When ‘followers’ are talked about on Google+ the term circles is used. Lets define what circles are before we start.
What are circles on Google+
A circle is a group of people you are following.
You can have as many circles as you want
Circles are similar to Twitter lists. It’s a way of organising the people you follow
You can give your circles different names (it’s entirely up to you how you organise them)
People will not know what circle you have put them in. This is private.
People can add you to their circles however you will not know what the circle is called. All you will know is that you have been added to their circles.