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My Google+ Impressions & Another Possible SEO Development



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My Google+ Impressions & Another Possible SEO Development




Google Spot!





So far I am really impressed with Google+, it’s clean,
simple and very easy to use. As I have said before, I am
not into the whole “social” scene as it is not my cup
of tea, but I do have a lot of these programs like Twitter,
MySpace, YouTube, Facebook… to promote my websites and
online marketing.

I have never been a very big user of Facebook, I log in
once or twice every two months or so… only to discover I
have missed someone’s birthday and people are ticked off
at me. Besides, one of my major problems with Facebook, I
can’t separate my business contacts with my close friends and
family. You simply don’t want your business associates to
know or see what you did at yesterday’s outdoor BBQ or that
all night anniversary party that ended when the sun came up.

Now with Google+ and the “Circles” feature you can keep or
separate your different types of contacts into different
groups. You can share the real private stuff only with
those close friends and family – as it should be.

This will be a major selling point for Google+ and one
of its biggest drawing cards.

Sure Facebook will lose more than a few users but does
it really have to worry? I don’t think so… at least not
in the short term.

When I asked my sister about Google+, she said, “What
is Google+?”

Could be wrong but that may be a common answer with
many die-hard Facebook users. They simply don’t know
about Google+ and/or couldn’t care less.

My sister logs into Facebook each morning to check what’s
happening among her contacts… she and people like her won’t
be switching over to Google+ any time soon.

Computer geeks and marketing types… have probably already
switched over to Google+, but considering the world population
as a whole, these users will be a small minority.

More than a few social experts have said, it is Twitter who
really has to worry about Google+ and I agree. This new program
from Google has more of an appeal to me as a Twitter
user than a Facebook user.

In other words, my Facebook contacts can stay where they are,
and I have no intention of moving then over to Google+.
However, I can’t say the same thing about my Twitter contacts,
I want them in my Google+ account… if I am not alone in
that feeling, then Google+ could spell big trouble for Twitter.


First Impressions


First impressions, Google+ feels like an expanded version of
Twitter, designed for those who find 142 characters just too
limiting.

My Predictions for what they’re worth, the outlook for Google+
seems very promising… and not because it’s a Facebook replacement
or even a Twitter replacement. Google+ might just become
a vital key element of Google, if millions upon millions,
of its members use G+ as their starting point for “all things
Google” .

I have been saying for years that Google should connect
all their countless programs together in a “portal” or one
entry point.

This could be it.

If Google users use Google+ as their starting point
for “all things Google” then Google+ will be a roaring
success. Not just as a social networking site, but as
your own personal link to Google. I don’t believe any other
program like iGoogle, Google Profiles, Google Buzz… quite
filled that bill. Never really captured the hearts of users,
Google+ may just be the answer. It may just do the trick.

Regardless, for webmasters and especially for online marketers,
Google+ is a must have marketing tool. Combined with the Google+
button, it will play a major part in SEO and/or your Google rankings
in the years to come.

Add Me To Your Google+ Circles:

Titus Hoskins+




Another Possible SEO Development

WebProNews is making the argument that Google may be
re-designing its results pages or how they list their
search results. Google is testing a page layout where
the left table will move down as you scroll down…
at the moment it is static and remains at the top.

Many people believe Google is doing this so that
search results in the future will all be listed on
one page… like we now have in Google Image Search.

If Google does make this change – it will mean that
2nd and 3rd page results will be immediately visible
as you scroll down. Could make a big difference in
how much traffic you get because most Google users don’t
click beyond the first page.

I find using Google Image search really great just because
you don’t have to click to another page, like you have
to do in say – Yahoo Image Search.

As I have already told you before, Google is already using
“Authorship Markup”… you can tag your content/listing
with your author’s page and photo. If Google search results
are all listed on one page, having your photo next to your
listing will definitely make it more visible and you will
get more clicks or traffic than links which don’t have it.

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Titus

http://www.bizwaremagic.com

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Can Google+ Stop Facebook From Becoming The Top Site On The Web?



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Can Google+ Stop Facebook From Becoming The #1 Site On The Web?



Google Spot!





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How To Join Google+

I am seeing a lot sites/people using the “invite”
to Google+ to build their contact list, get clicks…

don’t be deceived!

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Can Google+ Stop Facebook From Becoming The #1 Site On The Web?

All the talk this week has been about Google+ and can it beat
Facebook at the social networking game? If you just examine the
Alexa numbers alone… you will see that Facebook is beating Google
hands-down in some very important traffic stats.

Actually, in both May and June, Facebook knocked Google out of the
number one position a couple of times, you can see this if you
compare the stats for Google and Facebook in Alexa. But where Facebook
must have Google really concerned is in the number of “Pageviews”
and “Time Spent on Site” – Facebook easily wins the day.

Google had to do something to compete with Facebook, otherwise
Google would have to give up its position as the #1 site on the web.
Perception is everything on the web and Google would lose both
revenues and reputation, if it has to settle for second place.


Will Google+ become popular?


Google+ might catch on or it might not, anyone remember Google Buzz,
Google Wave, or even iGoogle – those haven’t exactly been knockouts
with 3/4 of a billion users?

Right now, Google+ is getting some good press – like this PC World
article giving “9 Reasons To Switch From Facebook to Google+”


http://www.pcworld.com/article/234825/9_reasons_to_switch_from_facebook_to_google.html


The whole “Trust” angle could be a major factor in the success
of Google+… I believe Google has built up a lot of trust with
web surfers, this could bring onboard a lot of users.

