The Difference Between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

Google plusBy John Hayden

Google Plus Profiles and Business Pages have similar differences that Facebook Profiles and Pages have.

  • Pages are for businesses, brands, orgs and public figures; Profiles are for people.
  • Pages can’t add people to circles until the page is added first or mentioned.
  • The default privacy setting for elements on your Business Page is public.
  • Pages have the +1 button (similar to Facebook Page’s like button), Profiles don’t.
  • Profiles can +1 Business Pages and any content on the Web with a +1 button, Business Pages can’t.
  • Profiles can mention people in comments, Pages can only mention people who’ve already added or mentioned them.
  • Profiles can play games, Business Pages can’t.
  • Pages don’t have the option to share to Extended circles.
  • Pages don’t receive notifications via email, text, or in the Google bar – yet.
  • Pages can’t start or join hangouts – yet.
  • Pages have no analytics module – yet.

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