Setting up a Google+ Artist Page

In the previous two articles about Google Plus, I gave a step by step tutorial on creating a new Google+ account, and showed you all 7 ways ...

In the previous two articles about Google Plus, I gave a step by step tutorial on creating a new Google+ account, and showed you all 7 ways to make better use of your profile to display and promote your art. These posts are found here…

Artist Guide - Creating a Google+ Profile

7 Steps to Using Google+ for Your Art

Google+ is a very new social network, with lots of cool features, and many more to be added in the near future. They have recently added pages… which are very useful since they are integrated with Google search. Here are some steps to setup your own Google Plus page.

Creating a Google+ Page for Art

First of all, login to your Google+ account, and go to the homepage. In the top left side of the page, near you profile picture is the link to create a new page. Click it, then click on “Create a Page”.

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On the next page you can select the proper category for your artist page. Simply click “Arts, Entertainment or Sports”.  You will be asked to input your new page name, a website (this can be any link of your choosing, even your Facebook page if you have one), and a category. If you are an artist, choose “Visual and Performing Arts”. After you check the little box to agree to the page terms, simply click “Create”.

On the next page create a descriptive tagline for your new page, then upload a new profile photo. Click continue once more.

The next page gives you the option of sharing your new page with your circles. You can skip this step for now if you like, an do it after your artist page is completely setup. Click “Finish” at the bottom and your page is public.

Now you are on your newly created Google+ page. There are some features that I will focus on here that may be of benefit to you.

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Features for Artists

  • At the top left hand corner, right under your page name is a little arrow. Click this and a little menu appears. From here you can switch back and forth from your profile an different pages.
  • You can easily get the Google+ badge here to place on your blog or website. With this, your website visitors can easily go to your page, and may even give you a +1.
  • Get the +1 button near your page in search results with Direct Connect.
  • Your URL for your new page is displayed here. Make a note of it so you can easily add the link to your other online profiles.
  • You can choose to tell everyone in your circles about your new page, or wait till later.
  • Hangouts allow you to chat simultaneously with up to 9 of your followers by webcam.
  • Use the +1 button on your blogs and websites so that your visitors can share your content with their circles.
  • Like on your profile, you can add photos, and create your circles.
  • Add your websites, a brief introduction, and contact information in the same way you did on your profile.

Now that your page is complete, you can share it with your friends on Google+ and any other online profiles. Continue to post regularly, and your followers will increase steadily.

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