google_plusLast week Google rolled out Google Plus in limited release. I was one of those that it was released to, and had the opportunity to take it for a test drive. If you are interested in an invite please send me an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Google Plus is not open to business pages yet, but plans are in the works for later this year. Christian Oestlien put out the official message in an unlisted YouTube video that can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_azOmh69A&feature=player_embedded

 

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Taking Your Facebook Business Page to the Next LevelAs a business owner, you already know that your online brand is very important. Is it the face of your company in the digital world. An important element to your online brand is your Facebook business page. This is a place where your customers and fans can interact with you. They can learn about you and what you represent, and hopefully become ambassadors for your brand.

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Earlier this year, many were shocked when Google offered to buy Groupon for $6 billion.  Even more were surprised when Groupon turned them down.  Groupon did so because they saw themselves as the leader in a marketplace that was ready to explode.  What Groupon offered was a no-risk way for companies to promote themselves.  Groupon had built up a database of over 70 million users that had opted in to being sold to.

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