Setting up a Google+, Google Places account can help you connect with others, whether on a personal or professional level. First, you’ll need a Google account so go ahead and do that if you haven’t already. Then, you’re ready to begin your account set-up for Google Places. First, here we will go into the steps necessary to open a basic Google+ account:
Step 1: Visit the Google+ website and sign in with your Google account information. If you don’t have one, click on Create an Account and follow the prompts, filling in the fields for name, user name, password, birthday, gender, email and phone.
Step 2: Sign in to Google+ and begin setting up your profile. There, you can build your circles, add a profile pic, provide a quick intro about yourself and list your basic information. Follow all the prompts to include any information or graphics you would like.
Step 1: Develop your Google Places listing by signing in with the user name and password you just created above for Google+. You’ll be redirected to the Google Places dashboard, where you’ll input your country of origin, phone number and your business information. (screen shot: http://cdn.searchenginejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/google-places.jpg)
Step 2: Validate your listing. (screen shot: http://cdn.searchenginejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/verify-listing.jpg) This verification page will ask how you want to be notified of your PIN, such as by phone or text. You will be notified in just a few minutes of your PIN, which you’ll use to enter into the specified field. This will create your Google Places listing.