Google Plus FollowFriday: 50+ Bloggers Worth Following on Google+

Google Plus #FollowFriday: 50+ Bloggers Worth Following on Google+

With all the buzz about Google Plus at least, I need to mentioning it! And what better way than to mix different social platforms in one package, then – I’m opening officially the Google Plus #FollowFriday series, in short, Google+ #FF.

Google Plus #FollowFriday: 50+ Bloggers Worth Following on Google+

 

As you know on Twitter shows up every Friday, a classic of recommendations of other Twitters with hashtags like #FollowFriday, #social media, #blogging, #foodies and tons more. In that form, you can find influencers or noteworthy people to follow and also to add to your Twitter lists.

Why not to combine the concept on the brand new Google Plus network? And even more, I’m not restricted to 140 characters like on Twitter, therefore I can explain deeper why I recommend to those bloggers.

Since Google, started to “ignore” real-time Twitter results for the sake of indexing, therefore the next move will be that you must be on Google+ and your blog too, because the “+1” votes on pages and your G+ stream, will be vital for SEO purposes. Surely when they open the business pages, the hype will be even crazier!

But wait! By the moment, Google Plus is opened by – invitation only – hence I know most of the people are out of it. If you didn’t try it G+ yet, ask me for an invitation with your gmail address on comments and with much pleasure I’ll send you one.

Of course, feel free to add me to your circles on Google Plus and come back to tell how is your experience there.
Google+ opens the doors randomly, if the first time you find it closed, try again. I insisted myself for few days and I entered, without invitation πŸ™‚

As most of the world is out of Google+ (although there is an estimated of 20 millions and increasing) not everybody already know about GooglePlus. If I add that there are a slew of articles Google Plus-related, consequently I won’t write extensively of its characteristics, just I’ll write a brief summary, more links to excellent articles.

 

What is Google Plus?

In a nutshell, Google Plus is a social network that combines all the best of Twitter, Facebook, Gbuzz (I don’t have clear this point tough LOL), and other social sites like, FriendFeed, in a clean design and interface, but with new concepts and formulas.Β  (As always, it doesn’t matter the social channel, avoid these social media mistakes)

Circles – you can manage your friends / followers like Twitter or Facebook; super cool the way “drag and drop” to do it.

Sparks – you can read, watch or share tailoring to your needs.

Hangouts – great to share multi-video online with your friends or followers. Think, the huge benefits for business meeting with this service?

Stream – like Facebook the news are updating in real time according to your followers and friends.

Sharing – you’ve complete control on where you share a person, specific circles and / or completely public. For sending a private message, just share only the same only with her/him name and done. How neat! Adding the first letters after a “+” or @ (like Twitter) will open the names-matched allowing you to share with them.

Photos – upload them and you’ll have a slideshow to navigate.

Privacy – extremely important, you’ve full control on your profile and privacy – also specifically for Google+.
I suggest disabling all email – notifications to avoid noise. You’ll have on the top right of your screen the incoming notifications in red color. It’s enough with this option for managing the flow of G+ notifications. More followers, with more conversations, inevitably, will lead to saturate your email.

Mobile – certainly there are and will be all type of applications to enjoy them on the go. First, they are featuring Android apps (their own mobile operating system), just to start…very recently the iPhone App is now, available.

Business Pages – They are already being tested in few cases and they will be rolling out by the G+ team soon.

 

More Google Plus Resources:

  1. Google+: The Complete Guide by Ben Parr / Mashable
  2. The Best Google Plus Tutorials by Hesham / FamousBloggers
  3. How to Get Started With Google+, Your Complete Guide by Kristi / SocialMediaExaminer
  4. How to use Google + – a quick guide and thoughts on Google Plus by Lisa Myers / StateofSearch
  5. Getting Off The Fence On The Subject Of Google + by Niall Harbison / SimplyZesty
  6. Top 100 People on Google+ and 7 Reasons Why Google+ Drives Hyperactive Engagement by Jeff Bullas.
  7. Top Chrome Extensions For Google Plus by Jenni R / IntenseBlog

 

Why I’m loving Google+? Because of its simplicity, the way you can share posts/messages and for its privacy. The Facebook’s privacy was and it’s a nightmare to control.
Also, did I say that isn’t much noise with games, pokes, and so on? Well, at least till so far…
Definitively, on the future will appear ads, and other not so cool stuff – so we need to expect the evolution of the same.

