Welcome to the Grow Circles website. The purpose of this site is to help people with growing the size of their networking circles on Google. If you are a social person, you most likely want to grow your social network.
Some people wish to grow their network for personal reasons (develop friends or stay in touch with family) and others wish to grow their contacts for business purposes. Regardless of why you wish to expand your network, you would use similar techniques to grow your circle. Similar to trying to grow the number of likes on Facebook, you may want to grow your social circles on Google.
One way to grow your circle is to simply ask other people to join your circle. You can ask people to, "please join my circles".
From the Getting Started with Circles section of the Google + Project web pages, we have found the following comments that may be of help to you. Hopefully, this will help you with growing your cirlce.
"If you don't have anyone to add to your circles yet, you can add them in a number of ways. For instance, you can use the Find and Invite Tab and people suggestions. Learn more about inviting people to Google+. "
More about People Suggestions:
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Please let us know your suggestions regarding how to grow your circles. We would be happy to add more information to this site in order to help others.
Note: The Grow Circles website is NOT affiliated
with Google in anyway. This site was developed simply to offer
assistance to people who wish to learn about Circles from Google.
In addition to learning about the system, our aim is to also discuss
ways for people to grow (expand) their circles of influence.
About Google Circles:
This description was from the Google site July 18th, 2011, "Google+ Circles helps you organize everyone according to your real-life social connections--say, 'family,' 'work friends,' 'music buddies,' and 'alumni'. Then, you can share relevant content with the right people, and follow content posted by people you find interesting. For example, you might post an announcement about your engagement and show it only to people in your friends and family circles, or maybe you see a post from the circle you created for your book club that there's a recent article on your favorite author."
Learn more about circles from the Google website.
When you mention somone in a post, they'll receive a notification that you've shared with them and an invitation to join Google+.
You may want to also check out the following links of interest to the Google+project.