Google+ offers celebrities and other public figures new and innovative ways to engage with their fans and followers and allows them to target the content they create.
Public figures and celebrities are joining Google+ to help build their global following and communicate directly with their fans. You can share your latest news, pictures and videos with a targeted audience via Circles. Regularly posting interesting content, engaging with your followers by asking and answering questions directly, and sharing exclusive content are all ways to keep people coming back for more.
Using Hangouts, celebrities anywhere in the world can chat face-to-face with fan groups, publicize upcoming events, and even watch YouTube videos with up to 10 people at the same time—a great way to build an engaged following. Soon, hangouts will be available to broadcast live, so those who can’t join in can still watch in real time. Some public figures have started doing “hangout house calls”, in which they announce a time they’ll be hanging out on Google+, then let fans organize hangouts so that they can pop in and say a personal hello to several groups of fans in a short period of time.
Keeping fans updated with email and text messages is great, but sharing pictures and videos can be even more powerful. Google+ has one of the best photo platforms on the web, and celebs everywhere are using it to share photos and videos from tours, movie sets, arenas - even from space!
There's a lot of information about you on the web, but there's also a lot of information created by you. If you add an author tag to your material, your photo and name appear next to Google search results for content you've created, like your official website, blog posts, or videos. People will also be able to see how many circles you're in on Google+, and they can add you to one of their circles directly from the Google search results page.
Learn more about authorship in search here.
To sign up for Google+, you need to have a Google account. You can log in using any existing Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, it’s quick, easy and free to join. Get started now.
A verification badge is an icon next to your name on your Google+ profile that validates that your profile is really yours and not someone else trying to represent you. Verification badges are designed to help our users find what they're looking for by ensuring that people, brands and businesses that are subject to broad-based impersonation are protected. Since this is primarily a security mechanism, there’s no way to apply for a verification badge. If we think you or your page might benefit from a badge, we’ll reach out to manually verify you. If you believe a profile or page is impersonating you or your business, report the profile or page and select the ‘Impersonation’ option.
Profiles can only be used to represent yourself (i.e. John Smith not John Smith’s Record Label or Talk Show). But you can create multiple Google+ Pages for your organizations if you like. We suggest you create a profile for yourself and a Google+ Page for your organization. To create a page, you first need to establish a personal profile on Google+. Learn more at the Google+ help center.
Visit the help center for more Google+ tips and tricks.