- Tip 1: Follow the Rules
- Tip 2: Choose a Profile Headline That Means Business
- Tip 3: Choose and Use Google+ Circles Wisely
- Tip 4: Use Scrapbook Photos to Tell a Story
- Tip 5: Give Your Profile Optimal Search Visibility
- Tip 6: Engage in the Conversation
- Tip 7: Let People Know About Your Google+ Profile
Tip 7: Let People Know About Your Google+ Profile
One of the easiest ways to let people know about your Google+ profileand to encourage them to add you to one of their circlesis to place a Google+ button or widget on your website or blog. Google offers detailed instructions on how to add a Google+ profile button to your website, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5 It's easy to display a Google profile button on your website or blog.
Many social media plug-ins offer built-in support for displaying a Google+ button by using a sidebar widget. For example, I use the Social Media Widget plug-in on my website built on WordPress. Another option is the Google Plus Widget, which enables you to add a Google+ widget to your website. Promoting your Google+ profile on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can encourage existing fans, followers, and connections to engage with you on Google+ as well.
Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author and consultant who specializes in social media, online applications, and small business technology. Learn more about Patrice's books and other projects at http://www.patricerutledge.com.