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Google+ Pages for Business Launched

   
6:46 pm on Nov 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Direct Connect from Google search
People search on Google billions of times a day, and very often, they're looking for businesses and brands. Today's launch of Google+ Pages can help people transform their queries into meaningful connections, so we're rolling out two ways to add pages to circles from Google search. The first is by including Google+ pages in search results, and the second is a new feature called Direct Connect.

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(Of course, I can't get in yet, so ...)
8:15 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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you type +netmeg you go right to my Google+ page
no actually , not if you set it up with a website url - tried it , just to grab the real estate for an important, to me, website.

entered +brandname , website listed #1. logged out etc + private browsimg in firefox.
8:58 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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even more interesting - nope keeping it to myself
9:33 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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have you noticed that there's not a single advert on any of the plus pages?
maybe that's just to encourage more people to sign up whilst its still new
9:39 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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actually just investigated circles - its a load of rubbish ( being polite ) compared with fb
9:59 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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entered +brandname , website listed #1. logged out etc + private browsimg in firefox.


The brandname would have to connect their website with Google Direct Connect first, and then it will take a while for the +brandname to work (and supposedly it won't work for everyone; Google is going to pick and choose)

Try your test again in a couple weeks.
10:06 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@netmeg will do - let you know - if I don't forget .. as its so .. yawn
4:34 pm on Nov 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are most of you adding that red badge link (not just the tan +1 js button) to your websites? (Basically it is a simple link to your +1 page that you get when you complete the +1 pages setup)

On the plus side it could add page rank to my +1 page... On the downside it could divert pagerank from mysite's internal pages to google... Could no-follow but that would still lose PR...
4:37 pm on Nov 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Forget about PR...if google can parse links in JS, you still can bleed PR through them. But I don't think this has any big effect these days...
5:40 pm on Nov 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Can't create one because my country is not on the list.

Bummer. Can't get into places for the same reason.
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