Growth of Google+
Social Media has become the connecting link for relationships, business, and individuals. This is a big race amongst social media giants such as:
• Google Plus – G+
Google+ was slow to join the race but the pace increased steadily. The sudden exclamation from Larry Page of Google+ crossing 100 million user marks, made a few heads turn. This came as a blow to the Wall Street journal calling Google+ a ghost town in February. The turning point is the moment Google+ visitors and new registration showed a 43.1% increase. The list below gives the comparative statement of the actual in millions.
Facebook 158.6 (+1.0%)
Youtube 153.8 (+0.75%)
Twitter 42.6 (+0.9%)
Google+ 31.9 (+43.1%)
Linkedin 24.6 (-6.5%)
Tumblr 21.6 (+0.1%)
Pinterest 19.4 (+0.4%)
Myspace 21. 9 (-8.0%)
This indicates a steady 43.1% increase. The astounding fact these users were from US. The users were primarily desktop users. Complete statistics declared that Google+ is now larger than Linkedin.
Vic Gundotra was beaming with pride when he announced that Google+ mobile traffic is larger than the desktop traffic. The announcement was made during the Google I/O conference in June 2012.
The App interactivity satisfies the mobile users more than enough. A mobile experience that brings back users is sure worth the adulation.
Susan Wojocicki, Senior Vice President Advertising stated that “We are pleased”. This was at the birthday anniversary of Google. The advantage over the other Social Media is that Google+ acts as the ‘Social Spine’ connecting its other featured products.
To list a few of Google’s featured products:
• Gmail – Email engine
• Youtube – Video blogging
• Picassa – photo sharing
• Blogger – blogging
• Drive – Your virtual storage unit
This was the greatest hit with Google. To gain access to these, all you need to have is a simple Google account. Added to the success, Google account is now open to interface your Klout account. This has made another impact with the Klout users willing to socialize with a professional network. The comparison of Google+ to the other active social media networks is done by the press and media. Vic Gundotra had stated earlier that “This is just the next version of Google.” Google has never claimed that Google+ is a social network. Google’s 43% increased users within a short period of time among the other populated SM networks is certainly colossal.
This guest article is by Samus Aran Interview Transcription Specialist
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In less than 4 quick minutes, Matt Cutts gets to the heart of the matter and responds to AJ Kohn who asked Matt, “What is Google’s view on guest blogging for links?”
High quality guest blogging with FRESH relevant content with insight and the subject will give you something new to learn or discover will still be valued both by readers and Google’s Search Engine.
Relevancy is important and remember, Matt says do not do anything to extremes.
High quality and original articles are what Google is looking for. And so are your readers!
There has been a proliferation of “garbage articles” on blog posts as well as “garbage books” on Amazon. It is the push to get to #1 in Google, #1 placement on the search engine results page, #1 on Amazon, that drives the addition push to spew out garbage backlinking or keyword stuffing.
Google’s search engine is looking for fresh relevant content. And so are your readers. So if you are reading this, I beg you not to write another article that has no character, no depth, and nothing new.
“EMMA TIEBENS… Character, Depth, and Service”
I would love to have my friend and business associate write a guest post on LikesUP.com but today she is busy on a webinar as the #1 Case Study as an author, marketer, and successful coach.
Emma Tiebens Founded The Relational Marketer in 2009. She is passionate about teaching entrepreneurs on how to create a powerful online presence for their business using technology to build and foster business relationships with people they wouldn’t have been able to reach before. As a result of that relationship, they feel the need to invest in whatever it is that you offer – product, system or service.
As a Mentor, Consultant and Coach, she is all about Encouraging, Enlightening and Empowering Entrepreneurs and teaching them how to leverage social skills and technology to reach a greater audience. Her “Accountability Action Items” propel them to move forward. She specializes in getting them out of the overwhelm mode and helps them line up their goals with their dreams and passion!
