Start a Google+ Page for your Business in 5 Easy Steps

Create your Google+ profile and Set up your google plus page in 5 easy steps.

1. Create a personal Google plus account. Google plus is now open to everyone and is quickly becoming an influence in the world of social networking and social media.
Use your gmail account to create your Google+ profile, or if you don’t have a gmail account create one. The easiest thing to do is go to the Google home page, and you will see a navigation bar across the top (or more recently it will appear as a drop down on the left). Simply click the link that says, “You+” to get started. A page looking like the one below will appear asking you to sign in or create a new account to get started.

Once you have signed in (or created an account) another drop down screen will appear asking you a couple of simple questions and suggesting you add a photo of yourself. You can do this now or update it later in your settings.

2.Next Google will suggest you add people to your circles. Circles are the primary way to connect and share on Google+. It allows you to categorize people into different groups , or “circles” based on how you interact with those individuals. Watch a video on how circles work – When you begin, Google will suggest certain people for you. You will be able to add people from your address book as well, including Yahoo, Hotmail and others.

A common question is, “What happens when you add someone to your circles?” Google’s explanation is this:

What happens when you add someone to a circle?

You can share with them and see what they’re sharing with you.
You can chat with anyone in your circles who also has you in their circles.
They’ll be notified and can add you to their own circles, but they’ll never see the names of the circles you’ve added them to.
They’ll appear on your public profile.

3. Once you’ve added people you know to your circles, Google will recommend for you to follow different people/personalities that may interest you. Add them as you wish.

4. Next update your profile with some more information about yourself such as, where you work where you went to school etc.

You also have another opportunity to add a profile picture here. Once you have completed this step, click next and you are taken to your new Google + profile where you are now part of one of the fastest growing social networks.

Here is what your new profile will look like. Notice at the bottom right corner there is a link that says, “Create a Google+ Page”
– Here is where you will create your page for your business, company, charity, band or whatever. Click this link and choose the category of your page as shown below. Complete the information Google requests and you will be instantly taken to your new page!

5. Promote and connect your Google+ Page to the world. As shown below you can spread the word about your page by connecting your Google+ page to your website, sharing with friends and sharing circles, and promoting you page link just about anywhere you can think of.

Read about the features of the Google+ Page Here

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