How to Pimp Your Google+ Profile

Fresh reports claim that Google+ has already 20 million users. So, you would want to look cool and creative for all those people. Here’s how you can tune your profile a bit:

(UPDATE: this also works for Google+ pages for brands). Read How to Create a Google+ Page for Your Brand.

  1. Select or create a picture that is 685 pixels wide
  2. Slice it into five 125 by 125 pixel pieces
  3. The space between pieces is 15 pixels
  4. Save each piece as a separate file
  5. Upload the pictures to your profile in the order you want then to appear (use edit profile for that)

And you are done!

Original image

Measurements

Result

Click on the image to see it live.

PSD File

To make your life easier you can use the Photoshop PSD file that I used for this example. The PSD file contains:

  • Two layers: the image and the dividers so you can see how the pictures would look on your profile.
  • Guides for easier cropping and saving separate images.

Examples from others

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Priit Kallas

Priit is the founder and CEO of DreamGrow Digital, an internet marketing and social media company. With his 20+ years internet marketing experience he is Helping companies to understand and use the digital marketing to reach their target audiences. He has spoken at hundreds of seminars and conferences on different aspects of internet marketing. Priit is also the organizer of Digital Elite Camp, a leading traffic and conversion event.

7 Responses

  1. Ellen says:

    Sweet. Thanks for making it so easy to be in with the “cool kids.”

  2. Aazath says:

    wonderful post. i tried this method and worked perfectly

  3. Jon says:

    I discovered that each picture you use has to be exactly 150×150 pixels or it doesn’t work right.

  4. Priit Kallas says:

    Great work! Thanks for sharing. Steve, I added the “edit profile” bit in the steps.

  5. Steve Broome says:

    Mine: https://plus.google.com/103312941003527996044/posts

    Had to make sure to go in through edit profile and not just photo upload.

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