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Creating a Google Plus page for your business

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Time to celebrate! the much anticipated Google+ for your business, place, organization or brand. Signing up is probably 10x easier than facebook ever was.

  1. First off, you need to be a google+ user personally. (head here: plus.google.com)
  2. Once signed up, you may want to find some friends to add to your network, but thats not a requirement
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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+