Don’t Expect Facebook to Fuel Your Google+ Habit

User trolling for Google+ friends gets shot down

Finding friends on Google+ isn’t necessarily easy, but think twice before you turn to Facebook for help. The social networking giant doesn’t take kindly to users running ads on its site to bolster their friend numbers on Google’s new competitor.

Developer Michael Lee Johnson found this out the hard way. He was feeling a little lonely on the new Google+ site and posted an ad with Facebook asking people to add him to their circles. It wasn’t long before Facebook took down his call for friends. Johnson subsequently posted on Google+, "I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended. – Great."

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