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Bank of America was recently “brandjacked” on Google+. Avoid this fate for your newest Brand page by getting your Google Plus page officially verified. Much like Twitter’s verification, it gives your fans the comfort of knowing that they are engaging with you and not some imposter(s).  Also, unlike Twitter, more than one Brand Page can be created with the same name, so the need to differentiate the real accounts from the fake ones is even greater.

How to get verified

  1. Add the URL of your website to the About section of your page.
  2. Add a Google+ badge to your site to confirm ownership of that site.
  3. Request a verified checkmark by sending an email (“send feedback” at the bottom right of your page) and include the following:
    • Name of your business
    • URL of your new page
    • URL of your site

Best Practices: Other tips for your Google Plus page

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  1. Alright, I’m doing this and hope it works. Of course, it may take awhile knowing Google. In the future people can check my G+ URL, which I left as my Website in the comment URL box, and see if it worked. Thanks for the advice, Alex.


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