Circloscope is a powerful circle management tool that can help you grow an active, engaged following on Google Plus. Here are just 10 of the cool things that you can do with Circloscope.
1. Clean Up Your Google Plus Circles
[s3video-gap]You can only have a maximum of 5,000 people or pages in your circles, so from time to time, you may need to “clean them up” and remove people who are no longer active on Google Plus or who never followed you back so you will have space to add new people to your circles.[end-gap] [s3video s3url="Remove-NotFollowingBack-PYB.mp4" s3bucket="pybcourses" width="480" height="360" /]
2. Visualize & Tweak Your “Most Relevant”
Google uses many factors to assign a relevance score to the people in your circles. This is based on the interactions between you and the people in your circles across various Google products including Gmail. While there doesn’t seem to be official documentation about how this score is used, it is likely used to determine which posts you are most likely to see in the Google Plus stream, in Google Search and across other Google products. Using Circloscope, you can visualize your most relevant, see their score, and even sort your results by relevance. You can also create a fun graph of your most relevant 1-5000 profiles and save the image so you can share it. You can tweak the people who are most relevant to you by adding the people you want to see more of to a circle with notifications turned on (this seems to increase their relevance) and interact with their Google Plus posts more often.
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3. Find Engagers
[s3video-gap]Engagement is what everyone seeks on Google Plus and it makes sense to start building a relationship with the people who are already interested in you! Using Circloscope, you can easily find out which people are plussing, sharing and commenting on your posts so you can add them to your circles; however, you can go a step further and find out which people are engaging with other people - the people who are talking about the same topics you are - and you can add them to your circles as well! Remember, when you add someone to your circles, they will get a notification that you have added them, so they are likely to check you out and circle you if they are interested.[end-gap] [s3video s3url="Add-Engagers-PYB.mp4" s3bucket="pybcourses" width="480" height="360" /]
4. See Who You Have Blocked or Muted (Ignored)
From time to time you may need to block or mute someone in your circles; while you can see who you have blocked on Google Plus, there does not seem to be any way to see who you have muted (the “view ignored” feature does not seem to be working on Google Plus) which can make it difficult to un-mute. Using Circloscope, you can easily see everyone that you have blocked or muted so you can go to their profile and unblock or unmute if you decide to do so.
5. Save Queries
If you perform the same actions regularly (setting various filters) to clean up or add to your circles, you can create and save queries that can remember your settings and save you time. In the example below, the saved query “Recent New Engagers” was created to filter the results based on specific criteria that was determined by the user.
6. Create a Whitelist
[s3video-gap]You can create a “whitelist” of the people or circles that you do not want to accidentally remove using Circloscope. This is the perfect solution to make sure that you don’t accidentally remove your family or friends who may be showing up as “inactive” because they are on vacation or have not yet started using Google Plus as well as a way to make sure you continue to follow people and pages you like to follow whether they follow you back or not.[end-gap] [s3video s3url="Whitelist-PYB.mp4" s3bucket="pybcourses" width="480" height="360" /]
7. Manage Event Invites
[s3video-gap]If you are a hangout on air host, you know the frustration of managing an invite circle for your events. Circloscope allows you to find all of the people who commented on your event page, all of those who responded “yes” “no” “maybe” and even those who did not respond at all. This information can be used to build an event invite circle of people who are most interested in your event and to remove those who are no longer interested.[end-gap] [s3video s3url="Circloscope-Events.mp4" s3bucket="pybcourses" width="480" height="360" /]
8. Export Profile Information
You can easily export data from your circles to a .csv file using Circloscope. The information you can obtain depends upon each profiles’ settings, but may include their name, ID, +mention, whether or not they are verified, information listed under education, employment and location, and their email address if it is available to you.
9. Filter Your Circles
You can filters your circles by various criteria, for example, to find everyone who is in “Circle A” but not in “Circle B” that follows you back and has been active in the past X number of days, or to find profiles of people in your circles that live nearby.
10. Add Community Members to Your Circles
[s3video-gap]If you manage a community or if there are communities in your niche, you may want to add these members to your circles. Using Circloscope, you can filter the communities to make sure the members are still active on Google Plus, remove blue heads and easily add batches at a time to your circles.[end-gap] [s3video s3url="Circloscope-Communities.mp4" s3bucket="pybcourses" width="480" height="360" /]
Bonus: Filter Shared Circles
[s3video-gap]You can easily upload multiple shared public circles all at once and filter them before adding them to your circles. This will eliminate duplicates and allows you to check to make sure the profiles are still active, remove blue heads, remove pages if you wish, and to find only new profiles to add to your circles.[end-gap] [s3video s3url="Circloscope-Circles.mp4" s3bucket="pybcourses" width="480" height="360" /]
Get started with Circloscope today at www.circloscope.com! If you are already using Circloscope and have any additional brilliant things to add to this list, be sure to let us know in the comments below!