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What Are The Differences Between a Google+ Profile and a Google+ Page?

google+ page profile differenceGoogle+ Profiles and Pages are very similar, however there are several important differences. In general, Google+ Profiles are for individuals, whereas Pages are for businesses, brands and organisations.
 
A Google+ Profile is a bit like a Facebook Profile and a Google+ Business Page is similar to a Facebook Page.
 

Now, let’s take a look at the most important differences between G+ Profiles and Pages:

 

The +1 Button:

google +1 buttonG+ Pages have a +1 Button, Profiles don’t have a +1 Button. You as an individual can like (+1) a G+ business page (for example: Coca Cola), whereas a business page cannot like an individual – it would not make much sense and it would seem strange, if for example Coca Cola would like (+1) millions of individuals (G+ Profiles).

When you +1 a G+ Page, the posts of that page won’t appear in your profile stream. This means, you can +1 hundreds of G+ Pages without getting your profile stream “spammed” with thousands of commercial messages.

If an individual (G+ Profile) circles a G+ Page, this page automatically gets a +1 AND the posts of the page will show up in the profile stream of the person who circled the page.

 

Sharing To Extended Circles:

google+ circlesG+ Pages cannot share to extended circles – Profiles can.

Sharing to an extended circle means you are sharing to all people in your circles and to all the people in their circles as well.

 

To Summarize:

  • Pages have a +1 button – Profiles don’t have a +1 button
  • Pages cannot +1 other Pages – Profiles can do so
  • Pages cannot +1 stuff on the web (e.g. via a content sharing plugin) – Profiles can
  • G+ Pages cannot share to extended circles – Profiles can.

For lots of great tips on how to succeed with Google+, please take a look at the following blog post I published recently: “10 Great Steps To Succeed With Google+ – A Simple Plan for Your Daily G+ Marketing Activities”
 

10 Great Steps To Succeed With Google+ – A Simple Plan for Your Daily G+ Marketing Activities

Google+ Marketing
 
 
Google+ is a great way to build your authority, to improve your search engine rankings and to get more traffic, to get your posts indexed by Google almost immediately, to improve your click-through rates on the search engine results page (by claiming authorship)… and much more.

Google Plus is the fastest growing social network and most probably it will soon dethrone Twitter – the current #2 behind Facebook. In other words, G+ is huge, it will only be getting bigger and you should no longer ignore Google+.
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