Now, let’s move on. This first time, I’ll expose these superb bloggers in different fields here on my blog and also directly on my Google+ account. Later, I’ll do it when it’s possible directly only in my GooglePlus.

As you bet, having millions of users, I cannot mention so many, therefore I’ll put the ones that are in my social circles (not in G+, no pun intended) that I read, share and comment relatively frequent (but not always, I’ve the chance for the lack of time)

The bloggers I’ll mention are related to: #socialmedia, #blogging, #business, #webmarketing #technology and #foodies.
In no particular order and certainly, suggest in comments notable bloggers that I can add on future editions on my G+.

  • Kristi Hines – Blogging and social media enthusiast who loves photography, tennis, and salsa
  • Hesham Zebida – Blogging was only the start!
  • DiTesco (FP) – Business Consultant & Entrepreneur
  • Aaron Lee – Average joe with a huge addiction to socializing
  • Ileane Smith – I spend most of my day online – WordPress blogging and tech tips!
  • Karen Woodham – I love writing music and blogging – Blazing Minds.
  • Larry Brauner – Search and Social Strategist
  • Tia Peterson – Bizchickblogs
  • Kathleen S – AreyouHungry
  • Justin Germino – IT Manager by day and Technology Blogger by night.
  • Gail Gardner – GrowMap: MAP Your Path to GROW Your Business or Blog
  • Ann Smarty – I am a search blogger at SEOsmarty.com and owner of MyBlogGuest.com
  • Vernessa Taylor – CoachNotesBlog
  • Francisco Rosales – I help people be successful online
  • John Paul Aguiar – Blogger – Social Media Pusher – Helping You Build A Better Blog and Drive
  • Michele Welch – The Online Business Trainer helping entrepreneurs create an online business
  • Chris Brogan – Helping people own their future. ChrisBrogan.com
  • Tamar Weinberg – I like the internets.
  • Danny Brown – every giant was born small – DannyBrown.me
  • Marko Saric – I help bloggers succeed.
  • Louis Gray – Silicon Valley Early Adopter and Technology Geek Blogger.
  • Tadeusz Szewczyk – #1 SEO 2.0 – I’m known as Tad Chef & onReact, a business blogger, SEO consultant
  • Brian Belfitt – SEO and Marketing Guy!
  • Mari Smith – Passionate Social Media Leader, Facebook Marketing & Relationship Marketing Speaker and Author
  • Fran Aslam – Words are my business and I trade my words for dollars, as an expert online writer
  • Ana Hoffman – YourNetBiz
  • Tristan Higbee – I run BloggingBookshelf.com and InfographicAcademy.com.
  • Andy Bailey– The geek behind the CommentLuv plugin
  • Peter Pelliccia – Blogger extraordinaire
  • Chris Garrett – Internet and Content Marketing Coach and General Web Geek
  • Claudia Lamascolo – Store manager by day blogger by night
  • Rebecca Subbiah – A Mum, Food Blogger, Dietitian, recipe App developer and World traveler.
  • Dennis Littley – Food Blogger at More Than A Mount Full – A Culinary Journey
  • Jason Manheim – WordPress theme developer, health and fitness enthusiast. Geek.
  • Jeff Bullas – Blogger, writer and speaker on social media and digital marketing
  • Dino Dogan – Founder of Triberr.com Lousy Martial Artist & recovering Engineer.
  • David Risley – Entrepreneur, Blogger, Author, Husband, Daddy.
  • Darren Rowse – ProBlogger
  • Brian Solis – En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Solis | briansolis.com | @briansolis
  • Pat Flynn – I’m a professional blogger and podcast host for The Smart Passive Income Blog
  • Pam Moore – @PamMktgNut CEO / Founder FruitZoom, Inc.
  • Tuan Do – CEO & Founder of Tek3D Blog
  • Brian Clark – Cheating on Twitter with Google to spite Facebook
  • Derek Halpern – I’m 99% useless, but that 1% when I’m not, I’m dangerous. Learn how at my marketing blog SocialTriggers.
  • Michael Stelzner – CEO and Founder of SocialMediaExaminer.com
  • Harsh Agrawal – I’m a professional blogger. Social media lover and SEO adviser
  • Christian Hollingsworth – I’m a writer at heart who happens to blog + opera singer.
  • Kiesha Easley – Blogger, writer: WeBlogBetter.com
  • Extreme John – Business Founder and Social Media ADDICT
  • Jane Sheeba – A passionate blogger and a freelance writer
  • Lye Kuek Hin – Findmyblogway
  • Mitch Mitchell – Professional business consultant in many areas; ask me how I can help you.

