Google Removes Business Profiles from Google+

google-plus-logo-square (1)Google, as warned earlier, has started removing those profiles on Google Plus which were representing a brand/institution/industry or anything non-human.

Earlier Google issued notice to all those business profiles out there that either they should change their profiles to human ones or wait to get suspended.

Here Google has started taking action and banned almost every brand profile.

Express Tribune’s Google+ profile got banned as well.

It is said that Mashable and Ford’s profile were also banned but they somehow managed to get them back after some agreement.

Google+ Product Manager, Christian Oestlien, earlier said that Google is conducting some test on brand oriented accounts by welcoming different marketing partners to come and create their sample business profiles. So non-users entities can apply for Google+ Entity Program meanwhile the company launches it officially.

And the users were asked to signup for a test profile of Google+ Business at http://goo.gl/zq95C

But seems like Google here has stuck in a muddle – kind of unplanned things may be. As per recent updates, Google has said that company was unable to decide whom to choose for this test business profile as there are tens of thousands of applications, so ultimately it has decided to restrict these test profiles to a ‘fewer’ ones and has promised to launch Google+ for Business in coming months.

Christian Oestlien’s recent update says:

A few weeks ago we mentioned we would be doing a test of business profiles and asked people interested to apply. Believe it or not we actually had tens of thousands of businesses, charities, and other organizations apply to take part from all over the world. Many of you have reached out to me personally through Google+, e-mail, chat, and even other Googlers. Thank you. Your response has been humbling.

With so many qualified candidates expressing intense interest in business profiles, we’ve been thinking hard about how to handle this process. Your enthusiasm obligates us to do more to get businesses involved in Google+ in the right way, and we have to do it faster. As a result, we have refocused a few priorities and we expect to have an initial version of businesses profiles up and running for EVERYONE in the next few months. There may be a tiny handful business profiles that will remain in the meantime solely for the purpose of testing how businesses interact with consumers.

In the meantime, we ask you not to create a business profile using regular profiles on Google+. The platform at the moment is not built for the business use case, and we want to help you build long-term relationships with your customers. Doing it right is worth the wait. We will continue to disable business profiles using regular profiles. We recommend you find a real person who is willing to represent your organization on Google+ using a real profile as him-or-herself.

So those brands who still want to be on Google+ should hire some guy with a ‘human-profile’ who will share their stuff on Google+ just like TechCrunch promoting a guy to be followed for TechCrunch’s feed on Google Plus. Also note that there is no method, at the moment, to post your blog feed automatically on Google+ so you have to do it manually.

Google is suspending accounts on random basis so if you are one with business profile, go human before getting following message:

Your profile is suspended

After reviewing your profile, we determined that some of the content (e.g. text, images, name) violates our Community Standards or our Names Policy. Please remember that we are currently limiting profiles to real people and will be launching a profile for businesses and other entities later this year.

If you believe that your profile has been suspended in error, or you have recently edited your profile to comply with our Community Standards or Names Policy please submit your profile for reconsideration. Your profile will be reviewed again and unblocked if it complies with our Community Standards.