Will Google+ Beat Facebook And Twitter?

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Goggle+ is making an Big BUZZ outthere
It may be the Next Facebook, everyday there is a new thing to discover on Google+

I would like to get your honest opinion about this matter, What do you think?


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  • Profile picture of the author felku
    I doubt that Google+ will beat Facebook but it has a lot of potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick W
    Originally Posted by JaimeCruzM View Post

    Goggle+ is making an Big BUZZ outthere
    It may be the Next Facebook, everyday there is a new thing to discover on Google+
    It already is the next facebook. I personally dont think it will catch up to facebook for the amount of daily users and whats being shared etc but i do know for sure there will be an insane amount of money to be made on G+, Its only just beginning and we IM'ers are in the best spot to capitalize
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
      Originally Posted by Rick W View Post

      It already is the next facebook. I personally dont think it will catch up to facebook for the amount of daily users and whats being shared etc but i do know for sure there will be an insane amount of money to be made on G+, Its only just beginning and we IM'ers are in the best spot to capitalize
      Totally agree with you.. I gotta get my hands dirty with G+.. I just share stuff on there because I heard it was great for SERPS...
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  • Profile picture of the author tim_buchalka
    I think the answer is yes. Google+ has an amazing advantage over facebook. They already own the search engine traffic !

    So they get to control what people see when they search. This means they can promote google plus results over any other if they choose to.

    In October 2011 Google+ already had 40M users, in January it was up to 90M. And growing daily.

    I am banking on two things - Facebook starting to even out in terms of people using it and g+ expanding so they eventually get to both have around the same users.

    If I were facebook I would be very concerned right now. Maybe they should release a search engine? lol

    Having used G+ now its so much more intuitive and nicer to use, and has far more flexible ways to share content to specific segments of your contacts (just one example).

    Now is the time to be using G+ folks!
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    • Profile picture of the author THK
      Originally Posted by Rick W View Post

      ... but i do know for sure there will be an insane amount of money to be made on G+, Its only just beginning and we IM'ers are in the best spot to capitalize
      I bet lots of warriors including myself would love to know how exactly we can get a tiny share of this "insane amount of money" from G+

      Originally Posted by tim_buchalka View Post

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      In October 2011 Google+ already had 40M users, in January it was up to 90M. And growing daily.

      ...
      Out of curiosity, do you have your social circle in there, I mean people you know besides your professional life? Or is it only group of warriors and other marketers?

      I bet Google counted me in that 90 million as well even though I abandoned my account within a day.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
    I doubt it.. Seriously.. They're playing catch up.. Word is, Facebook is about to blog Google+ out of the water. They are (or have) went public which will take FB to a whole other level.

    Facebook also has their own search bar and their advertising system is the most advanced on the planet; and Google knows this.

    Their the #2 site in the world and people interact with their site.. I see google launching an ad program like Google Adwords soon and boy if they do, all the marketers that Google screwed over are gonna be like "See ya later"..
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    • Profile picture of the author tim_buchalka
      Originally Posted by Dennisknows View Post

      I doubt it.. Seriously.. They're playing catch up.. Word is, Facebook is about to blog Google+ out of the water. They are (or have) went public which will take FB to a whole other level.
      No doubt they are playing catchup, and facebook has a big headstart. The FB going public is not necessarily a good thing. Well good for cash reasons, but bad in the sense that they are forced to look at making a decent return for their shareholders as a first priority when Mark was never in it for the money.

      Who knows, could change everything.

      Having used both products extensively Google to me is far more intuitive and easier to use but by no means is it perfect, they are releasing new stuff often.

      They only just added the ability to allow you to assign someone else to manage your Google+ for business pages for example.

      Not to say that facebook are going anywhere anytime soon either.

      At the end of the day the competition will make it better for the users, who will be the true winners.

      Right now is the time to get up to speed and learn everything you can about G+. As an IM you should make this a priority.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    google plus is boring....most of my clients when I tell them...."oh yeah, you have to get on yet ANOTHER social media platform".....they groan
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  • Profile picture of the author tim_buchalka
    Originally Posted by jimimartin52 View Post

    Facebook is the undisputed champion of social networking, with more than 800 million active users
    Let me fix this for you.

    Facebook is the undisputed current champion of social networking, with more than 800 million active users.

    Nothing stays the same for ever. Just ask Altavista who used to be the #1 search engine in the world.

    Not say it's going to happen (frankly it's all speculation) but it's certainly possible.

    I find it hard to bet against a company that has the majority share of search engine traffic on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumdor
    Google+ and Facebook are different in the way the features are working so they will both go well. I regsitered for Google+ but have not used it once to talk to firnds except share links. From a search point of view, Google+do have an advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author ranaamir
    Yes in future google+ beat Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlenGeorgeson
    Yes Google+ will certainly beat facebook, because I bet they will advertise their service ALL OVER THE PLACE once they decide to take down Facebook. I mean hey, it's Google, they own the biggest search engine in the world, they can do whatever they want.They own the world

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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    I tried Google+ and didn't like it. I use facebook as a social site and I'm always on there talking rubbish

    Only two people I personally know have tried Google+ and one gave up on it very quickly. The other is hoping to use it for business.

