What an interesting quote. Those were my very first thoughts when I first read those words by Guy Kawasaki. Why not read that again:
I have always believed in building your following with as much quality as you can. But I am a very open minded individual and like to evaluate scenarios from “both sides of the fence”.
Since Guy Kawasaki isn’t just talking the talk here, he backs it up with action; he currently has 5 million followers on Google plus!
If you want to get as many followers as you possibly can and you are willing to put the hard work in, it’s possible.
I love the fact that he says that you need to be fun, interesting, and cool in order to have a rich experience on social media.
Social media is fast-paced monster and if you’re not keeping pace with your audience’s attention, you aren’t going to do so well.
Today’s content needs to be presented in a fun and imaginative way in order to leave a lasting impression.
I recently invested much of my time into Google plus and I’m having an awesome experience. Please don’t hesitate to add Internet Dreams on Google plus:
If you’re looking for ways or new ways to get followers for your profile, keep on reading below; I have written four ways to get followers as fast as possible.
Engage in the Google+ Communities
Google+ communities come in a whole range of sizes. Some are small and some communities have so many members in them. Why not take the opportunity to leave a good impression on the members of these communities? For my Google+ strategy of getting adds and followers, I engage with as many statuses and people as I can.
The members do take notice of my engagement; they also take not of my work on there too. Just by engaging in the communities, I have increased my followers for my Google+ page and received adds to my Google+ profile.
First-hand engagement is always done best by commentary. Whatever the status might contain, a comment to that status is “pure-form” engagement.
One of the best starts in engaging on Google+ Communities is commentating on statuses found in the communities.
Images are doing increasingly well on social media and Google+ is no different. Start creating engaging images that contain facts, tips, or quotes.
If the community allows it and you the chance to, give people a reason to comment on your status that you post in the community. Asking questions, giving out sounds advice, and helpful tips should be your main work in a certain community.
Share relevant Content & Statuses to your Profile
Sharing content is a big plus and an appreciated gesture on social media. When new followers who haven’t followed you yet, take a peek at your profile, they want to see this:
a continuous-updated profile that contains helpful statuses and content.
It gives a good impression on that new follower and on those you’ve shared content from.
If you’re interested in how to share relevant content and how to do it, I will explain several ways to do that. Let’s look at where we can locate content and share them to our profiles.
The best locations to look for content and to share/re-share on Google Plus:
Google+ Main Stream
Relevant Content in Google+ Communities
Content from Triberr
Content from our own Sites/Blogs
Content from Respected Blogs or Sources
When I re-share article links from my main stream or a community stream, I use a little trick.
I would like to grab the attention of the person who first shared the content; he might even be the original author of the content (a much better situation!)
Sometimes I would receive a thank you for the re-share. What’s nice about this little technique is you’re grabbing the attention of the initial sharer/author; now he knows who I am and I’m no longer a stranger to him anymore.
Right when you’re about to re-share, in the “Add a comment” box, type a “+ sign” before you type the name of the person who first shared it:
Add or Follow individuals who follow back
Adding people to your circle/circles is a smart strategy to do if you’re looking to increase your count. Some do follow you back and your number of followers does increase.
What’s nice about the little process I created that involves this strategy is that I do not need to this everyday anymore. For about 3 or so months, I religiously followed this little process. Now, it seems like people are adding me automatically. It takes time, but it does accumulate on its own eventually.
I developed a little process of adding people on Google plus and seeing if they followed my back over a short period of time. The first step is add relevant people to your “Friend’s” circle or another circle of your choice; these added people would consist of members from a specific Google+ community you’re a member of.
After creating a text file on my computer, I would copy/past the exact name of their profile into a text file.
A screenshot of the text file:
As you can see, there are several bunches of names in this text file. Each bunch would represent a day. Each day I was adding about 8 to 10 people to my circle.
Now the way I would check to see if they followed back was to copy their name directly from this file and search for their profile via the search bar at the top of Google plus.
I would wait 3 or so days before I would check to see if they responded with a follow back. If they didn’t follow back, I would simply unfollow them. Each time I checked for a name, I would always erase the name from the text file and never see it again.
The little process itself is like a cycle of creation; a bunch of names is created every day and another bunch is erased the same day.
Add the “Add to circles” badge to your site/blog
I won’t explain the technical aspect of adding this badge to your blog since the part of this article would need an article of its own. The article would be a very long one!
I will explain why it is important that one should add this kind of badge to the blog. Wpbeginner has an excellent tutorial on how to add this badge to your own WordPress blog.
Your content should be getting traffic. If it isn’t you need to see this article: Extremely Simple Ways To Generate Traffic, Fast!
One of the best ways to optimize your content’s traffic is direct them to this “badge”. One way for them to see this badge is adding it to the sidebar as well as to the article itself.
If your site generates high quality content, the visitors will be looking to follow you for more of the same thing.
This is an excellent scenario to happen for a person to get them to follow him on Google plus. With excellent content and more traffic generated, there are better chances of getting followers to your account via the badge on your site.
Take a look at Internet Dream’s badge located in the top sidebar and please don’t hesitate to follow me!