Wednesday, 3 September 2014

G+ Business Page - Simple tutorial

There was a lot of fuss when G+ and Youtube were linked, people complaining that they had to use their real names on their Youtube accounts now; well you actually don't, if you link a G+ Business Page to your YT account.

I've put together a simple tutorial on how to do this below that I hope will help.

  • You must be logged in as your main G+ profile.

  • Choose business type, I went for Brand

  • You will then be taken to this screen where you can set up profile pic, settings, etc and post as your business page.

  • You will still be able to access all of your other pages and your main ID.


  • To link a page to your YT account go to settings

  • In settings scroll down to third part tools and click on set up a password.

  • You will then be prompted to enter your main password

  • Create password, this will allow you to sign in as your G+ business page.

  • You should see this screen.

  • If you now log out of your main user area you will be able to sign back in using the business page username and password (in this case the username was

  • To add a gmail account to your G+ business page (which also has the nice side-effect of making your username/log in for the business page a bit more user-friendly), go to, as long as you are logged in as your G+ business page the gmail account will automatically be assigned to your new business page.

  • You will now be able to log in to your business page as your new gmail email address.

  • If you have an existing YT account then you should be able to link it to a G+ business page using the settings on Youtube (make sure you have your login and password for your G+ business page.)