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Google+ Officially Launches Pages, Grab Your Band Or Brand Name Now

image from 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

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  1. I just noticed people can make several pages with the same name. And you can’t get your own url. google+/bandname. WTF

  2. Google doesn’t get enough info from people? They want either my home or mobile phone to “verify” the account.

  3. Chris,
    Google has yet to make that an option within the toolkit, but there is a third party work-around.
    Go to
    It allows you to set up a link using your name, band or brand name.
    For example, my personal Google+ link is and our company pages are:
    RightsFlow – a licensing and royalty service provider is
    Limelight – our online mechanical license clearance utility is
    MySpark – copyright registration simplified is

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