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Google is still aiming high with Google+

Flickr Google logo Keso sIt’s hard to imagine now, but at its launch Google+ was seriously considered as a rival for Facebook, though, given the ubiquity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s perhaps just as hard for some to remember Google+ exists.

In a recent study of US teenagers’ social media habits (where Instagram is vying with Facebook as the most popular platform) Google+ didn’t even register, and that’s far from being the only study in which it did not feature. Read the rest of this entry »


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UK millennials and social media – Facebook still dominant for reach and engagement

Millennials social media mobile texting

Thinker, Texter, Reader (Flickr: @Michael Coghlan)

UK millennials are Europe’s heaviest users of social media, according to new research by comScore.

The research company takes a pretty broad definition of the generation that currently fascinates advertisers the most, bracketing them as 18-34 year olds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forget social media and Plus, Google truly impresses as a tools company

Google Translate iPhone app Kannada TamilThis week Google opened up its new-ish social network to companies and brands, prompting a minor stampede as businesses rushed to set up Google+ pages.

Just as quickly there seemed to follow numerous variations on the question ‘what do you want to see from us here?’.

It’s too early of course to say if allowing the likes of Angry BirdsThe Muppets and WWE on to Google+ will mark the next step in the network’s bid to be the new Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Google+ goes for celebrity stardust

Dalai Lama Desmond Tutu

The spiritual leaders at an earlier - offline - meeting

One of the more unlikely bits of social media ephemera to pass my way this week concerned an online meeting of two of the world’s most recognisable religious leaders.

Or, as the Dalai Lama announced it on his Google+ page, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama will have a conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu by live video over a Hangout”, thus ensuring both his message and Google’s would be widely shared. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is improving your personal SEO a reason to try Google Plus?

Google Plus SEO Dominic TyerI’ve been playing around with Google+ for the first time this evening and my first impressions are favourable.

I was going to get used to Google’s new social network before blogging about it, and then I Googled myself shortly after joining and noticed a change in the results.

My Google profile has just shot up the rankings (surprise, surprise) to take the top spot that my LinkedIn profile previously occupied. Read the rest of this entry »

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