I am posting on Google + and am writing responses to posts in “people” and “communities.” Is there an easier, more efficient way to group the relevant type of posts?
Sadly, the answer is no.
To begin with, Google+ engagement has dropped a lot. It’s great to see that you’re still active on it. If you’ve got an engaged audience there, stick with it for now.
Is there a way to up your Google+ discussion efficiency?
That this point, there is no way to group responses. Google+ doesn’t want to make it easy for you to write one response and send it to a large number of people. Even if you’re not spamming them, it could appear that way. There’s no way to improve your Google+ efficiency.
I recommend that you answer everyone individually. I also highly encourage you to create a set list of responses to the things you’re constantly responding to. At Boot Camp Digital, we have a document filled with responses to questions we’re asked repeatedly. It’s easy to copy and paste from it, instead of recreating the same answer over and over again.
Another thing you could consider is to adding an FAQ section on your site. The more information that’s publicly available the better for your potential clients and you, as you won’t have to manually answer them time and time again. For every one person who asks, there are likely hundreds who don’t but still wonder.
You can automate and schedule posts
While there aren’t great tools for responding to people, there are tools that you can use to automate or schedule some of your posts. Most social media scheduling tools have these – try to get efficient by scheduling posts upfront, not in responding to people.