 

How are your feelings about Google+?
Would you abandon other platforms like Twitter or Facebook for the brand new G+?
Suggest in comments other bloggers to be featured in future editions, directly on my Google+.

 

Gera

Gera is a techie & foodie passionate about how to succeed in social media. He focuses also on successful blogging tips and food connections. You can connect with him on Google +. Subscribe to his Free WPulsar Newsletter about WordPress Plugin & Theme Reviews, Blogging and Social Media.

Leila

I thought Google + was stopped? Guess I wasn’t informed right. Thanks for the recommendations Gera. I will definitely follow those profiles πŸ™‚

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Jenni

There’re some of my friend on the list πŸ™‚

Thank you for your nice collection and and a nice day.

    Gerardo

    This brief list of the best people to follow in Google Plus, barely reflects the huge quantity of users to be still “discovered”.

    Thanks for your visit Jenni and for your great article with the top chrome extensions for Google+.

    Happy Sunday πŸ™‚

Kristi

Awesome list – lots of people I was missing from my circles. Thanks for including me and my post from SME! πŸ™‚

    Gerardo

    Thanks Kristi – you’ve made a great job also showing interesting facts about Google+ πŸ™‚

Gerardo

Thanks Natasha! Already sent and have a great week.

Lorraine

Hubby keeps telling me to get a google plus account. Shall do now. Thanks Gera! πŸ˜€

DiTesco

Hi buddy. So sorry to come in too late to thank you so much for preparing this awesome list and also to include me in there with all those fantastic peeps, or should I say Googlers, lol. I think I did thank you over at G+.. I love the platform and it has been distracting me an awful lot..

    Gerardo

    No problem Francisco! Took some days to compile the profiles, but I think that is interesting to follow those Googlers+ or Google Plus users…LOL
    Yes I agree – this social site can be very addictive!

Joseph

I can’t belive I am not on t yet. This post makes me want to jump on it right away. I think I will spend part of tomorrow getting mine all set up.

    Gerardo

    Great Joseph, I’ll see you there and you’ll enjoy this cool new site…try to not spend much time there πŸ˜‰

      Joseph

      Alright, I’ll try not to πŸ™‚ I still have to write that guest post for you and that takes priority

Geld

Google Plus has been phenomenal, but I really love to leave facebook. Now I think facebook is easier to use and easy to load. But even then Google Plus also need to be optimized for SEO purposes, circles and sparks feature would really be a source of traffic for a real quality blogs

Mitch Mitchell

Wow, thanks for including me on this list; I’m honored. Also, nice writeup on what Google+ is, though I have to admit that Sparks hasn’t done much for me yet. So far it’s okay.

    Gerardo

    Mitch my pleasure and thanks! Sparks are great like a RSS feed, but the stream is more distracting πŸ™‚

Tia

I am still not really using Google+. I will probably have to go kicking and screaming.

Here’s the thing: None of my IRL (in real life) friends or family are really using it. Since that’s how I use social networking (except for Twitter), there’s no inclination for me to use it. I don’t do much social networking with bloggers outside of Twitter and their individual blogs.

