How to get a Google+ Community started

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Joining an active G+ community is powerful

As a social curator of content many of us online folks, look to share with one another. A great deal of us seek to attract more and more viewers, and for the obvious reasons today. Some folks are the entrepreneurial type looking to collect more clientele, more web traffic views, more advertising money, and to market to a much more wider audience. Some of us are just here to be entertained, to make online purchases, to do much needed research or to maybe just waste time doing whatever.

The question is however, what if everyone on the web today who currently is into social networking, had the same sort of outlook on everything as the entrepreneur types always looking for others to visit their web locations. Then who's going to be doing the visiting of your digital treasures you may have to offer to them, if they're so busy marketing to everyone they know all the time, and if everyone is doing the exact same thing. (The reality is, very little sharing is going on online compared to anything else, and there's much more marketing and self promotions everywhere especially on G+ as well as on Facebook.)


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The answer as for Google+ is concerned must be this cool community thing they just recently got started, and so this is where starting a online community of your very own is highly important it seems. For starters Google's new fully featured social networking super power known as Google+ or G+ for short has grown into a massive network of over 500 million registered users, and of them about half are actually active members.

This makes it imperative for Google to find ways to offer smarter options to help these users make online communications between each other happen and spam free. So to allow for what is known as community pages, or Google+ Communities to now be run by individual users, businesses or organizations and was inevitable as well as essential for collaborative purposes.

These new internal web locations within the confines of G+, actually allows for moderation to occur, for multiple separate group topics to become optionally available to each community member to participate in by posting relevant content of their own, and is monitored by each community administrators or moderator. (Spam can also be filtered out with ease, by community moderators for any topic the community admin's make available)

It's definitely a powerful new option on G+ for sure, because like Facebook groups, people can focus their emphasis around the whole content curation (grouping of interest's) theme's rather then stuff just flying around onto the wall stream there, and with no aims, focus, or organization at all.


This is how it looks there and is one cool community page

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How it all works & getting started from scratch

So how does it all work, well first a user needs to be signed up to Google, be a Gmail member at the least. Once you become a member you are allowed to officialize and authenticate your user profile there. After getting through all the protocol of signing up, verifying your information with Google, then your in.


Then you will need to log into G+, this can be done via your email inbox there, and by going to the top left corner of the screen (If your using a desktop or laptop PC) and clicking the G+ button. Once this is done, you will be prompted to complete the user agreement and finalize your new profile page there. This will open up your G+ user profile page, and once your ready, you can begin searching for users to communicate with, and are able to group them together into specified groupings known as circles.



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I joined, I started a community there, now what?

After all that circle jerking stuff is taken care of and you have learned how to place your new found friends into them digital circles on G+ (Groupings of users), you can also communicate with those who then decide to circle you into their own collection of users (Circling others also works well with colleagues, family friends, or with those folks you've met and on other social platforms, by searching via their email addresses there on G+).

All the cool digital circling action will play on for quite some time until you added enough users to form streams of communications with. In order to begin a actual active community there, you will definitely need to have established yourself on Google+ as a good consistent communicator, and amongst those you already chosen to group up with there.



Conclusion:

This all takes an extreme amount of patience, it does help to have good digital communications skills, and requires you to be as social with folks in any digital manner you see fit (Be cautious though not to be viewed by others as a spammer, never over do it by posting to much stuff; 3-5 post max per day is safe).

It definitely takes much more then just sharing of uniquely generated user content (Posting and or sharing posts of digital imagery, video, url links, or text), it takes a great deal of balance and practice.

Even if you may have great stuff to show and tell, communications socially is the key. Meet up with folks, hangout (Article on what a G+ Hangout is and how it can help bridge the digital gaps of communications) with them using webcam's and all to get your own buzz going or just to make small talk as well.




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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am on overload right now. My brain has shut down and I can't accept anything new. I'm bookmarking this for when I am ready. It is a chore right now to write a blog entry and answer a few hubs....and that is a sure sign I need a mental break.

Thanks for the info buddy; I hope you are having a productive and enlightening week.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

I feel your pain Bill, I just took a Holiday Vacation, and feel totally rejuvenated now, but before I took it I was also overwhelmed and so yup it all takes a bit of intense focus, and re-balancing of things.

Thanks bro for the comment, and for sharing!


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botipton 3 years ago from Cecilia, KY

Very good information once again. Google Plus after going through the obstacle course to understand has worked very well for me and sends me significant traffic. Well Done


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@botipton, Yes G+ is a great environment to establish oneself digitally as an official online business, and socially its tough but well worth the pain staking strides to grow a following there for sure.

Congrat's on your success with using it, I have yet to become successful, but with this new feature I do hope to set a new trend of my own there as well.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

You're always a step ahead of what's the latest in the technology world no doubt! Great information here.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless. Happy New Year! In His Love, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Faith Reaper, thank you so much for reading this hub of mine, and for sharing, yeah I try my best to keep up with it all.

I do hope many more people find my hub useful to them in some way or another.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Completely agree. I think Google Plus is such a wonderful tool though I appreciate all other social media too! Thanks for sharing!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you @midget38 for being so kind to give mu hub here a run for its digital money.

Yup Google Plus is stepping up to the plate sort of speak, and I didn't wanna get left behind, so I'm full systems go, and full steam ahead onto it too.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Lots of great information here, cloud. I just joined this and it's going to take me time to process. Thanks for the added help in understanding it all.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@teaches12345, Your very much welcome. I hope your networking there helps you grow a G+ community as well, or you can manage to find one out there that fits your taste.

Thanks for the cool comment and for sharing with me, that was nice of you.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

This is an interesting article. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. Voted up and sharing!


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Natashalh 3 years ago from Hawaii

Thanks for the info on this new Google plus feature. I've seen these communities around, but haven't really put the time into learning much about them or using them.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@livingsta, thanks for giving this hub here of mine a good read, and for sharing your thoughts on it, and also for sharing it for me.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Natashalh, thank you as well for the cool comment and for sharing with me, yeah it definitely takes a bit of getting use to, and investment of time.

I have yet to use G+ regularly myself lately, and will find time though to do so in the near future for sure.

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