Google made the long awaited Google+ Pages for business available on Monday this week.
You’d just have to check out the tweets being sent out this week about Google+ Pages to see how companies are already announcing their presence on this new platform, as well as useful tips & tricks for getting started with G+ pages, etc, etc.
I got an email this evening which announced the roll out of Google+ badges to get your audience following you on Google+.
Today, we’re beginning our roll out of Google+ badges by making them available to you, the Google+ Platform Preview Group. Featuring both an ‘add to circle’ and a ‘+1’ button, the Google + badge helps you grow your audience on Google+ while also showing more recommendations on Google+.
The Google+ badge also contains a snippet of code that connects your website to your Google+ page. In addition to helping us better index your Google+ page, this snippet will help you show more personal recommendations around the web by linking your +1’s on sites, your Google+ page, search and display ads.
This is also one of the necessary steps to qualify for Direct Connect, which allows people to type +Your Page Name and be taken directly to your page.
If you’d like to link your Google+ page to your website, first thing you should do is go the Google+ page you want to link to your site.