But even with some good press and some good reviews, especially
when it comes to the “Circle” feature of grouping friends, doesn’t
mean hundreds of millions will be leaving Facebook for Google+.

Once you have all your networks built up in Facebook, many
people are not going to jump ship just because another program
comes along, even if it’s from Google. Then again, we always
have to remember, the Internet is very “fluid” and changes
quickly.


MySpace was once the most popular Facebook!


But many web users will always think of Google as a Search Engine
and leave it at that; they will keep their social connections
separate.

However, Google+ only has to cut into Facebook’s numbers, to
knock Facebook back down a couple of pegs. And/or to stop Facebook
from getting to a Billion Users, which will have its own bragging
rights.

Of course, I look at all this stuff from an SEO viewpoint, Google+
will give Google another powerful way to rank web content. It will
be another large pool of data Google can draw upon to discover
what content, sites, videos, articles… users are sharing and
recommending.


I believe a major SEO shift is happening in the background…


Instead of just backlinks, Google is now looking more closely at
your whole site and content, ranking it accordingly. Google MAY
also be getting ready to switch more of their ranking signals
towards their OWN data coming from 160+ million Google Chrome users,
the new Google +1 Button and the even newer Google+ social networking
platform we are talking about here.

Plus, Google also has all that data from Youtube, Google Analytics,
Adsense and Adwords… and of course, all that countless data from
it’s own search engine and how people use it.

In addition, we have big major changes on the horizon with ICANN’s new
“generic” or “dot anything” domains coming next year. This could
really switch up the whole Seo/Ranking game.

But remember, Google is always in control… just recently they
de-indexed ALL “co.cc” domains for too many spamny links and for
violating Google rules. All the sub-domains gone – vanished from
Google in one instant. If any of these new “generic” domains
goes down the same spammy road, Google can just de-list the
domain. Scary to say the least…

This also shows, regardless of how the Facebook vs Google+
plays out, Google is still in the driver’s seat and wheels
enormous power on the web. If I were Facebook, I would be
adding new features like video chat… and keeping a close
eye on what Google is doing with Google Plus.

If you want other views/opinions on Google+, here’s a very
good post from Webpronews:

http://www.webpronews.com/google-plus-first-impressions-2011-07




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http://www.bizwaremagic.com

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Will “GoogleMe” Finally Make Google a Two-Trick Pony?



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Will “GoogleMe” Finally Make Google a Two-Trick Pony?


If you have been reading this small marketing newsletter or emails,
you know I am probably too obsessed with Google and everything
connected with it. However, since 80% of my online income
comes directly or indirectly from Google there is a reason for
this insanity.

Or in other words, without my high rankings in Google my income
would be cut down to 20% – Ouch!

For this reason I keep a close eye on Google and all the rumors
swirling around it. Lately, the buzz concerns “GoogleMe” or “Google Me”
which is supposed to be a “Facebook Killer”, a social network
program/site being developed by Google.

(I am not making this up folks – this rumor comes from CNN –
best source on the planet for rumors and gossip. Find it here:
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/28/a-new-social-network-google-me

Since Google started people/critics have been complaining that
Google is a “one-trick pony”, its one and only really successful
venture has been its lucrative search engine and its obvious
dominance of that market – at least in the North American
marketplace.

Despite offering up or buying up some very popular programs
such as Gmail, Youtube, Google Voice, Google Buzz, Android
and even venturing into the Nexus One Phone —- Google is still
mainly known for online search.

Now, besides Apple and Microsoft, Google’s main competition is
Facebook, which has the growth and numbers Google can only
dream about. People have embraced Facebook and use it daily to
connect with colleagues, friends and family.

However, Facebook is morphing into more than just a social network
of like minded individuals – it is becoming a search engine. The
Facebook “Like Button and Box” is becoming a more democratic way of
voting for your most popular websites and products. Facebook’s
Open Graph Search can be seen as a real challenge to Google.

The search functions on Facebook even have an “auto-suggest” feature
which makes it even more effective. All this must have Google concerned
since it really has no competition to worry about – the upcoming
Bing/Yahoo might be a minor irritant but Google has already strongly
beaten those two in the search marketplace.

This brings us back to the question at hand – does Google have a
Facebook type program in the works? Can it possibly give Facebook
some competition?

Most of Google’s new programs have not caught fire with the general
public – at least not in the way that Facebook has. Google Buzz,
Google Voice, iGoogle, Google Wave… all have been debuted with
much fanfare and buzz, only to stall or peter out; at least when
you compare them to something like Facebook.

GoogleMe, if it does surface, could suffer the same faith or it could
break the mold and give Google another popular program to further
develop and strengthen its search dominance. And it can be monetized in
the save way that Google has monetized (some say ruined) YouTube.

However, others disagree, many believe Google monetization of YouTube
has made that program stronger and has given a revenue source for
millions of young Spielberg wanabes. More power to them and Google.

Now from a marketing angle, GoogleMe like Facebook, could be a great
place to promote your website and/or products. Recommendations from
family and friends play a vital role in what we finally buy. Recommendations
from people we know and trust is a major buying factor and marketers have
taken advantage of this fact for a long time.

But can a GoogleMe really give Facebook some real competition?
The answer is a definite YES.

People will use the site that gives them the best features and
programs, but Facebook’s numbers could be a problem for Google,
most people use Facebook because that’s where everyone else is.

If GoogleMe becomes “the” place to be on the web, then it will
finally give Google its second “out of the ballpark” program. One
that can generate lucrative revenue streams beside search, although
search will probably be a major part of any program Google creates.

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