Cloud Computing: Google+ Pages Kick Off With Angry Birds, Pepsi, Toyota, Muppets
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.
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.
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.
Clicking the share button opens this easy-to-follow sharing tool.
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.
Google+ Pages wouldn't be complete without Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds fan page.
Google+ Brand Pages
Here is how brands can create their Google+ Pages.
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.
Google Brand Page
We noted earlier that Google is using Google+ to promote its own brands. Indeed, it starts with the Google brand page.
Chrome Brand Page
Google's Chrome browser is another popular brand.
People need direction. That's what Google Maps provides, and now it can direct users to updates on the product on Google+.
Also, Gmail is an important Google application service, and users can learn about updates to Gmail by following its brand page.
Google+ people and brands and are also now being indexed in Google's search engine, as you can see here.