Creating a Google Plus Page For Your Brand Or Product

For multiple author blogs you may want to show your icon or logo in the search results for your home page. To do this you need to set up a Google Plus page with your logo .

Prerequisites to creating a Google Plus Page

  1. you have set up a Google Plus Profile

Steps in Setting Up A Google Plus Page

  1. Visit your profile page at https://plus.google.com, and then
  2. Click on the down-arrow next to your thumbnail sied profile image at the top left of the page and click the “Manage your pages” link
  3. Click “create a new page”
  4. Pick a category, which will typically be “Product Or Brand” or “Organization”
  5. Enter a name for your page, enter your website URL, pick a subcategory, accept the default public access level of “All Google+ users”, agree to Google’s terms and press the CREATE button
  6. Upload an icon for the page – this is the image that will be displayed in the search results

The following video tutorial steps through the setting up of a Google+ page for AuthorSure itself.

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Screenshot of AuthorSure video tutorial for the showing your company or product logo in Google search results

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Comments

  1. I’ve followed the steps as in the video, and get the “publisher verified” and the image.

    However below this, and below where the video shows, there is about a foot long list of error messages mainly with “Warning: Missing required field “updated”.
    Warning: Missing required hCard “author”.”

    Is this ok?
    pkc recently posted..6 Tips For Proper Bunch Riding Etiquette. Newsletter 3.My Profile

    • Yes, it is okay and should not affect the rel=”publisher” authentication.

      Your home page is an archive of recent posts and your WordPress theme applies the class “hentry” to each post. Your theme provides the post title with a link in the “entry-title” and an excerpt as “entry-content” for each post. However, the Rich Snippets testing tool also expects your theme to provide an “hcard” indicating who the author is, and also the date the post was last updated. As the theme provides “hentry” but not an “hcard” or “updated” there is a warning message for each post.

  2. Many thanks Russell, looks like all is good.

    I’m not quite sure what you’re referring to by my Hello Bar. I’ve had a look at the site and can’t see anything missing.

    What is the Hello Bar you’re referring to? Thanks.
    Peter
    pkc recently posted..6 Tips For Proper Bunch Riding Etiquette. Newsletter 3.My Profile

  3. amchugh2410 says:

    Hi – thank’s for these video’s really help to set it all up very grateful

  4. Hi Russell, can I ask what plugin you use for your social widgets above your author box?

    Also, why do you put the social proof at the end of the article? And (last question I promise), why do you iframe the little FB button rather than display it in line with the others?

    Thanks, I’m yet to find a decent solution for displaying social proof on my content and yours looks good!
    Mike recently posted..How I ranked in 4 weeksMy Profile

    • Russell says:

      Hi Mike, Thanks for your comment. We are using Digg Digg – it is Digg Digg that decides to use the iframe approach for facebook. With Digg Digg there are several placement options – right now we are using the ‘below the post’ position as I think it is a natural position to decide to like something when you finishing reading. I think I should put a call to action in the Author Box that asks for a like above the box or a comment below. The other position we have used is the floating one which keep it on page in the same position as you scroll down the posts

  5. sinceresuccess says:

    Hi Russell,
    Thanks for the great plugin. I set it up as said in the video, but my logo is not showing up in the Snippets Testing Tool. Do I need to follow any of the steps that Google mentions in this link or does Authorsure do it for me. http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1408986
    Thanks so much for your help.

  6. Hi Russell, I’m trying out the plugin and I think I’m getting it down ok but I believe I saw something about Google may or may not use the image (rich snippet) with my returns?
    If this is true and I don’t see my profile image show up with my own searches… Then how will I know for sure if it works?
    I tried Google’s rich snippet checker and it seems like it works but how long until I or my customers should see something… I Googled my author name and I have around 1 million hits from that and I went down ten pages not seeing anything… (with in a few hours of setting it up) Or do I have to wait until Google crawls my pages again before I see results.
    Jeff Foliage

  7. Hello,
    does google act the same when using the google+ page as author of a page?
    Will I see the profile image near the results from my website?

    • Hi Barak,

      Google used to show the Google+ Page Profile image in the Google Rich Snippets Test Tool but not in the SERPs. Now it does not show it at all, so it seems that Google intentions have changed and the direction of travel is not appear

      That said, it probably makes sense to still use rel=”publisher” with the goal that of proving you are the original publisher of the content – which may help in making your site rank above other sites that have scraped your content.
      Russell recently posted..How To Display All Authors Bios On Your Site My Profile

  8. petercharalambos says:

    I guess Google has updated this since you made the videos so I can’t follow them even when trying to guess where the changes might have been in the past………..Google waits for no man (or Liz)
    Peter

  9. Hi – thank’s for these video’s really help to set it all up very grateful

  10. The tutorial has been really easy and good that will help anyone to make a professional Google Plus for business. There is no doubt that the Google Plus community is growing bigger day by day, so if you are really trying to promote your business to a greater and more targeted audience, then making a Google Plus page is a must. If your shared updates get +1’s from others then it will also help in your search engine ranking. I therefore think we all should get into this before it’s too late.
    Prafull recently posted..Intex Aqua T3 Price In IndiaMy Profile

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