Topics covered in Martin's article below...
However I did want to comment more specifically on the following insightful observation Martin wrote under:
What’s Hot and Recommended
If you click on ‘Explore’ from with Google Plus you will step outside of the streams of content you have been building by adding in circles.
We want to consider how a Google Plus post can get onto this list and what happens when it does.
What happens? Well, the post steps out of your network and into the wider world. This means it gets more views that you would be able to give the post otherwise.
How does this happen? There is an algorithm, and the number of +1s, comments and shares all factor into a post jumping onto the hotlist.
Note: it will start by people from within your network relating and engaging to the content – without this, you won’t be able to ‘go over’ onto the list. BUT one key share could lead to several shares that in turn ‘push’ it over.
What else? Once you’ve cracked the algorithm, it is like a key in a lock and in future it is usually the case you will find it easier for content to go ‘hot’.
Here's My Reply On How This Process Happens To High PageRank Profiles:
+Joshua Berg "You are correct about this and I have made a related observation. It is profiles with high PageRank whose posts will go to the "What's hot" list. Even if in some cases that profile's high PR does not yet show on the PR Toolbar because it hasn't updated for that quarter. We can tell it has high PR because of it's high interaction and linkbacks"...
"Now whether this is cause and effect could be debated, but in my opinion the PageRank of Google+'s content, is used as a G+ EdgeRank to show which fresh content will get the highest visibility in both overall streams and will make it to the What's Hot list."
"This spreads out a persons influence (or we should sayability to influence) over a longer period of time then a single, or small batch of highly popular posts. For example, when I started sharing a very popular series early on, it did not make it to the What's Hot lists, even though far exceeding the average numbers to do so. Simply because the profile was new and did not have a popular history, most likely expressed through that profile's PR."
"Anyway I plan to cover this in my upcoming posts on this topic (continuing the PageRank in G+ series)."
Here Are The Rest of The Topics in His Article You Can Study:
Different types of posts, Public and Private.
How to make a Google Plus post.
How to make longer posts on Google+.
How to post to a Google Plus Community.
Using the Chrome extension DoShare and using hashtags.
How +1s accumulate on a blog.
Preventing others from sharing your post.
Key hints and tips to dramatically increase your engagement.
The science of tracking. An excellent rundown on G+ Ripples.
How a post gets shares, relatability.
Getting your post to the "What's Hot and Recommended."
Getting organized, choosing keywords sharing content.
Sharing your posts to other social media with Extended Share for Google Plus.
Understanding comments in other languages.
Google Plus Posts The Ultimate Guide.
Excellent work and well worth passing on to your circles and communities.
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