Today was the official launch of Google+ and as it seems the large advertising company is “ALL IN” and is pushing today’s public launch. There is no doubt that the Google engineers are serious in bringing this out today as the social network wars are officially in full swing. Google also announced a variety of newly added features, including a new hangouts(read below) API for developers. With today’s public launch, Google has kicked off a superior marketing strategy along with this launch. With Facebook heading upwards to 1 billion users, this push is undoubtedly an “ALL HANDS ON DECK” effort to increase their user base…AS IF they don’t have a large enough one already!
Don’t fret though, Google will have ZERO problems converting loyal Facebook users with their new marketing strategy. Obviously the idea is to pump up the user base so they can show more ads to you. Remember, just like Facebook, Google is an advertising sales company and not a social media company.
One good piece of news that Google Google announced on June 27th was, Google+ for business that will be available later this year(2011)
We found a cool tutorial on how to setup your Google+ Business Page.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for my newest website www.GooglePlusBusinessMarketing.com that will help you and your business to get online with Google+. One thing that I noticed today was the obvious change right on the search giant’s landing home page as shown here with a huge animated blue arrow showing you the little + sign with your name(you will have to be logged into your Google account).
One new exciting feature on Google+ is called Hangouts.
Google+ Hangouts are the best way for you to say, “I’m online and want to hangout!” Hangouts lets you:
- Chill with friends that are scrolling through the web, just like you!
- Use live video chat that puts you in the same room together!
- Coordinate plans, whether it’s working on a project or meeting up for coffee.
- Maybe you’re bored. Start a hangout, invite your circles, see who’s around!
Apparently Will.i.am will be hosting a hangout session tonight for new members to Google+ at 9pm ET so keep your eyes peeled!
As we can see that the WAR HAS BEGUN! Can’t wait to see the flame wars and the back and forth between the two online GIANTS, Facebook and Google+
Let me do a call to action, will you gravitate towards Google + or stay with the old trusty Facebook?