Nurse Jackie truly recommends adding Google Plus for your business to your social media efforts today. For the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) possibilities alone, you need to have a Google+ Profile and your business needs a Google+ Page.
If you are trying to drive people to your website to book something or buy something, then you simply MUST add Google+ to your social media tool kit. Adding Google plus for your business is a no-brainer.
To create Google Plus for your business, create a Google+ account by signing in with your Google Account on the Google+ Start Page. If you don’t have a Google Account, you will be asked to create one. You can’t have a Google+ Profile without a Google Account of some sort.
Before you sign up for Google Plus for your business:
Before you sign up here are a few things to keep in mind. You want to link your Google+ personal profile to the Google Account you use the most in your personal life. I know that for a lot of small business owners there is no real distinction between personal and business profiles! But try to keep it so that you have only one login for your Google Accounts ( i.e.YouTube, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Google+). This also means that you will see your Google+ notifications while logged in to these other Google applications. Let’s make is as easy as possible for you to add Google Plus for your business.
Before you get started – take a look at this video from Google – it explains a lot!
Ready to sign up for Google Plus for your business?
Once you are signed into your Google+ plus account you can create a Google Plus for your Business (a Google+ Business Page) by clicking on the little “more” icon at the bottom left of your screen and then choose “page” from there. Click on the Create New Page button and follow the instructions.
TIP: If you want to make the most of all the opportunities that Google offers, choose Local Business as the category for your business. Unless, of course, you are obviously one of the other choices!
Complete the business profile with as much information as you can and include a good quality photo of you or copy of your logo – however you want your Google+ Business Page to be identified as you navigate the web.
To return to your personal Google+ Profile click on the little down arrow to the right of your profile pic at the top right hand corner. You have now added Google Plus for your business and should see some new results in searches for your keywords!
Coming next – SEO tips for your Google+ Business Page.