• daveintheuk

    So, there are a combined 135 million Google employees and SEOs in the world??! You’re kidding me!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.lee.144 Gary Lee

    Google are liars and manipulators, Google has made sure that all the elements needed to rank in natural serps favor Google+ I have screen grabs of google plus pages that out rank yelp and urban spoon but have 0 reviews and have not even been claimed. Google has put authorship as a big thing now. Also how many Analytics accounts are there… the list goes on. Google continues to manipulate the SEO community to launch its products only to screw them over in the end. They use uncompetitive business practices and are under investigation for such in Europe right now.

  • http://twitter.com/uwe Uwe Tippmann

    Hi, the link to your SMX Google+ page is broken :(

  • davidquaid

    Woop!

    Its amazing how people feel the need to reject something that people clearly want to use. LinkedIn is a great website and platform but G+ makes it look like a huge clunky dinosaur. People are different and have different needs. Facebook is a huge waste of time unless you’re a stay-at-home-mom trying to play keep up with the Jones’. Still.

  • Relentlessfocus

    I guess I’m one of the 150 million users visiting 1 x per month even though I hate G+, Facebook and most social media. But I do have a gmail acct and every once in awhile I want to read something that someone linked through to at +, but I would never go there on my own accord. If they want to count me as an active user that’s their prerogative but it seems dodgy and misleading to me and somewhat obfuscating. Given Google’s claim to be open and transparent the conclusion I come to is that google is a very hypocritical company.

  • http://twitter.com/m1cha313ck Michael

    Great summary and perspective – This could be the best article written on Google+ to date – thanks for research and accurate analysis.