    I doubt Google+ will last. The only people I ever hear saying good things about it, are marketers. As they are usually peddling something related or repeating what they've heard from each others sales pitches, I distrust this.

    For something like Google+ to last, it would need to appeal to the average person as a social site, not just a business tool.

    It's just my opinion but I highly suspect that most Google+ users are like me. People who signed up to see what it was, then couldn't be bothered looking for the button to close the account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Tracey
    My take is that, at the moment, they're two very different animals.

    Facebook: Link up with old friends and share the relatively mundane trivia of your daily life and yes many people DO find this very interesting.

    G+ Make new friends as well as follow people who are experts or professionals in their field as well as those who you find interesting.

    For instance if you're interested in photography G+ has an extremely large contingent of photographers.

    G+ posts tend to be far more informative and longer than those on Facebook...At least in my experience, amongst my circles.

    I think G+ will continue growing and will do so exponentially in the not too distant future.

    For those who find G+ boring... Well in order to enjoy it you need to make some effort to get involved...But then again maybe you ARE just interested in the aforementioned trivialities of peoples' daily lives.
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    • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
      Originally Posted by Michael Tracey View Post

      For those who find G+ boring... Well in order to enjoy it you need to make some effort to get involved...But then again maybe you ARE just interested in the aforementioned trivialities of peoples' daily lives.
      I agree the two are very different. However, if I want information I will research something properly and not just trust a social networking site. I do research on a continual basis and Google+ isn't even on my radar. Even Wikipedia I view with distrust.

      Facebook is for talking to real people. Much of that involves trivialities and talking to friends and relatives about things that seem bizarre to everyone else. It's about looking at the nightclubs photo gallery to see if they caught you dancing, and mocking your friends because they were caught pulling a silly face. That isn't a bad thing, it's a large part of life - just digitized.

      When I hear people (away from marketing forums) talking about the funny thing they said on Google+, then I'll start to look at its long term potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZK
    The main problem with google+ is its late arrival! i already have loads of people on facebook and only 5% of them know what google+ is! 1% of these is willing to consider G+!
    For me, its becoming more like a fancy RSS reader as many tech websites are on it and you can get them all in one place with loads of pics, info and comments
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  • Profile picture of the author VipsK
    Very good question - I think that FB has a very huge time advantage but G+ has the power to do something about it, and currently is doing so too - I am watching this with keen interest and curiosity
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  • Profile picture of the author ace666
    Is this any different to the question of Coke or Pepsi?

    Both facebook & google are huge, but I'd have to agree with Vipsk - facebook are ahead in the social networking side and that will play to their advantage, plus they have made clever business decisions all the way so strategically they aren't going to lose the advantage from what I can see.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    It will take time, but I think it will beat Facebook and Twitter

    It has been surprisingly slow in taking off, but it is only a matter of time

    Google is too powerful to watch it be number 2 for too long... only a matter of time.

    Having said that, FB is MUCH bigger than Google + at this point
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    In terms of search traffic, Google+ is going to be ahead of that because of the Search Plus Your World update. But in terms of totally beating both Facebook and Twitter? They're going to have to do a lot of work before they can actually do that. Well, either they work for it, or the people suddenly get bored of Facebook and Twitter, which I don't think will happen as of the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author KingKuba
      People are sheep and need a follower...

      Going to be hard for Google to go after a established userbase. It worked with Android and they took over iphone/blackberry with a superior product but this is different.

      People are not going to change when all their friends are on it. Someone would have to start a big trend and everyone follow for mass exodus to happen. No one likes "moving" but if the new home is that much better eventually they might.

      Most of the traffic on facebook is games/apps, to me everything looks outdated like it's 2007. I don't see G+ catching up anytime soon, it's not the "it" product. They need to have some kind of a promo/incentive to switch.


      With all the power/options Google has they are probably the only one that would have chance. Can't they just disallow "youtube" to be used/embedded on facebook just for spite?
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    Originally Posted by JaimeCruzM View Post

    Goggle+ is making an Big BUZZ outthere
    It may be the Next Facebook, everyday there is a new thing to discover on Google+

    I would like to get your honest opinion about this matter, What do you think?


    Jaime (El Tigre)
    Not in this lifetime. The only way that Google Plus can get people to sign up, is to brute force them to if they sign up for ANY other Google product.

    That increases their numbers, but is meaningless. Those people don't use Google Plus. They were tricked into creating a profile.

