It’s been a long time since the discussions of Google’s Business Page were coming, but Google has finally rolled out the option for businesses to create profiles on the Google+ social network.
We have already created our page with the new option and now we are offering a simple step-to-step tutorial on how to get your business a Google+ Page. Take a look the steps below and get listed in 5 simple steps. Once you’ve got yours set up, link us in the comments to your brand’s Google+ page.
Steps To Create Google+ Brand Page:
STEP 1: Getting Started
To get started, sign in to your Google account and then head to http://www.google.com/+/business/. You can watch the video, but it’s just a glossy marketing blurb with no how-to info.
STEP 2: Pick a Category
You now have to select which category your business fits into. The categories are as follows:
Local Business or Place
Suitable for: hotels, restaurants, places, stores, services
Product or Brand
Suitable for: apparel, cars, electronics, financial services
Company, Institution or Organization
Suitable for: companies, institutions, organizations, non-profits
Arts, Entertainments or Sports
Suitable for: films, TV, music, books, sports, shows
Suitable if your business doesn’t fit into another category.
STEP 3: Add Information
Next up is adding your business name and website. After this, you have to select an extra category that suits your business.
These sub-categories are dependent on the main category you choose. For example, for “product or brand” you can choose from the likes of food and drink, arts and entertainment, fashion and beauty, home and garden, etc. You then need to select who can view your Google+ profile.
The default is any Google user, or you can restrict this to 18 and older or 21 and older.
STEP 4 : Adding Tagline and Photo
Google+’s is even tighter than Twitter’s Bio. You have just 10 words to summarize your business.
After you’ve done this, you can add an image.
STEP 5: Spread the Word
In the next step Google offers you the ability to tell your personal Google+ circles about your new business page.
FINALLY! you’re done! From here you’re good to go with your brand new Google+ business page.
On your new welcome page, Google generates a link to your Plus page but the option of a vanity URL is not added by Google Yet. You can also get a Google+ button for your site.
It’s now up to you to start adding people to circles (different to personal pages, the defaults include “team members,” “customers,” and “VIPs”) and get posting. Enjoy!
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