    Tia

    That said, thanks for including me. LOL I meant to say that to begin with. But my mouth got the best of me. πŸ™‚

    I am going to make an effort to really connect with the people in my circles and see if that changes my mind about Google+.

      Gerardo

      You’re welcome! As more people are coming to G+ more reactions and possibilities will appear.
      The same situation was with Twitter at the beginning, just sending tweets alone…LOL

    Gerardo

    I know Tia. We cannot be everywhere doing social visits πŸ˜‰

    Google+ with Twitter + Facebook integration (already available for Chrome) is an option to handle this situation. For me the ideal, is having a Hootsuite or similar with all, in one place πŸ™‚

Usman

Hi, gera!

nice to see you writing about g+. Personally I really like their interference.

I myself didn’t got the invitation but I received couple of emails and i just randomly clicked and got to it.

well I think twitter is really going out of scope after g+ well see how it goes.

Regards

    Gerardo

    Usman I think that Google+ will make a great battle to Twitter and especially to Facebook, to conquest the social media scenario.

    Great you’re already on G+! Recently they allow us to re-order the circles – very useful.

      Usman

      I should agree Gera, and now people at facebook might be sleeping less then they are sleeping in early days.

      time have to tell what will happen.

DLXD

I don’t use google plus…I find using social networks a waste of time…I know it can be useful and stuff to keep in touch with your favorite bloggers…but I think visiting their blogs is quite enough…I don’t really need tp follow every bit of someone’s life just because he has a blog…Thanks for sharing!

Gerardo

Thanks – see you there Aashish πŸ™‚

Deeba Rajpal (

I wish I could ‘know’ and ‘understand’ Google+ better Gera. I’m on it but know not what to do. Also just can’t seem to find the time. I like the #FF idea a lot!!

John Paul

Gera..I just saw this when I was grabbing a tweet from you to share πŸ™‚

Didn’t know I was on the list man.. BIG thank U..for including me along side MANY bloggers I like and follow myself…Plus I know how these “followfriday” post can take a lil work to pull together.. good stuff.

    Gerardo

    Anytime my friend, you needed to be there! And as you said took a lot of time to compile πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

Fran the Online Writer

Hi Gera :

I came here too late. But I am glad I came simply because the post is awesome. This could very well be included into the post of the year. I enjoy reading it and then when I saw the list of people, I found my name there and that pleased me as well.

Thank you so much for adding me in the list. Gera you have a well focused blog that is moving up with every post. Keep up.

Fran A

    Gerardo

    Fran, no problem. Also I can’t be everywhere commenting πŸ™‚
    It was a pleasure including you and happy your like it!

    Thanks for coming by!

Gabriel

I’m using google+, i think it’s kinda facebook replicate.. does it has effect on SEO, the plus-ed websites?

    Gerardo

    It seems that +1 of G+ would be affecting in SERPs, nothing new, social sharing and SEO are running together for Google.

Gerardo

Thanks Roland!

#FF is a great way to engage with other people and also to increase the followers.

About G+ vs Facebook, who knows? But for sure the winners will be the users πŸ™‚

Charly

Hi Gera

Absolutely convinced that we still didn’t hear all the buzz that G+ will bring into the SERPS market. Every day we happen to know news about how google is changing their results with the influence of G+ presence.

It will be interesting to speak in a couple of years about this subject and look where is G+ and where did Facebook finally arrived.

Cool post, even cooler all the comments posted here!

Regards.

Charly

Eric

I’m just getting into G+, so I appreciate the post quite a bit. I would really like to get more people in my niche into my cirle, but I guess that will come with time.

Brain

Google+ is great social networking website as Facebook and Twitter. This is one of the fastest growing website which many users. It includes so many advance features which provide much fun and enjoyment. Google+ is also helpful for business person who want to start internet marketing.

Deeba Rajpal (

I’ve added you Gera …and many of the others. I am pretty lost to G+ still, but I know how dynamic and wonderful Google is. Thank you!

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