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.
Get a Google Account without Signing up for Gmail or Google Plus
Step 1. Start at the Google New Account Page. Fill out the form using your desired email address.
Step 2. Accept Google’s Terms of Service and create your account: click the I accept. Create my account button at the bottom of the page. Note: You may be asked verify your account via phone before proceeding the Account Creation Confirmation page.
Tip: The Google accounts page is where you can edit your information and access products. You have the options to create a public, a private profile or edit your personal info. Note: G+ users must have a public profile – you can create that when you choose to sign up for G+.
Tip: To delete products or your account: Click the Edit link next My products. Deleting a product or account is permanent. Please be certain that you will no longer need the information or account before your delete it.
Tip: Signing up for a Gmail account from this account will change your primary account username to your new Gmail address. Alternately you can create a separate Google Account for Gmail. There you have it, in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee you have created your Google Account with the email address of your choice. Improve your social media skills with more Rick’s Tips »