Are you on Google+? Either you are or not, you might be interested to hear that Google+ now has Google+ page option. You can create a page for your business, brand and group.
(click the link to join G+ Page’s circle)
I joined Google+, after a while of silence protesting. I honestly thought ‘Another social media?! Twitter, Facebook, Stumble Upon, Linked in, Digg digg and now Google? Oh no…’ However, I surrender and joined the madness. As a blogger and social networking enthusiaster, I had to find out what this was about. Google+ profile was just another social networking tool that we have to take care of. Nothing less, nothing more. When I ran into art blogger’s group, one of the member was passionately explain why G+ is the future of social networking. I agreed with all his theory, but I think it is different in travel networking society. So far, this is just simply another tool.
So when I saw the news about Google+ Page launching, I got more curious than skeptical. After all, I’m working something on the internet, and this is what Google does, the biggest monopolized company in the internet industry. I wanted to see how this is different and how it’s going to turn out.
Do I need another account to make G+ page?
You can create the page under your same Google+ personal profile. Just like Facebook you can change the user as your profile/page. The user change interface is way easier than Facebook, I give you that. But you have to add people to your page’s circle.
What category should I choose?
There are five big categories you can choose: Local Businesses/ Product or Brand/ Company, Institution or Organization/ Art, Entertainment or Sports/ Other. As Runaway Juno, I created under Product or Brand – Travel.
How to spread the word?
Remember to create the badge for your Google+ Page. It’s red. You can create it at Google Developers. Standard and small badges are not done yet, but you can get icons for your blog. I got medium and big badges for Runaway Juno. You can see it from my homepage sidebar.
I’m not so passionate about G+ yet. Still Twitter and Facebook are two main communication routes, and I don’t think this is going to change in anytime soon. I’m not saying you should or shouldn’t use Google+ or Google+ Page. But I want to witness of the process of development. Facebook is constantly changing, a bit by bit. Some changes were pointless, but the interface is better than a year ago, for sure. Google+ is a new frontier, good or bad, I don’t know yet but this is certainly the new beginning. It would die like Google Buzz or it will be the future of Facebook. Either way, I want to see it. It’s another ‘time consuming’ social networking tool, but it’s worth to try it out. Here’s a related post on Marshable: Google+ Launches Branded Pages & 4 Reasons Google+ Brand Pages Will Be Better Than Facebook’s [OPINION].
Click HERE or the red butto on Runaway Juno to join the circle. Would you like to witness the future of Google+?