Google Plus Collections Are Essential Tools for Bloggers
You are an engaged blogger like me, right? You struggle to get your posts out to as many people as possible.
Do you use Google Plus to promote your material? If you want to be found in Google searches, using their sophisticated sharing platform is a must.
If you're not currently using Google Plus, now might be the time to start because a big improvement was released last week, and you will be missing out if you skip it.
My purpose here is to help you get involved with Collections while they are still cutting-edge sharing opportunities.
The addition of Collections to your Google Plus account brings you one of the most powerful tools of Pinterest, allowing you to categorize, organize, and keep your posts active. You can create as many categories as you want.
When you post into your collections, you can automatically share it with the public and all your circles.
When people are attracted to your profile page, they will now be able to browse different categories of information that you have posted, increasing engagement and creating the potential for evergreen posts.
The release came with a Google article published on May 4, 2015, titled"Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic:"
"Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."
In providing this method to organize, collect, and curate Google Plus posts, bloggers can now more effectively promote content for a longer time, organizing content, establishing your authority in niche topic areas.
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Where in the past Google Plus posts quickly drifted off to irrelevance in a single home stream, now evergreen content can be found in Collections grouped under topics that your readers can explore in depth.
If you look back to slide two above, I have made a few annotations to help you navigate a Collections page. Click on an image to check out the Collection live, and I have already posted content in them for you.
It's Easy to Start a Google Plus Collection
If you already have a Google Plus account, starting up some brand new Collections is easy. From the drop down list on the left side of your account page (see image below), click the new button "Collections" to begin putting the pieces together.
The image below helps you to navigate your Collections page. I have two Collections set up in this account so that I can show you what your page will look like when you have some of your own.
Notice that creating a new collection is as easy as clicking the "+" button.
Please click on the image to enlarge the screenshot of my Collections page so that you can read my annotations:
If you want some additional help, Google will guide you through the steps to create your first collection here.
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As a problogger, I predict that Google Plus Collections will have a ripple effect on social media, impacting all other social media platforms.
Google will pull more users to their platform by allowing you to group your posts into topics. Google Plus will likely become the preferred method of sharing for bloggers.
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