Google+ for business – a new battle against Facebook?

Thu 10 November 2011 11:26, Editors

Google+ for business – a new battle against Facebook?

Google+ finally makes a move to business, five months after the launch of the social platform. In a blog posted a few days ago, Google+ will not only focus on connecting people with other people, but also the things you care about – from local businesses to global brands. Officially, Google+ allow users to set up company page.

In the announcement, Google mentioned 20 companies already have pages on Google+, Burberry, Fox News, H&M, Macy's, Toyota, Pepsi.
You may still remember previously, Google restricted companies create “personal” pages for their business. While Facebook, on the contrary, reminds users for its unique business page at that time. On Facebook business page, companies can add or design its own page, creating events, providing information to targeting audience.
Apparently, the business pages on both sites are different. Below, I selected some brands mentioned in its blog as examples. First let’s see the result for Pepsi in Google+ and Facebook page.




Facebook page

It is easy to find the differences on design, number of likes/followers, functions, etc. In the table below, I listed a few differences.


Though Google use its own advantage in search to promote the Google+ business, and the exposure on search result is what the business wants. But don’t be too excited by the decision of Google. Google+ for business has just started, comparing to the page on Facebook, many need to be done to make it more attractive to users.

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