Verifying your Google+ Page

Social Media Marketing September 14th, 2012

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Verifying your Google+ Page

Google+ page verification is an awesome feature that helps both users and businesses. They help to filter spam and prevent identity theft. The downside is that Google+ verification is pretty much mandatory if you want to advertise on Google+, and it takes some time. Here is how to get it done quickly and painlessly.

What is Verification?

Verification guarantees to the Google+ that your page belongs to you. It shows Google+ users that you are taking responsibility for the content of your page. When your page is verified, it appears with a checkmark to show users that it is genuine.

Verified pages are also in the running for free exposure on Google. Relevant and popular verified Google+ pages show up occasionally in the sidebar of Google searches.

As a bonus, once your page is verified, you can also add an author tag to your content. This tag will display your name and a portrait.

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How do I Verify my Page?

First, establish a page and get some followers. If you don’t have many followers, your verification request may be rejected.

Second, place a link to your website in the Google+ “About” section.

Third, link your Google+ page from your website using the Google+ badge. This badge will let Google+’s moderators know that it is your website. It will also help to attract followers to your Google+ page.

Finally, fill out this verification request form. The form requires that you provide a valid personal phone number. Google+’s verification team may call you to confirm your identity.

Your form will be processed in a couple of weeks. If you don’t hear back in a month, resend the form and send an email to Google+’s team to make sure they haven’t forgotten about you.

That’s all there is to it! You should be able to complete the whole verification process in under an hour.

Post By Steve Toth (140 Posts)

I’m the SEO Director at TechWyse. I’ve been published in Moz, I love headphones and all things internet marketing. I hang out on the conceptual side of SEO and it’s a blast! Please find me on Twitter @StrategyInventr I'd love to connect with you!

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