• http://www.facebook.com/boni.satani Boni Satani

    awesome insight! thanks danny! :)

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    “Here to stay” is a pretty strong phrase.  Other now-vanished Google services were here to stay.  If Google investors give up on Larry Page, for example, many things may change.  What if Larry decides to move on?

    For my part I think we’re starting to see a transition from the old search we used to know to a new search we have been longing for.  We don’t exactly know what that longed-for search is but Google+ is an experiment that may or may not succeed.

    I don’t think Google+ has proven itself yet but the clock is far from running out on it.  I’m trying to keep an open mind on Google+ but to ask that Google go back to simply being a search engine is, I think, the wrong approach.  They have to evolve along with the rest of the Internet.

  • http://www.calltheczar.com/ Rob Bunting

    Great article Danny with the mix of very helpful background information (including links to related content) as well as practical advice that are always present in your articles.

    I agree that Google + is “here to stay”.  To me it has clearly reached a level of engagement and number of users that other Google disappointments such as Wave never enjoyed.      

  • http://www.socialbullets.com/ Social Bullets

    But Google should also support twitter and Facebook shares because they are the Market Giants and right now over the Gplus too

  • http://twitter.com/AffiIiate Clayton

    I really think name mentions will be the next vote after they get there knowledge graph going, at least for brands anyway.

  • http://www.caseycamilleri.com/ Casey Camilleri

    I have been involved in social networks, online reputation management and SEO for over four years now. Social networks are much more powerful than people think.

  • http://twitter.com/sunworglobal Sunwor Global, Inc.

    Great information Danny. I worked inside Google for over a year in 2007-2008. I think Google+ is here to stay. It seems that we are seeing some growing pains from Google that we have not seen before. Social buzz and building brands seems to be the new direction that Google is going in search results. I put my brand name in the domain name, title, alt tags, etc. to promote my brand as well as the targeted keywords.