It is all too often that I come across a client who doesn’t have a login for a specific social media website or other. It is more typical to not have a Google Plus login because Google has changed the rules so many times for example Google Maps Google Pages Google my business Google local and all are now mingled together period too often different people have created these accounts and no longer are with the business or no longer doing work for the business and now the business owner doesn’t know how to access their own stuff.
So I suggest for any of my clients moving forward or people creating new stuff for clients is to create a dummy email address, maybe Google, that can be used to set up social profiles, access Google Analytics, Google AdWords or the like. In addition to creating a dummy email address to use for creating new profiles and to be the catch-all for profile or recovery emails but I think that all of those that have access to various social profiles and administration should have their own access via their own email and not to give your login which is usually your email as well as password to those people. This is so important when people leave the company or no longer work for the company or with the company as a consultant, then you don’t have to change your password, you just revoke their access.
Check out these videos to show you how it’s all done!
Granting Facebook admin access
Here is a short little video to show you how to give admin to someone else for your Facebook access. You would simply login as you go to the business page and then the settings and give that person the access via roles. You would definitely determine what role you are going to give them and usually it’s a good idea that they like that or are friends with you in order to do this quickly.
Granting Google Analytics access
This next video will give you a demonstration on how to give another person, whether they work for the company, and the company or as a consultant for the company access to Google Analytics. You would simply log into the account go to the tools and enter the email address they wish to have access to.
Granting Google Plus access
Google Plus has been one of the harder ones to manage because they (Google) have changed things so often, as noted above and it’s confusing for us all. So, what ends up happening is someone creates it that no longer works with/for the company and the login/password is lost.. and the company can no longer access. This creates a problem and another account is set up and often it can never be deleted because Google is a pain. So, create a dummy account and set it up correctly with the main person at the client’s office as recovery… and grant several others as back up. See how in this video below.
Granting Google Adwords access
This video will give you a demonstration on how to give another person where they work for the company in the company or is it in the cold insulting for the company access to Google AdWords. You would also log into the account go to the tools and admin section and into the email address they wish to have access with.
Granting WordPress access
Lastly this video will show you how to give access to another party for you are WordPress website. This is highly important as you may be giving others access to your website 4 admin purposes, via another Plug-In, or various other reasons and you would want to be able to revoke their access and not have to keep changing your password. Further this just secure is your website even more so by providing each person who has access to your WordPress website with their own user ID and password. This way it will make it easy to revoke or reduce their role responsibilities.
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Create logins and passwords for others to use on your social media, websites and anywhere possible. This will make any transition from them much easier. So, hopefully this has been beneficial to show you why this is important with major social media platforms, tools, analytics and the main website platform, WordPress. Use your ability to give access to others for your use on your business without giving away your personal email address, your personal log in, or your personal password whenever you can. As you know many people likely use the same login and passwords for various different means so essentially you’re giving away similar access to other means by giving them your login to one thing.
Should you have any questions with any of these please do not hesitate to contact me with me with any questions. Hopefully I have become your resource for all things website related such as search engine optimization, paid advertising, email marketing, social media marketing and more.