Top 5 Social Media Posts for Week #48
What really intrigues me is, is Google Plus really a competition for Facebook in terms of feature or is it really about number of users and ad dollars. And will it really change the social media landscape?
This leads the way for my top 5 of the week:
- This post ‘Google can thrive alongside Facebook‘ by Casey Newton on CNET talks about co-existence of Facebook & Google Plus. while I agree with Bradley Horowitz about his points on privacy and unobtrusive advertising, Facebook does have something in it that drives engagement – personal and business equally. So what according to you is a better social media platform? Is Google Plus the future?
- Now for starters, if you have been wondering what’s all the fuss about Google+, don’t missing reading ‘What is Google Plus?‘ by Gideon Rosenblatt. In this post he nicely covers why Google Plus is not Facebook, dishing all the social networking jargons. Must read if you want a clear distinction between both social media platforms.
- That take me to the third interesting post on ‘Why Google Plus can’t be ignored‘ by Ray Hiltz where he takes us through 3 key reasons why everyone should adopt Google Plus including the most important reason , that is SEO. And I see many around me adopting Google Plus only due to that which in my opinion should not be the real objective. What are your views?
- The SEO bit of Google Plus lead me to another interesting post ‘Google Search, Plus Your World: Where Google Plus and SEO Converge‘ by Jannette Pazer which talks about the importance of the +1 button and how you can get the search engine juice to promote your brands. Jannette takes us through some of the optimization techniques and content sharing tricks to get better rankings. And it would be a no-brainer that photos & videos give you a better chance at higher rankings. What has worked for you on each of these social media platforms?
- Bringing and Indian perspective to the entire post, I couldn’t miss this post by Vinaya Naidu on ‘Top 20 Indian Brands on Google Plus‘. While few of the brands are doing good, we are still a Facebook crazy nation, so the adoption of Google Plus has not yet taken up. No wonder that the media companies are at the top since they share maximum content, contests which make it lucrative for people to visit. That should be good lesson for other brands.
What have you read that was interesting? Share your top 5 curated social media post and I promise to read them all. Have a great week ahead!!