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Which is better and why? Facebook or Google Plus?
bill




msg:4629483
 1:49 am on Dec 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Lifehacker ran an interesting poll where they asked users which SNS they prefered.

http://lifehacker.com/facebook-vs-google-your-best-arguments-1479394128 [lifehacker.com]

Facebook vs. Google+: Your Best Arguments

  • Facebook Has All the People You Know and Love
  • Google+ Makes it Easy to Meet New People
  • Google+ Does Everything
  • Google+ Made Google Worse
  • Google+ Makes It Easier to Share Relevant Stuff with Relevant People
  • Google+ Is Better for Business


  • What do WebmasterWorld members think?

     

    Swanny007




    msg:4629504
     2:39 am on Dec 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

    They forgot one:
    - Google+ was forced on millions of users who didn't want it

    bill




    msg:4629538
     6:00 am on Dec 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

    No that's in there, under "Google+ Made Google Worse"

    webcompany




    msg:4630378
     11:02 am on Dec 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

    Both, B'coz in facebook we promote data in Profile,Group, Page... and in Google+ profile,communities,page

    engine




    msg:4630501
     6:50 pm on Dec 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

    I've yet to see worthwhile traction on G+, whereas, I see traction on FB.

    I get the impression that G+ has more people posting, but not interacting.

    I'll give FB the +1 for the time being.

    Chrispcritters




    msg:4631355
     12:56 am on Dec 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

    Personally and professionally I find Google+ without any positive aspects.

    GifAnimator




    msg:4631436
     10:40 am on Dec 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

    Add the authorship tag to your website and get a rich snippet appear in the search results, that definitely improves the CTR as well as defining your web content to be yours which helps stop scraped site getting better search positions than you.

    Collect a good following on G+ which gives anyone logged in an enhanced Google search engine position for your work.

    Get good Google search engine placement for any of your posts on G+, have you not noticed how Google are giving their own products priority.

    Build up a good PR for your Google+ profile which will give good link juice to any linked websites.

    I could go on but to say that there are no positive aspects seems just a little short sighted

    BoostSoftware




    msg:4631508
     4:06 pm on Dec 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

    I use both, and right now I'd say I find FB better because I'm used to it. It's easier for me to share things via FB and get it out to a wider audience. That being said, I use G+ and am trying to build up my circles. G+ (once you have a respectable following) makes it easier to share information with the circles you choose, so imo it can be a little more precise than FB.

    triniwiz




    msg:4633378
     6:16 am on Dec 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

    It's true fb got everyone at the moment but g+ is a lot easier to use and the one of the best tools for your business

    ileaddigital




    msg:4633624
     10:09 am on Dec 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

    From traffic point of view Facebook is the better social network, but if think SEO point of view then it is definitely true that Google plus page is far better than facebook page because you can get dofollow links from Google plus not from facebook. I observed Google also gives preference crawling the post to Google Plus its own social network.

    cps31




    msg:4642569
     9:27 am on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

    The worse thing about Google Plus is, it is trying to copy each and everything from facebook. There is nothing unique here to attract the people.

    bill




    msg:4643190
     5:37 am on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

    The worse thing about Google Plus is, it is trying to copy each and everything from facebook.

    Really? Sounds like you haven't used G+ much. Although there are some common elements that almost all SNS share, G+ has a lot of features that FB tried to emulate. Too bad one of those features hasn't included no ads...
    It could be argued that G+ looked at the failings of FB and has tried to avoid a lot of them.

    dananorma




    msg:4652648
     10:30 am on Mar 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

    I think Google+ is better for your seo. if you share your article or website to google +,your rank will improve faster.

    Steve_White




    msg:4652921
     7:23 am on Mar 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Google is promoting Google Plus and updating features like linked youtube account and analytics account. Also Google Plus have many features as compared to Facebook like Authorship.

    macwong




    msg:4653193
     6:04 am on Mar 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Both has their own value. In my use both give their benefits to drive traffic. Google Map Listing is one plus point of G plus. And in the same manner Facebook Fan page services offered by Facebook.

    Stickywebz




    msg:4653396
     6:24 pm on Mar 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

    At this point in time Google+ wins for me. The ability to link for value, the share system, and the communities are all a warm welcome. I feel that Facebook is better for marketing once you have a following, utilizing boosted posts.

    scottb




    msg:4656690
     1:45 pm on Mar 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

    I post every day on both Facebook and Google+ for my sites and my client sites. Facebook delivers about 20 times the clickthrough traffic to our Web sites, but Google+ does help a bit with rankings.

    Arjun3315




    msg:4659465
     11:03 am on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

    If you focus on pagerank than Google + is better,if you focus on traffic then Facebook is great. Google + give you more do-follow links on pages,Where Facebook Gives No-Follow Backlinks. :) Choice is yours :v

    scottb




    msg:4659507
     2:26 pm on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

    G+ links recently became nofollow, which removes a major benefit.

    KristinaRoy




    msg:4664859
     6:30 am on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Facebook is good to share images and other things with friends and relatives but Google Plus is good to increase social signals of a website. Google shows Google plus profile in search results so it is good for promotion purpose. I prefer Google Plus.

    Joozed




    msg:4670299
     3:59 pm on May 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

    I enjoy how Google+ integrates with all the other Google products like hangouts, helpouts, phone, wallet etc. etc. Between Google+ and Twitter you do not need much else to ge the word out. Facebook's value seems to be steeped a lot in the fact that it was a first mover but not so much an innovator of valuable tools like Google is.

    BoostSoftware




    msg:4671295
     3:32 pm on May 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Yeah...sometimes you post a photo or video that you didn't know was going out to all your circles:-(

    tangor




    msg:4671336
     6:24 pm on May 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Both are spooky. :)

    (disclaimer, have both, just don't over work them)

    Stickywebz




    msg:4673241
     7:43 pm on May 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

    You should be on both. Google is better for helping pages rank as compared to Facebook which is better for driving traffic to those pages. The key is learning how to effectively use each one.

    sarahmaegan26




    msg:4676748
     8:51 am on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Google plus in no doubt gives all that you need for promoting your web page. When need about the social relationship go with FB and when it comes to network and exposure go with G+. Having both one on one can help you reach great heights.

    classicflorida




    msg:4681449
     9:23 am on Jun 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Google+ is better than Facebook for the site's promotion.

    sizzle775




    msg:4685069
     8:49 am on Jul 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

    FB is easy to use and user has choice to opt it. I will give preference for G+. But for site promotion, G+ works faster.

    doodleblue




    msg:4685280
     11:16 am on Jul 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

    Both google+ and facebook are important for getting traffic. Compare to facebook , google + is very useful in driving traffic . because google is concentrating more on the g+ for business so once the G+ is approved with a verified you will obviously drive some traffic.

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    [edited by: buckworks at 6:01 pm (utc) on Jul 5, 2014]
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