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Learn how to use Google+ for business and career development

Google+ is a relatively new platform but is already claimed to be the second largest social network in the world. In this Google+ section you will learn about the impact Google+ can have on workplace communications and how it can be used to enhance your business presence online. There are a number of benefits of social networking sites such as Google+ for business use. This tutorial aims to outline some of the fundamental features of Google+.

Please complete this short course entrance survey if you have not done so already.

Please watch this video to the end before attempting the activities. When you are watching the video for the second time and reach an activity (see below a list of these with recommended links) pause the video, complete the activity and then press play again, proceeding to the next activity:

This video features the following industry speakers:

Anjlee Bhatt – smespresso
Joana Ferreira – Fast Web Media
Briony Gunson - Manning Gottlieb OMD

Activity 1 – Create a Google+ account by visiting https://plus.google.com/  and signing in with your details.

Activity 2 - Do you have a web page or a blog that you could link to your Google Plus profile? If so link these, if not, consider linking your YouTube account to your Google+.

Guide on linking your Google+ account to a web page https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1713826?hl=en-GB

Activity 3 - Search for “Salford Business School” on Google. Can you see the way that Google+ profile information is being displayed on the Search Engine Results Page? If you like this course you can +1 the company page and write a review once you have finished the course.

You can also read the blog posts written by the students who have undertaken the course and shared their experiences:

  • Rebecca - Social Media Tips
  • Maria - Personal Branding
  • Vanessa - Search and Social Media Marketing for International Business
  • Luis - What is SEO?

Feel free to make use of our hash tag #SSMMUoS on Twitter to communicate with your peers and share your own learning experiences!