A new announcement on Facebook photo features have took another crown from Google Plus. This has put brakes on the desires of the Google team in improving their social media network among public. There are various ideas prescribed by users to improve the look and feel of Google Plus to engage people a considerable amount of time. There was heavy competition among Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter, and people have shown interest to see a formatted, dynamic and more information posts on a general blog site. Recently Facebook has added a few new interesting features that have created a buzz among its users. Google has responded to this new feature of Facebook by providing search engine, video hangouts and You Tube integration to draw customers towards its network. The search engine feature available is not as advanced compared to Facebook as it misses several features. One lacking feature of Google Plus is that there is no possibility to see every item a user has liked.
There are various suggestions from fans of Google Plus to improve its reach to people. The main thing is to provide options to enrich the About page that contains details about family members, relationship status, views on social matters, favorite celebrity, books, authors, personalities, sports, teams and other social things. The Google team can also provide tiny network and circle me option to create events and pages for group of people. The page should have options for different fonts, background images, logos and themes that give a smart and grandeur look. It is also necessary to have an efficient Application Programming Interface (API), which will create attraction among the users of this site.
There are also a few bugs in Google Plus, which has to be fixed in order to strengthen its grip over the social networking site. Every URL in Google Plus looks lengthy and makes it hard for user to post. The limitations have to be completely avoided as it may help people to follow their most liked personalities. Providing a blogging tool integrated with Google Plus will help in posting the data directly to their related blogs. It is important to provide permission to add videos and photos along with our comments that are getting posted. By following all these measures, Google Plus can eventually overcome its competitors and reach the top level in social networking websites.
Google has started its strategy to overcome the competitors in the social media sites. They have apparently planned to launch their own third-party net commenting platform in helping users to provide their response on various sites. Meanwhile, Google has also started promoting its application store via Google Play and links it with Google Plus. Considering this move by Google, it seems like they have not shown more interest in ad searches and searching files through the net.
Recently, a meeting was held at G-Saudi Arabia to discuss about developing Google’s social site. One such thing is to provide a new commenting platform for the Google user. Earlier, the platform will link with other Google’s online services, where users browsing anywhere can be linked to Google Plus network. They have also integrated the Android device market along with Google Play, to expose various Google’s web products available on market to its users.
Another new thing considered by Google is posting URL in Google Plus. People were not allowed to post comments and share images along with URL using Google Plus in the past, this was a mistake that Google did previously. Facebook, exploded with the help of ‘likes’ on various websites that helped to increase the number of people using Facebook as a third-party commenting platform. This provides two benefits for user – he or she doesn’t have to create a separate new profile on every site they visit and those people who are commenting can be easily identified resulting in responsible posts. Thus, Google sensitively started building social network-centric services that will improve the flow of heavy traffic from user resulting in new business opportunities.
Google plus has just 62 million users as of now. But this number is expected to grow exponentially. This is no prediction, but strongly based on the fact that there are almost 700,000 Android based operating systems that are being activated every day. This combined with the factor that every day Google is aggressively combining all its Products, will help in the expansion of Google Plus. Paul Allen’s Ancestry.com reports that every day 625,000 new Google Plus users are added and if this continues it can end up in some where around 300 million profiles.
But there is a vector quantity named Acceleration involved in it. This can make the change and can make the total user base to be around 400 million. Google is also expected to encourage the developers into developing more and more applications that will boost user entertainment levels in Google Plus. Despite the growing user base it will be quite interesting to see the number of active user count.
After many surprises, Google+ has introduced a new feature in Google news, the “+1 feature”. If a reader likes a news article he/she finds on Google news, he/she can click the +1 option. This is very much similar to the Facebook’s like feature. The article will be automatically visible in the user’s Google reader and their circles. This is in fact a smart move by Google. Meanwhile Critics ignore the fact that Google+ did not come in a day.
Many software engineers worked several hours in the making of Google+. Orkut is or was a sensational social networking site of Google. But many experts are interested in highlighting only the flaws in Google plus. Google+ has TV, music and news including a refined chat approach. Some features of Google plus has not been disclosed but they will astonish us very soon. Explore the world of Social media with the new Google plus feature.
