On Google+, you’ll add people to your Circles in order to build your network, and people will add you to Circles. Whether people follow you back or not is a personal choice.
Read on to find out how you can tell if you are in each other’s Circles, or if it’s a one-way connection.
To find out what kind of connection you have with a Person or Business, have a look at the area of their Profile where you can see the profile photo, name, tagline, business address etc. Below is an example screen shot from my business page of the area to look at, and how it looks when I’m logged in as me.
When they have added you to their Circles but you haven’t added back you’ll see this on their Profile, a Circle with one arrow facing toward the left eg
If they are in your Circles you’ll know because instead of seeing a Follow icon, you’ll see the name of the Circle you’ve added them to. The screen shot below show what you see if you haven’t added them to Circles.
And when you’ve added them you’ll either see the name of the Circle, or the number of Circles you’ve added them to
When you add someone to Circles, if they haven’t added you back, when you look at their Profile Page you won’t see a Circle eg
If you are both in each other’s Circles, on a Personal Profile you’ll see a Circle with two arrows, one facing left and one facing right eg
And if it’s a Local Business Page there will be more options, but still the one way or two way Circle to the left eg
You also have the option to hover over the Circle with the arrows (if it’s there!) to get more details.
You can also use the fab tool Circloscope to check things and make updates in bulk eg who you’re not following back, who is following you that you’re not following etc.
Until next time
Melinda aka Mel is a Premier Google Partner, AdWords & Analytics Consultant, Speaker and Trainer and co-owner of Click-Winning Content. Mel provides results-driven services to Australian businesses and is committed to never using an acronym without explaining it first. She also likes grand slam tennis, cracked pepper and Melbourne sunsets. Please connect at the links below.