Google+ Business Profiles Suggested Under “Employer” in Google Profiles

Business Profiles in testing?

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Google+ Business Profiles Suggested Under “Employer” in Google Profiles
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Chris Lang, CEO of Key Web Data, has spotted a feature of Google+ that appears to reveal the upcoming business profiles in testing.

If you go to edit your Google profile and edit the employment section, you can go to where you can add an employer, and Google will suggests various business profiles for you. Lang posted the following video demonstrating the feature.

Lang’s video description says:

“Here’s how you can find Google + Business profiles in testing before release. Just go to your Google + profile, edit the profile, then cycle thru the alphabet in a employer field.”

In a Google+ comment, he says, “Nice to see Google is not screwing around and hard at work on this business / brand profile testing.”

You can’t actually go the profiles themselves, but as Lang says, “Why else would they show up under employers? Same UI/thing when you add employers on Facebook. Try and search ‘em, you can’t find them, believe me, they are business profiles.”

Ben Petro commented that this feature has actually been around for a while. Still, it hasn’t received a whole lot of attention.

Hat tip to Brett Tabke:

Google + Business Profiles In Testing – YouTube http://t.co/Wn8drei 1 hour ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Google+ Business Profiles Suggested Under “Employer” in Google Profiles
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  • http://profiles.google.com/ChrisLang Chris Lang

    Hey Chris Crum, thanks for the link and the embed.

    So far the only real news I know of is that biz profiles will not migrate from G+ current personal profiles and that has been reaffirmed by someone that is in testing.

    So what we are expecting are 3 levels of Google biz profiles, Personal, Enterprise and Education, integration into Places pages and then at some point, maybe at the same time, Google Apps integration, and of course Google Analytics as well will be a must.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

      Thanks for chiming in Chris. Good find!

  • http://allaboutfocus.com Patrick Allmond

    There is no indication this has anything to do with business profiles, or that this is anything new . The only facts we know are that Google, like all of the other networks, loves to collect more information about you. This information is probably being gathered so you can 1. Find people you do or used to work with and 2. Ad target you later.

    As much as I’d like to see Google profiles I’d rather wait and see when Google themselves say that this feature is ready.

  • Lauren

    I have created a company page on Google+ but it is still not showing up as an option when I go to add it to my Employer in my personal Google+ profile.
    Is anyone else having this problem and do you know how to fix it so the rest of my colleagues can add a link to our company page through their personal profile work information?

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