Google+ Pages Launched For Businesses

Google has announced Google Pages to allow businesses,
organisation and teams to connect with customers and fans through the social

A statement on the Official Google Blog from Vic Gundotra,
Senior Vice President of Engineering, 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.”

The new addition to Google will allow you to Hangout with
your favourite corporate company or follow a band while it’s on tour – whatever
takes your fancy. Of course businesses and brands will be hoping that just like
Facebook users Liking their Facebook pages, fans will also be 1-ing the new
Google Pages.

The company also launched a couple of new ways of finding
Google Pages from Google search. The first is by including Google pages in
search results, and the second is a new feature called Direct Connect.

Direct Connect is just another way to search for Google
Pages directly. Just go to Google and search for [ ], followed by the page
you’re interested in (like Angry Birds) and you’ll be taken straight to their
Google page, and if you want, you can add them to your circles.

While Google was rolling out the latest feature of its
social network, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has giving an interview to
Bloomberg in which he called Google’s social network a “little version of
Facebook.” As you can imagine this has not gone down well at Google towers
with vice president, Bradley Horowitz responding: “We are delighted to be

Trash talking aside, the launch of Google Pages shows that
Google is certainly going after the same audience as Facebook, but will it be
able to make a dent in the social networking giant’s market share? Let us know
what you think in the comments.

Source: Official Google Blog, Bloomberg 1, Charlie Rose

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