Customizing Your Google+ Account For Maximum Exposure
You want to take the time to customize your Google+ account, so that you are able to tweak your search engine ranking data.
Your Google+ profile is very important as it helps Google identify you as a content developer, and author, as well as website visitors who view your profile listing within search results.
The first thing that you want to pay attention to is the actual headline/title of your profile page, as it becomes a part of your search engine listing.
Consider important keywords that will capture attention and speak directly to your target audience. Keep in mind that Google+ only displays a few characters from your link so make sure that you choose keywords carefully so they aren't truncated.
You should also customize your Google+ profile to include direct links to your website or blog.
You can add links to your profile by clicking on “Edit Profile” and clicking the globe icon.
One thing to keep in mind that you should create an “About Me” page on your website or blog that you can then feature inside of your Google+ profile.
When adding links to your Google+ profile page, you’ll be given the opportunity to choose a single link that represents who you are, and provides more information about you.
This link will appear inside of your search engine listing for your Google profile and again, helps to determine who you are, and what you’re all about.
In addition, Google+ brings a new way of recommending content and highlighting material on the web. Once you have activated your Google+ account, you will notice a “+1” featured next to every search listing.
When you click the +1 icon, you essentially store this website as part of your Google Profile, and all recommended web links appear under the +1 section of your Google account. If you “+1” your own content, or Google detects it as yours, they will list that content on the +1 tab of your profile.
This takes place automatically, as soon as you have added at least one page of content to your +1 listing!
You can also choose to add a link to your Google Profile on content pages, websites and blogs that you own, further encouraging interaction and helping Google to identify your content.
You can easily create a Google+ button at: