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Whatever you think of Google+ How To Search For Google Plus User Updates How To Search For Google Plus User Updates It's weird that Google has created its own social network without giving users the ability to search for other users' real-time updates. There's an option to search for users, but how about searching for what... Read More , it’s certainly not possible to accuse the new social network of resting on its laurels. Today, yet another new feature in a long string of updates has been added in the form of Google+ Pages.

Yes, they’re like Facebook Pages, but currently they are limited to “businesses and brands”.  Google’s blog does not exactly state what criteria is used to determine a brand, but the first pages to be made available indicate the term will be flexible, as everything from TV shows to video games Play the Angry Birds Game in Your Browser Right Now, For Free Play the Angry Birds Game in Your Browser Right Now, For Free Are you too productive working on your computer? Good news! Angry Birds is now available on every computer, so you'll never actually work again. Or, at least, never be able to. That's right, the infamously... Read More are included.

 

Like people, brands that have their own Google+ Page can be added to a person’s circles. Updates will appear in that person’s stream just like any other.

Google wants to do more than just include pages as a feature, however. It also wants them to become a useful tool for bringing in customers, giving them a reason to use Google+ in addition to Facebook. To do this, Google will be listing pages in search results How To Simplify Google Search Results To Bring Back Old-Style Google How To Simplify Google Search Results To Bring Back Old-Style Google Read More and also launching a feature called Direct Connect. By entering “+” and a brand’s name in search, you will be sent directly to the page instead of search results. For example, entering “+Angry Birds” will send you directly to that page.

This feature is currently limited to just a few select brands, but will open to any organization “soon”. Any user can visit the pages that are currently available.

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Source: The Official Google Blog

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