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    How to create a Google Plus Page

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 Katherine Anderson

    Not only is creating a Google Plus page fast but it is also free and is a valuable tool for any business with additional rankings and listing creating brilliant link networks to your website.

    So follow the next few steps to setup your Google Plus page that should take you no longer than 5 minutes to activate:

    1. Create Google Account

    You need a Google Account and if you don't have one you can set this up at Google Accounts - http://goo.gl/qibZz. Not only will you now have access to Google Plus but also Gmail, Google Docs, Analytics and the whole suite of Google products. 

    If you do have an account then login to your Google Account now.

    2. Create your Google + Account

    Now that you are logged in it is time to setup your Google Plus Profile - https://plus.google.com/

    Follow the simple steps to activate your Google Plus account using your First Name and Last Name, Gender and 'Add your Photo' link and then 'join'. Choose to follow people or skip this and setup later.

    3. Create Google + Business Page

    Google + for Business page can now be setup easily at http://www.google.com/+/business/

    Click 'create your Google + Page' button and follow the directions by choosing a category in

    1. Local Business or Place
    2. Product or Brand
    3. Company, Institution or Organisation
    4. Arts, Entertainment or Sports
    5. Other
    Choose a page name (your business name), website url and who you want to view your page and then 'create'. Now setup your public profile with a tag line and add your logo to finalise the setup.

    4. Add the Google + Button to your website

    Encourage the sharing of information and You + by adding the Google + icon to your website. There are a few options for how it can look and some options are available here - https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/badge/

    Let us know what style you prefer and we can add this for you. 





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