Many big companies and brand names that wanted to get an early start on developing their social outlet through the new Google+ Social media website were removed and replaced with a 404 error messages.
Many of these companies were removed earlier than others throughout this week, allowing some brands to develop their Google+ presence but shortly after, brands such as Sesame Street, Mashable, Ford, and Search Engine Land all had their accounts suspended. Google did mention early on that business pages would be coming soon, which was the main cause for the removal of their Google plus accounts.
Google upset many Mashable followers, who had over 103,000 followers and said to be the 4th most popular account on Google. Many other companies are ready to jump on board with Google+ but are slowed down by Google’s selective business account testing which businesses had to apply for by the end of last week on Friday. Out of the thousands of businesses that applied for the business account through Google+ only a few will be selected through this week by email.
For the companies that were removed from their Google+ account received a message stating:
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.
Google’s Christian Oestlien does mention however with the overwhelming amount of businesses that have applied for the business account, even though they cant accommodate everyone, their interest has got them very focused on accelerating their development plans. We look forward to learning more about this developing topic.