Going full steam ahead on catching up with Facebook on the social networking sphere, Google+ has launched Community Guides. These are tips for various organizations to build their communities, as well as connect with fans.
The idea behind these free guides is to entice celebrities, politicians and other organizations to set up their communities on Google+. The guides include advice on communities and the links to various community resources along with prominent profiles.
Google+ wants to get more and more organizations on its platform, and for the same, it is educating organizations on how to move about the network.
Quoting Google+, “As Google+ continues to grow, we’re seeing more and more communities develop on the platform. But we want to help more organizations, politicians, artists, celebrities, athletes, media companies and nonprofits use Google+ to share and interact with each other- and with Google+ users.”
There are six Community Guides:
For example in the Universities category, Google+ has explained the tactics of organizing college life with Circles, and how colleges can promote their teams etc with a Google+ Page- “With Google+ Pages, you can create a Page for your student organization or class and use it to share important updates with your membership. Professors can create Google+ Pages for classes to share homework updates, the latest news on the course topic, or interesting ideas and articles. Universities can also interact with prospective and current students with a Google+ Page.”
Google+ Working Towards Overtaking Facebook:
These moves by Google+ are clear signals that the social platform wants to provide users with every thing they have on Facebook. This time it is Communities standing upto the Facebook Pages and Groups. As of now, Google+ is far behind than Facebook, but the growing base of users (number estimated between 40-60 million) shows that it may come up for competition soon.
A few weeks after it went public, Google launched Pages for business, and is now encouraging the organizations to set up their community pages on the platform. Do you have a Page yet? Is the Google+ Pages experience quite different from Facebook Pages? Do share your views.Community Guides For Organizations Launched On Google+,