The Ultimate Guide to Google Plus - Click Read More Below!
This guide intends to be a full, hands on, guide to using Google Plus. My primary goal in this article was to have a guide that others can use to get the most out of Google Plus and its features. After answering a few hundred people's questions about the network, I felt it was probably a good idea to write up a guide that I can simply link to that answers the question. That way, everyone can enjoy it.

This guide is broken into sections that can be directly linked to.

What Are Google Plus Circles
I explain how to use circles to help you manage a large amount of contacts as you grow within the network.

How to resolve the Google Plus Ghost Town Effect
When you first join Google Plus, it is a vast wasteland with nothing going on. You have to manually search and find content and the whole process can be perceived to be clunky. I show you how to resolve the issue by adding people to your circles.

Rich Text in Google Plus Posts
This one has been done a thousand times over, however, it still needs to be in the guide so that people who haven't seen how to format rich text in posts can do so.

What Are Hashtags
Learn how to use hashtags in Google Plus. See how hashtags work along with working examples of how I'm currently using them.

What Are Communities
Communities explained. How to create, manage, and use communities to keep you engaged within Google Plus. If you've ever noticed a slow period in Google, especially during weekends or late nights, going to communities to reply to people is one thing I do to kill the time.

How To Get More People to Circle You
This isn't an exact science, but I can tell you this section should help you gain new circlers following you. I've gone from 50 circles to over 4,000 in less than two months (at the time of this post).  I share my methods in this section along with additional tips and advice.

Google Plus Hangouts
Learn about hangouts within Google Plus.

Taming the Beast - Calming Down the Noise
Once you follow my tips and advice, you'll notice the "ghost town" is now flipped into a noisy feed that is tough to follow. I share with you how to tame the beast to reign in the content that means the most to you.

Google Plus Pages
Want to create a separate "entity" for your company, website, blog, or hobby? Learn how to create and manage your Google Plus pages.

A quick thanks to +Mark Traphagen (he's linked in the guide) and +martin shervington for their awesome guides that helped me understand Google Plus when I got started in early April, 2013. #googleplustips #gplustips #tipsfornewbies
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+Wes Ryder thanks man! I'm blown away at the response I've already received, even blog comments. Incredible. Thanks everyone for sharing that I haven't already thanked personally (yep, I'm insane and trying to comment them all, haha).
+Martin Tighe thanks. I actually rewrote that three times with that in mind. I realize it is long (4,500 words or so) so I wanted to be as welcoming as possible. That's also why I added the chapter structure so people can read it in small doses and come back if needed.
Awesome, thank so much  for the stuff!
+Scott Buehler this my be a duplicate. Can't see my original. Not at desktop on iPhone Would love to favorite and will share. Much needed most welcome 
+Ronnie Bincer wow, a true honor to have you share my stuff. After posting this guide, I came across your guides with related searches and was amazed at the stuff you put out for this community. So, again, quite an honor and thank you!
A great and very helpfull post! Not only for newcommers! Thanks!
+Scott Buehler I am explaining to a friend what are circles etc on G+ and your post is going to be a great guide to forward to her!
Discovered this a few days ago ... finally had a chance to review all your posts ... great work +Scott Buehler  .. am sharing along :-)
Great stuff here!  Lots of meat on the bone for newbies to chew on.
Useful info for people new to G+ so I shared this again
This is all very helpful. I am just getting to the point of overwhelm (Round 2). I find myself going to your guides every time I need perspective
This is very useful information, but I have to say that I find Google plus to be kind of overwhelming. I can't add any more people today because I received a message that I have reached my limit for adding people today. What is the daily limit for adding people?
+Michael Landau I agree. I got that same message. Very frustrating to have people to add and not be able to do so. It is overwhelming, but I have just plunged into circles...
+Eben Davis
, to say my brain exploded on just the info at a glance is an understatement! +Scott Buehler has G+ #mojo ! Thanks this is going to be a study project this weekend. Thanks again.
That's a + 1 and share and I'm ready to rock and roll baby!  Thanks +Scott Buehler for your great G+ advice
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