I usually get over 3k+ profile views on Google Plus each day and couple of followers once a week. These happened after I made some changes in my Google plus profile. Actually the Google plus views are not just the profile hits but also the number of impressions you get on the post you share. So, follow the tips given below and you will notice an increase your Google Plus profile hits and followers.
#1 Set a good profile picture
This is most important one, setting a good display picture for profile surely will attract more people to give a glance at your profile. You yourself should be clearly visible in the picture as the images displayed for suggestions are quite small in size. A Google+ profile with good display picture is generally viewed more. Avoid any nonsensical images like flowers, cars, sceneries or any image in which you are not present.
#2 Set a good background cover image
Setting a good cover image will make visitor take more interest in your profile as this is the first thing which they will notice on visiting your profile. Also, many users usually don’t make changes in their default cover image. So, setting a cover image will have a positive impact on the visitor.
#3 Write about yourself
Your personal info should be authentic and impressive enough to influence the visitor. Choose a captivating tagline for the profile that suits you. Introduce yourself in a simple and concise words. If you wish to have a professional type intro, add your achievements, success etc and if you wish to have a general intro then just describe yourself. You can also add elements of humour in your story to make it more interesting. Avoid writing an essay type of introduction as it will make the visitor lethargic towards your profile. So, it is better to keep your story small, sweet and appealing.
#4 Highlight yourself
You can highlight the key points of your intro by using bold, italics and underlines wherever needed adding extra crisp to your info.
#5 Add work and education
These are general information to be filled. Add your occupation, name and place of work, describe your job and skills. Write the name of the Alma Mater from where you got or undergoing the studies. If you are a student then you can simply write about your education and skills. These will make your profile look much more impulsive.
#6 Add as many people as possible
This is the best method to increase your followers, as it is said “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch your’s“. Adding friends and people to your circles will help you to get follow backs. This results in exploring your presence in extended circles giving more exposure to profile hits and potential followers.
#7 Join communities
As I said Google plus views not only comprise of the number of profile hits but also impressions which you get on your posts. So, joining and posting on a community with lot of members will increase your profile views.
#8 Share and like
We know that Google+ is mostly deserted in terms of real active users as compared to Facebook and Twitter. But if you share a couple of interesting links, texts, photos or videos on the regular basis, then there are more chance of you to be followed by the people . Take a particular niche, like and share other’s content, increasing your interaction with them.
#9 Pick the best time to post
The time you choose to post has a big impact on how many people you’ll reach. Your time zone, niche, and audience are all an important part while posting.
#10 Show up your work
Show what you have done by adding links on your profile. You can add links of your online work like a presentation on SlideShare, contribution to a website, online projects, journals etc. You can also add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest etc links.
#11 Manage visibility
You should understand what to be shown and what not to be shown to the public. For example, you may not be interested in showing ‘people in your circle’, so it is better to keep the visibility restricted. Therefore manage your visibility by selecting an appropriate option.
Follow this 10 tips, make changes accordingly and you will notice the development in your Google+ account just in a couple of weeks. Do share your experience in the comment box below.