Google+ Officially Launches Pages, Grab Your Band Or Brand Name Now
Today Google officially launched the long anticipated Google+ Pages, which finally gives bands, brands and businesses an equal footing on the social network. There's a slightly confusing two button system: fans can recommend you with a +1 or add you to a circle to have your updates appear in their stream. Google has also integrated search with two ways to add pages to circles from Google search.
The first way to add pages via search is by including Google+ pages in search results, and the second is a new feature called Direct Connect. For example, maybe you just heard that your favorite band is coming to town. with Direct Connect search for [+], followed by the page you're interested in (i.e. +AllAmericanRejects). Google will take you straight to their Google+ page, and if you want, we’ll add them to your circles.
In fact, Oklahoma rockers All American Rejects are Google's example of a band using Pages (here).
Google+ Direct Connect Demo:
Google+ Pages is rolling out over the next few days, and you'd be smart to grab you band or brand name asap. Find out if Pages has been activated in your Google account here.
guys hot do i get the custom url. I made the page. But how do i get it to say.
thanks! i secured a google+ for my blog!
Oh and i made a page but once you log out it won’t let you edit it? WTF
I just noticed people can make several pages with the same name. And you can’t get your own url. google+/bandname. WTF
Yeah! Google+ is better than facebook as I see it.
I think it is trying to catch the ratings of facebook or outrun it.
Google doesn’t get enough info from people? They want either my home or mobile phone to “verify” the account.
I managed to verify with just an email address
Google has yet to make that an option within the toolkit, but there is a third party work-around.
Go to http://gplus.to/
It allows you to set up a link using your name, band or brand name.
For example, my personal Google+ link is http://gplus.to/michaeljoel and our company pages are:
RightsFlow – a licensing and royalty service provider is http://gplus.to/RightsFlow
Limelight – our online mechanical license clearance utility is http://gplus.to/Limelight
MySpark – copyright registration simplified is http://gplus.to/MySpark
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