As many of you know, earlier this week Google released fan pages for its Google+ network. Google has opened up the possibility of setting up a Google+ fan page, much like a Facebook fan page for any business. Google made this option available today. I currently have a virtual tour company called Pixloo which I created for their fan page which you can check out here. It’s a very simple process and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to complete.
To set up a Google+ Company fan page, you’ll start by going to https://plus.google.com/
Different Categories of Google Plus Fan Pages
- Local business or place
- branded product
- Company, institution or organization
- Arts, entertainment or sports
After selecting the category for your fan page, you will be prompted to enter your page name, your website (optional), select a category, and who you would like to see your fan page. You can now limit the age group who can view your fan page and limit if the content is not appropriate for certain age groups or users. After filling in this information, Google will create your page.
Next, you will be prompted to choose a slogan for your business. In the Slogan section, you will have 10 words to best describe your page. On this page, you will also be able to add a profile picture to your Google+ fan page.
After setting up your Google+ fan page, you can share the new fan page with all your circles. Make sure after setting up your fan page that you post a few things on it so it doesn’t look like your local brand or business has done nothing. If you’re on the cutting edge of technology, you should always post information about what you’re doing on your site. Give you like, push it to all your circles.
At present, Google only allowed users to set up Google+ fan pages and did not allow them to customize them like Facebook does. They also didn’t give anyone the option to customize the URL or give your business a username like http://www.plus.google.com/