As an experiment, back in January I launched a Google+ Page and a Google+ collection on the topic of the Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’. I use Friends+Me to take everything I share to the page and move it to the collection so the content is identical. The net result? Look below…

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The page has 33 followers with 14,050 views
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The collection has 7,548 followers. It started with less than 3,000…

Huge difference, right? I guess when Google says it’s all about collections and communities it’s all about collections and communities! Also, it helps that Google has made the Making a Murderer collection one of it’s featured collections [thanks to a little help from my buddy John Chvatal!].

By the way, the workflow that I use to find the content is one that you can use for any topic. It has few moving parts/tools:

  • Inoreader
  • Buffer/Friends+Me
  • Google+

Here’s a short screencast on how I use these tools to curate content for this collection:

Questions? Feedback? Please comment below…

4 thoughts on “Pages vs. Collections in Google+

    1. Any secrets to share? I believe I got featured by joining the collections community and asking for feedback. I believe that using the feedback and interacting with other community members put me on Google’s radar…

      1. On the other hand… I have very little interaction with other community members, the people I follow or others who follow me – other than to thank them for their comments on my posts. Sadly, I don’t have the time to spend on Social Media that I once had. I’m not sure exactly how Google+ took notice of me – just the content (photos), I guess. This week they featured my third collection. (A World of Wonderfulness – – Photography)

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