Running Contests & Promotions on Google+
November 10, 2011
Have you read the Google+ page promotion policies yet? Here they are: http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/pagescontestpolicy.html
The first line of the policy reads: You may not run contests, sweepstakes, offers, coupons or other such promotions (“Promotion”) directly on your Google+ Page. What does that really mean? What is directly on the page?
Google helps clarify in the next sentence: You may display a link on your Google+ Page to a separate site where your Promotion is hosted … Great. That’s exactly what Woobox does, host your promotions. Since there is no Google+ equivalent (yet) to a Facebook tab, and no way to actually build a page app for Google pages, the policy language is probably temporary. It’s hard to imagine Google won’t change …