Friday, 11 November 2011

5 Tips You Should Know About Google+ Pages

With the launch of Google+ pages for brands on Monday and with me doing a post on the subject, here's 5 tips from the Google+ Team which I thought I would share with you.

If you have yet to create a page for your business or blog, you can do so here. Don't forget to also add my new blog page to your circles so you can keep up to date with my latest blog posts...

1. You Can +1 a Page to Show Support or Add Them to Your Circles

We know you love some brands and businesses. Others you may want to show a quick note of support, but not see all their updates. So just drop a little +1 and keep going, or add a page to any circle you want. You're in control.

2. No Google+ Page Can Follow You Until You Follow Them

We want Google+ to be a place you love to share. Pages cannot circle you until you follow them first. Of course, if you are in their circles, they can share great deals, exclusive coupons, product tips and hangouts, but the relationship is yours to start.

3. In Fact, Google+ Pages Can't Even Mention You Unless You're Connected

That's right. The Google+ page can't even say your name unless you're following. No +mention spam.

4. Google+ Pages Automatically Unfollow You If You Unfollow Them

If you remove a Google+ Page from your circles, you are automatically removed from their circles. You always are in charge.

5. You Can Find Google+ Pages In Google Search

With a new feature we call Direct Connect, just type + followed by the brand name in Google Search, and you can see pages automatically display. Type +Pepsi to see Pepsi, and +Dell for Dell. It's that easy.

You can read more about Google+ pages plus FAQs on their help page at:

Have you created a Google+ page? If so, what do you think of the new pages? Are these pages better than Facebook pages? Please let me know by leaving your valued comments.

Addendum: With today being Armistice Day (Remembrance Day or Veterans Day in the US) and Remembrance Sunday in two days time here in the UK, may we honour our Veterans and pay tribute to those who died. May we always remember and never forget those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Related articles:
Google+ Launches Pages For Brands

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Until my next post, have a fabulous weekend! Article posted at 11:11:11am on the 11/11/11 :)


  1. I'm liking these features. The unfollow thing is great for all those people who follow just to get followers and then unfollow. That's so annoying. I'm still not impressed with plus one yet though. We're going down in social media. Went from Myspace down to Facebook, and now down to Plus One. Google needs to step it up.

  2. Really awesome tips. I am always online on Google+ but i didn't know those things. so i wanna say you thanks about that.


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