Google admits Google+ isn't ready for businesses

The launch of Google's social networking service Google+ happened last week in a limited fashion. Yet the service is already booming at least compared to Google's last attempt in this business Google Buzz. One of the things that Google+ isn't really set up for is for businesses to create their own Google+ pages. It's a situation that Google itself is already well aware of.

In a post on his Google+ page, team member Christian Oestlien states humorously, " ... it was kind of an awkward moment for us when we asked Ford for his (or was it her?) gender!" He added that how individuals communicate on Google+ should be different than how companies communicate and "... we want to create an optimal experience for both. We have a great team of engineers actively building an amazing Google+ experience for businesses, and we will have something to show the world later this year."

While Google may be making a business-based Google+ it doesn't currently want those companies to launch their own Google+ pages in its current format. Oestlien states, " ... we are discouraging businesses from using regular profiles to connect with Google+ users. Our policy team will actively work with profile owners to shut down non-user profiles."

In the meantime Google is gearing up to launch a small pilot program with a few select businesses for Google+ and is taking sign ups for businesses that want to be a part of the small program at this web site. You can also check out a video (shown below) where Oestlien goes into a little more detail about their plans for Google+ for business.

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The piece of **** Google+ isn't even ready for regular people. WTF is Google even talking about businesses for. Idiots.

Jebadiah said,
The piece of **** Google+ isn't even ready for regular people. WTF is Google even talking about businesses for. Idiots.
It surely is ready for regular people. What feature does it lack at the moment which is necessary for regular people?

Lamp Post said,
It surely is ready for regular people. What feature does it lack at the moment which is necessary for regular people?
Don't mind him, he's anti-social networking sites. Or anti-Google. I forget which one.

Admits? they have stated its not ready for ages, admitting implies that it was actually ready but now google say sorry it isnt, we are admitting fault. THEY ARE NOT, its stated, not admitted.

I must say I'm pretty excited about Google+. I seen some previews of it yesterday on TWiT.tv and it looks pretty impressive. Can't wait to see it when it's complete.

I'm hoping that there will be some sort of tie in with Google Apps. Also when G+ for Google Apps users goes live, I wonder how it will tie in with people who have multiple Google Accounts, if they can be linked together. Seems pointless to keep a Business and a Personal G+ account, when the access between the two groups can be controlled so easily with circles.