October 25, 2014

How to Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site

We wanted to take some time to show you How to Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site.  Since we have many WordPress sites, doing a setup of Google+ Business Pages for your WordPress site is something we wanted to show you now.  Getting your WordPress site out on Google+ Pages, can be important.

On November 7th, 2011 Google+ announced Google+ Pages for Brands and Businesses are finally online.  As it looks, there are thousands of branded pages popping up on Google+ with many brands and businesses setting up their Google Plus Pages. Currently, Google+ does not offer the ability to have “vanity urls” so you will have to just hold off on that for now.  Here is our Google+ Url: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112859378018893254813/ so make sure you add us to your circles.

Google+ for Business Marketing, wanted to take the time to give you a step by step tutorial on how to setup your Google Plus Brand Page for your WordPress Site.

How to Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site:

Step 1 (Getting Started):

  • To get started, you will need to be logged into your Google Account. If you don’t have one, get one here.
  • Go to Google+ Business. You’ll find a nice multimedia nifty video that you can watch with some info.

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Step 2 (Pick a Category):

Select a category that best fits your page, business or company. The categories are as follows:

  • Local Business or Place (storefronts, stores, restaurants, places,or services)
  • Product or Brand (electronics, brand names, or individual products)
  • Company, Institution, or Organization (companies, institutions, organizations, non-profit organizations)
  • Arts, Entertainments or Sports (films, TV, music, books, sports, shows)
  • Other (if your business doesn’t fit into another category, use this category)

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Step 3: Add Your Information

  • Entering your business or brand name and website.
  • Select an additional category that best suits your business.
  • The sub-categories will change if you choose a different main category.
  • 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.

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Step 4. Add your Tag Line and your Photo

  • Add photo (this could be your company logo)
  • Tagline: Summarize your business in 10 words or less
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Step 5: Get the Word Out

  • Great Step here! Google offers you the ability to tell your personal Google+ circles about your new business page.

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Finished Google+ Business Page(Example):

  • Here’s your Google+ Branded Business Page!

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Extra Steps: Edit your Profile

  • To further customization, you can edit your profile

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Extra Steps: Completed Page with a Customized Banner Image Ribbon

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