Step Four: Your Google+ Page

Step Four: Your Google+ Page

This week we will take a look at the fourth step in using Google+ for Business. Go here to review step one, here to review the next step, and here to look at step three.

Create Google+ Page

social mediaOne of the biggest advantages of Google+ is it allows you to create Google+ pages for your business, and the format addresses many of the problems Facebook pages have not yet resolved. If you haven’t yet, go and set up a Google+ Page for your business right away.

Selecting a Category

Google+ will walk you through creating your Google+ Page. The most important choice you’ll have to make is picking the best category.

Once you’ve selected your category, it will prompt you to add your contact information, which will differ slightly for each category. Have your phone number handy if you’ve selected “Local Business or Place.”

It will also allow you to designate who can see your site.

It’s pretty easy to set up and, of course, include your perfect profile photo (the one you are using for all your social networks).

Where is My Page?

However, one of the most common complaints from new Google+ users has been: “I can’t find my page!”

To find your newly created page, go to the top-left corner and look beside your Profile picture. Your pages will be listed and you can access them via the drop-down arrow.

Share, Share, Share

Share it with your Circles! (As well as everywhere else you can think of!)

You can use your new Google+ Page to share:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Links
  • Tips
  • Information
  • Anything else you can think of!

In short, everything you’d share on a Facebook page . . . only people looking for your page or the information it provides will find it much more easily in Google Search results.

Be sure to use Google+ badges or your Page URL on all your sites — as well as calls to action.

Come back next week when we close out this series on Using Google+ for Business. We will share how to become more familiar with your new Google+ Page.

Next Webinar

We are preparing our next webinar, which will cover Using Google+ for Business.  It is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST.  Go here to register. Hurry seating is limited!

Have your created your Google+ Page yet?  If so, leave us the link to your Page in the comment section so we can check it out.

As always, thank you for reading.  See you next week!
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