Google+ Profile Tip

Blogger Tip: Make sure your website is listed correctly in your Google+ profileI am a fan of Google+ for many reasons. I was doing some stream reading this morning on my phone and I found someone new I wanted to follow. (trick to gaining followers: share stuff that is interesting) I wanted to see what this person’s website was so I could subscribe to more of their stuff. When I looked at their profile on Google+ I was surprised that their website was their Facebook page.

On a whim I decided to check the profile of more people and I discovered that 8 out of 10 had their Facebook page listed as their website.

I looked at MY profile and sure enough – my website was listed as a link to my Facebook profile. No disrespect to Facebook (ahem) but I so rarely am logged on to that site that it just seemed absurd.

I tried editing the link within the Google+ mobile app but it was not editable. I had to go to my profile page on my computer. When I got there I saw that Facebook was listed as the first link on my “other profiles” section.

I added my website and then moved it to the top of the list. When I checked on the mobile app I was relieved to see that my site was then listed as my website.

How to update/ correct your website on Google+ mobile app

1. Check within the mobile app if your site is listed (as opposed to a social media platform)
2. Log into your Google+ profile on a computer and select “profile” in left navigation and then “edit profile” in top navigation
How to Edit Your Google+ Profile

3. Scroll down to find “other profiles” and click to edit
4. Add your website as a custom link and then hover your mouse on the left of the name of your site until you see move icon. Drag your site to the top of the list and save.

How to edit your link for mobile Google+ profile

When you look at your profile on the mobile app it will now show whatever website you have listed in the top position.

(by the way – if you seriously want to learn more about Google+ you should meet my friend Lynette Young)


  1. Thank goodness you’re here to explain all this. I’d be lost otherwise.

  2. I still haven’t used Google+ yet.

  3. Thanks!

  4. Oh em geeeeeee you are on the Plus?? How did you escape my clutches?? I have added you :-) It is the best social network out there period end if story.
    P.S. I’m Madeline

  5. Thanks for that! Apparently I had Twitter at the top…I’ve now fixed mine, too! :)

    Dissed by Nemo, Princess Nagger the Actress and Art Winner, Jack Frost is a Deer

  6. Thanks Dresden for this post! It has been on my list of things to do…to dive into Google +. Thanks for the boost!

  7. I’m so glad yo posted this in PSMM. I remember seeing this on FB or Twitter and wanted to go back and check but couldn’t remember where I saw it!

  8. Great Tip! I just updated mine. Thanks for sharing.

  9. You’re too smart for me! Just updated it and realized I needed to edit other websites too. Thanks

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