Study Google+ Ripples to See Why Posts Go Hot

Just recently, another one of my Google+ posts went hot on the Google Plus social media network. As you know, Google Authorship is tied directly to Google+, and it’s my opinion that the more of an influencer that you are on Google+ the more it will ultimately help your Google Authorship. And then when you post on your own site or even post on other sites your content will ultimately do better and be seen by more people if you’re active on Google Plus.

Take a look at my latest post that got to the “What’s Hot” page on Google Plus:

Google Plus What's Hot

What’s not really important here is the actual content. Sure, it’s an interesting photo, and we can debate all day long why this particular photo ultimately got the number of +1s and how many comments and shares it got. I have a formula and a ‘method’ for getting something to “go hot”, and I’m not going to discuss it in this post right now.

But what’s more important here is to see WHY this post went hot and HOW it went hot. Well, how do you do that?

You can use Google Ripples to see exactly what, who, when, and why something went hot.

If you study the Google Ripples of posts that made it to the “What’s Hot” page, then you can learn a lot. Not only will you understand when something went hot, but you can see exactly who shared and reshared the post. And you can see exactly who the influencers are who made it go hot.

This is an incredible resource, especially if you are wanting to build up your following and connect with people who are the real influencers.

If you don’t know how to view the Google Ripples of a post, click on the link at the top right of the post. You will see a drop-down where you can “view ripples”.

Take a look at the Google Ripples for my post, which went hot yesterday:

google ripples

You can actually view who the influencers are by viewing the Google Ripples.