Setup Google Plus Share some things with friends, others with family, and almost nothing with your boss. Bring your conversations to life.When your customers search on Google, the results to the right may include relevant posts, photos, and videos from your Google+ page.
So you’ve decided to setup a Google Plus account? Good Decision!
The first thing you must do is set up your Google Plus account. In this article, I’ll guide you through the basics of setting up both personal and business Google Plus accounts. I’ll give some technical tips, but my general focus will be on marketing. For the most part, once your account is set up, I’ll assume you can navigate your way around Google Plus, especially given the guidelines and tips Google provides.
To get started, visit the Google Plus home page. If you already use Google services, such as GMail or Google Calendar, or if you have an Android smartphone, you can log into your account and get started. If this is your first foray into Google, you’ll need to set up an account, which takes a couple of minutes.
Once you’re ready to get started with Google Plus, you’ll first be asked to add connections into your Google Plus circles. If you’ve been using GMail for a while, Google will have a good idea of who your friends are, because it knows who you email. Add as many people as you want to. I’ll be explaining more about circles in another article, so if you want to hold off, then select continue.
Next you’ll be taken to the following page:
It’s a good idea to enter your job title and your business name, as you’ll be using your profile to promote your business. You can also upload a photo of yourself. The recommended size is 260×260 pixels. Choose a picture of yourself, smiling.
Hit finish and you’ll be taken to the Google Plus homepage, which looks similar to the Facebook timeline. You’ll see updates from people in your circles.
On the right hand menu, beneath “Home”, select the “Profile” option. Here you can edit your Google Plus profile, including your tag line, about page and cover photo. If you’d like to add a cover photo, you can do so now by hovering your mouse over the cover photo area, and clicking.