Alas! Widgplus.com has made a release of the new Google plus feed widget. The good news is that this widget is fully customizable, stable and very simple to use with the official Google plus ap. Note, with other platforms, the widget is available as a wordpress free plugin or as an iframe code. It is good to also note that the Google plus widget is placed far ahead of other developer’s models, in terms of customization capabilities.
Are you wondering what at all this widget does? Well, Google plus feed widget, also called widgplus has a mission to empower webmasters to feed the content they share on their Google plus public profile into their websites or blogs. There is an automatic posting unto the website or blog of the webmaster, whenever a public post is shared on Google plus. By means of this, there is new content generation enjoyed by the webmaster’s website or blog. Furthermore, by means of the widget, users are readily able to add the site owner to their Google Plus Circles just by clicking on a button to view their profile. Interestingly, a lot of traffic is finding the widgplus website through the effort of search engines and direct referrals.
Google plus pages create a destination where celebrities and business owners can effectively interact with their fans and critics. Google plus comes in as an analogous alternative to what Facebook and Twitter offers.
At the moment, while Facebook boasts of 800 million users, Google claims 40 million. Nevertheless, the world should watch out for the rise of Google plus, as it endeavours to overtake Facebook and Twitter. The argument to this projection has been made known hereafter. In the first place, let’s remember how Google stands as a giant search engine, and the fact that it integrates plus into its web-dominating search engine. Searchers, with Google + Direct Connect, can insert a “+” before their query, and by so doing go directly to a business’s Google +page.
Now, what is discussed in this paragraph is critical to revealing the reason why Google+ shows strong signs of overtaking Facebook and Twitter. The fact is, with a broad array of services like Search, Gmail, Chrome and Android, Google is able to offer tools that are fundamental to the online lives of a whole lot of people. It should be noted that, all these can be tied to Google+; and as Google+ evolves, Google will automatically have the means to promote its social network and the branded pages within it, in ways that Facebook or Twitter cannot.
It is true that Google Plus started out growing faster than any other social networking website on the Internet, but going by the current trends it seems that Google Plus might not be able to beat Facebook in the long run.
So far Google Plus has only been able to make news every week by promising its users lots of fun and engagement but it seems that it is just a flash in the pan and not real talent. People who flocked to Google Plus leaving Facebook are now coming back to Facebook because of the familiar platform and comfort levels offered by Facebook. It seems that Google Plus has not been able to keep its users engaged and some people have started wondering if at all Google Plus would be able to make it in the long run.
Let us try to dig into some facts that might be attributed to the failure of Google Plus.
When Google Plus entered the social networking scenario Facebook was already enjoying the prime position and had more than 750 million active users. The two other social media sites that were a close second to Facebook were Twitter and Linkdin.
Google Plus had to be something different right from the beginning if it wanted the chunk of users to come to its kitty. It did start out well in the form of introducing a new friend system in Circles, introducing something called Sparks and the video chat Hangout… but all the efforts of Google Plus were left to bite dust when Facebook countered competition by bringing some major changes on its own website.
Facebook introduced something called Smart Lists and also went on to introduce Skype powered video chat feature. All these major changes made Facebook all the more user-friendly and the website has again regained its numero uno position.
Very soon Google plus would allow its users to play Cityville – one of the most popular games by Zynga on its website.
The two companies have been partners for quite sometime now and Google is one of the investors in Zynga. This gaming platform was launched in August and one of the first titles that Zynga had was Zynga Poker.
Cityville has so far been able to draw a lot more traffic on Facebook than any other game and it is expected that after hosting this game on Google plus it would have a tremendous increase in traffic. As of now Google plus has 50 million users and Facebook has more than 800 million users.
As far as Zynga is concerned it is as if now dependent only on Facebook; by securing a place on Google plus it would surely have a lot more hits. This business tie up would definitely prove more profitable to Zynga because Facebook takes away 30% of its share of profits and Google supposedly is offering better terms.
It was definitely Facebook that made news over the last couple of weeks, but the young and experimental Google plus also seems to have made some major achievements. Google plus has been able to get 43.4 million users over the last couple of days and out of that more than 14 million users are completely fresh. Google plus has been able to achieve this feat just after launching the site to the public last week.
The numbers have been furnished by Paul Allen and they definitely have some credibility because earlier when he said that Google plus had a total of 10 million users, it was backed by Google CEO Larry page and a telephonic interview with investors two days later. Earlier this month the site only had 18 million users, but this is the first time that it experienced such massive growth.