One of the questions that I get asked after recommending that someone give Google+ a try is “How do I get started?” The biggest problem is not setting up an account but in finding people to follow or “circle”. Google+ is unlike other social platforms in that it allows you to place people in different “circles.” For example I may have a circle for “friends” , “business contacts” or “family.” Once people are added to a circle, their posts will show up in your home stream or by clicking on that circle in the circle navigation bar on the top of the Google+ interface. Unlike Facebook, circles are not automatically reciprocated. If I circle you there is no obligation by you to circle me back. So the key is to find and circle people who are interesting to you and your business.
So to help new users get started, there is a list below of the top Google+ Influencers and Educators. Many of these people I have circled personally and read and comment on their posts daily. All of them have helpful posts on Google+.
My recommendation to you is to create a circle called “Influencers” or something similar and browse through this list below and add people who interest you to that circle. That way, you’ll start your Google+ journey with helpful, engaging users streamed to your home feed daily.
Thanks to +Mike Allton for putting this list together.