Success on Google+ and on other social networks has to be built on a solid foundation unless you are already some kind of mega celebrity. A lot of people are watching. More than your probably imagine. You are presumably going to spend a lot of time building your brand. A short amount of effort in setting yourself will pay off. I am going to quickly summarise the points I am going to make for those of you with short attention span. Please feel free to vote these up or down and add your own as well.
This whole blog post is a collaborative post and will develop this week from thoughts and ideas from people on our course.
Tips for Branding Yourself on Social Networks
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Make your profile pic and your banner consistent with your other networks
In your banner and your bio stick to your 2 or 3 main things that you want people to remember about you. Less can def...
Get found and promote your profile or page with a shortened URL
One of the most important things that businesses need to do with both their personal profiles and Google+ business pages is fill out all of the details. Don’t think of Google+ as just another social profile. Think about it as your first contact point with a new client.
Have all of your contact details, and links to your most important online places, including your website, top pages on your website (products or services), blog and main social profiles (, Facebook and LinkedIn).
Just as Facebook allows page owners to create vanity URLs of the structure facebook.com/YourName, Google allows you to do the same.
Firstly be creative with your ‘Employer” status. This is called a hover card. People see this a lot when going through circles, lists of people etc.Make it really easy for more people to circle you by having a bio somewhat similar to what you may have on.
Here is a video interview that you will find extremely worthwhile when getting started
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Once this is completed, consider taking advantage of Google’s massive cover photo which is 1160px x 655px wide. You can be very creative with this cover photo by including contact information, website, interests, taglines, and much more.
Here is my work in progress….
Sometimes self promo is necessary. Sign up at the Google+ Platform Preview and then create and customize your badge at the Google+ configuration tool page. The page will generate a script that you’ll code into your website to enable and display the badge.
Check out my Google+ badge in the sidebar down below to the right.
Let people know you are on Google+. Everywhere. Add the +1 button to your company’s website or blog, which allows visitors to recommend it with a single click. Websites that use Google’s +1 button generate 3.5 times more traffic from Google+ than websites that don’t have the button installed. I also strongly recommend displaying your Xeeme profile page and having Google+ as top or near top like I have here
What are your tips and thoughts?