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Google+ for Business
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Deleting your profile


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Google+ for Business

with Lorrie Thomas Ross

Video: Deleting your profile

For those of you that are interested in deleting your Google+ profile for any reason, whether it's a company that's gone out of business, or you just don't want to manage the page, or you want to start over, or whatever it is, I wanted to give you insight on how you can go ahead and delete that. Right here I am logged in, and I'm under the Home tab. You'll click and go to your profile, and you can go to your settings either by clicking here, or you can also go here and under Page settings, and I am going to scroll down to the bottom of the page and down, down, down here, it shows where I can go ahead and delete the page.
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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      20s
  2. 4m 10s
    1. Why use Google+ Pages?
      4m 10s
  3. 23m 20s
    1. Creating a Google+ profile
      7m 45s
    2. Adding contacts to circles
      3m 46s
    3. Gathering the graphics for your business page
      2m 19s
    4. Creating a business page
      9m 30s
  4. 17m 42s
    1. Customizing the business name and introduction
      6m 10s
    2. Customizing the tagline
      1m 2s
    3. Adding photos
      2m 6s
    4. Customizing Google+ Page settings
      4m 32s
    5. Adding page managers
      3m 52s
  5. 33m 28s
    1. Starting the conversation
      8m 32s
    2. Connecting your web site
      6m 53s
    3. Sharing on the web
      6m 56s
    4. Using Google+ Direct Connect
      51s
    5. Starting hangouts
      6m 29s
    6. Utilizing the +1 button
      3m 47s
  6. 22m 56s
    1. Optimizing the profile and cover photos
      4m 45s
    2. Linking to blog posts
      3m 21s
    3. Writing a compelling About page
      4m 17s
    4. Uploading videos to the profile page
      3m 12s
    5. Sharing links
      5m 2s
    6. Updating contact information
      2m 19s
  7. 25m 58s
    1. Making your profile visible
      6m 2s
    2. Using circles strategically
      5m 30s
    3. Integrating Google+ into your overall marketing strategy with links and AdWords
      2m 38s
    4. Using video chats and hangouts strategically
      2m 54s
    5. Using Events strategically
      3m 23s
    6. Deleting photos and posts
      2m 10s
    7. Connecting with Google+ circles through Gmail
      1m 13s
    8. Encouraging conversations with Contacts
      2m 8s
  8. 8m 38s
    1. Understanding how to measure success
      1m 4s
    2. Using Google Analytics to benchmark
      3m 17s
    3. Understanding quantitative and qualitative measurement
      4m 17s
  9. 11m 9s
    1. When in doubt, Google it
      2m 44s
    2. Changing your profile
      4m 5s
    3. Deleting your profile
      3m 4s
    4. Getting help
      1m 16s
  10. 48s
    1. Goodbye
      48s

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Google+ for Business
2h 29m Beginner Aug 27, 2012

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In this course, author Lorrie Thomas Ross teaches you how to use Google+ to effectively promote a business. Discover how to set up an account for a business or client, and add company information, post photos and video, create compelling copy to market products or services, and improve your reach with contacts. Find smart ways to leverage the power of Google+ circles, blogging, and video sharing to make a real and lasting connection with an audience. This course also shows you ways to improve market visibility and open an online dialogue about your business.

Topics include:
  • Using Google+ Pages
  • Organizing contacts with Google Groups
  • Incorporating local listings from Google into your marketing campaign
  • Creating a profile
  • Adding contacts
  • Building a business page
  • Posting photos and videos
  • Hosting live online chats with hangouts
  • Using the +1 button
  • Using Google Analytics to measure a page's success
  • Changing or deleting a profile or posts
Subjects:
Social Media Marketing Marketing
Software:
Google+
Author:
Lorrie Thomas Ross

Deleting your profile

For those of you that are interested in deleting your Google+ profile for any reason, whether it's a company that's gone out of business, or you just don't want to manage the page, or you want to start over, or whatever it is, I wanted to give you insight on how you can go ahead and delete that. Right here I am logged in, and I'm under the Home tab. You'll click and go to your profile, and you can go to your settings either by clicking here, or you can also go here and under Page settings, and I am going to scroll down to the bottom of the page and down, down, down here, it shows where I can go ahead and delete the page.

I'm going to hit Delete page and what it does is it's not permanent, it actually gives you one more option before you make that very permanent, erase everything you have started, whether it's Photos, your About pages, your graphics. When you delete the page, the other managers cannot access it anymore and all of the social features of the content will be removed, and it does give you the suggestion of transferring ownership, and that's for some people. Let's say Jaryl as the CEO just says, "I can't do it anymore. I have to delete it," she can always transfer ownership.

So just know that you can delete the page. It is an option. It will not negate your ability to manage other Google accounts or your personal profiles. I am going to go ahead and hit the big X box and get out of that, so I don't delete all the work we did on our No Obstacles Sport page, and I also wanted to show you how you can delete a personal profile. So as I am logged in as Jaryl Leonard, the CEO of No Obstacles Clothing, I am going to go ahead and go right to her personal profile here on Google+, and what I am going to do is go here. I am going to click under Profile, and just like we have the Settings option on our Google+ Business page, we have the same for our personal page.

You can get to it either by clicking here, or you can go here under Account which takes you into your Settings. And just like the Business page, you can scroll down, and you have under the Services section, the option to delete your personal profile and other Google+ features. You can also delete your entire Google account. I am going to click on both of these, so we can see the options here. This one is specific to Google+ content and your Google+ profile. So if you just say I don't want to be on Google+ anymore, I don't want my profile out there, I am going to go ahead and delete this. I can do one or two of these options here.

I am going to cancel out of that because I don't want to delete my profile. And for any reason if you want to close your entire Google account, you can go ahead and click that, and of course, as Google highlights this in asking you to read it carefully, you can delete accounts like AdWords, your web History, things like that. I am going to cancel out of that, and so what I wanted to let you know is you have options to delete your profile, not just for your Google+ business page, but also for your personal account as well.

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