(♥ Hello and welcome all newcomers to Google+!
There's a gazillion people who have circled me lately and so many are without a profile picture... = BlueheadsCreate your profile!
What is the most important thing when joining Google+?
It’s not finding friends or family, though you might think so, especially if you’re used to using Facebook.Your profile is like your business card:
Fill up your profile’s “About” page with photos and information about who you are, where you work, what your hobbies and interests are. This will help you to find like-minded people among the Pluserati, i.e. the other G+ users. The more you share about yourself, the better.
Photos: Profile picture or ‘Avatar’ and other photos:
Make sure the photos you use are big enough and not blurry. Your Twitter profile pic is probably too small. I use a 300 kt pic.
See here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/aboutThe tagline:
Your Google+ profile page has a section at the top between the photos and your name, where you can add a brief description of yourself. Click the space and write; don’t make it too long, just so it shows in full. I recommend making it public for ‘anyone on the web’, as it will be your tagline. If several people have the same name, this is what distinguishes you from the rest.
¶ ¶ ¶I recommend that you fill up your relevant profile information first:
Remember, you can decide who will see this information from the drop down menu of each area.
Is it you only, your circles, extended circles or the whole wide world. You can also choose ‘custom’ and set it, just like sending a private message to your circles or persons; +name, name the persons or choose specific circles.Occupation
– This is important what you write here as it will show on different occasions like this list I’m in: ( http://gpc.fm/l/plussaajia
). The text under my name comes from this box.Employment
– Think carefully what you write here because the text is shown on your ‘hovercard’. This is a big factor when deciding whether to add someone to circles or not!
Remember to use ‘current employment’ option for the text to show.
(When you mouse over somebody’s name in Google+ you see a hovercard with a picture, name and some text, if the person has filled out their profile, that is. Otherwise you’ll just see a Bluehead and a name.)
For these two last mentioned bits you can simply fill in the name of the company you work for but as there is space for more, I recommend adding at least your position or speciality. Then again you can go with Student or Self-employed, Professional Techie or World’s Greatest Lover. If you leave these two empty, then your hovercard or ‘blurb’ will show the text from the top of the page, under your name.
Have a look at other people’s hovercards, this is my assignment for you!
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Start with my first profile-related article here: http://mediatapper.com/google-help-setting-up-your-profile-pictures/
And then do the next 2 ones, there are links and stuff.
Here's a snappy guide from +Cora Triton
: Missing the # numbers but we can all count, right? :-)