If you’ve been on Twitter of facebook today then you’ve likely seen and heard brands touting their new Google+ pages… that’s because today Google has lifted the lid off the new Google+ Pages for businesses, seemingly an attempt to rival facebook pages. Word came via the official Google blog… From Google, 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.
For businesses and brands, Google+ pages help you connect with the customers and fans who love you. Not only can they recommend you with a +1, or add you to a circle to listen long-term. They can actually spend time with your team, face-to-face-to-face. All you need to do is start sharing, and you’ll soon find the super fans and loyal customers that want to say hello.
A number of pages are already available (see below), but any organization will soon be able to join the community at plus.google.com/pages/create.