Google has made that all-important change to allow multiple admins to Google+ company pages, meaning more than one employee (up to 50 to be precise!) can control the Google+ page.
It was announced on a Google+ update back in December that pages representing a company or firm would be able to be edited by the whole company instead of the single ‘owner’ of the page – making our lives just that bit easier .You can now delegate up to 50 named ‘managers’ as administrators for a company profile, inviting them via email address. We are also to believe that a Google+ profile functionality to do this will be rolled out to the masses soon.
So how do you go about adding profile ‘managers’ to your brands Google+ account?
To add ‘managers’ to your page:
1. Go to your Google+ page (don’t make the mistake of going to your personal profile!)
2. Click the cog icon in the top right corner.
3. Select Google+ settings.
4. Click the Managers link on the left side, to view current managers and add up to 50 new ‘managers’ (one per email).
To cover the potential departure of employee / change of agency situation, Google say that the owner can handover ownership of the page to one of the ‘managers’ and will then be demoted to ‘manager’ status. After that, managers and owners will also be able remove them from the page.
This function is still rolling out so it might not be on your own company profile yet, you’ll just have to be patient and wait for Google to allow access to the function on all pages.
If you don’t have the ‘cog’ icon, you may be seeing the new Google bar which won’t contain the expected ‘cog’ icon, instead of the earlier black Google bar which does contain the ‘cog’ icon.
If that is the case, Google’s advice is to look for the ‘Settings’ option next to the ‘Help’ link that shows at the upper right hand corner of the ‘Stream’ for your Page. This is of course, when the new feature for multiple managers has rolled out to your account. Another issue to be aware of, is that the ‘settings’ feature is also yet to be released.
Two other updates Google have released are:
• A new notification flow designed to ensure that these managers stay in the loop on all the activity that takes place on a page, giving managers the ability to stay involved in page conversations.
• Google+ will now show an aggregated count of users that have engaged with your page, either by +1’ing it or by adding it to a circle. This way, both you and your page’s visitors can get an at-a-glance summary of who is interacting with your page.