Google has stuck with its story that the various components of Google+ and the +1 button don’t have an effect on search rankings. They have to. Once they admit that it does (as countless studies and tests have indicated), the flood of spam and blackhat SEO techniques will grow larger than it already has. This is important to understand for anyone doing research on the topic. Google isn’t trying to deceive people for the sake of being deceptive. They’re trying to protect the sanctity of what will become their greatest advantage in the ongoing search engine wars. They will not sit back and do what Yahoo did a decade ago, relying on mass adoption to carry them through. Just because Google is on top today doesn’t mean that they have no fears for the future.
Many may agree that the reason Google+ hasn’t quite taken off as many may had thought it would is due to lacking in the ease of socializing. Although circles are a great way to place people and choose who we want to directly share with, we have become accustomed to finding and interacting with people a little more openly and simpler.
This is not to say Google hasn’t tried to make their social networking site more social, with Hangouts and Communities, they are surely putting great effort into adding features that are innovative and some that we are already familiar with elsewhere. Yet, it must be difficult to try and create a social network these days, especially with the competition and to try to succeed without mimicking them, even though you know from their lessons as to what works and what hasn’t.
It seems like many people have fooled themselves into believing that Google+ is nothing more than a ghost town and perhaps the interactions on this social platform is not as quick as Twitter and Facebook or perhaps you haven’t circled the right people. Either way, Google+ is only going to get better and has already integrated its social platform into all of their other services, this is something we definitely need to watch since Google+ is the first social network to be able to do that as they actually have other successful investments, such as Blogger, Gmail, YouTube and oh yeah, Google Search Engine.
Google is one of the most well known companies in the world. They tend to have their hands in just about everything including social networking, mobile phones, computers, and many other secondary companies. They seem to not only keep up with the competitors, but are often ahead of the curve. [Read more...]
Let’s face it. Facebook (and Google+) love pictures. It ranks at the top of the news feed food chain above text posts, videos, and links. It’s the primary reason that many people visit Facebook in the first place. They want to see pictures of little Timmy sliding into third base, the places that their friends and family are visiting, and cats. Don’t forget the cats.
There are two truly valid ways to post on social media. It depends on the personality, goals, and bandwidth available within your business. Both have pros and cons. Both have chances of success and failure.
Google+ is a site that you can connect to on the social influencing tool, Klout, however if you want the activities you make on Google+ to actually count towards your overall Klout score you need to go beyond your circles and extended circles.
This is Part 4 in a 5 part series. Please read the previous posts first or none of this will really make any sense.
- Part I: The Key to Search and Social in 2013 and Beyond
- Part II: Picking the Power Accounts at Your Dealership
- Part III: Building Your Dealership Power Accounts
So, you have your power accounts. You’ve done what was posted in the previous parts of this series and you have a strong individual presence on Facebook and Twitter at the least plus hopefully other social media sites like Google+ and Pinterest. It’s time to put these accounts into action and produce a return on your investment of time and energy. Where do you start?
There is a rise in niche-level outsourced social media that is refreshing on one hand and discouraging on the other. It’s encouraging because when agencies take the stance of focusing on a single niche such as automotive or entertainment, they are able to build up several resources to make their jobs easier and the clients’ social media presence more robust. On the other hand, it allows many to create an assembly-line, one-size-fits-all mentality of automation that can actually hurt the clients.