Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Google Removes Popular Google + Business Brand Accounts

A few months back, search engine optimization experts and website owners have been noticing an odd qualifier to local business names called ‘Awaiting Removal’.

Now, many big companies and brand names on Google+ social media website have found themselves being removed.

Some of the biggest companies and famous brand names Google Plus pages have been removed and replaced with a 404 error message.

Many of these big companies and brand names have just wanted to get an early start on developing their social outlet through the new Google+ Social media website.

Now, all of their Google+ pages have been replaced by a 404 error message.

Throughout this week, many companies were removed earlier than others, in order to allow some brands to develop their presence in Google+ but shortly after, brands such as Sesame Street, Mashable, Ford, and Search Engine Land, all have found their accounts suspended and then removed.

The companies that were removed from their Google+ account received a message stating:

 Your profile is suspended
 After reviewing your profile, we determined that some of the content (e.g. text, images, name)  violates our Community Standards or our Names Policy. Please remember that we are currently limiting profiles to real people and will be launching a profile for businesses and other entities later this year.

However, Google did announce early on that the main cause for the removal of their Google plus accounts was because business pages would be coming soon.

Meanwhile, several other companies are ready to jump on board and avail of Google+ however, held up by Google’s selective business account testing which businesses had to apply for by the end of last week on Friday.

Google will only select through this week by email a few businesses out of the thousands of businesses that applied for the business account through Google+.

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