As of today [11/07/2011] Google+ is opened for business.
Now Google social network is not only connecting people but also bring closer people to local businesses and to global brands. According to blog post by Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering “For businesses and brands, Google+ pages help you connect with the customers and fans who love you. Not only can they recommend you with a +1, or add you to a circle to listen long-term. They can actually spend time with your team, face-to-face-to-face. All you need to do is start sharing, and you’ll soon find the super fans and loyal customers that want to say hello.”
Google has also introduced the “Direct Connect” from Google search. Direct connect should make it easy to connect to business page. Just add a search for [+], followed by the name of the business.
Google business pages are very new and obviously missing a few key features compare to Facebook business pages. However the search-ability of Google+ business pages will bring a great significance to businesses on Google+. This is undeniable a great move on Google part to compete with Facebook on the social networking arena. What would be the next Facebook move?