The Google+ (or Google Plus) fan page on Facebook says Facebook bans Google Plus Sponsored ads. A man recently ran an advertisement campaign for his Google+ profile and his account was suspended. Looks like facebook is scared to lose its throne - is Facebook really scared of Google+?
The man in question is Michael Lee Johnson, a web developer, who opened a Google+ account. Johnson discovered an ingenious way of expanding his friend circle - he advertised on Facebook, asking people to add him to their Google+ Circles.
The idea was pretty amusing but Facebook wasn't amused - it promptly pulled down his ads.
I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended. – Great, Johnson wrote on his Google+ page.
According to Facebook TOS, the site has the right to pull down any Facebook ad that promotes competing products.
However, Johnson, who had placed the ad on July 14 is very upset.
The message from Failbook said the following:
Though Facebook is within its rights to delete Johnson's ad, its move has stirred a storm as many feel it highlights the growing threat Google+ poses to Facebook and Facebook is feeling the threat already.
The Google+ fan page on which this posting appeared has 73,664 followers.
The posting was put up on July 16 and to date 1748 people liked the posting and 367 people have commented on it.
Some of the comments read:
Facebook has to much spam. I get updates from friends that never posted them. I hate Facebook and until now I had no other choice but to use it to reach my friends. Not any more! Goodbye Facebook! RIP - Jose Cantu
hahahahahahahahhahahahah, u seriously are amongst those people who are'nt aware of a thing and just talk for the sake of talking
u calling google theif check the record man
Facebook started with forgery
Zuckerberg stole someone else's idea to create Facebook
and u talk of being ethical ??? go and have a look , everything is new in Google Plus , Facebook is the actual thief
theirs no one in the entire world who has more innovative things and website's to their name apart from the GRANDEST OF THEM ALL Google - Hardik Handa
Google+ RULES - Gabriel Dominguez
they will ban this page lol - Nikhilesh Ganesh
facebook is turning into myspace... and now no one is on myspace - Lama Aboubakr
so fb hate google...why dont they also ban youtube videos on fb :D - Ankur Mathur
Just a couple of more friends to join me on G+, then it's goodbye fb... - Shawn Dancy
Father(google) is teaching son(facebook) with beta version - Kirran Kay
they r jealous of g+;) - Rohit Saini
Facebook is going down, period - Dan Hoppus
It is not unusual for the people to be commenting like this.
Earlier this week, Google CEO Larry Page said that despite Google+ service remaining in a field trial mode, and with a lot of barriers to use it right now, it has over 10 million users now. In comparison, Facebook, which opened to the public in September 2006, had 30 million subscribers by March 2007. The site now has 750 million users.
Page said it was a great achievement and went on to say that the service has received a ton of activity with more than 1 billion items shared and received each day.
And Page goes on to say that We want to make products that everybody uses twice a day, like their toothbrush.
Is Facebook really scared of losing its throne? Leave your comments below.