A lot of us already know what Google+ circles are, but there are times that we don’t know how to use them or how to segment them to not have all of our contacts unorganised.
In the KeyWordRoom Community Manager Course, we advise people to dedicate a small amount of time in organising our Google+ circles when we create a new account.
If you still haven’t done so, or you are not happy with the current organisation, here you can see some ideas on how to easily organise your circles, for an individual account or for a business organisation.
Circle for your close friends.
To start off, our advice is that you put all of your close friends into the same circle. Plus, let’s be honest, they are the first people we are going to follow and who are going to follow us. You can give this circle a name that works good for you. “Friends”, “Mates” or things like “The Madmen” can be a great choice.
Circle for acquaintances.
On the other hand, who doesn’t remember those social networks where we have people on our friends list that we hardly know? You can add these people to a circle where you only have acquaintances. Google+ has a lot of uses and snooping can be one of them 😉
Circle for classmates or workmates.
An important circle that we recommend that you have is that of classmates or workmates. This way, you can manage important information much easier and you won’t have to rush to find your classmates when you can’t find your notes for your upcoming exam.
Circle for hobbies.
A circle for people who share your hobbies, be it football and you want to see what Cristiano Ronaldo is sharing on Google+, or if you have the address of your teammates. If you like rock climbing and the outdoors, you could get in contact with people who have the same hobbies. Don’t lose track of things you like.
Circle for possible dates.
Why not? Who hasn’t fallen in love in their lift or in the school corridors? Maybe, if you create a list of people who share your hobbies, you may end up putting somebody in this group… who knows?
Circle by geographic areas.
You may be a person who likes to travel a lot and meet new people or maybe you just want to remember the people you shared a hotel with on holiday and who were really nice. For all of this, we recommend you create a circle of the places you have visited and, that way, you can stay connected to those unforgettable moments.
Circles for Webs with interesting content.
Depending on your profession, you may have to keep up to date with things that are going on. You may like the theme of a magazine you read on a regular basis, or you like the images that a famous photographer posts. These type of circle will help you stay up to date.
Circle for excluded people.
And lastly, and for several reasons, we recommend that you create a circle where you can add the people who you don’t want to see your posts or some of your posts. Here you can add people who you don’t like very much, your boss, your ex, a company you would like to work for or, nosy people. That’s up to you and your reasons to do so. Although, as always, we recommend that, if there is something you don’t want certain people to find out about, don’t post it on the internet.
This can be one of the ways to organise your Google+ account, but there are thousands of other ways, it depends on each person and their needs. We hope this post has been useful and we hope you leave a comment with more interesting proposals.