Why Use Facebook Notes?

Facebook Notes are used for marketing purposes.  According to Facebook Terms of Use, Facebook Profiles should not be used with the objective to sell or market a product; however, you can create Facebook Notes on you Facebook Business Page (AKA Facebook Fan Page).

When the Facebook Notes feature was originally introduced in 2006 it was plain text based and required a knowledge of HTML to format the text or add hyperlinks. Over the years, however, Facebook Notes has evolved to have a user friendly, graphical interface similar to other blogging platforms, like WordPress and Medium. You can now easily add and re-size images, format text, add lists, and insert hyper links. 

Why Use Facebook Notes?

If you already have a blog that you post to consistently, you may be tempted to dismiss Facebook Notes for business marketing, but they have their advantages.

Use Facebook Notes for User Engagement

When someone shares your Facebook Note, it shows up in their mini feed, allowing you to reach users that would have otherwise never seen your content. It also gives you an opportunity to get in front of the eyes of some of your own Facebook followers who may not be subscribed to, or regularly visit your blog.

Facebook Notes Increases Your SEO Power

For me, the biggest reason to use Facebook Notes is for the SEO benefits. Facebook is the number 2 most visited site on the internet, topped only by Google. This makes Facebook an extremely strong authority site in Google’s eyes – giving Facebook Notes a huge boost in Google rank. Publishing content on Facebook Notes gives you a much higher chance of showing up in Google searches.

Send More Traffic to Your Blog with Facebook Notes

The more you consistently publish quality content through Facebook Notes, the more traffic you will begin to receive, not only from your Notes showing up on Google search, but from ranking on Facebook searches as well. 

By using links in your content, you can send your Facebook Notes visitors back to your blog, gaining new readers, re-engaging old readers, and ultimately gaining more conversions to your product or service.

Facebook Notes and Duplicate Content

Many people have heard of duplicate content penalties from Google that negatively affect your SEO ranking. While there certainly is truth to this, Google is not as vicious towards duplicate content as you may have been lead to believe. However, they way Google handles duplicate content may affect how you decide to use Facebook Notes.

One scenario where this would become an important consideration in your strategy is if you are considering publishing your blog posts to Facebook Notes (using the same content you have on your blog). With Facebook being such an authority site due to its extremely high traffic, your Facebook Note will most likely be displayed in Google’s search results, rather than your blog post with the same content – even if the blog post was published first. This does not mean that Google will mark your site as spam and penalize you for duplicate content. It’s simply about displaying the results in the most relevant way for higher search quality.

Getting Started with Facebook Notes

If you haven’t used Facebook Notes from your Facebook Business Page before, you may have difficulty locating it. First, look under your page cover and profile picture where it says “Timeline, About, and Photos.” If you don’t see a section called “Notes,” follow these steps:

  1. click on the “More” tab
  2. click “Manage Tabs
  3. click on “Apps” in the left side menu

From there you should be able to add the “Notes” app, which will add a menu item called “Notes” right under your page cover.

Happy note writing! Remember to use images that convey what you are marketing or invoke “pain or pleasure,” by illustrating your prospects situation without your product or service, and the benefits they will experience by doing business with you.

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5 Ways To Be More Intentional In Life

I had the opportunity to visit the Perot Museum with my family, and what a rewarding adventure it was! We learned, we played, and we laughed. Reflecting on the experience, here are 5 ways we can be more intentional – living life, rather than letting it happen to us.

1. Find Your Inner Mammoth

We were first introduced to Ellie May, a Colombian mammoth who was uncovered in our own home state of Texas. Interestingly, it was an accidental discovery at a sand pit in Ellis county (in the month of May, hence the name Ellie May).

Just like Ellie May’s discovery, we can find unexpected treasures within ourselves when we dig deep, exploring and developing our divine nature. Somewhere inside each of us, there is a mammoth just waiting to show the world what we’re made of!

