Creating a Google Plus page for your business
By Matt Adams on November 8, 2011
Time to celebrate! the much anticipated Google+ for your business, place, organization or brand. Signing up is probably 10x easier than facebook ever was.
- First off, you need to be a google+ user personally. (head here: plus.google.com)
- Once signed up, you may want to find some friends to add to your network, but thats not a requirement
- Once you sign in, you can add a page from a graphic on the lower right of your screen, or this link: https://plus.google.com/pages/create
- Chose the type of page that suits you best. If you are a local retailer, a place may suit you best. If your business operates in many states, a brand may be a better fit.
- Fill in the blanks, add in a photo and you are all set. Google learned a lot from the terrible facebook process and made this set up super straight forward and easy.
So whats the difference between Google+ Pages and Google+ Profiles
Pages are extremely similar to profiles, but they have some key differences:
- Pages can’t add people to circles until the page is added first or mentioned. Learn more.
- Pages can be made for a variety of different entities whereas profiles can only be made for people.
- The default privacy setting for elements on your page profile is public.
- Pages have the +1 button.
- Pages can’t +1 other pages, nor can they +1 stuff on the Web.
- Pages can’t play games.
- Pages don’t have the option to share to ‘Extended circles’.
- Pages don’t receive notifications via email, text, or in the Google bar.
- Pages can’t hangout on a mobile device.
- Local pages have special fields that help people find the business’ physical location.
All set? Great, now check out factor1 on google+