Google+ Launches Business Pages

Posted: November 11, 2011

The Google+ social network has finally launched their Business Pages where companies can now create their own profiles, similar to Facebook pages. While still in its infancy, Google+ Pages allows a company to include a brief description of themselves, their website, photos, contact info, gain followers, and send status updates to those followers.

While this just seems like a splash-in-the-pan compared to all the features Facebook Pages offered, businesses should setup a Google+ Page because more features will be rolled out in the next year and these pages will become part of Google’s search algorithm. In other words, there will be a positive SEO value to setting up a page and doing so sooner may keep your business ahead of the competition.

One thing to keep in mind is that Google+ Pages can only have one administrator at this time, so make sure the right person sets up the account for your company.

Here’s an introductory video from Google:

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