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    How to Create Google+ Brand Pages for your Blog

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    Google has released Google+ pages today and everyone can go and Create Google+ Brand Pages for their online business and websites. In this post, I will be telling you about Google+ pages and how you can create one. Google+ pages is certainly going to be very useful for every blog and brand in long run. Talking about features, Google hangout, Google+ direct connect, and you can also add your page followers back. Anyways, before we move ahead, lets quickly create a page for our brand on Google+. You can check out ShoutMeLoud Google+ page here.

    When you create a page, it works like a Google+ profile, where you can share anything including images and videos. You can start a hangout, you can add people on your circles. The only difference is you can add only those people who have added you. This feature is going to be very helpful in targeting anything on your Google+ brand page. For example, if you are into services, you can add your client based on loyalty and keep offering offer based on group and so on. Ideas are limited, but this new follow back feature is going to be very beneficial for any brand. It’s good to have a plan from day one regarding the circles which you will create for your page. Anyways, let’s get start with your first Google+ page.

    Create Google+ Brand Pages

    Go to Create page and pick appropriate category for your brand.

    google brand category thumb1 How to Create Google+ Brand Pages for your Blog

    Once you have selected the category, next step is to fill the page name, website link, select the sub-category and Set the privacy. For example, if your page delivers mature content, you can set privacy for only 18+.

    Create Page Google thumb1 How to Create Google+ Brand Pages for your Blog

    Click on create and on next page, you can enter the description about your brand and upload the brand image. Google+ team has integrated a nice image editor to enhance your Google+ profile pic.

    create profile thumb How to Create Google+ Brand Pages for your Blog

    profle pic editing thumb1 How to Create Google+ Brand Pages for your Blog

    Click on continue and on the next page you can share about his page n your Google+ wall. This is the first step to start getting followers on your Google+ brand pages.

    Here is how your brand page will look like:

    Google pages thumb1 How to Create Google+ Brand Pages for your Blog

    If you own multiple Pages, you can easily switch between them using this drop down on left hand side. You can create a Google+ hangout with your fans or share about your page on your wall from right hand side.

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    You can see ShoutMeLoud Google+ page here.

    Here is how Google+ Direct connect works:

    Like Facebook fan page, Google+ brand pages also have photos and videos tab which is going to be very useful for user engagement. We will talk more about user engagement on some other post, but for now it’s time to go and grab your brand page on Google+. Soon Google is launching Google+ brand page which will be more like Facebook fan page widget, where user can quickly add you on their circle.

    Meanwhile do let us know if you have you created your Google+ brand pages?  How are you planning to engage users and create a brand awareness on Google+?

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    Anand Kumar

    Do you guy never sleep? ;-) Loved to see this post. Harsh I was going to crate a similar post but not now since you have written so..

    Who will come to see my blog if you have written this.. Ha Ha Ha..

    Well, I am commenting after a long time but as you know i love and regularly visit SML.

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    Pushpendra Pal

    Great feature released by Google on Plus. Going to create one for my blog.
    Thanks for sharing ..

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    jayaar

    Thanks Mr.Harsh Agrawal for the article.
    Your articles keep your subscribers also updated.
    regards………

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    suraj

    i Always found latest article on the shoutmeloud . It’s Good habit and Google going to give value to these article now.

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    Prabhakaran

    Well, According to the Google’s report Google+ traffic is falling down, but meanwhile Effect from Google+ Branding page, definitely gonna measure Google+ traffic and i hope + ll help us to grow up our blog traffic via social media also ;) :)

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    Rakesh

    Do you have any idea how will you automatically post your articles on google+ pages as we do on facebook fanpage. I am waiting for that type of application /hack before creating such a page. By the way a great writeup. Thanks

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    Kuldeep

    Hmm… Great introduction by Google+!! I strongly recommend all the bloggers to create a fan page for for your blog because Google+ pages are connected with Google search engines. As such, you can get more likes which will help to build your brand as your page is being indexed in Google.

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    Madhav Tripathi

    Now it is important to have Google+ pages as I have for Facebook. I still not created any business page for my any of the site but soon I will create some of the pages for my top sites. Thanks Harsh for this article.

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    Yiko

    I still think google friend connect is much better, at least I’m able to see followers who follow me and how many of them. But google+ is complicated, and I can’t see anyone following me at all! >.<

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    SK Yadav

    We have created a brand page for University18 on G-Plus. Now, what we want is – Every post that we publish on our blogs will be auto posted on the G-Plus page. How can we do that ?

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    Harsh Agrawal
    Himanshu Katiyar

    Harsh how can i get the google plus page verified as you have done for shoutmeloud in google search results. waiting for your reply

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    dinesh

    I have a G+ business page for my website, and it has more followers. Can I linked it with local listing? or use it in local listing.

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