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How To Set Up Your Google Plus Personal Profile

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Setting up a Google Plus Personal Profile page can be a bit daunting, so we have put together this quick guide to walk you through it step by step.

Signing Up to Google+

Step 1: If you don’t already have a Google account then you will be asked to set up one up. It’s fairly easy. You’ll need to enter basic details such as first & last name along with a username, password and your date of birth.

Step 2: After you’ve made your account it takes you to a page where you can add a profile photo. Choosing the correct profile photo is extremely important, as this is how you will be recognised across the internet. It also has to be a photo of a human for Google Authorship purposes.

Profile picture should be at least 250x 250px and remember it will show up circular and not square.

Once all of that is complete you will have a Google+ account!

Filling Out Your Information

Once your account is set up it’s time to fill in the rest of your details such as:

The Story of your profile allows you to introduce yourself to all of your wonderful Google+ Plus contacts and is your chance to summarise who you are and what you do.

Complete your employment history and highlight your current and previous occupations. This helps people to understand your area of skills and knowledge.

Listing your previous places of education helps people to understand your academic abilities.

Places just highlights where you current live and where you have previously lived.

Basic Information:
Basic information contains details such as your date of birth, gender and relationship status (this can be kept private)

Contact Information:
This is the part when you can choose to add a telephone contact number to help friends and business associates to get in touch with you. If you wish for this to be kept private there is a setting where you can change who can view it.

You are able to add useful links to your Google+ Plus profile to help people access your other online profiles and websites. The links section is also really important for Google Authorship mark up because it is here that you are able to specify any websites to which you contribute as an author.

Ready to go!

Once you have completed that you are ready to go and explore the wonders of Google +.


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