Google Plus will plan on offering a solution for it’s new social media platform, Google+, to businesses in the near future according to PCWorld.
As of right now, Google admits that the service should not be utilized by businesses because it is currently setup to be used by individual users. According to the article, Ford Motor Company tried to register and take advantage of the new social media service which seems destined to give Twitter, LinkedIN, and Facebook a run for their money, but according to Google+ developer Christian Oestlien:
“We have been watching Google+ take shape over the last week and we’ve seen some really great companies get involved. But frankly, we know our product as it stands is not optimally suited to their needs. In fact, it was kind of an awkward moment for us when we asked Ford Motor Co. for his (or was it her?) gender!”
It remains to be seen as to whether or not Google+ will be able to capitalize on it’s recent success, or if it’s just an attempt to take on Facebook while adding another platform to sell advertising space. According to various Internet researchers, Google+ has reached over 4.5 million users already and that number is rapidly increasing.
Here are a few Google+-related blog posts that we thought were helpful:
5 Ways that Google + Could Fall Flat by PCWorld
Changes coming to Google+ this week by Time.com
How Many People are on Google+? by PCMag
Google+ FAQ’s by TheMediaOnline