Monday, 14 November 2011

Google+ For Business Guide

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On November 15th, Google+ finally rolled out business pages. Now the platform not only enables companies to create pages, but also encourages businesses to grow their following. “I expect brands will notice this and will build marketing plans around it,” said Bradley Horowitz, Vice President for products at Google+ in an article for reinforces the potential of the social network for marketing purposes.

On the day Google announced the release of Google+ business pages, hundreds of media outlets covered the story and drew attention to its importance. While many reporters and bloggers viewed it as a great improvement to Google+’s feature set, some decided to take a more controversial angle, viewing the story through the lens of a facebook rivalry.

  1. 1. Visit to create a Google+ Page.
  2. 2. Follow the wizard (it's much like Facebook's Page Creaztion wizard)
Google+ accoutn page
3. Choose the most appropriate option to classify your business. You'll be able to select from the following options:-
  1. * Local Business or Place
  2. * Product or Brand
  3. * Company, Institute, or Organization
  4. * Arts, Entertainment, or Sports
  5. * Other
4. Customise your public profile. The profile basic basics include your tag line (think of it your business' elveator pitch) and an image (your company logo is a great option). Keep your tag line brief but descriptive.

 To place this "Add me on Google+" widget on your blog or web site simply add this script to your blog or web site. <script type="text/javascript">mbgc='f5f5f5';ww='320';mbc='cecece';bbc='3F79D5';bmobc='3b71c6';bbgc='4889F0';bmoc='3F79D5';bfc='FFFFFF';bmofc='ffffff';tlc='cecece';tc='6a6a6a';nc='6a6a6a';bc='6a6a6a';l='y';t='Add_me_on_Google+';fs='16';fsb='13';bw='100';ff='4';lu='6a6a6a';pc='4889F0';wh='340';b='s'; pid='109337308226786599928';</script><script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

To insert a Google+ Feed widget insert the following code:- <iframe frameborder="0" border="0" cellspacing="0" src="" width="300" height="500"></iframe>

  Be sure to insert your own Google+ ID number in the appropriate place. Accessing your Google Plus user ID is simple: Google profile tab

Accessing your Google Plus user ID is simple:

1. If you look at the URL in the address bar, it should look something like this:

2. The long numerical string in the URL is your Google+ ID. Here is mine from the URLabove:

Hope this information was useful. If so, please feel free to follow Spencer Print on Google+