I wasn’t sure if Google Plus would be that significant or not but the following has gotten my attention. FYI – Some of this info is a little dated by about 2 months, but it remains noteworthy.
Google+ Pundits Weigh-In
“According to data collected by GlobalWebIndex, Google+ has skyrocketed in the past few months and can now boast over 150 million actives users.” – Source: WebProNews
Per Search Engine Land, “Google+ uses a diaspora-like way of sharing content with users by utilizing circles. I think this format is very appealing to many users who are working to balance their professional and personal life.”
Tom’s Guide says, “This time Google is serious – After many years of tinkering, and more than a few false starts (Remember Orkut, and Wave? Anyone still Buzzing?), Google has released Plus, its answer to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and all the social networking sites in between.”
And, Mashable.com weighs in with, “The Gloves are Off!” in response to Facebook.
Google+ – My 2 Cents
For search benefit and social media benefit, I’m recommending that my clients use Google Plus, but the jury is still out for the next several months on how successful Google & users will ultimately be.
What are your thoughts? PLEASE COMMENT!
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