When the network grew to become a significant distribution platform for news and other content, in just few weeks, Google+ has already become so massive.
With 20 million users or so already, Google has gone from zero to being a potential strong contender in the social networking game, that is an awesome achievement!
Well, after Google banned (killed) all those business (i.e., non-personal) pages (including Sesame Street and the tech blog Mashable) on its new Google+ social network. There’s been a lot of sound and fury about the way they handle the brands.
Back to few weeks ago,
1) Google releases Google+ for personal profiles to a private invite-only beta.
2) Google+ becomes a much bigger success than expected.
3) Brands immediately want in on the action.
4) Google says Google+ isn’t ready for brands yet.
5) Brands don’t listen and do it anyway.
6) Google pulls/delete brands pages because, as it said, they’re not ready yet.
7) Brands get pissed at Google …
The frustrating for a brand to not get free advertising om Google+ is understandable. But you have to remember – Google is an advertising company, the possible way this may work if google can use the data from the companies plus page for advertising to the end user(people), otherwise just remove them.
Anyway, no matter what side of this tiff about Google+ and whether their decision of removing those business profiles is right or wrong, you have no choice, they are the big Google, they are the one set up the rules, so accept it and wait for the day when they are ready.
In the mean while, see below this chat that shared from GigaOM, the information on the graphic really tells a story.