1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Google Plus banning business accounts for no reason

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by adrenalin, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. adrenalin

    adrenalin Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Internet stuff
    Location:
    Internet
    A lot of businesses recently got banned from Google, simply because of opening a profile on Google Plus. WTF is this? Nobody from Google said anything about it.

    This is what I get when I´m trying to view my profile (which was working like a charm when Buzz and Wave was their only "social" products).

    Read more on searchengineland by the way. A lot of major businesses have the same problem.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. RMX

    RMX Power Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    389
    Occupation:
    Network Security Admin
    Location:
    London, UK
    Home Page:
    What's your business name? If it's something like "Dickhouse enterprises", then you would get ban for sure, as it's just a little bit offensive. Have you tried contacting them to resolve the problem? They've asked you to do that.
     
  3. adrenalin

    adrenalin Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Internet stuff
    Location:
    Internet
    When they ban accounts like Mashable, Ford, Sesame Street, and Searchengineland, I see no reason why they will unban my business. I have a perfectly valid and clean business name, and this is complete BS from Google. They did not at any time say a business/pseudonyme or similar did not have access to the Google Plus project. And suddenly they ban every honest company trying to make an effort there. I really cannot get it.
     
  4. RMX

    RMX Power Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    389
    Occupation:
    Network Security Admin
    Location:
    London, UK
    Home Page:
    Did a bit of reading and on http://ibnlive.in.com/news/google-deletes-business-profiles-from-google/169306-11.html found this:

    "Google had earlier asked businesses not to create Google+ profiles as the company was in the process of working on a business-specific feature."

    "In a Google+ post Christian Oestlien, Google+ product manager, said that Google will have an initial version of business profiles in the next few months. Some select businesses will get their profiles in the meanwhile so that Google can test how businesses interact with consumers. "


    So, basically, they DID tell everyone not to create business accounts there. Yet. They will be allowed in the future.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. adrenalin

    adrenalin Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Internet stuff
    Location:
    Internet
    EDIT: Double reply...
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  6. adrenalin

    adrenalin Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Internet stuff
    Location:
    Internet
    Even if they did write about it somewhere, it´s a big fault to punish those who could not see any reason for trying. Google could have marked the profiles as "business", "Pseudonymes", or similar. Or even restricted access to the G+ project. Banning/suspension however, is just wrong. I really see no reason why they should go for that option. They will be pissing off some the best people (and also some of the biggest influencers) in the internet business doing it this way.

    Anyway, thanks for your reply. The good thing is it will be legal in the future. Hopefully they will automatically open up suspended accounts. Until then, no benefit of using Buzz will be the "punishment" for not reading their policies. :confused:
     
  7. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    579
    Maybe they are planning paid listings.
     
  8. adrenalin

    adrenalin Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Internet stuff
    Location:
    Internet
    Who knows. It sure sounds like something they at least will concider.
     
  9. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    5,889
    Likes Received:
    7,128
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Geographer, Tourism Manager
    Location:
    Ghosted
    somehow it's sympathetic, not to mix business with personal kind of things

    moreover it seems they announced this before, so you cannot complain much
     
  10. maxflow

    maxflow Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    6
    i changed my name after this :D
     
  11. LordSwarovski

    LordSwarovski Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    20
    It's Google, they can do whatever the fuck they want on their platform. Same way you apply rules in your house.

    And if they have double standards, when it's their house, so... Business is not about being fair, it's about them getting what they want.

    By the way, my business page didn't got banned, but I applied for beta testing of new business profiles and stated that it's my business page. I believe that is closed now.