How to set up a Google+ Brand Page

1. Getting Started

If you don’t already have one, create a Google account and then head here.

2. Pick a Category

  1. Local Business or Place: hotels, restaurants, places, stores, services
  2. Product or Brand: apparel, cars, electronics, financial services
  3. Company, Institution or Organization: companies, institutions, organizations, non-profits
  4. Arts, Entertainments or Sports: films, TV, music, books, sports, shows
  5. Other: if your business doesn’t fit into another category
3. Add Info

Enter your business name and website. Select an additional category that suits your business. These sub-categories are dependent on the main category you choose. For example, for “product or brand” you can choose from the likes of food and drink, arts and entertainment, fashion and beauty, home and garden, etc.

Select who can view your Google+ profile. The default is any Google user, or you can restrict this to 18 and older or 21 and older.

4. Tagline and Photo

Google+’s bio space is tight. You have just 10 words to summarize your business. After you’ve done this, you can add an image.

5. Get the Word Out

In the next step Google offers you the ability to tell your personal Google+ circles about your new business page.

6. Your Google+ Brand Page

From here you’re good to go with your brand new Google+ business page. On your new welcome page, Google generates a link to your Plus page. You can also get a Google+ button for your site. It’s now up to you to start adding people to circles (the defaults include “team members,” “customers,” and “VIPs”) and start posting.

Source: Mashable

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