2. Focus on Similarities, Not Differences

The next big treat was the National Geographic movie, Jerusalem 3D, which gave me a completely new perspective and appreciation for the city and people of Jerusalem. Whether Islamic, Christian, or Jewish, the culture and traditions in Jerusalem are still as strong today as they were thousands of years ago, creating a deep sense of belonging in the people who call it home.

Listening to the stories from the inhabitants of this beautiful city, who were chosen to represent each of the three major religions, was a great admonition to focus on our similarities, and celebrate our differences.

3. When Times Are Dark, Look For The Light

After the movie it was time for more learning and exploring. This time, we headed to the depths of the ocean, where the eternal night is never broken by the rising of the sun.

In the Creatures of Light exhibit we discovered the fantastic world of bio-luminescence. Just like these beautiful creatures shining their light in the darkness, we can be a ray of light and hope for others. Conversely, we can find our own beacons in the love of our friends and family during trying times.

4. Take Time To Play

There is truly something for people of all ages and interests at the Perot Museum; even our little Pigeon had an enormous area designed to nurture her concentrated 2 year old energy and interactive learning powers. There were plenty of opportunities for her to develop her muscles and coordination, as well as her mind. She had a blast dressing up like a raccoon, an ant, and an eagle, but maybe even more selling produce in the marketplace. She is definitely going to be a life long entrepreneur like her mommy

Running your own business is a full time job and then some. Taking a lesson from a 2 year old – make sure to schedule “play time” to recharge and reconnect. Dressing up like forest animals may not be your thing (or maybe it is – no judgment here), but find something you’re passionate about that fills your tank back up. For me, nature is the ultimate way to recharge. Maybe for you it’s attending a social events, or playing an instrument. If you don’t know what your play time looks like yet, do a little self-exploration this week and find your thing.

5. Find the Lesson and The Laughter

Our two older daughters had a blast in the sports center, where we raced Olympian athletes, a cheetah, and even a T-Rex! Okay, I had a blast too 🙂 The slow motion video lab was a hit with all three girls, from age 13 to 2.

Although our whole family is passionate about staying healthy through good nutrition and physical fitness (we love yoga!), none of us are what you would call a sports fan, so it was actually by accident when we found ourselves in the sports center.

This goes to show that you can find joy in the most unexpected places when you have the right attitude live in the moment. I’ve learned from my wife that even when we find ourselves in a less than ideal situation, there is always something we can learn – and usually something we can enjoy too!

Suck Out All The Marrow of Life

We all learned so much at the Perot museum, but more importantly, we learned together while enjoying the journey, and in this fast paced society it can be easy to lose sight of what really matters. I love this quote by Henry David Thoreau:

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.

How can you can be more intentional and present and “suck out all the marrow of life,” as Henry David Thoreau put it?

Share your ideas in the comments below!


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How to Create a New WordPress Page

I recently taught you How to Write a WordPress Blog Post the Right Way, so you could take advantage of WordPress’ options for millions of people like you to express yourself and get your message out to the world through an easy to use blogging platform.

It is no wonder that the flexibility, simplicity, and community support quickly attracted small business entrepreneurs and large corporations alike, resulting in around 20% of all websites powered by WordPress as of 2015.

How to Create a New WordPress Page

 

I have been using WordPress since 2009 and what I most love about it is that is simplifies and consolidates things, saving a tremendous of time, while opening up hundreds of powerful add-ons through easy to install plugins.

I’ve worked on numerous websites in the past 12 years, and in 2012, I finally started my Web Presence business because my future wife, Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM, showed me that there are people who are searching for the knowledge I have, and helped me gain the self-confidence to empower others to live their passions. Although WordPress was created as a platform for blogging, using it as a website building tool, commonly referred to as a Content Management System (CMS), is not only simple, but empowering as well.

That’s why it’s my tool of choice, and I teach it to others who can benefit from its power because I want them to have the freedom to manage their web presence on their own timeline, without outrageous fees.

Do you use WordPress? I strongly recommend it. And if you want to truly take advantage of WordPress on your website, you will greatly appreciate my simple guide on how to create and publish a WordPress web page to help you along the way.

