Update: August 10th, 2011
Very proud to say that I have invited over 500 people to google plus Thanks guys for all the support. I’m still giving out invites!
If you’re like me, you’ve been doing a lot of searching on how to get a Google+ Plus invitation. There are several bloggers who are offering invites if you follow/share their stuff (which I will also do) – The problem is, even if they invite you, there is no guarantee that the invite will come.
With this issue, I tried various things. The one thing I noticed is that Google Plus looks very similar to Google Profiles:
So, I started to play around with my Google Profile. Sure enough, as I was exploring the help section, there was overlapping in the links between Google Plus and Google Profiles.
Here are the steps I took and eventually got the invite, even when they say invitations are closed. Please note these may or may not work… I’m just saying this is what I did, and the invitation soon followed.
1. Request an invitation from me:
Update: Due to the number of requests I’ll be uploading in bulk every few hours. Check back through-out the day to check the status.
2. Setup a Google Profile
Google “Google Profiles” and set one up. Be sure to fill it out completely, including uploading pictures and setting up a Buzz account.
3. Download Google Chrome
Make sure you’re logged into Google after you download google chrome. You can do this at www.google.com.
4. Change your Gmail theme to the new “Preview Theme”
You can do this by clicking on the gear “top right” Mail Settings->Theme:
5. +1 a few things on Google Search
Just go to www.google.com and do a search on anything. If you’re logged in, next to each link you should see a +1 button. Try to +1 about 5 different links:
6. Download the Google+ Android App (optional)
Download the Google Android App and you may see a sign up option on the phone.
Complete these steps and your invitation should come through, even though Google has “closed” invitations.
Don’t forget to give me a +1 once you get online
Any questions? Ask me in the comments below