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#1 iamlost

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

Well, Google has officially opened the spam gates on Plus: New Google Accounts Require Gmail and Google+ by Alex Chitu, Google Operating System, 20-January-2011.
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#2 EGOL

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

Maybe this is to inflate distort obfuscate increase the membership count on G+?

#3 iamlost

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:55 PM

Gotta keep up the momentum... can you say silly SM metrics? of course the media love the cute and cuddly thingies...
I wonder if they are attempting to get to a billion gross (as opposed to active) accounts before FB?

#4 OMZen

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

Sigh..result of Google's "social data starvation" - force feeding users down the G+ funnel hoping some might stick, but to see the real traction check out Google Trends for Google + ( or Google Plus )

You can't force a site to become part of people's daily life ( the way FB has become )

#5 jonbey

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

Can't force it. but can certainly encourage it!

Remember, staff bonuses are linked to success of their social network this year. Everyone at Google wants G+ to work!

Well, everyone that wants a good bonus.

#6 DonnaFontenot

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

You can't force a site to become part of people's daily life ( the way FB has become )



*cough cough* er, FB did a quite a bit of forcing this and forcing that, in the quest to become an all-encompassing part of its users lives. not exactly the same thing, i know, but darn close.

#7 OMZen

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:33 PM

@jonbey i'm aware that 25% of their bonus is tied to social success but if you try to force feed, I'm not sure people outside tech / marketing industry going to like it. None of my relatives are on Google Plus. They are already on FB and have no plans to change loyalty.

What does the Google trend tell you about G+ adoption? See for yourself
http://www.google.co...date=all&sort=0


lol @donna - i hear ya and i agree. I've no horses in this race. Neither pro FB nor G+

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#8 jonbey

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Well, I do not think it is really force feeding anyway. Most people on the Internet already have an email address, so anyone deciding to have a gmail account is probably getting a 2nd address. Why not use that as an opportunity to invite them to join the social network. It is not like they are saying anyone has to use it, is it? I have a Yahoo email address and sure that their various social platforms (360 etc.) were all promoted at some point along the line.

Anyway, if you do not want to be a part of Google, why would you want a Google email address?

#9 tommr

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

I do not know where in the world I am suppose to find the time to keep all this up to date.
My webmaster tools has a google+ metrics tab.
I really just want to make my wind chimes and ornaments.
SEO has become a real chore for me.
I want 1996 back.

#10 glyn

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

Google wants a piece of social so bad but Facebook has it all.

Facebook did to Google, what Google did to altavista, inktomi,fast/alltheweb,lycos and all the others.

Quite ironic really.

But search is still a big pie, just be content with it!

#11 iamlost

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

But search is still a big pie, just be content with it!

But all those investors want more, More, MORE!!!
And Google desires all that social data, Data, DATA!!!

#12 EGOL

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:49 PM

but to see the real traction check out Google Trends for Google + ( or Google Plus )

No gasoline being thrown on that fire.

For comparison... http://www.google.co...nds/?q=facebook

Edited by EGOL, 27 January 2012 - 10:51 PM.




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