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Course Description

If you've been wondering about how to use Google+ for your business, this comprehensive course is the best way to get started. With simple instructions and ideas regarding social media marketing, businesses of every size soon understand why they need to join the Google+ conversation.

Our course "Google+ for Business" contains the following lessons:

·    What is Google+?  

·    Benefits of Google+

·    Google+ vs. Other Social Media Platforms    

·    Setting Up Google+ Accounts for Business   

·    Design and Your Google+ Business Page

·    What is Circling on Google+?   

·    Ways to Use Google+   

·    Hangouts on Google+    

·    Developing Networks

·    How to Market with Google+    

·    Google+ for Local Businesses  

·    The Future of Google+  

This course will help you through the process of setting up, designing, customizing, and then maintaining your Google+ account. Even though you may not have any clue about social media and how to use it, "Google+ for Business" will make sure you're more confident by the end. 

From privacy concerns to reaching more people to posting what will create authentic conversations, "Google+ for Business" is ready to help you reach out and see results for your efforts.

Google+ already has more than 400M members and brand pages, and now you can be a part of the conversation too. You just need to get started and you just need the right advice to help you speak up – and be heard.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(546 votes)

Lesson 1: What is Google+?

Google+ is a social networking tool that allows you the opportunity to connect with others around the world that already have Gmail accounts. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Business Insider/ What is Google +
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Benefits of Google+

While you've already begun to hear about the ways in which Google+ can provide benefits to your business, there is more that you should consider before signing up. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Google+ vs. Other Social Media Platforms

Before starting to compare any social media platforms, you need to remember that there is one thing they all share-they require your time and attention. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Setting up Google+ Accounts for Business

To start using the power of Google+, you will need to follow a few basic steps. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Design and Your Google+ Business Page

Once you begin to see how things work, your design can help you get noticed in your field. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Videos: Extended Tutorial of How To Use Google+ For Business Webinar; How To Set Up Your Google+ Business Page
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: What is Circling on Google+?

What you need to know right now about Google+ Circles is that you can add as many of these as you like to your account. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Google + Circles Benefit Your Business
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Ways to Use Google+

The more you begin to get into your Google+ account, the more you can see how it can help people connect. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Hangouts on Google+

Even if your business is completely online, this doesn't mean you can't talk with people face-to-face. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Video: How to start a Google + Hangout
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Developing Networks

You need a plan to make sure you're constantly developing your networks so they contain potential customers and paying customers. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Use Google Plus To Build Your Network Marketing Business; Google + Content Strategies
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: How to Market with Google+

Using any type of social media is about building your connections first and establishing trust. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Tips for Using Google+ to Boost Your Marketing
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Google+ for Local Businesses

While the global market is enticing to business owners of all sizes, there is also a lot of value in marketing to your local area. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Video: Google+ : How To Set Up Google Plus Local Business Page
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: The Future of Google+

It's clear that businesses have the opportunity to thrive with the Google tools that are currently available. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: The Future Of Google Plus, And Its Path To Social-Media Domination
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam


For those who are looking to create more effective online marketing strategies, Google+ is the place where you can connect, reach out, and build trust among your audience. 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Google Plus is and what the benefits are.
  • Demonstrate setting up Google+ accounts for business and designing your Google+ business page.
  • Describe what is Circling on Google+ is and other ways to use Google+.
  • Demonstrate using hangouts on Google+, developing networks, and how to market.
  • Summarize Google+ features for local businesses and the future of Google, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Google+ for Business
Course Number: 8900193
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (546 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructors
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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