Google rolled out the brand page badges, yesterday. This badge can be embedded in any page, your website or blog. This gives the bloggers and website owners a better way to connect their readers with their brand pages on Google+
Google started the brand pages on Google+ on November 7, giving way for businesses to create a presence on Google+ too. The start of brand pages seemed to take Google+ to greater heights and now, Google came up with the idea of badges for brand pages.
These new badges look exactly the same like Facebook like plugins or previous Google+ badges. It comes with a button named “Add to circles”, the followers count and pictures of the followers and most important of all, a +1 button. When people see this badge embedded in your blog, it gives an easier way to +1 it and perhaps add it to their circles.
Unlike Facebook’s like box, Google+ brand page badge has got a few more features. “The Google+ badge also contains a snippet of code that connects your website to your Google+ page. In addition to helping us better index your Google+ page, this snippet will help you show more personal recommendations around the web by linking your +1’s on sites, your Google+ page, search and display ads.” said Google in an email to developers.
As Google said, adding the badge to your website/blog gives you a better opportunity to be default on Google’s Direct Connect search feature. This allows for people to search for “+YourPageName” and land up right in your Google+ brand page.
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