Cloud Computing: Google+ Pages Kick Off With Angry Birds, Pepsi, Toyota, Muppets

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-11-08
 
 
 

Pepsi

The only thing bigger than Pepsi in soft drinks is Coca-Cola. Pepsi hopes to change that by jumping on the Google+ Pages train. Note the arrows highlighting the first Pepsi option as a verified account, plus the Google+ Pages logo next to the checkmark.

Pepsi

Brand

Here is Pepsi's Brand Page. Its no surprise that Pepsi also leveraged Facebook and Twitter to spread its marketing messages across as many social-media audiences as possible.

Brand

Toyota

Toyota, one of the biggest carmakers in the world, gets a Google+ Page. Google made sharing brand pages super easy. Note the big, green share button on the left.

Toyota

Easy Sharing

Clicking the share button opens this easy-to-follow sharing tool.

Easy Sharing

Muppets

Originally kicked out of Google+ before Google was ready to launch Google+ Pages, the Muppets make a triumphant return in time for the impending holiday-season debut of a new Muppet movie.

Muppets

Angry Birds

Google+ Pages wouldn't be complete without Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds fan page.

Angry Birds

Google+ Brand Pages

Here is how brands can create their Google+ Pages.

Google+ Brand Pages

Direct Connect

One major access feature to help users connect with Google+ Pages more easily is Direct Connect. It works like this: Users searching for Google+ Pages to follow can type in + and the brand name in the search box on Google.com. If the brand exists in Google+, Google.com will automatically follow the brand for the Google+ user and take them to it. Users can then decide what Circle they'd like to place the brand in on Google+. See the offer in this Google+ YouTube page here.

Direct Connect

Google Brand Page

We noted earlier that Google is using Google+ to promote its own brands. Indeed, it starts with the Google brand page.

Google Brand Page

Chrome Brand Page

Google's Chrome browser is another popular brand.

Chrome Brand Page

Google Maps

People need direction. That's what Google Maps provides, and now it can direct users to updates on the product on Google+.

Google Maps

Gmail

Also, Gmail is an important Google application service, and users can learn about updates to Gmail by following its brand page.

Gmail

Google+ Search

Google+ people and brands and are also now being indexed in Google's search engine, as you can see here.

Google+ Search

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