Google+ Tutorials

I have had several people ask about how to add the +1 button to your business page as seen here:

+1 button

This is really very easy!  Once you have created your business page, head over to the Google+ Badge Configuration Tool.  Once there, you are going to grab the numbers associated with your business profile and plug it in.  You will then choose which badge you want to use.  If you do not like any of these badges, you can use one of your own and click on “no badge”… but you still need to complete the next step.

Add +1 button

No matter what badge you choose to use (or none), you need to grab the code at the bottom.  You will enter this between the <head> and </head> section of your blog html.  This will allow Google+ to know that you own the blog and link the page to you.

If you don’t want a badge and want to skip that whole step, simply use the following code:

<link href="{plusPageUrl}" rel="publisher" />

Replace {plusPageUrl} with your Google+ page URL.  This allows visitors to be able to add your Google+ page to Circles simply through their search results.  It also creates the +1 button on your business profile!

Keep in mind it may take a few minutes for this all to occur, but it will happen!

Let me know if you have any problems… and be sure to check out my other Google+ Tutorials!

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Google Plus Vanity URL

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Google + Tutorials

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