I’ve always been a bit confused when it comes to some services not working with Google Apps accounts. Take my Google profile that I had to fix with a separate “private” Google account just because I couldn’t log in using my Google Apps account that is associated with my business.
Why? It seems to be such a small thing to make the profile page work with Google Apps, it’s not like it is a technical marvel integrated with 20+ advanced services. It’s just a profile page with links and images.
So anyway today I decided to install the +1 button from Google and went with the Plus One plugin for WordPress. All seems good so far even though I would have wished for some more alignment options in the plugin (yes I know I can do it myself). So when trying out the plugin by clicking on the +1 icon it I am presented with the following:
Oops… you need a Google profile to use this feature. Google Profiles is not available for your organization.
Oops is right. Never mind me trying to +1 my own site (I know I should be ashamed! But I wanted to start a positive trend! ;)) I just can’t +1 any site since I have a Google Apps account. So here we go:
Please @Google and @GoogleApps stop punishing me for having a Google Apps account, atleast move over your less technically advanced services so I can use them. Thanks, bye bye now!
Oh, by the way, +1 my site for me, please?
(I can’t +1 yours yet though, but if I could I would and when I can I will!)