    Google doubles Plus membership with brute-force signup process
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  • Profile picture of the author Jan W
    Well I think, that google+ is doing well especially in the business secor it´s getting some buzz. But for the everage user, facebook is still the place to be. But they will loose some users with the new timeline function.
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  • Profile picture of the author sentinelsoft
    Google+? Facebook and twitter are seen as threat by google, it will definitely take google time and hard work before they can catch up with them. Facebook and twitter are growing at an alarming rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trivium
    I don't think you can really consider G+ as a rival to facebook. Sure, they are both social networking sites, but in such a field, the first mover advantage is a truly formidable barrier, which I don't see G+ surmounting any time in the near future.

    For example, when G+ was released, just about everyone interested in using a social networking site was already signed up with Facebook. People were already in the habit of using FB to organise events, share info and keep track of birthdays (yes, I'm sure we're all guilty of this ), and unless everyone suddenly migrated to G+, people would still use facebook to organise everything, because they know everyone is still a member of the site, whereas using G+ would only notify the few people that had migrated to it (many of whom still used facebook anyway).

    Ultimately, it is just inconvenient to juggle two social networking accounts for most people, and then the tendency would be to just use the one that most people were using - facebook.

    So unless facebook undergoes a change that immensely pisses off its entire user base, I don't see G+ gaining any major headway over facebook in the near or distant future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony2010
    Google + - Too Little Too Late

    Nearly everyone I know doesn't care less or don't even know about Google plus, most people are far too busy to be joining yet another website. The response when you talk about doing something is "yeah post it on facebook".

    I just can't ever see it having anything like the same success as FB. It's too late for Google, they took far too long joining the social scene.
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  • Profile picture of the author Haris Tahic
    Facebook became the real word in non-english speaking countries. It's very hard for Google to beat Facebook. Google was too late.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Barker
    Originally Posted by JaimeCruzM View Post

    Goggle+ is making an Big BUZZ outthere
    It may be the Next Facebook, everyday there is a new thing to discover on Google+

    I would like to get your honest opinion about this matter, What do you think?


    Jaime (El Tigre)
    I have heard a lot of hype about Google Plus from some top online gurus but in my personal opinion, I don't believe it has what it takes to beat Facebook. I do believe that Google Plus could beat Twitter farely quickly.

    My personal opinion. I use all 3
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    "If you’re signed into Google, we can do things like suggest search queries – or tailor your search results – based on the interests you’ve expressed in Google+, Gmail, and YouTube. We’ll better understand which version of Pink or Jaguar you’re searching for and get you those results faster."
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    I personally think that Google+ is going to surpass Facebook as far as Business Pages are concerned.

    With 84% of search being done using Google, the skys the limit, and especially now that Google is making search results geared more towards its users. SEO will be greatly affected. Not in a bad way, but backlinks, keywords, and meta data will play a different roll.
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  • Profile picture of the author skagenweb
    Doubt it. Its far too simplistic and doesnt have any attraction. At least twitter has the appeal of celebrities and facebook is considered "cool". What does G+ have?
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    • Profile picture of the author tim_buchalka
      Originally Posted by skagenweb View Post

      Doubt it. Its far too simplistic and doesnt have any attraction. At least twitter has the appeal of celebrities and facebook is considered "cool". What does G+ have?
      Simplistic? sounds like you have not used it much, there is a lot of functionality in there.

      100M users and growing (rapidly) and owned by Google is a force to be reckoned with I think.

      As to whether it will beat facebook and twitter, I guess it depends on the definition of the question.

      Will it "beat them" in pure numbers? Maybe, Maybe not.

      Will it "beat them" by having more results showing up in the SERPs? I distinct possibility given Google also own the SERP's. I mean you only need to look at youtube video results in the search engines. Now showing up in the majority of searches and only a few years back that was not the case.

      I think we'll see the same thing with G+. In fact this is happening now more and more as it's rolled out.


      Time will tell.
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    Originally Posted by JaimeCruzM View Post

    Goggle+ is making an Big BUZZ outthere
    It may be the Next Facebook, everyday there is a new thing to discover on Google+

    I would like to get your honest opinion about this matter, What do you think?


    Jaime (El Tigre)
    Google+ is just a new born baby while FB and Twitter are grown up old men. It will take a lot of time for Google+ to become big and impressive.
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  • Profile picture of the author roomservice
    The first buzz was pretty big, but I don't think Google+ will beat FB
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
    No I don't think Google+ will beat facebook or twitter, I say there is room for all three and I see G+ as another avenue to reach out and connect with people. Pity there are some out there that see it as another avenue for spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExpertSEOServices
    I am not sure if it has the ability to become more popular than facebook as its a more simple idea. I like Google plus and its great for SEO but Facebook is still a incredibly powerful social network and very beneficial for businesses and personal use alike.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kylerichards86
    Although google+ has a lot of potential i doubt that it will beat facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author Cheeth
    Google + will definitely rank easier than facebook since FB are quite closed to google. this in the end could damage FB. I really hope Google+ doesn't take over facebook. I'm too concerned about my privacy!!!
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    Facebook has a ton of money and resources and experience. They will stay on top.
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