Google+ finally launches Branded Pages
09 November, 2011 | Web design
Google has finally unveiled brand pages for Google+, which will allow businesses to join Google’s social network, similar to Facebook’s business pages.
Google’s Senior Vice-President of Social Business Vic Gundotra said “So far Google+ has focused on connecting people with other people, but we want to make sure you can build relationships with all the things you care about—from local businesses to global brands—so today we’re rolling out Google+ Pages worldwide.”
These new brand pages look similar to Google+ profiles, except for the little square icon that designates that it’s a Page rather than a Profile.
Google+ users are now able to add brands and businesses to their circles and check out information about the business as well as browse through their photos.
When users add a brand to their circles, it increases that brand’s follower count.
When the search giant first launched Google+, brands immediately jumped on the opportunity to gain additional exposure. Google soon asked brands to stop creating Google+ profiles. It quickly became a controversy that forced the company to accelerate its plans for business pages.
Check out some of the new Google+ brand pages:
By Luke Stanley