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If you’ve been following the Google+ soap opera, then here’s another twist for you. You can now get your very own Google+ page for business.

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for, folks.

If you have a Facebook page, then you know how terrific it is for marketing and branding your business through Facebook. The Google+ business pages are going to do the same thing for businesses. But you’ll get even greater benefits by having a Google+ business page.

Right now, branded permalinks aren’t possible like they are on Facebook, but I suspect they will be in the future so stay tuned.

The first step to getting a business page on Google+ is to sign up for a Google+ personal profile. All business pages are connected with a personal account. So that’s a necessary first step. After you’ve done that, then you can create a Google+ business page. You can start using it to post to Google+ immediately.

One of the benefits to doing this is greater targeted marketing. You can create circles for each of your market segments and send out periodic promos to each segment along with coupons, discounts and specials. This will become a great way to market and brand your business online through Google. Don’t miss this train. It’s going to move fast.