Wondering where to create and access a Google+ business brand page from within the new Google+ layout? Sue asked me to share my “How to Create a Google+ Business Page One Minute Tip” with Artizon Digital readers. Let’s get started right now setting up a Google Plus page for your business or nonprofit.
Note: you have to have a Google+ personal profile before you can create a Google+ business page. Rick’s Tips: Sign up for a Google Account without Signing up for Gmail or Google Plus
Start at your Google+ profile
First, go to your personal Google+ profile. To do that, click here and you should be taken directly to your profile if you’re signed in.
Alternatively, type “Google+” into your browser’s search bar. If you’re already signed in to Google, you should see the link for your Google+ profile in the upper left-hand corner of your browser. Click on it.
If Google+ takes you to a “get started” page and tries to “help” you find friends and connections to circle, just keep hitting the “continue” button at the bottom right, then hit the “Finish” button and Google will take you to your G+ profile.
Finding the Pages Link in the Sidebar Menu
Now that you’re in your profile, gaining access to the area where you can create a G+ business page is easy. On the left side of your page, you’ll see a column of icons. Hover over the “More” icon at the bottom left. You will see, greyed out, three more icons to the right of the “More” icon: one for Circles, one for Games, and one for Pages. As you hover over each of those, you’ll notice they turn colorful. Click on the “Pages” icon:
Create or Access your Google+ Page
If you haven’t yet created a Google+ business page, you’ll get the friendly reminder that you haven’t yet created a page, along with the icon in the upper right hand corner to “Create new page.” If you have already created a page or two, you’ll see those pages listed and get the same icon to “Create new page.” Click on that icon and you’re good to go.
Switch back and forth between your Google+ Pages and Profile
One final tip: you can easily switch back and forth between your Google+ personal profile and business page(s). Click on your name in the upper right hand corner of your Google+ page. A drop-down box appears with your page(s) listed below your personal profile. Click on the page you wish to switch to.
Don’t forget to leave your Google+ business page link in the comments below so I can circle you and follow your posts! Check out all my One Minute Tips at my In Touch Promotions website.
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