Google Won’t Allow Contests And Promotions On Google+ Pages

by SARAH PEREZ

Yesterday, Google launched brand Pages on Google+. Like Facebook Pages, Google+ Pages allow brands, products, companies, groups and others to create a professional presence on the social network. However, according to Google+’s Policies, it appears that Google will not allow brand Page owners to host contests or promotions directly on the on the social network itself.

Per Google’s Google+ Pages Contest and Promotion Policies section, Page admins are informed that they may not “run contests, sweepstakes, offers, coupons or other such promotions” on their Google+ Page. Instead, they may display a link on Google+ that points to a separate site where the Promotion is hosted.

Google retains the right to block or remove Pages that violate these terms, or, in the case of repeat violations, suspend a user’s Google account. Incidentally, Google also notes that it may, without notice, remove any Google+ Pages that are dormant for more than nine months.

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Posted on November 9, 2011, in Social Media Tools and Strategies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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