6 steps is all it takes to setup and secure your Google+ Business Page for your local business or place (if you already have an active Google+ profile)!
You can chose from the following options:
- Local Business or Place
- Product or Brand
- Company, Institution or Organisation
- Arts, Entertainment or Sports
These steps are for a “Local Business or Place” as the business category.
You can locate your business or place by selecting your country from the drop-down list and inputting your businesses telephone number and then clicking on “Locate”.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]This particular local business I have created a Google+ Business Page for already had a verified Google Maps listing, so it picked up the company info without a problem in step 3.[/box]
Confirm your business info by typing your company name, telephone number, address, category and specifying whether your Google+ Business Page should be publicly visible.
Upload your branding or logo so that you display it as your business page’s profile photo (great for brand building & awareness).
Once you’ve uploaded your Google+ Business Page profile photo, click “Continue”.
Tell everybody you know on Google+ about your new Google+ business page for your small business or place! Of course you can also skip that step…
Click “Finish” when you’re done.
TaDaaaa! You’re done and all it took was 6 quick steps to register your new prime piece of web real estate! Get started by posting your first conversation. You can also grab your Google+ Business Page’s unique URL which you can use to link your website visitors to your Google+ page.
I know I said 6 steps – step 7 is optional (but highly recommended)
If you want your business page to appear in Google’s search results pages, I suggest you connect your website to Google+ using Direct Connect. To find out how, click the “Get the Badge” link under the “Connect your website” section.
You have 2 options: Direct Connect or a Google+ Badge.
Again, I recommend you select the Direct Connect option, which involves adding a line of code inside the <head> element of your website, as you can see below.
Alternatively – and if that step above intimidates you – you can also connect your site by simply linking to your Google+ page anywhere on the page using a standard
Just make sure to include the
rel="publisher" attribute on the link.
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