Facebook pitches “Facebook for Business” as an “online education center”

Facebook on Tuesday launched a step-by-step online guide aimed at helping small businesses use the social networking site. The company is pitching the new webpage, found at Facebook.com/business, as an “online education center”. The Facebook for business gives directions on things such as: how to set up a profile page, create targeted ads and deals, and interact with customer feedback online.

What makes the launch even more interesting is that it comes at a time when Google began shutting off all company profiles on its Google+ social network. The act, which began last week, is nothing but Google’s policy of restricting Google+ access to individual users only.

Going back to the Facebook’s new business webpage, the page does not offer any new features. It simple puts information that may be useful for small businesses in one place. This and the Google axing business accounts at Google+, make many believe that, Facebook for business may be a quick collation of info by Facebook guys just to thrust upon the fact that how much it cares about businesses and how Google doesn’t.

For the second time in a row, Facebook has followed up Google+ news with its own feature launch. Earlier this month, Facebook announced a partnership with Skype to bring video chat features within the social networking site — a week after Google+ launched its own in-app video chat feature called Hangouts. --------

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