Google+ helps connect people, ideas and information to your organization. Google+ makes sharing on the web more like sharing in the real world. It gives you new ways to share the right things with the right people, and adds a social layer across all Google products. For businesses, Google Plus lets you share posts with partners or customers, or create private posts that are only visible to your company. GooglePlus helps your business attract new customers and build deeper relationships with current ones, by making it easier to connect to the more than one billion people who search on Google every day.
It all starts with a Google+ page, a new online home for your business on Google. A Google+ page provides your business with a public identity on Google+. It’s where you connect with customers, develop your brand, and engage your following. When your customers search on Google, the results to the right may include relevant posts, photos, and videos from your company’s Google Plus page. Get found across Google, right when your customers are most interested. Google Apps customers enjoy additional options within Google+ that let you keep your posts private within your organization. Restricted posts can be shared inside the company, but can never be reshared to someone outside.
Google+ Hangouts for Business
Looking for an alternative to expensive and complicated web meeting applications? Looking for an alternative to Microsoft Skype for video chat for business? Google+ Hangouts are the solution. Google Plus Hangouts allow you to get face-to-face with your colleagues and with your customers. Unlike Microsoft Skype, Google+ Hangouts are free and are great for scheduled meetings as well as ad-hoc working sessions. Hangouts are online video meetings that let you connect with your team from anywhere.
You can invite up to 15 participants to a meeting and can start the meeting from Gmail or schedule it in Calendar. You can join a Hangout right from your laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Options built specifically for businesses using Google Apps let you create Hangouts that can only be joined by colleagues and external people that you’ve specifically invited. Go beyond conversation and get real work done in a hangout. Give a presentation with screen-sharing or add a doc from Google Drive so your team can edit together in real time. You can even stream and record conversations for playback later.
Once your company is running on Google Apps it’s easy to add Google+. MarketWorks can help enable Google+ for the entire organization or for groups of users that need it.
- Google+:There's More to Explore (YouTube video)
- The guide to Google+ for business — Getting started (PDF 12MB)
- The guide to Google+ for businesses — Tips and strategies (PDF 4.7MB)
Google+ is not part of the core Google Apps suite and is not covered by the Google Apps support terms and is not covered by the Google Apps uptime guarantee SLA. This service may not be available in all areas and is subject to change without notice.