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How to Get a Google+ Business Page

Social Media Marketing November 8th, 2011


A Starter’s Guide to Google+ Business Pages

A Starter’s Guide to Google+ Business Pages

Google+ Business Pages are here! So how do you get one? We’ve put together a list of what you’ll need to know to get started.

First you’ll need to log in to Google+. After you’ve signed in to Google simply click on your name found in the top left hand corner:

From here visit https://plus.google.com/u/0/pages/create

Choose your category carefully. If you’re a local business or place, your Google+ page will be linked to your Google Places Account. From there you’ll be able to choose the correct listing, complete with a map and any other details you’ve entered.

How to Switch between your personal Google+ and Google+ Business Page

On the top left hand corner of your Google+ business page you’ll see a small dropdown arrow underneath the name of your page. From here you’ll be able to switch between your personal and Google+ business page.

How to Get Your Own Google+ Badge on Your Site

To get your own badge visit: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/badge/config

Be sure to have the number string of your Google+ page handy (find this in the URL), you’ll need to paste it in the corresponding field. You’ll even be able to customize text for your Google+ button. If you’re not a coder we do not suggest you implement this button, speak to someone who is qualified and has FTP access.

Take a look at our button:

What Else You’ll Need to Know

  • Searchers will be able to find brands by adding a “+” in front of a term, so to search for TechWyse, type in +TechWyse (or just click the link, we’d love to be in one of your circles). This is definitely a very cool feature of the business page and can be an excellent traffic source.
  • Profile pictures can be uploaded, but you can only display 200px x 200px. It’s best to upload a picture with those dimensions or you can use the feature-rich editor to crop and manipulate the image.
  • A vanity URL option is not currently available
  • We couldn’t find an option to have multiple admins either. We suggest using your company’s official Google+ account to create the page.

Customization Options So Far

  • Customized Profile Picture
  • The option to add 5 pictures above your stream (125px x 125px)

Examples of Google+ Business Pages We Like:




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Post By Steve Toth (144 Posts)


Steve is an industry recognized SEO expert who has been published in Moz. He is an audiophile and loves all things internet marketing. Steve enjoys working on the conceptual side of SEO.

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