Google Plus Essentials
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Google Plus Essentials

Create a Google Plus Profile and Business Page while learning to leverage Google Plus for improved search results.
3.9 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
510 students enrolled
Created by Deltina Hay
Last updated 10/2013
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will have a fully developed and optimized Google Plus Profile
  • This course will help you understand how Google Plus integrates with Google Search and YouTube
  • Learn all the settings, features, and options on the Google Plus platform
  • Learn through a real-world example, how to create and optimize a Google Plus Business Page
  • Learn how to establish Google Authorship for all the places you publish content online
  • This course will show you how connect your website to your Google Plus Page
  • Learn how to add Google Plus plugins to your website and connect Google Plus with a blog
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  • Internet connectivity is required.

Google Plus is not just another social networking site. It is a necessary part of any good search optimization strategy.

Though Google Plus is growing as a social and professional networking site, its importance lies in how it is integrated with Google search.

Linking your Google Plus Profile to the blog posts and articles you post online can help them look better in search results and get them seen by more people.

Verifying your Google Plus Business Page with your website to get your site more exposure as well.

And building a healthy Google Plus presence now will position you better as a thought leader as the Google+ network continues to integrate even more with Google search in the future.

This condensed and comprehensive course will get you up and running using Google Plus to its full potential in no time.

Business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, social media strategists, web developers, SEOs, and students will all benefit from taking this course.

Follow author, developer, and new media expert, Deltina Hay, as she walks you through the process of setting up and developing your Google Plus Profile and Business Page in her typical no-nonsense teaching style.

Deltina first provides an overview of Google Plus features and settings, and walks you through how to create a customized and optimized Google Plus Profile.

Then, using a real-world example, Deltina shows you hands-on how to create an optimized Google Plus Business Page from scratch.

Deltina demonstrates how to claim Google Authorship of all your online content by linking it to your Google Plus profile. As well as how to link your website to your Google Plus Business Page.

And, finally, she shows you how to integrate your Google Plus presence with your website and with

Worksheet and Resources Included!

Who is the target audience?
  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs
  • SEOs, Social media strategists, and SEMs
  • Marketing, Advertising, and PR professionals
  • Mobile Web developers, Web designers, and Web developers
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Google Plus: Much More Than a Social Network
3 Lectures 14:03

In this lesson, we have an introduction to Google Plus profiles and an overview of Google Plus' main features.

Introduction to Google Plus

In this lesson, we explore Google Plus' relationship to Google's other services like YouTube and Google search.

Preview 06:08
Google Plus Profiles, Features, and Settings
4 Lectures 27:33

In this lesson we walk through setting up a Google Plus account and creating and optimized and customized Google Plus profile.

Creating a Google Plus Profile

In this lesson, we discuss the importance of connecting certain accounts and setting up contributor links that will improve your Google Search results.

Google Plus Profile Links

In this lesson, we look closer at the features of Google Plus and discuss timeline updates and Google Plus circles.

Google Plus Features

In this lesson, we explore Google Plus settings and additional features.

Preview 06:34
Google Plus Pages and Google Authorship
2 Lectures 19:44

In this lesson, we demonstrate how to set up and optimize a Google Plus Business Page and explore Google Plus page features.

Google Plus Business Pages

Google Authorship connects your Google Plus profile with all the places you publish online so they show up better in search results. This lesson also demonstrates how to connect your Google Plus Page with your website.

Google Authorship
Bonus Lectures: Integration, Guidelines, and Headers
4 Lectures 23:11

In this lesson we demonstrate Google widgets and plugins that integrate with websites, and how to connect Google Plus with

Google Integration

In this lesson, we review the Google Plus terms of use, discuss privacy issues, and have an overview of the Google Plus mobile app.

Best Practices, Privacy, and Mobile

As discussed in a previous lesson, the Google Plus header is the same as YouTube channel headers. This lesson, taken from Deltina's YouTube course, demonstrates how to create a custom header for your Google Plus profile or page.

Creating Custom Headers

Conclusion: Some Additional Resources
Worksheets and Resources
3 Lectures 00:00

Use this worksheet to gather the information you need to create an optimized Google Plus Profile.

Google Plus Profile Worksheet
2 pages

Use this worksheet to gather all the content you will need to set up your Google Plus Business Page.

Google Plus Page Worksheet
2 pages

This document has links to the resources cited in the course.

Google Plus Resources
1 page
About the Instructor
Deltina Hay
3.7 Average rating
327 Reviews
12,989 Students
18 Courses
Author, publisher, developer, blogger, and professor

Deltina Hay is a developer, publisher, small business owner, and the author of four books on social media, the mobile web, and search optimization.

Her first book, The Social Media Survival Guide, is used as a text in colleges and universities worldwide. Her latest book, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web, helps businesses optimize their mobile web presence. And her upcoming book, The Bootstrapper's Guide to the New Search Optimization, focusing on holistic and organic optimization techniques, will be released in 2015 as a web app.

For nearly 30 years, Ms. Hay has done custom programming, database management, web development, search optimization, and social media marketing consulting for businesses of all sizes. Some of her past clients include Real Simple Magazine, American Greetings, Nestle Toll House, Victoria's Secret, and Kraft. Ms. Hay's graduate education includes computer science, applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and psychology.

Ms. Hay’s working knowledge of social media tools and web development concepts make her courses some of the most thorough and accessible in the industry. She focuses on educating businesses on strategies, technologies and tools for creating an optimized presence in the traditional, social, and mobile web.

Ms. Hay developed the graduate-level Social Media Certificate program for Drury University, and contributes to many online sources, including Six Revisions, LinkedIn, Technorati, and SocialMediaBiz.

Ms. Hay is a lifelong learner who loves to share her diverse knowledge and give back to the industries she loves. She is a member of the International Marketing Standards Board and serves as the Board Chair of the Independent Book Publishers Association.