July 14, 2011 | by Charles West
Google+ for average consumers has been a breath of fresh air to say the least, but for many businesses out there this hasn’t been the case — which has contributed to some unfair criticism of the new social service.
In an effort to remedy this problem, the search giant plans to accelerate the launch of its corporate account test program on Google+ after thousands of businesses signed up to test their luck on the fast growing social networking site; find out how to use Plus on Android and like it!
Discussing this slight change in direction, Google product manager Christian Oestlien wrote on his Plus page:
“To the thousands upon thousands of businesses that applied to be a part: Thank you!” [Also adding] “We won’t be able to accommodate everyone, but your interest has got us very focused on accelerating our development plans.”
This news comes off as pretty interesting – considering that Google initially planned to test business accounts in the next few months, but appears to be speeding up the program due to the surging demand for the Google Plus service.
According to Oestlien’s Plus post, If you’re a business owner out there who desperately wants to get ahead of the curve — obtaining a Google+ business account – you need to submit an application to Google before July 15 at 6 p.m. PT. For the record, we at Androinica did apply to be included as a business on G+.
These past couple of weeks have been fantastic, Google has taken the spotlight and judging from all the new changes — plan to stay in that spotlight for a while. Businesses get the opportunity to establish their brands presence on Google+ way early than expected, this is a good look on the part of Google.
Business owners out there, do you plan on jumping in on this early application process before it expires? As always, drop us your opinion in our comment section below.