Getting Started with Google+

Mar 4, 2014 | Social Media

Confused about some of the Google+ terminology? Unsure how to add managers to your company's Google+ page? Need to transfer ownership? Informatics can help!

Getting Started with Google+

Google+ Terms to Know

  • +1 Button: Similar to the Facebook Like button, this is your way of “promoting” a brand or business with one click.
  • Circles: You can organize the people you follow on Google+ and the people who follow you, by grouping them into Circles. When you publish content on Google+, you can choose which Circles to share that content with.
  • Profile: A Google+ Profile is an individual’s account.
  • Page: Google+ Pages are accounts created and used by businesses and brands.
  • Verified Account: A business or brand can verify its Google+ page by adding a specific code to their website. This will confirm that the owner of the website and the owner of the Google+ page are the same. Once your account is verified you will receive a check mark next to your name and image as well as a vanity URL (i.e.

Steps for Adding a Manager

  1. Login to your Company Google+ page from the owner’s account (the email address that created the page).
  2. Hover over the dropdown in the upper left hand corner of your Google+ page and click on “Dashboard”.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the “Managers” Block.
  4. Click on “View all managers” at the bottom of the block.
  5. Click the blue “Add Managers” button.
  6. Enter the Gmail addresses of the people you would like to give site permissions to.
  7. Assign them as either “Manager” or “Communications Manager” and hit the invite button (See the various roles available for managing Google+ pages).
  8. The people you invited will now need to check their Gmail accounts for an invite (the invite may be automatically placed in the “social” tab of their email.
  9. Open the email and hit the red “Become a manager” button.
  10. When taken to the Google+ page, you will be prompted to accept the invitation. Hit the blue “accept” button.

Transferring Ownership of the Google+ Page
In order to transfer ownership of the Google+ page to a new email address, you will need to add the desired email address as a “Manager” using the steps listed above. You will need to wait two weeks before a transfer option is available. Check back on your “Managers” list in 2 weeks and there should be an option to transfer ownership to a manager. Once ownership has been transferred, the previous owner will become a manager and the new owner can remove the previous owner from the list of managers, altogether.

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