On a regular basis, I get notifications that some Google+ page has added me to their circles.

  • I can understand why a stranger (a person) would circle me, but why is a page circling me?

  • These pages are never relevant to me so I always block them, just to be safe. What is a proper reaction?

Update: I'm aware that a page always "circles me back" if I circle it, but that's not the case here -- I've never heard of them before they circled me. I'm guessing that perhaps the page manager finds my stream interesting but it's more likely to be a spam job.

  • If I recall, a Page can't circle you unless you circle it. Could these be spoofed messages?
    – ale
    Jan 29 '14 at 15:54
  • I didn't circle those pages. Perhaps they're really fake "people" and that's how they can circle me. I'll consider that next time, and report the user if appropriate. Jan 29 '14 at 16:07
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    Why bother blocking them? It's not a big deal to do, but what does it matter who is following you? You are in no way obligated to circle/follow them back.
    – phantom42
    Jan 29 '14 at 16:17
  • Just ignore them unless they start bothering you with spam.
    – abraham
    Jan 29 '14 at 18:43

It is proper to do nothing and let them circle you. Think of it like Twitter when a brand follows you; it's not a problem. I would not block them as standard practice (only block and/or report when appropriate).

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