If you want to add images to your pages, then be sure to read my blog post publishing tutorial, where I cover that easy to follow process.

By following my guide in the slideshow below on how to create a new WordPress page you will open up new doors to sharing your talents and passion with the people who need it. After you create your first page share your success in the comments below!  

How to Write a WordPress Blog Post the Right Way

Just like Henry Ford opened up the world of motor vehicle travel to millions of people, the advent of WordPress has been one of the most powerful changes to come to the Internet, presenting a powerful new way for millions of ordinary people to share their message with the world – without advanced knowledge of website design or coding.

And just as there are certain rules, or “best practices” to follow that will make a car ride successful and enjoyable, there are some guidelines for making your WordPress blogging experience a success.

Guidelines to write a blog post in WordPress

 

I put together a few slides to get you blogging with confidence in no time, so you can publish a WordPress blog post the right way.

Inside you will learn all about:

  • One easy step to increase reader interest, social sharing, and SEO power
  • The basics of writing a WordPress blog post, step by step, from start to finish
  • Writing a title for your blog post
  • Accessing the hidden post editor tools you never knew were there
  • Adding images to your blog post

After you learn how to write and publish your blog post let me know what you liked and what else you want to know in the comments below!

P.S. Don’t forget about the full screen button on the slideshow 🙂


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3 Simple Steps To Become a Better Speaker Now

3 Simple Tips To Become a Better Public Speaker - TaylorMade Web Presence

Just 3 years ago I would have never imagined myself as a speaker, let alone being joyful and grateful for the opportunity to speak.

3 years ago I didn’t think I had anything of value to offer, or the ability to present it in a cohesive way, even if I did have something to teach.

The truth is, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience that thousands of people can benefit from and my experience at Wordcamp Asheville 2015 taught me how selfish it is to keep it to myself.

I have been reflecting on how I went from having such a fear of public speaking to craving more speaking engagements and opportunities to teach others and I want to share some of those with you.

Get a Speaking Coach

There is no doubt that the biggest factor to my transformation was having a coach that believes in me and constantly encourages and pushes me to be more. It just so happens that my coach is my brilliant and beautiful wife, Elayna Fernández ~ The Positive MOM.

Her support and encouragement has been crucial to my learning to joyfully speak in public with confidence, and I am forever grateful to her for that. Thank you honey!

When selecting a coach, they must be someone who:

  1. Knows what they are talking about – they should be an experienced, and successful speaker.
  2. Will be real with you – beating around the bush doesn’t benefit anyone. You must get direct, unbiased feedback so you know exactly what areas need improvement.
  3. Will celebrate your successes, big and small – You must receive criticism in order to grow, but there is opposition in everything and validation encourages you to stay motivated, believe in yourself, and have greater confidence in your speaking abilities.

Take Action

Opportunities to speak will come to you when you begin to focus on becoming a better speaker. Say yes! The only way we learn how to do something is by DOING it! Just like a baby learning to walk. They fall over and over, but they never give up. They continue until they are able to run and skip.

But don’t just wait around for speaking opportunities, actively seek them. The law of giving and receiving is a universal truth that works in all areas. When you give your time and effort to speaking, opportunities will show up in mysterious ways.

Start giving today and watch the opportunities that come your way! Here are some ideas to improve your public speaking and open yourself up for new speaking engagements:

  • Join a Toastmasters group
  • Practice a speech with your family
  • Practice speaking in the mirror
  • Record yourself giving a speech, watch the video to see what you want to change, and share it with your coach to see how you can improve your public speaking.
  • Ask your local rotary clubs for opportunities to speak to the members (on a topic that would be truly valuable to them, and not a sales pitch).

Speak about Your Passion

In order to be an engaging and effective speaker, you must speak about what truly matters to you and gets you excited. Every one of us has a special gift and a calling in this life that only we can fill. When you are talking about what you love everything comes out more naturally, the audience feels your positive energy, and your own fire will ignite the passion inside of people who resonate with your message.

