Breaking News for Google – not everyone who signs up for a Google Account wants a Gmail account and to join Google Plus. If you sign up for a new account from the Google home page that is exactly what you will get – a Gmail email address and a Google+ membership.
You can sign up for a Google account without creating a Gmail account or a Google Plus membership at the Google New Account Page . Or you can sign up for a Google Service such a Google Analytics or Google Calendar. When you are ready to join Google+ you can use this account with your preferred email address.
Tip: If all you want is Gmail account but are not ready yet to join G+ don’t complete anything else but Step 1 – Create a Google Account.