Promote Your Blog with Google+ Circles


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Sharing tips about your hobby with people who are passionate about the same activity as you is something that most people like to do. In addition, it can be a way for you to improve your skills, whether it’s quilting or learning a foreign language or oil painting.

No matter what your hobby is, there are hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of other enthusiasts for you to connect with online. They may have tips that you haven’t discovered yet.

The question is how to find those hobby enthusiasts. One of the best ways to get started is to publish a blog with high-quality content about your hobby.

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Who Will Read Your Blog Posts

Start by writing a few posts that contain techniques you’ve learned about your hobby. Put them up on your new SimpleSite blog.

You naturally want people all over the world who love your hobby to read what you’ve written and then to share their own experiences in the form of comments to your posts.

That’s easier said than done. As of 2013, there were more than 152 million blogs online according to

With so many blogs online, you need to find a way to attract the people who would enjoy reading and benefit from your blog posts. Keep reading to learn one of the most effective ways to get your blog read by thousands of people who share your passion.

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Get Started with Google+ Circles

It goes without saying that it’s just plain smart to cozy up to Google and their tools. After all, Google is the king when it comes to active daily use.

And Google likes websites that use their platform. (Hint: Google+)
Does that mean that Google will be more likely to rank your site if you use Google+? No one knows for sure, but pundits seem to think so.

Google+ is not just another social media site. Don’t compare it with Facebook or Twitter, or you’ll walk away scratching your head. You may already be using Facebook and Twitter, but when it comes to connecting with people who share your passion, no social media platform beats Google+.

Of all the many facets of Google+, Circles is arguably the most effective feature for bloggers. Continue reading to find out why.

Some people complain that using Circles is too complicated, so they don’t even get started. But it’s actually easy once you understand that each Circle is simply a list of people that you share to, thereby:
  • giving you the opportunity to share relevant content with exactly the people you want to reach and
  • allowing you to follow people you find interesting.
You can make many Circles, each being a list of people you classify together according to their relevance to a particular topic. You can put all your dog loving friends into a Circle that you call Dog Lovers.

Some Circles will be smaller than others, and some Circles will overlap because some people fit into more than one Circle. For example, some of the Dog Lovers might also be in a Circle that you name Cat Lovers because they’re crazy about cats as well as dogs.

Circle names are private. Only you know the name of a Circle – no one else. So if you have a Circle composed of people you hate, feel free to name it The Hated Ones. They will never know.

How Do Circles Help Me?

You might be wondering how this helps you to promote your latest blog post. Unlike Facebook, Google+ does not require people you put in your Circles to approve their membership.

Start by browsing Google+ to find people who enjoy your hobby. When you find someone, add that person to a Circle. The person may get a notification that you’ve added him to a Circle but will not see the name of the Circle. And he does not have to approve membership in your Circle.

Whenever you have a post to share, you can share it with the appropriate Circle. For example, when you write a post about dogs, you’ll send it to your Dog Lovers Circle.

When you write a post about another topic, you’ll send it to the relevant Circle for that topic. Only people in the Circle you post to will see what you share. If you want everyone to see your post, you have the option to make it public.

Set up all the Circles you like with a maximum of 5,000 people across all your Circles.
There is a daily limit of how many you can add each day. That limit may or may not be 500. Google does not seem to want to put that in writing. If you get a message that you’ve reached your limit, just wait 24 hours and start adding again.

Be sure that every post you share to your Circles includes links to the blog on your website, and watch traffic to your site begin to build.

Suggested reading: You can make your site more visible to search engines

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Author: Kate Benzin


  1. Simply helpful! And I'm experimenting right away. Much thanks!

  2. So helpful. Am going to explore Google circles right away. Many thanks.

  3. Simply helpful! And I'm experimenting right away. Much thanks!