There is another effect of truly speaking and living in your passion – people that your message does not resonate with will leave! It is important to be aware of this and realize that it is a GOOD thing. Being surrounded by people that don’t care about your passion drains the energy from you, the room, and the attendees. When you surround yourself with like minded people, the energy soars, things just seem to go right, and divine connections are made!

Public Speakers - Surround Yourself With Like Minded People

Living and speaking about your passion is critical for anyone who wants to be a successful speaker (and be happy doing it!). If you aren’t clear on what your passions are, I highly recommend taking the passion test with Elayna Fernández. It will be a compass for every area of your life to give you the clarity and focus you need to stay on course and live your life’s mission.

Let the Journey Begin

Public speaking is an incredibly rewarding experience and a powerful transformational tool to grow beyond where you are and take you to where your passions live. To some it comes more naturally, to others it is a deep journey of self-growth and self-mastery, and the rewards are beyond measure.

Focus on positives – the people you will help, the sense of accomplishment you will feel, the experience you will gain… how many positives can you come up with? Which ones do you FEEL the most strongly about? Focus on that feeling and associate it over and over again with the act of speaking in public. Teach your mind that you love to speak because you feel great when you speak!

What is your next step? Write down 20 things you can do right NOW to become a better speaker and get more speaking engagements, then choose 1 step that you will take today and DO it. Keep your list, continue adding to it, and most importantly, take action on one (or three!) action steps each day.


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3 Life Lessons I Learned at Wordcamp Asheville 2015

3 Life Lessons I Learned at WordCamp Asheville 2015I am so grateful that I was able to attend and speak at Wordcamp Asheville 2015! Thank you to everyone who made this WordPress conference possible, especially the organizer, Lydia Roberts. She and the other volunteers did an outstanding job of putting together an educational and entertaining weekend.

I was honored to give a presentation on how to create a WordPress child theme, and learned a few things while I was at it.

My first lesson began before I even gave my presentation. As I listened to Allen Moore give an excellent, and quite advanced presentation on Performance Driven Front End Development, I began to question my own presentation – Was it too elementary? Was my presentation going to be a waste of everyone’s time, going over things they already know?

I was up to speak right after Allen Moore, and I actually pulled out my laptop to make changes to my power point presentation before it was my time to speak! Thankfully, I listened to the still, small voice that urged me to trust what I had prepared.

Defeat Self-Doubt

It wasn’t until I was back home, relating this experience to my wife, that I put a label on it, well, she put a label on it.

“Self-doubt.” She stated simply. As obvious as that is, I am often painfully unaware of my inner states! I am grateful to have an eternal companion as patient and wise as my beautiful wife.

Now that I have a name for it, I can be prepared when self-doubt comes knocking and send it packing. I was able to overcome my self-doubt through the principles of faith and preparedness. Because of the diligence and sleepless hours I had put into preparing my presentation, I was able to have faith that my message was divinely inspired and there was someone who needed to hear it.

Which brings me to the second lesson I learned.

It is Selfish to Not Teach What You Know

I am grateful to my parents for the opportunity I had to learn computers and web design from a very young age. Because of that, computers are almost second nature to me, and I often assume that everyone naturally knows how to use them as well.

Until I started to develop my course on creating your own WordPress website, I didn’t realize the wealth of knowledge I have and felt that I didn’t have much of anything to teach people.

Hearing the responses from the attendees of my presentation on creating a WordPress child theme, I realized how selfish I have been in holding back what I have to share. Another ugly face of self-doubt.

Through the positive feedback I received came the third lesson I learned at my WordCamp experience.

People Need to Hear Your Growth and Gratitude

I have been blessed to attend many conferences with brilliant speakers, filled with wisdom and resources that have helped take me to a higher level, not only in technical matters, but in spiritual, emotional, and relational aspects as well.

It has been much too seldom that I have expressed my gratitude to the speakers who have freely shared their deepest life lessons that they have earned through years of struggle and perseverance.

