Can Plus-one Save Google or Do We All Just Like Facebook Too Darn Much?


Rhondalynn Korolak, Author of Financial Foreplay and On The Shoulders of Giants

Rhondalynn Korolak, Author of Financial Foreplay and On The Shoulders of Giants

You may have just heard that Google is adding its take on the “like” button — which it is calling the “plus-one” . The plus-one is Google speak for making search more social and to combat that growing omnipotence of Facebook. This new feature will allow users to vote plus-one on search results they find useful, and to share that preference with their connections in Gchat, Gmail, Google Reader, Buzz and Twitter. Users will be able to view the total number of plus-one votes and the names of their contacts who have posted their preference.

If you caught the latest 60 Minutes interview with Mark Zuckerberg, it was reported that Faceook has overtaken Google in terms of preference for web search and page views. Facebook also reports that an astounding 75% of its users log in every single day and many people use it actively to research products and companies – not by viewing their websites but by looking at what their friends have to say about these brands and businesses. Seems like in addition to SEO, pay-per-click and content marketing, we now have an even more powerful web optimization formula – it’s called “He Says/She Says” – and you don’t even need to be a tech guru to figure that one out!
Google has been all knowing and all powerful in the area of internet search for quite some time – heaven help you if you did something to influence your SEO ranking and they didn’t “like it”. They could wipe you off the world wide web map by dropping you down to page 99 and their was nothing you could do about it.
Times sure have changed… Google has lost more senior managers and IT developers to Facebook than any other single company in the past year. Google must innovate now or it will surely go the way of Altavistsa. I know, I know… some of you Gen Y’s out there are saying Alta- who? Enough said. 🙂
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About The Author
Rhondalynn's life changed forever after the loss of her mother due to a senseless tragedy in 1992. She decided that despite her formal training and a promising career as a lawyer and chartered accountant, she wanted to do something more. So despite the fact she had already invested 10 years of her adult life in university and articling, she did the unthinkable. She left her high paid job as Commercial Manager for one of the largest corporations in the country, she re-trained herself in the sciences of the mind and she discovered a passion for writing and sharing her knowledge with business owners and executives. Rhondalynn has distilled the secrets to business success - that she learned from her life experience and working in GM level roles with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Max Factor, Village Cinemas, and Coles Group Ltd. - and produced a simple step-by-step process that you can apply to your business to boost your sales and bottom line. Rhondalynn can help you put strategies in place to grow your bottom line and ensure that your customers would never think of going elsewhere. She is the leading expert on harnessing the power of your brain and using it to improve your financial results in business. Rhondalynn is the author of On The Shoulders of Giants, Imagineering Your Destiny, Sobre Hombros deGigantes, Financial Foreplay, and Sales Seduction. She has appeared on CNN, Bnet/CBS, Channel 7, Channel 9, Kochie's Business Builders and 3AW, and writes for Yahoo, MYOB, Fast Thinking, Sunday Life, Dynamic Business, Business Spectator and Australian Retailer.

2 Comments:


  • By Amy Posner 21 Jun 2011

    Yup Facebook is just too good – everyone loves it. I use it everyday for fun and to find out stuff on brands I’m interested in.

  • By social media packages 08 Oct 2011

    A very excellently published write-up you’ve got here. If only all bloggers presented the same written content as you, the online world would have been a far better place. Make sure you carry on the nice job!

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