Are you hearing lots of buzz about Google plus and not sure what is this new tool is all about and how people are finding it? If so theN look no further. This post will answer all your questions.
Majority of the early users are agreed that Google plus is the best product of Google so far in the social media space. Actually I haven’t come across any one who is complaining about the user interface. Majority of the people I know are really happy and excited about this new tool and its features.
But as a marketer or a business, I think Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will remain the top players until Google plus can match them with user numbers. So far its doing great on catching up and aggregated over 20 million users in first month of launch with limited invite only access.
But still it’s a long way to go.
I strongly believe that Google will accumulate big numbers really soon and then social media marketing game will get more interesting.
You might be a great fan of Facebook and Twitter and wondering why you should check out Google plus.
Here are the few thoughts as a user.
My Thoughts About Google Plus
- Fresh & clean user interface
- Easy to use navigations
- Text formatting options, can add links, especially in profile bio (I really missed this on Facebook)
- Better privacy setting controls
- You can find your all +1’s under one place (I can’t find all my likes on Facebook, which can be quite handy I think)
- If you are a Gmail user then just one click to jump onto Google +
- You can set your Google + profile picture to appear in the Google search results along side with your posts (Great branding option for bloggers & authors)
- Its kind a mix of Facebook and Twitter
- You can add any one to your circles and receive their public status updates
- Unlimited photo storage with Google plus account
- Really easy to manage contacts and share content with relevant connections only
- You can have group video chat with up to 10 people
- You can have group text chat with “Huddle” mobile app
- Many useful Google Chrome applications are available to enhance the user experience
- Google chat is better than Facebook chat
- Really easy to find and share content with “Sparks”.
- I think Google plus will get more useful when Google will start integrating other products such as , calendar, docs, maps, places etc
How are you finding it so far? If you are not on Google plus yet, what is stopping you to join? It would be great to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
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