"roflmao @ Google"
+1 will languish like most non-search Google things. Google will be search, Facebook will be social. Facebook has a stronger hold on their market than Google does because of all the time people have invested in Facebook. Google has people's habits to keep them coming back but not real investment from users in Google search.
I think in near future, Google + is going to beat Facebook in terms of number of registered users as well as time on site. The addition of Business Page and Hangouts are some of the Alarming features for Facebook. A company dominating the Search Market is going to Dominate the Social Market as well.
Damned with feint praise and lack of users?
what if google makes it obligatory to be registered at Google+ if you want to use Google search? :)
how many people would possibly boycott that? :)
well i don't think that Google+ can beat Facebook even in the future. yes might possible it may get better rank in the future but it wont be able to beat Facebook.
Well, Google+ will grow rapidly with time and the day is not far when it will become one of the most popular social networking site across the globe.
|what if google makes it obligatory to be registered at Google+ if you want to use Google search? :) |
unlikely, but if they do, registering and using = 2 different things.
I'd just register with a throwaway email. :)
But who knows what g will do if their business starts to downturn, it's all been straight to the moon uphill so far...
|Google has people's habits to keep them coming back but not real investment from users in Google search. |
skibum, I agree. I like the way you boil things down. :) Facebook users are invested with the platform for a variety of reasons that are deeper than mere habit.
My 25 year old son and three of his friends came by to watch the playoff football games this past weekend. All of them work in some kind tech related job. Marketing, Graphics, eCommerce Manager at a local B&M, etc.
It was interesting to watch them for 4 hours... CONSTANTLY on their phones doing things... twitter, facebook, texting, etc. I asked them about Google+ and what they thought of it... and they all kinda looked at me like I was old and out of touch. (I'm really not)
Although all of them have G+ accounts, not one of them uses it. They said it was too vanilla and sterile, lacked the fun and wow factor that other places have.
It was an interesting conversation for sure to see the younger user generation and what REALLY appeals to them.
As far as I know - Google + is not that popular at the moment - or am I wrong ?
I am a wild facebook user and frankly I have no interest in using Google + - nevertheless they tried to make it all exclusive so that people can only get in when they are invited in - this is pure psychology- the less you get it the more you want it - I think Facebook will stay number one - opinions?
Yes all the publicity about Google+ is just hype.
The reason people join a social media network is to joining up with the friends.
If all your friends are on Facebook, why would you in a new site?
I can't be cheaper as Facebook is already free.
Google should stick to search and adwords and maps.
Google is pushing Google+ so hard, it'll be difficult to try not to trip and fall into it.
G+ is miniscule, the momentum is on sites like Tumblr, Pinterest. With all Google's might it hasn't come even close to these kinds of growth rates. Addthis just published numbers today showing Pinterest click-thru growth rate, the curve is as close to vertical as I've seen.
This rise and fall is a normal growth process. During the 90s microsoft stock doubled every year, now it's more like HP or IBM, respectable, but not a high flyer. Now Apple is doing the same (again). But Google's growth seems to be less spectacular than either of those at their peak. Most of their innovation has been in free products that haven't done spectacularly well at monetizing the search business. Their future opportunities lie in mobile and handheld computing. Not social media.
This link sort of proves what i said above
Here's another article from WSJ [online.wsj.com ] that shows Google will do just about anything to try to CATCH UP to Facebook. This article suggests that getting more social type data is the reason behind all of the privacy violations that have been coming up more and more frequently.
|Facebook has a stronger hold on their market than Google does because of all the time people have invested in Facebook. Google has people's habits to keep them coming back but not real investment from users in Google search. |
i agree that this is what worries google. people can switch to another search engine right now, in two seconds, and google would never see them again. but its not that easy to switch from facebook, because all your friends would have to come to.
its like bank accounts and baked beans. people dont change banks because of all the hassle about updating bills, wages and suppliers. facebook is like bank accounts.
but google is like baked beans. if you dont like your brand of baked beans then its easy to switch
|google is like baked beans |
Recently I got a bad case of indigestion from those Google Beans!