If your answer is YES!
Then don’t worry, because you are not the only one.
Did you know that 98% of G+ user’s.
Haven’t got a clue (from a online business perspective)
And until very recently that included myself.
But over the last few weeks.
I have learned that in order to get the best out of Google + you have to get the basic steps right first, and that is what I will share with you in this article.
Please read on to find out the 3 simple things that you must do now, in order to get better business connections on Google+
1) Your Google+Page
The first page that you must set up is your G+ page, this is where you reveal a little bit about yourself to the general public at large.
It is also the place where you make real connections to people that you don’t know personally, but would like to know more about.Your Google+ page is where you represent yourself as an individual and a real person.
If you want more people to add you to their circles, go by your first and last name, and make sure that you put as much detailed information about yourself in the profile section as you can.
2) Your Google+ Business Page
After completing your profile, you can then proceed to the next stage, which is to create another G+ page that represents your business.
This page is like a shortened version of your main G+ profile page, but the main difference is that now you get to advertise your brand or website.
You can upload your own customized logo and header banner that explain to potential customers what your business is all about.
3) Your Google+ For Local Business Page
Once you have done the above 2 steps, you will be ready for the final stage, your Google+ for local business page, (formerly known as Google Places)
Google+ Local for Businesses is all about the social aspect of search. This is where you connect with customers and/or others in the industry by putting them in your circles (similar to “friends” on Facebook or “followers” on Twitter).
Anyone who has your company in their circles will be able to see updates from your company, whether it be blog posts or just a general comments on the feed.
My Final Thoughts
What I find the most interesting about Google+ is the idea that Google is offering personalized search results based on your Google+ connections.
Whenever I use their search engine to find information on various topics, some of the people who I am connected to are now popping up at the top of the SERP
Which means that when people search for your brand on Google, they can get the latest info straight from your Google+ page, on the right hand side of their search results.
And when your followers search for information relevant to your brand, any content you’ve shared might appear at the top of Google search results