Google Plus (Google+ or just G+) is the fastest growing social network in history. It launched in late June as invitation only, in just two weeks had reached 10 million users. The G+ iPhone app has been the most popular in the iTunes store. I jumped on quickly and I really like it.
Now Google+ is open to everybody 18 years old and older.
The top left corner of Google is where G+ lives. If you are already signed into Google, you will now see a big arrow pointing to G+. (Who says Google doesn’t advertise on their homepage?).
If you're not signed into Google or you do not yet have a Google account, you will see +You in the top left. Push the button. Get started today.
For now, G+ is for personal profiles. But the business components will be added soon.
If for no other reason, you need a G+ account for search engine marketing.
This essential for personal branding. When someone enters your name into Google, your G+ profile will be among the top results.
Here are a few other posts I have done on G+ you might want to check out.