Through speaking myself, I have gained a much deeper respect for the time, effort, and self that goes into preparing for a presentation. By receiving the gratitude of the people whom I have been blessed to teach, I have realized how powerful our gratitude is.

Hearing how I was able to help people understand something that was confusing, or even scary to them, banished a bit of my self-doubt, and created a greater desire within me to share what I can to help someone else grow.

My presentation wasn’t too elementary. It was exactly what many people needed to hear in that moment.

I am so grateful that I shared my experience and even more grateful to those that shared what it meant for them.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a new passion for sharing my knowledge to help “even one life breathe easier.”

I hope we can meet at a WordCamp near you!

Until then, how will you show your gratitude to someone that has impacted your life in a positive way? What talent, or knowledge have you been holding back because of self-doubt? What steps will you take to change that today?

I would love to hear your thoughts and learn how you defeat self-doubt in your life. Please comment below!


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How To Add An Admin To Your Facebook Page In 3 Easy Steps

Delegating is a good idea so you can write, speak, coach… you know, spend more time doing what you love, instead of having to take care of every single detail of promoting your business.

Having someone else (like a virtual assistant or VA, or a web marketing expert) post your content to social media channels is a great start. But besides your content, they will need access and rights to post “as you.”

how to add an admin to your facebook page tutorialOne thing we love about Facebook is that unlike the other networks, Facebook allows you to give admin rights to your fan page without having to provide your account credentials. Today, we will walk you through the steps you will follow to add an admin to your Facebook fan page.

How To Add An Admin To Your Facebook Page In 3 Easy Steps

  1. Go to Settings at the top of your PageFacebook page settings to add an admin
  2. Select Page Roles on the left sidebar (you will land on “General” by default)
  3. Add the person and select their level of access to the Facebook Page (also called Page Role).  You can do this by typing the name of the person you wish to add as an admin (it’s easier if they are your Facebook friend and already liked the Facebook page).  You can also use the e-mail address as long as it is the same one they use to log in to their Facebook account.

Select a page role when you add an admin to your Facebook pageThere are several roles to choose from, depending how much access they need or how much you trust the person you are adding.

Facebook admin / administrator roles and what they can do Now that you know how to add an admin to your Facebook fan page and what each role really entails, you can easily do it when you need to.

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Her Price Is Far Above Rubies

What an incredible adventure it has been since I began TaylorMade Web Presence in 2012 with the encouragement and guidance of my beautiful bride, Elayna Fernandez. As I think about all of the challenges, opportunities, and growth that have come from it, I can’t help but see that none of it was accomplished on my own. The strength of TaylorMade Web Presence is in its team, which, I am blessed to say, includes the love of my life.

On this day that has been designated to celebrate love (well, I started to write this post post on Valentine’s Day), I want to celebrate my beautiful wife for the amazing dedication and selflessness that she shows to me and our daughters.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. - Proverbs 31:10

She has been my inspiration in life, in love, in spirituality, and in business since we met working on a project as contractors in 2011. As she will tell you, and I will readily agree, I was a bit of a fixer upper, just like Kristoff from the Disney movie, Frozen. Thankfully though, she was able to see past my flaws, past my walls I had put up to keep people out, and melt my heart with the most amazing unconditional love and kindness I have ever known.

It was through her kindness and love that I learned how important it is to have people in our lives who believe in us and aren’t afraid to push us to be more. While she has always loved me for who I am and where I was at that time, she has never settled for less than she knows is my best, and has not been afraid to set healthy boundaries.

Many times she has believed in me when I did not believe in myself, and encouraged me to take leaps of faith that I thought were outside of my abilities. I can truly say that I have never been lead wrong by her advice, and when I have followed it – even when it didn’t make sense to me or I didn’t fully understand it yet – I have always seen positive results. I admire her tremendously for this quality, which comes from a consistent relationship and constant communication with our Heavenly Father.

