As social media marketer for Patterson Riegel Advertising in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I try my best to find the most intriguing and most beneficial information regarding my craft. Although the stack of newspaper and magazine articles has reached an all time high on my desk, I still manage to find the time to write a little bit about findings. During this blog the main focus will be Google+. To be honest, I rarely set up Google+ accounts for my clients due to the fact I read so many articles all stating that Google+ was just a fad and would never live up to the other bigger social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc). The more I read, the more I find Google+ might help increase my client’s SEO…it is directly related to Google. (Insert ‘DUH’ here!)
A little over a year ago all the social media talk was geared towards the release of Google+. Internet enthusiasts were expecting Google+ to bypass Facebook and take the social media circuit by storm. A year later we all chuckle at the fact that Google+ made only a small dent in surpassing the social media powerhouse known as Facebook.
Although Google+ may have not bypassed Facebook in regards to number of members, they certainly achieved the viewer’s choice award. The Washington Post recently posted an article discussing the ratings each social media outlet received from the American Customer Satisfaction Index E-Business Report. Surprisingly, Google+ rated higher in satisfaction than Facebook.
Read the Washington Post here.
Take That Facebook…sort’ve? I’d like to say the proof is in the pudding, but frankly, it’s apparent that even though users get peeved every time Facebook changes their layout, they’re still going to use this as a form of social media.
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