Google+ Pages Quickly Adopted By 61% of Top 100 Brands. 61% of the world’s top 100 brands created pages within a week of Google’s recent Google+ Pages announcement, according to research from BrightEdge. That’s good news for Google. Clearly the brand interest is there, and coupled with interest from celebrities, this should help user growth. Theme Zoom. Google+ Business Pages Could Hurt Your Brand. Untitled. A Look At Google+ Direct Connect For Google+ Pages. Along with the big announcement of Google+ pages yesterday, a search-specific feature called “Google+ Direct Connect” was also announced.
The Google+ Direct Connect functionality will help to give Google+ pages more visibility in the search engine results pages when custom operators are used. What Exactly Is Direct Connect? Last month, Google retired the “+” operator, most likely in anticipation of the Direct Connect release. Recent Google+ Posts & "Add To Circles" Buttons Are Coming To Google's Search Results. Earlier today, ‘All About Content’ reported that Google+ data was showing in Google’s organic search listings. Two different items are now appearing in the search results pages, recent Google+ posts and an “Add To Circles” button. The only caveat? These results will only show for select Google+ brand accounts that have been approved for Direct Connect.
Even those brands who have been approved for Direct Connect may have to wait, as these features are being rolled out slowly.