How many Google Plus pages can one Google Plus profile / account have? After spending some time setting up pages for clients we discovered the answer at this current time is 20.
1. How is this limiting going to affect agencies who work with and post directly to their clients profiles when running campaigns?
2. Will this stunt Google Plus’s growth at all?
3. Why so many limitations when the competition makes it easier for everyone by not limiting?
Right now I’m not an avid Google Plus user. I have a Google Plus Profile, but it’s not something I’ve invested massive amounts of time in… yet. I see it’s appeal, I understand the benefits, and I love the way it works. What I don’t love right now is how limited it is in regards to functionality and how it’s not playing well with 3rd party apps (like TweetDeck) yet.
Google has a wealth of information and innovation at it’s finger tips. It has lessons learned early on with Twitter and Facebook it could be drawing from, but it seems to have decided to ignore the triumphs and follies of the other networks and just started down a well worn path, destined to make some of the usability mistakes that all networks before it.
Right now Google Plus feels like it sits between LinkedIn and Facebook for it’s content and functionality. I have no doubt that Google Plus is going to become a major network and that I’m going to find it’s personal appeal soon. I have no doubt that it’s going to be powerful and have serious ramifications on SEO. I also have no doubt that we’re going to see massive innovation and adoption once 3rd party development catches on.
I believe Google Plus has a bright future ahead of it. However, until they get some things figured out it seems like the real answer to the question “How many Google Plus pages can a Google Plus profile have?” is simply not enough.
Thanks for reading. As always, I welcome your opinions and feedback in the comments below.
Josh S Peters