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Create Google+ Page
Call to action when logged into Adsense
Marketing Guy

 4:13 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Just saw this when I was checking my account earlier. Full text is;

Create a Google+ page
Creating a Google+ page brings you closer to your audience by letting you have real conversations with the right people, connecting you face to face, and making it easy for people to recommend you on Google search.

Also has a check box to tick to indicate whether or not "you've done this".

Fairly agressive cross-product marketing from Google there - haven't really seen anything like this before. An interesting move, but has an air of desperation about it.

Worth noting that although it's posted as a "recommendation" there's no information or suggestion that it would impact your Adsense account in any way.



 4:15 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Just saw this. Said no thanks but it won't go away. Just sits there with an "undo" button.

Marketing Guy

 4:16 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ticking the "I've done this" keeps the message there as well.


 4:23 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

If you have a number of sites on a variety of topics, what would you put on this Google+ page?



 4:28 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

I just saw this, it is the most annoying thing ever!. They could have at least sent an email, or shown the stuff on the side of the page.

[edited by: flatfile at 4:31 pm (utc) on Mar 13, 2012]

Marketing Guy

 4:28 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thinking about it a bit more it could be a move to try and up the quality of the publisher's network by getting people to use authorship markup, etc rather a specific attempt get more people using Google+ (which could also be a secondary goal of course).

Panda, ATF update, etc all pushing this way to a certain extent and with Facebook making solid moves into the online ad market and about to go public, Google could be worried that the glory days of their Adwords monopoly could be coming to an end.


 6:23 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Looking at the positioning and overall message apprearance - it's apalling. When I see it in IE the "I've done this" is misaligned as is the tick box that goes with it. It almost looks like someone at Google had the "brilliant" idea to put that message there and told a programmer to implement it within ten minutes. Truly unprofessional.

I truly think that someone is desperately panicking at Google and has come back from a meeting with this idea as the only way of saving their career. I don't see G+ working anywhere, no "normal" internet user knows what it's all about. If G+ fails it's going to have serious reprecussions for some of the top managers at Google.


 7:12 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

"You've already done this. Great!"

Now get that annoying tan band off my Adsense home page!


 7:15 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Just saw this. Said no thanks but it won't go away. Just sits there with an "undo" button.

Ditto - 2 inch band added across my dashboard that I can't dismiss. Is +1 in that bad a shape that they have to force it like this? I guess we'll find out next earnings call.


 8:27 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

I haven't seen it yet. But I already have made a buttload of Google+ pages, and maybe they know it. I don't care if they sit empty or idle. They're there.


 9:32 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)



 9:42 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Now I dont want facebook, twitter or Google+ , but this google+ thing will that be a Problem in the future, be cause I will NEVER take part of that, so anyone think they will force one in the future, so is it time to find a new banner provider. It would be a big mistake by google to force people, but they have not been the best friend of a webmaster or users the last few years.


 12:14 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Aggressive and annoying tactic for sure. Seems desperate. They should have typed "PLEASE create a fan page...oops...Google+ page. We really want to be better then that awful facebook."


 12:19 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

It now really gets on my nerves that I have to see that banner, if I say no I mean no "the end". Every Month google comes with something that I dont like, do they not want any friends anymore.


 12:29 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Why did you decide not to follow our suggestion?
What's a good feedback for this -- something that doesn't piss off someone who overlooks adsense accounts :)

 12:32 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Send em this link (yea I posted a link, so sue me)



 12:39 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Why did you decide not to follow our suggestion?

My response: I'm to damn busy!


 12:42 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Send em this link
Enjoyed reading that, thanks! This part is so right:
"social isnít a product," she told me after I gave her a demo, "social is people and the people are on Facebook."


 12:49 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Anyway, it is interesting to watch Google+ and if it is ever possible to get a product successful by shoving it down people's throat.


 10:26 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

I do like that Google+,
I will not use it on a bus,
I will not use it in my car,
I will not use it at the bar,
I will not use it in my bed,
I do not want it in my head.

I do not like my data shared,
I do not like it, it is weird.

I do not like the Wall Street shrewd,
nor Madison Ave and searches skewed.
I do not like green envied men,
I do not like them once again.

That Google once
it was great,
now ads are all
that they create.

I will not share on Google+,
I will not seek advise or fuss,
I will now use that Google less,
I have no time for greedy pests.

That Google+
I will not use,
the Facebook site
is what I choose,
and once again
the lesson learned,
"Rest not on laurel
or money earned",

the simple fact,
knowed by all of youse,



 3:34 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

^^^ Magnificent!


 3:45 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

It is the most damn annoying message out (and will not go away) - interesting blog article says that people spend an average of under 4 minutes a month on Google + [bloomberg.com...]

[edited by: martinibuster at 6:14 pm (utc) on Mar 14, 2012]
[edit reason] Added authoritative source link. [/edit]


 4:49 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

They start off by asking you nicely and if you don't do it voluntarily they will force you to create the account or else.


 4:51 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

I already have 500 fake Facebook friends. That's enough.


 6:34 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have real buddies, no need for fake FB or G+ friends..


 6:40 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Does the prompt stay there even if you *have* a G+ page?


 6:44 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

This part of it...
"...and making it easy for people to recommend you on Google search."
Followed by a red...
"You decided not to do this."
Kind of creeped me out.

It seems heavy handed and perhaps a prelude to requiring a + page in order to keep an active Adsense account. I hope it is not.

I have noticed that my Pubcenter eCPM continues to drift upwards as my Adsense Page RPM drifts downwards. This creepy banner is making me revisit my testing with Microsoft's product.


 7:05 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Does Google still produce SERPS? Last time I did a search on Google a few weeks back there where so many ads with ad extensions and Google shopping results that only one single organic search result showed on my screen without scrolling.


 8:56 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

remove Create a Google+ page, if I write that in adsense help forum there is not much info at all, I bet there are A LOT of people how dont want to be a member at all or just want it removed. Google has got SO aggressive here in the last years time, that it has almost gone from a friend to the enemy.

Sally Stitts

 9:50 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

My "Create a + page" disappeared after I clicked the "Already Did" button, left, and then returned hours later.

I just noticed they changed the appearance of the iconic "g +1 button" -
larger, elongated, single-color, pale, pastel orange on pale pastel grey - far less attractive, IMHO.
The figure and ground are muddied.

This new concept of "forcing success" by decree is pretty wild. I think it is going to create a lot of backlash.

I just read the latest - When you make a phone call in the future, you won't be hearing the rings. You will be hearing Google ads. I expect we will see a great deal of discussion about this (sorry, AdSense will not be involved).

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