye Candy
Be sure to add images and video to every post.

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6. Sectioned Off
Anything you create that's more than four paragraphs should use bullet points or numbers to break up the text.

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7. Three-Step Process
Keep your profile active by writing at least three posts per day.

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8. Knowledge Niche
Specialize in a specific, interesting topic and establish yourself as the go-to expert.

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9. Class Act
Ignore highly critical comments to appear higher-minded – while driving critics crazy with the silence.

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Civil Discourse
Engage in thoughtful debate but follow the “three-round” rule: Allow a response, then move on, agreeing to disagree.

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