Man who asks for Google+ friends on Facebook gets ads banned

Google+'s high surge of popularity in the last few weeks has caused a number of people who had Facebook accounts to also sign up for Google's new social networking service. However it seems like Facebook doesn't care for people who place ads asking for new Google+ friends on Facebook's site. TechCrunch reports that Michael Lee Johnson, a web developer, got all of his Facebook ads banned after he posted up a noticed that requested people friend him on his Google+ page.

Johnson's own Google+ page has more info on why Facebook banned his ads. Basically Facebook felt his notices violated its Terms of Service. While Facebook's official notice to Johnson didn't specifically mention the reasons behind the bans, it doesn't take much to figure out that Johnson's pretty blatant request for people to join him on a rival social networking service was to blame. Indeed it's a bit surprising that Johnson would post such an ad in the first place and not expect repercussions.

Google+ officially has over 10 million registered users, according to statements made by Google earlier this week during its latest financial results. Some estimates have Google+ reaching the 20 million user mark in the very near future. While Facebook may not care for people running ads that basically promote Google+ on their web site that isn't stopping Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from not only signing up to use Google+ but also quickly becoming the most followed person on the service, well ahead of even Google's CEO and its co-founder.

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