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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. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun 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
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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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