There are many things I could brag about with my brilliant wife, but I feel the best way to describe her is through Proverbs 31:

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”

It is so true; there are no riches in the world that can come close to her value. Ella es mi tesoro inapreciable. There is no amount of money that could replace the love I feel in her touch, the light that her smile brings to a room, or the values that she instills in our children daily.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil”

My wife is a savvy business woman and brilliant marketer. Her contributions to TaylorMade Web Presence and the other companies she owns and manages are without parallel, always bringing in new customers and cash flow. Not only does she increase our income, she would rather put money into savings accounts or to paying off bills than go on a shopping spree. In addition to all of this, I know that I can always trust her to come through for me, to have my back, to always speak well of me, and to give me Godly advice. If there is anyone I know I can trust without qualms, it is my eternal companion.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”

Even when I have deeply hurt her she does not lash out in anger or revenge. Instead, she continues to work as my partner, saves hot cocoa for me when I’m not home, and speaks only well of me to others. This is not to say she lets me walk all over her or take advantage of her. She is very clear about her boundaries, but she stands firm in them while also holding on to Christ-like attributes of patience and forgiveness.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.”

I have never known a more diligent and eager worker than Elayna. She owns, manages, and works in multiple companies, does the laundry of a family of 5 (including cloth diapers), homeschools 3 brilliant daughters, cooks delicious, healthy, homemade, vegan meals from scratch every day, serves in a time demanding calling in our church, travels to speak at conferences, helps women find and live their passions while balancing work and home life, blogs consistently, and still has time to keep the house clean and read with our girls, all while breast feeding and carrying our baby girl who wants to have mama’s full attention 24 hours a day. And did I mention she does it all with a smile and expressions of gratitude? I literally don’t know how she does it, but I do know that she has earned the title of “The Positive MOM” many times over.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.”

She really does bring food from afar, LOL! She is from the Dominican republic where avocados grow the size of watermelons and the passion fruit juice needs to be watered down because the fruits are bursting with such potent flavor. Her mom makes delicious dominican dulces and we have been the blessed recipients of some of her masterpieces. But the real beauty of the way she “bringeth her food from afar” is in the way she honors the traditions of her country and teaches our daughters to love and honor them. It is the love she puts into every homemade Dominican dish, and the ritual of eating at the table as a family. It is teaching our children to always honor God by giving thanks for the food through reverent prayer, with grateful attitudes.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.”

Before I met Elayna, I had never seen someone who could go to bed at midnight, or even 1am, then wake up at 3am totally refreshed, smiling, and hitting the ground running. Like Psalm 28:7, the joy of the Lord is her strength.

Without her diligence, dedication, and strategic genius, TaylorMade Web Presence would cease to exist.

I have learned so much about love, life, business, friendship, and family from Elayna Fernandez and I am eternally grateful for the priceless gift of her heart and love.

We take so many things for granted much too often, and I want to encourage you to join me in taking a good look at the people that make a difference in our life. Find a way each day, no matter how big or small, to let them feel your appreciation for all that they do.

Make Valentine’s Day a 365 day a year holiday, always looking at the people you are blessed with through the spirit of love. Don’t forget how imperfect you are and forgive others as you would want to be forgiven.

There will be days when it is more difficult than others to live out of love, and it is at those times that we must press harder into the love of our Heavenly Father, remembering that God is love, and He is the source that our love springs from.

What will you do today to make someone special feel loved?


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New Features On Twitter: Group Conversations and Video Uploads

Did you know about the new features on Twitter? You can now have group conversations with up to 20 people in Direct Message (DM) and you can upload video files directly to your twitter feed.

Twitter is combining the effectiveness of Facebook groups and the mobile video experience of YouTube and Vimeo.

new features on twitter group DMs video upload

It seem like Twitter will be rolling out even more features soon, but these two already are great additions to take the platform to the next level.

Twitter is a fantastic place to hold public conversations and interact with followers, brands, and friends, and now you have the option to reach them and communicate with them privately. You don’t need to follow one another in order to chat!

