Google plus is DEAD.
I have been working online since 1998 and I am here to tell you, Google needs to stop trying to be a social networking site.
So many attempts and so many failures.
This entire article I wrote is now defunk.
It is is still good for just setting up a google ID, but that it is it.
1. Get a Google account. Click here to start a Google account.
2. Set up a Google Profile. Click here to set up your Google Profile.
3. Set up the Google Plus 1 button on your website. ( Never mind this, Google Plus is dead).