Kevin Mallen
Kevin Mallen Business Development Manager at

What are the best strategies to grow your brand using Google Plus?

Do you have any hints or tips for best practices on using Google+ to expand your brand? 

Top voted answer
James Norquay

James Norquay, SEO Director at

Here are a few tips to grow your brand on Google+

1. Set up rel author to all your blog content - this way you can link your G+ account to external content -
2. Join in relevant communities on Google+ - 
Join in discussions on the communities and make your self known.
3. Follow relevant people in your industry if you see a chance to help them do it, it can mean re shares of content or any thing.
4. Start your own community on Google+ and share content via it, I run a community with 7k members.
5. Try and get included in relevant niche specific circles on Google+ people make them and then share them via the network you can gain 100s of followers via this.

Any more specific questions please ask me, I have been using Google+ since the day it was released ;)

Ling Lee

Ling Lee at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

In addition to Jame's answer, Since your Google Plus account will show up on Google searches, so make sure you keep posting things and up to date!

Matt Cornell

Matt Cornell at

And keep it clean :)

Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy, Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at

Top 10% Online Business

I would also suggest using Google Hangouts - it creates a video for your youtube channel as well lifting your SEO ratings.