Let’s first assume that you do know how to use G+. If you don’t, I’ll get to how to see who put you in their circle through explaining to you what you are missing for not checking on this important list of people.
Awesome People Using G+
Naturally, there are going to be thousands..if not tens of thousands…of Google Plussers (that is what G+ users are called) who probably are not of interest to you. That is perfectly OK. But what about those who post an awesome headshot photo, have a very compelling G+ Profile banner, who have a clear BIO, who tell you what part of the world they are in and state why they are on G+???
Those are the people you need to put into your Circle so their content is posted in your G+ Stream.
OK, so how do you know someone has put you in their circle?
Good question. When you are in your G+ account you will see the little Bell icon …most of the time it is Red with a number by it..or it should be. That is the notification Bell that lets you know that someone has sent you an notification. The notification of someone putting you in their Circle is one of those Notifications. Now, I realize that if you are one of the ten people on G+ who have actually over 10million REAL people in their Circles, there is going to be a lot of Notifications in that Bell to review. Looking the thousands of notifications would be somewhat of a daunting task. However, no matter how large or small your G+ Circle is, it is worth your efforts to look at the notifications of who put you in their circle.
Now that you realize the importance of looking at your G+ notifications you may ask..how can I tell who had put me in their G+ Circle?
PEOPLE Who Matter
Here is how it works…In the lefthand Dashboard, go to PEOPLE. When that opens you will see along the top of the page the Have You in Circles. This is where you will see all of the people who have put you in their circle.
I am sure you will be totally surprised who you will see on that page.
As Facebook becomes less and less of an attractive place to be socially, more people are going to move to Google+. Each time I go to my People tab I see a number of people who I was aquatinted with on Facebook and I remember them telling me they would never go to G+ because it was a “Ghost Town”. But, now they are now putting me in their G+ Circle. YEAH!!!
The Unknowns are Cool!
Beyond seeing those people I know, I find a large number of people I do not know who have some very interesting things going on. Those are the people I enjoy adding to my Circle.
Take Away: It is important every G+ Plusser make a serious effort to see who it is that has placed them in their Circle. G+ was created for people to easily interact socially with each other and create awesome content so as to satisfy the questions millions search Google for answers. Adding the People who put you into their circle into YOUR circle adds value to your G+ account and attracts even more likeminded people to find out more about who you really are.
I suggest, that if you are really serious about the time you have to spend online you take the time to learn G+. If you don’t have time to learn G+….Let me know how I can help.