Given the recent buzz about Google+ and the impact it will have on your dental practice marketing, now is the time to start using it to your benefit! If you’re not very familiar yet with its features, Roadside is here to help. We’ve put together this helpful “How-To” guide to help you get started. Let’s dive in!
Switching from your personal profile to your business page
To start using your Google+ Business Page, simply navigate to your photo in the top right corner of your personal Google+ page and click on it. This reveals a list of options, including the business page(s) you manage. Choose your Business page and go ahead and start using it.
To navigate back to your personal page, simply follow the same steps.
Manage your settings
Once you’ve begun using Google+ as a business page, you can edit your page settings. To do this, navigate back to your photo in the upper right corner and click “Page Settings.” From here, you can customize your notifications settings, tags, and other settings.
Editing who can interact with you and your posts
From the settings page, you can edit who can comment on your posts and how you receive notifications when they do. If you wish to achieve maximum interaction and engagement, we suggest selecting “Anyone” for these options. However, you can choose to only allow certain circles or even no one to have these privileges if desired. Since Google+ is a powerful force that will impact searches, we’d strongly recommend that your posts are public and that anyone can interact with them.
Choose an email address that you wish use to receive notifications.
TIP: To streamline the experience, set notifications to arrive to the Gmail account you use as your Google+ login.
This option allows you to specify who sees your posts, photos, data, and anything else that you share. It is useful to select all of your circles here. When posting, you can choose which specific circles you want to see that particular post.
Under “Photos” on the settings page, there are three options that you can customize. The options are:
- Show photo geo location in newly uploaded albums and photos. (This means the photo would say the geographic location it was uploaded from).
- Allow viewers to download my photos.
- Find my face in photos and prompt people I know to tag me.
These options are up to your personal preference. If you choose to allow people to tag your practice page in photos, you can set this to be automatically approved from certain circles. To edit this, click on the box “+Add names, circles, or email addresses.”
It’s important to customize your page settings to enhance your Google+ experience for your practice and for your patients. It’s our goal to help you get set up fully so that you can feel comfortable with using Google+ so that you can focus on providing great content for your followers. Please contact us if you have any questions about Google+ and how to best use it to benefit your dental practice.