Hey guys, I have been wondering if it is possible to stay anonymous while still making use of Google+ for branding and authorship.
By anonymous I mean that I don't want to use my real name, but rather a 'nickname' or alias that I use on my authority or business site. I know Google+ supports aliases from what I've read, but I assume it also asks for a REAL first and last name as well?
My intent is to build up a legitimate profile and brand online (authority site, primarily whitehat with great content), but I don't want to associate that brand with my real name or face picture (don't want the fame, or to be identified IRL "Oh, you're the guy that runs blahblahsite").
I'd like to legitimately use a name like "Dr.SEO" and a pic of a branded cartoon 'face' (as an example). Or even better a name like "Amazon" (business) and business logo.
MAIN Q: Does anyone know if it's possible to do this on Google+ without getting an account ban? Is there a legit way to do this?
BONUS Q: I know Facebook is less strict with having a fake name, but for those of you experienced with FB marketing, what have your experiences been with account bans \ non-RL identity issues with FB profiles?
All suggestions, ideas, and advice is very much appreciated! TIA