Grow Your Google+ Circle Hop {February}

February 1, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Google+ by now, right?  If not you NEED to!  It’s Pinterest meets Facebook and then so much better! Google+ is not only a great way to keep up with your favorite foodies, diyers and crafters, but it also has SEO benefits for you.  Yep, even for the brand new blogger.  The best part is that today you’re going to have a chance to add some fabulous people to your circles and if you’re new, not to worry because we’re going to provide you with tons of tutorials.  So read on and join in on this months Grow Your Google+ Circles Hop!

Grow Your Google+ Circles Hop

Grow your Google+ Circles Hop

If you’re new to Google+ you’re going to want to check out our Google Plus Basics Series, which includes video tutorials on how to set up your profile to successfully sharing content to get the most out of it.

Google Plus Basics Series

Alright, now you’re ready to grow your circles and find some fabulous people to follow.  In order to join in make sure to follow the rules.  This isn’t Facebook so please make sure you read the rules before joining in.

1.  You MUST add the co-hosts to one of your circles.

2.  You need to link up your Google+ url to your profile so that people will know what circle to put you into (foodie, crafter, diyer, etc.).

3.  Do NOT leave a comment on someone’s post within Google+ letting them know that you’re following them and would they please follow you back.  If you want them to add you, leave them a sweet comment about their post and leave it at that.

4.  Use the hashtag #growyourgoogleplus and share one of your favorite posts new or old.  Be sure to check the hashtag and leave some comment love and +1’s on those posts.

5.  Have FUN and mingle!  The hop will be open all week so be sure to stop back and see if there are any late entrants.

If you’re interested in co-hosting an upcoming hop, email Jenny at russej10{at}gmail{dot}com.  Jenny also offers Google+ consulting  as well as VA assistance for G+, which you can find more information about here.


  • Wendi @ H2OBungalow

    You’re posts on Google + are so informative! I’ve sent several people over to read about Google+! So glad I just saw your link up in Gloogle +! Have a good weekend..

    • Jenny

      I’m so glad you joined in Wendi. I love the SITS facebook group. I’m so happy to hear that you’re finding my series helpful. Next week’s video is a whopper so be sure to follow along by subscribing to my YouTube.

  • Susan @ Oh My! Creative

    Thanks for hosting Jenny!

  • Evelyn @ My Turn for us

    Thanks for this fun party!!


    PS Have you entered my Verismo Coffee System Giveaway yet?

  • Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

    Love this idea, thanks for hosting!

  • Ann

    Thanks for hosting Jenny!

  • Cynthia Banessa

    Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful “hook-up”!

  • Audra

    Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for hosting, Jenny! Doing more with G+ was one of my goals for 2014 and your posts have been so helpful!

  • Sandra

    Here’s a newbie question, you said “You need to link up your Google+ url to your profile” . How do you do that? Thanks for you patience, and I have a lot more where that came from!!

  • Diane

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life

    Thanks for a great party Jenny!

  • Sara @ Bitz & Giggles

    Jenny, you’ve been my inspiration for G+ and I’ll be watching your tutorials this week. Jumping in with both feet and can’t wait to grow my circles!

  • Gosia

    Thanks for the part Jenny, I am a bit late, but I made it:)
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  • Emily Doughty

    I thought I signed up to join the mingle, but not sure what I did wrong- I am not on the list- Maybe I can catch t next time…new at this! Thanks so much!

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