With Google+ you can mix recreation with professional networking. Google+ Circles gives you the ability to control what you share and what content pops up in your stream. Circles allows users to drag-and-drop their friends into different friend groups, which categorizes them. This allows you to put your dad in your “Family” circle, your boss in your “Business” circle and a professional colleague in your “Colleagues” circle.
Google+ is about connections, data and people. There are two things that matter when it comes to showing up in searches with your Google+ account: where the keywords show up in your profile page and who you are connected to.
Setting Up Your Profile
When creating your Google+ profile pay close attention to the following areas:
Use the "Other Profiles" section to link to your social media home base.
The more high-quality people you have in your Circles that link back to you the better. Here are a few tips for attracting quality people:
Locating Thought Leaders
Use the Google+ search box to locate thought leaders or organizations you would like to follow.
Commit to one quality post each week.