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Google Launches Its Facebook Page

Apparently Google Didn't Have a Facebook Page

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Google quietly launched an official Facebook page this week. Although that quiet didn’t stop the page from attracting over 264,000 fans already so far.

Google has two favorite pages listed – the AdWords page and the iGoogle page. Both of them have been around longer. iGoogle came on the scene last month it looks like, and the AdWords page has been around for quite some time. It doesn’t look like Fans of the Official Google Facebook Page will be getting access to much more than Official Google Blog posts, but that could certainly change in the future.

Google seems to have been more interested in communicating via Twitter in the past. A while back the company launched a slew of Google accounts for various products, and have acquired piles of followers on those.

Google Launches Facebook Page

Google launching a Facebook Page certainly makes considering the enormous popularity of the social network. What makes less sense is why they have just now gotten around to launching it. To be honest, I’ve never noticed that they were lacking one.

I’ve always considered Google to be one of the premier examples of a company that knows how to do corporate blogging. I regularly read most of their blogs for announcements, and most are frequently updated and their directory of blogs does a fantastic job of keeping interested parties informed of what is happening throughout various parts of the company.

It looks like they’ve got some work to do on the corporate social media use front though. On the other hand, they’re Google. It’s not like they have to worry about word of mouth too much.

Google Launches Its Facebook Page


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  • http://www.bulletvibrator.org Bullet Vibrator

    Cool.. Does this mean I can add google as a friend on my facebook account ? Maybe tag a couple of photos of Google… lol

  • http://www.big-dildos.org big

    how do you add google as a friend and what is the benifit?

  • http://www.michaelghurston.com Michael G. Hurston

    So Google made a Facebook page instead of focusing more effort on promoting their Orkut site which competes with Facebook. Does anyone else find this hilarious? This clearly gives a boon to Facebook.

  • http://www.adviceondentalinsurance.com Steve Michael

    wow… thanks for this useful information…

    Its a time for me to become google fan in facebook

    I want to follow them there…..

    Thanks a lot…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/thegurudominationblueprint Guru Domination Blueprint

    What is Google’s agenda for having a Facebook page

  • http://www.catherinewhite.wordpress.com Catherine White

    Why would you follow Google, when Google is already following you on Google maps.

    *rolling eyes*

    http://www.twitter.com/divinemisswhite
    http://www.speakersite.com/profile/catherinewhite

  • http://www.piercedandmodified.co.uk Belly Bars

    I don’t really get why they need a facebook page. I thought facebook was all about keeping up with what you’re friends are doing… Google isn’t exactly your friend, are they?

  • http://www.promovare-situri.ro Adriana Ceausescu

    really, i just become a fan of them on Facebook.
    Greatings from Romania,Google :))

  • Romy

    So what is that Facebook page about Google with more than 267,000 fans? Is that not an official page?

    Very very confusing.

  • http://www.lyricandsubtitle.com Jason Titles

    Google wants to have everything, don’t they?

  • http://twitter.com/mlmsecrets1 Mike

    Yes it is a good idea that others help control the internet because
    if we don’t google will own the internet. http://twitter.com/mlmsecrets1

  • http://www.homesolarpowersystems.org Home Solar Power Systems

    Sounds interesting that they launch Official Google Facebook Page but instead they could focus on Orkut and promote the site?. Anyway Google is

  • http://www.netperles.com Perles

    I think we can add google as a fan like the “stars” more than a friend, what do you think ?

  • http://roshanjoshi.com.np Roshan Joshi

    yep finally Google launches its Facebook Page. It already has a twitter account. that’s weird though.

  • http://www.toysonwheelsvariety.com Toy Man

    What would be the benefit of following Google on Facebook?

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