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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 …

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