November 10 2013 Editor Assistance Newsletter
I've just tweaked our admin area. It impacts all of the "social networking" admin links - so if you have trouble with any of them, please let me know.
The change directly involved the Google+ fan page setting. First, I'll explain a bit about Google+ fan pages. These are like Facebook fan pages. They're separate from your "personal" page. You have one "personal" page - and from that you can administer as many fan pages as you wish. Each fan page is about one project or topic.
So, for example, my BellaOnline Low Carb Google+ fan page is here -
You'll see that the URL points to my BellaOnline low carb page, and that I post about recipes, tips, and suggestions there.
Google+ is pushing everybody to "verify" their Google+ fan page if it associates with a website. So in this case, they want to verify that this Google+ low carb page is really connected with LowCarb.BellaOnline.com. You can see the check mark next to my URL, underneath the title "BellaOnline Low Carb", to show that this Google+ page is verified.
To do this on your Google+ fan page, first, go to your fan page. Click on "About" in the top row. You'll have a link in the lower right to verify the page. Using that link will give you a URL. Copy that URL.
Now, in the BellaOnline admin area, go to the Social Networking admin in the bottom right. Go to the link for your Google+ Site Page. Paste your activation URL into the field called "Activation URL" :).
Once I verify that the information is correct, I'll put it live, and you'll get that checkbox!
I highly recommend that everybody set up Google+ pages for their various web projects. Google drives billions of pages of traffic to people - and they give preference to people with Google+ accounts. Having that Google+ account for your BellaOnline page - and for your other web pages - can greatly increase your traffic.
Let me know if you have any questions! If you don't have those Google+ pages set up yet, now's the perfect time to do it! It's easy to do, and well worth it.
Lisa Shea, owner
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