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Google+ Branded Business Pages and Direct Connect go LIVE!

We have been waiting for Google+ Pages for brands and businesses for a long time. Well, we are happy to say that they are finally here for your social media marketing enjoyment. The new pages are heavily incorporated with Google search and even have their own new feature called Direct Connect.

“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.”

Watch a Video on the New Google+ Pages

Watch a Video on Direct Connect

Currently, Direct Connect is only set up for a limited number of pages. Also, Google+ for brands and businesses is only being offered to big businesses. If you try to set up a Google+ Page for your business or brand there is a good chance you’ll get this message.

Google+ Pages
Google+ Pages

It is clear we will have to wait before enjoying this new Google offering. However, in the meantime we can enjoy this quote from Google on the new Direct Connect feature. It’s just so simple!

“Just go to Google and search for [+], followed by the page you’re interested in (like +Angry Birds). We’ll take you to their Google+ page, and if you want, we’ll add them to your circles.”

So that is it! Google+ Pages are now here! The wait is over, well almost… Overall they look very much like Facebook pages, they are still not available to everyone and there is still a heavy emphasis on Circles. SEO Inc. will be keeping an eye on these pages. If you would like help setting up a page for your business contact us today.

About Garry Grant

Garry Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions. He has extensive experience in key initiatives and operational responsibilities grounded in information technology and performance management.

Garry’s expertise and esteemed reputation, coupled with SEO Inc.’s impressive client success record has earned him such accolades as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List for the Hottest Internet Property, Inc. 500 2007 Honorary award for Fastest Growing Private Company in America, an Inc. 500 top 50 Company in San Diego, and interviews with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for Homepage.com, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee, Entrepreneur.com., Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.