The social networking web service Facebook has launched a new web page dedicated to helping businesses establish a Facebook page and using it to help their organization. The new page was launched only a few days after Google announced that it would continue to delete any businesses or organizations that attempted to establish a page on its new Google+ social networking service.
The new Facebook page shows how to claim and create a Facebook web page designed specifically for business users. It also shows how to create ads that will run on Facebook, how "sponsored stories" can be used to help promote businesses and how to use the pages to communicate with customers. While the actual page doesn't add any new business features to Facebook, it is certainly designed to be a one stop location for new businesses to learn more about Facebook and how to use it for those purposes.
By contrast, Google has been doing the exact opposite for Google+. The rival service launched just a month or so ago and reportedly now has over 20 million users. However, the company has been actively deleting most attempts to establish a Google+ page for businesses. Google reps have previously said that the current version of Google+ was made for individuals to establish pages but that it has been working on adding business features to the service. However, a few days ago the company announced that such business features are at least a few months away from being put into Google+.