The following tools can be used to pull information from, analyze or integrate with Google Plus to help promote your website and/or brand.
AllMyPlus – My secret weapon when it comes to competitive activity on Google Plus. Insert the public G+ profile address in the search box and find how many people they follow and follow him/her, how many people have commented on posts, a quick look at all photos, which posts were most popular, etc. You can also whittle the information down by keyword or location. No cost to use, does pull information from Circle Count.
Circle Count – Helps you find people with the most engaging content, most followers, most followed pages and also helps benchmark your performance on Google Plus. No cost. Basic tool takes some getting used to, pages are cluttered with options, graphs, etc. Stick with it, good information there. Circle Count now offers a commercial data export option which allows you to export key performance indicators from public Google + accounts.
Circloscope – This tool automatically discovers people in your niche to follow, pulls people who have commented on content you’ve shared on G+, tells you who is following you back. Tools helps funnel your circles and weeds out non participants. This tool mirrors Google Ripples but does the work for you. F ree and paid versions with money back guarantee.
Do Share – A Chrome extension that allows you to schedule your posts on Google Plus, works on personal and business pages, can configure which circles to share to, shares on Communities. No cost.
Timing+ – Looks at your past Google + posts and determines when is the best time for you to release a new post. No cost. (Tip: look at the “best post times” for influencers in your niche)
IFTTT – recipes: https://ifttt.com/applets/5471p-wp-to-google-plus
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