Twitter designed their camera to be simple and user friendly so you don’t have to leave your mobile Twitter app to capture, edit, and share your video creations (up to 30 seconds).

What do you think about these changes? Are you excited or just a little overwhelmed?


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How To Create A Google+ Account [Tutorial]

Do you have a Google Plus account? 

Google Plus is Google’s official social network, which launched as invite-only in late June of 2011, and then it opened up to the general public as a free service to share a profile, multimedia content, and links, and engage with other Google Plus users.

Google Plus has reportedly surpassed the 500 million user mark, which is quite significant, and since it is linked a Gmail account, registrants increase by the minute.

How To Create a Google+ Account

Google had some unsuccessful social launches before Google Plus, such as Buzz, Google Wave, and Orkut; however, Google Plus is here to stay and if you don’t have an account, we recommend that you get one today for your brand, because it is sure worth your time and energy.

How To Create A Google+ Account Step by Step

  1. Go to the Google+ website which is plus.google.com. You can create a Google account if you don’t have one, or just click Sign In if you already have a Google account.
  2. If you are creating a new Google account, you will go to a new screen called “Create a new Google account”, where you will  fill in your name, preferred username, password, birthday, gender, mobile phone and other email address (one that you already use). Of course, you will need to agree to Google’s terms and conditions, too!
  3. When you have set up an account with Google, you will continue to the sign in screen to log into Google Plus.
  4. When you first log into Google+, click on Create Profile.
  5. Complete your personal information and click Upgrade.
  6. On the next page, Google+ will ask you if you want to add some people from a predetermined list. You can click on some people that may interest you or just skip by clicking Next.
  7. If you get asked about pages you may want to follow, you can also continue by skipping or choose some you may like.
  8. Google Plus gives you the opportunity to add a main profile photo, which will be your thumbnail or avatar when you post or engage. You can snap a photo with your webcam; however, we recommend to upload a professional, branded photo from your computer. You can follow the usual onscreen prompts to upload the picture.
  9. You may add additional information about you (which we explain in more detail below) or skip and click Finish, for now, anyway.
  10. You are now ready to use Google+.

Signing Into Your Google Plus Account:

If you get out of your Google Plus account, you can login with these three easy steps:

  1. Open Google+ at http://plus.google.com/
  2. Enter your Google Account username and password
  3. Click Sign in.

Note: If you’ve already signed in to another Google product in the same browser, (such as YouTube or Gmail) you’ll automatically be signed in to Google+ when you go to  http://plus.google.com/

Tips For Building Your Google Plus Profile:

The “Profile” icon is located at the top left of your page when you roll your cursor over it. Here are some sections you can add some SEO and branding juice to:

  1. Your tagline: Your tag line will show up underneath your name on your Google+ profile. Use a few words that sum up what you want your audience or niche to know about you and that will create curiosity to connect with you or visit your website or blog.
  2. Occupation/Skills/Employment: If you’re building a personal brand while keeping a day job, focus on your personal brand ONLY. This is a great opportunity to list your own freelance company, speaking services, “upcoming author” of a book you are writing, or the different roles you play at your blog. Make sure you use SEO keywords so people can find you if they are searching online for someone with your expertise.
  3. Education: Don’t go overboard unless it’s relevant to position you in the field you want to be known as the go-to expert… or just leave it blank.
  4. Introduction: You can include a friendly welcome message, or a summary of what you are passionate about. A short bio is appropriate, too! Or you can list all three!
  5. Bragging rights: This section is perfect to list awards, accomplishments, and just about anything that makes you proud. Just be strategic!
  6. Places lived: This is a fun thing to do because when you list the cities and countries where you’ve lived, they are displayed on a Google map for your visitors to see.
  7. Other profiles and recommended links: This area is a great place to invite others to connect with you by listing your other social network profile URLs, blog, other websites.

Google Plus is different from Facebook and Twitter and it has huge potential, so make sure you embrace this great branding and exposure opportunity… do not let it go to waste! And remember, if you’re on Google+, you’re on Google… and that’s exactly where you want to be!


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