Google Plus is now available for businesses. Since its launch Google Plus was available only for regular Google accounts and just recently opened to Google Apps owners, too.
With the new version for businesses, people are able to create a page much like the Facebook Fan Pages for their companies.
Some of the reasons you want to create a Google Plus page for your business are:
- Google results show Google+ profiles and pages. So, if you get active in Google Plus, Google may start showing your profiles in the results.
- Get more inbound links.
- It helps in the overall ranking of your website.
Although Google has not mention anything about customizing the URL. You might want to be ready in case Google decides to give users custom URL. In the mean time you can also short the URL using this cool service http://gplus.to/
(our URL is GPlus.to/Lusosystems) Google Plus received pretty good reviews after its launch and gained a lot of support from the internet community. Although I believe that it is too early and way different from Facebook, it doesn’t take much to create a page and get started.
Google Plus and Google +1
The Google +1 button was created to compete with the Facebook Like button and Twitter button. This button allows people to share and rate pages online. Some reports suggest that using the Google +1 button might help in the ranking of some websites.
Off course not everything is good. Thanks to that, some spammers are buying +1 clicks and trying to gimmick the systems already.To avoid the spammers, Google rates the +1 based also on the user activity and relevance and that’s where being active in Google Plus helps you.
You start sharing information, build up your community and as a result your website will start getting benefits. This also helps to answer the question, why do you need a website.
To get started, first you need to create your own Google + profile. After creating your own profile, go to the right side of your Google+ Dashboard and click on Create a Google+ page. Follow some simple instructions and in few minutes you are up and running.
You can check lusosystems Google Plus page here. Have fun joining the Google+ community and should you have any questions, just let me know.