As a Speaker, she speaks about the importance of “Relationships First” and the 4Ps To Profits: Passion, Product, Process, Promotion, Partnership. She shows you how you can become memorable, how to make a good first impression, what posture you need to have to attract industry leaders and how you can show your customers your authentic desire to help them.
As an Author, she has written a book – “Attracting Customers For Life” and has co-authored a book with Mari Smith and 19 other authors worldwide called “The Relationship Age”. She currently has 3 books in the works: Instant Online Celebrity, Relational Marketing Secrets and Proverbial Success Principles For Entrepreneurs.
Emma is an example of someone who knows how to invest in people and reap the rewards: “The Real Currency is Relationship Riches.”
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Likes UP: Google+ Local is replacing Google Local
Yesterday, May 30th, you were probably pleasantly surprised to see the changes to your Google Local page or your clients’ Google local page.
Google has basically done away with Google Local pages. In following their consolidation theme, Google has replaced Places page with Google+ Local pages. The new pages are a lot more dynamic. Some features are removed but it will positively impact search engine optimization for local businesses. Google+ Local pages are now integrated across all Google properties, including mobile formats.
WHY IT IS HOT: The new Google+ Local pages are going to be indexed by Google’s search engine – that’s powerful. They are also going to be used across all Google properties. Get your Google+ Local page in order to benefit from some exciting marketing opportunities. Visually the pages are very attractive. They have a lot more visual interest, and they closely resemble (don’t be surprised) Facebook pages. There will be more interaction with Google+ Local page owners and customers and followers by taking of the social media features of G+.
MOBILE: There is a war in the mobile world as Apple and Android battle it out for local customers. Apple is doing away with Google Maps in favor of its own Maps app shortly. At that point, iOS users will have to download the Google+ app to take advantage of the new Google+ Local features.
Restaurants with mobile will be huge for Google+ Local. Zagat Reviews – The star rating system is out, and Zagat reviews are in. The 30-point Zagat scoring system allows people to create more nuanced and informative reviews. The review format is now a lot more structured, and people must provide scores for service, food and atmosphere. The new scoring system is live, and you can see it on Google Maps, the regular Google search engine and Google+.
Missing: VIDEOS – Added your videos to YouTube or on your website as they don’t appear to show up on Google+ (at least at this time).
Notice in the image above the “Local Tab” on the left side of the page on Google+. By clicking on it, you are taken to a completely personalized local homepage. There is now a split search box. One side is for the type of business that you need, and the other is for the location.
The personalization feature is part of the Circles Filter. As you browse through Google+ Local pages, you can filter the content that you find to only return results by people who are within your circles. This lets you quickly see what your friends and acquaintances are saying about specific businesses. Recommend and comment wisely!
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More Details from Google: http://google.com/+/learnmore/local
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Likes UP: Majority of Valentine’s Day Restaurant Searches Were Mobile
It is rare that the two hats of The Liking Authority and The Love Linguist are shared: one head, two hats!
Because liking when it comes to love and liking when it comes to technology and social media are usually different conversations.
But this year technology and love intersected on mobile devices. That’s what Google reports. The Majority of Valentine’s Day Restaurant Searches Were Mobile, in fact 62% which is very high. So when it comes to love, and probably at the last minute, reservations for restaurants for a lovely date were done on mobile phones and devices.
Mobile helps with Cupid’s last minute work on Valentine’s Day, February 14th
Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year when everyone tries to be a Casanova – carefully planning the details of a romantic evening – but most end up being passionate procrastinators. Fear not, you were in good company this Valentine’s Day.
Mobile makes up 62% of popular restaurant related searches on Valentine’s Day.
Clicks-to-call increase for last minute flower searches. Smartphones also helped save the day with last minute gift givers. Mobile searches for flower-related terms grew 227% from February 7th to February 14th in the US. On Valentine’s Day, the urgency to find flowers increased as more mobile searchers clicked on a phone number
This blog post will also also appear on the Love Bucket Blog.
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