• http://veribo.com/ Belinda Anderton

    It’s
    working! Business is going to be even more heavily invested in Google + in
    the next year for enhanced online visibility. I just wonder how long it’ll take before it becomes a paid for service

  • http://twitter.com/omfg_followme John Scott Cothill ☭

    Google needs to do something impressive with this. They’re still hacking away at it here and there, but these trend signals look all too familiar of a failure; http://www.google.co.uk/trends/?q=google+plus,+google+buzz&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

  • http://twitter.com/YoungbloodJoe Joe Youngblood

    I’ve said it a million times. Google uses the SEO community for free marketing. Hoping we’ll push their products on our clients, who in turn will adopt for everyday use. That works for stuff that was better than comp products that had stopped innovating: Gmail, Google Docs, Analytics, Adsense, Adwords, Webmaster Tools, Maps, Android, Chrome. Or for products / services where there might be ranking signals: YouTube, Sitemaps, Schema.org but rarely have they had success where they are not best by a landslide or the product area is too new: Wave, Buzz, Google TV, Orkut.

    So what is Google+? Well if Facebook and Twitter have unique followings, dont anger users too often, and cater to the needs for the social space there really won’t be much reason to switch over to Google+ and that is why they are forcing as much into as they can. Want to review a business on Google? Join Google+, want to talk to a Google employee? Join Google+. The problem with that strategy is that it could force many who dont want to join Google+ to seek products elsewhere, and there is no end in sight of competitors who dont want to force you into a social network.

    Bing IMO is doing this right. You dont need Facebook to do things on Bing. It’s only there to help, to augment.

  • http://memorybuilder101.com/ Deane Alban

    I am using Google+ for authorship but not much else. Frankly, I don’t know where to begin. Unlike other social media it doesn’t seem intuitive to me on how to best use it.