Marketing Land’s Most-Shared Stories on Google+ in 2013: Google+, Google Reader and Google Glass


Happy New Year Marketing Land fans! We kick off 2014 with our last look back at 2013, the most-shared Marketing Land stories on Google+.

What was the hottest topic our readers “+1′d” this past year?  Just as our Facebook fans prefer to share stories about Facebook, our readers on Google+ like news and stories about Google, especially Google+. It was an important year for the platform, becoming the second largest social network in the world early in 2013.

Here they are – the top 20 shared Marketing Land stories on Google+.

1. Study: Google+ Will Overtake Facebook’s Social Sharing By 2016 (1256)

2. Google To Close Google Reader On July 1 (987)

3. The #Hashtag Bowl, Game Over: Twitter Mentioned In 50% Of Super Bowl Commercials, Facebook Only 8%, Google+ Shut Out (859)

4. Gigya: Only 2 Percent Of Social Sharing Happens On Google+ (773)

5. Report: Facebook Still The King Of Social Logins, But Google+ Is Nipping At Their Heels (737)

6. Got Glass? Google Sending Out Gmail-Like Invites For Google Glass (679)

7. Google+ Rolls Out A New Page Manager Dashboard (651)

8. 12 Google Reader Alternatives (590)

9. Google’s Broken Promises & Who’s Running The Search Engine? (492)

10. The Internship: A Fun Movie, But Also A Beautiful Google Commercial (472)

11. Google+ Drives A Fraction Of The Referral Traffic That Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter Do [Report] (458)

12. No, Eric Schmidt’s Face Isn’t All Over Google+ In Protest Over Shared Endorsement Ads (458)

13. Google: “Game Changing” Features Will Boost Google+ Adoption (447)

14. Report: Google+ Now 2nd-Biggest Social Network Worldwide (443)

15. Mindset that Makes Online Marketing Work (429)

16. EdgeRank Is Dead: Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Now Has Close To 100K Weight Factors (423)

17. Google Launches Notes Service, Google Keep – Lookout Apple, Evernote? (383)

18. On Google+, Traditional Media Catching Up To Online News Sites (363)

19.+1ed Posts Now Popping Up In The Google+ Stream (351)

20. Google’s Share Of Social Logins Gaining On Facebook (But Not On Mobile) (334)

For all of our most socially-shared stories of 2013 on Marketing Land and our sister site, Search Engine Land, we used Social Crawlytics, a free tool that analyzes each URL of a site to show how it’s been shared across top social sites.

To our readers everywhere, a very happy and prosperous 2014!

Related Topics: About Marketing Land | Channel: Social Media Marketing | Google: Google +1 | Google: Google+ | Marketing Land’s 2013 Digital Marketing Year In Review | Most Popular Stories | Social Media Marketing | Top News


About The Author: Monica Wright has over 15 years of media, content marketing and project management experience, with a strong focus on driving online audiences for media companies. She serves as the the Director of Community for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land, always on the quest to understand how people interact and participate online. She started out her media career back in the grunge days interning at The Boston Phoenix and WFNX talking to listeners, writing artist bios and editing show listings, connecting people with the information they wanted. She still believes that listening and going "where the people are" builds the best audiences, only today, it's mostly online. Based near Portland, Maine, she occasionally blogs about media marketing at, and spends quality time at the dojo. You can find Monica on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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