Google + Is it a Contender for Facebook?

As we become more social in our business as well as our personal life it becomes more and more important to be involved with social networking whether we like it or not.

There has been a flurry of activity from Google over the past months seeing the launch of  Google +1 and more and more people creating their Google Profiles.

Behind the scenes, Google + has been in development and we ask “is it a contender for Facebook?”

Google +

The Google+ project: A quick look

 

Here’s a quick summary of what it’s about but it’s best to take the tour and get it from the horse’s mouth because Google really are great with their own marketing!

Circles

You share different things with different people in real life, so sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be as difficult as it is right now with Facebook for example. Circles makes it easy to put your friends/contacts from different relationships (friends vs business contacts for example) into different circles – just as you would in real life.  This means that there is no longer this question about how to keep business and pleasure separate.  That’s definitely a tick in the box!

Hangouts

Hangouts lets you talk video to video with a group of people – this is very powerful and with the easy of mobile video this is going to be a powerful tool.

Instant Upload

Taking and sharing photos and videos is a great way to build relationships. However, up until now getting photos and vidoes off your phone has been really time consuming.  With Instant Upload, your photos and videos upload themselves automatically, to a private album on Google+. All you have to do is decide who to share them with.

Sparks

Tell Sparks what you’re into and it will send you stuff it thinks you’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something to watch, read, or share.

Huddle

Texting between a group to organise a meet up is great but it is pretty time consuming going back and forth to the group. Huddle turns all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page all at once.

Now all of this may look like it only has relevance for friends and family but look how Facebook started out?

Become one of their next testers of the system

Keep up to date with progress via Mashable

Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below

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16 Responses to Google + Is it a Contender for Facebook?

  1. beesley says:

    Hi Bradley Tried to send you an invitation but not sure if your email is correct? Here is an invitation link in case it does not arrive https://plus.google.com/i/rUaDFL3w_MA:Ei_nZK9OfPc

  2. Great post. Pls add me to Google Plus.
    bradleytomkins@google.com

  3. beesley says:

    Thank you Martin – have sent you an invitation

  4. Martin Delaney says:

    Looks Good,

    Enjoyed the webinar with yourselves and Mark Taylor.
    Please send invite to mrtndelaney2@gmail.com

    Thanks

    Martin

  5. beesley says:

    Thank you Lewys – really appreciate the feedback. It makes it all worthwile and we love hosting the webinars because we learn loads from you which makes us better leaders so win win all round

  6. beesley says:

    Thank you Paul – hope that you got your invitation – just let us know. You will however need a gmail account to be able to start your own profile on google +

  7. beesley says:

    Thank you Lorraine – we are glad you enjoyed it. You are so right about keeping up to date with all the latest strategies to keep you ahead of the crowd. We love hosting the webinars too.

  8. beesley says:

    Thank you Hylton – glad you found it useful. We love delivering such value to the members of The Six Figure Mentors

  9. beesley says:

    Thank you Anna – we love being able to deliver up to date strategies and add value to the community of The Six Figure Mentors

  10. Anna says:

    Great webinair about Google +. What a tremendous opportunity of getting in the ground floor.

    Thank you so much

    Anna

  11. Wonderful webinar thanks Chris and Susan

  12. I’m on the webinar right now, wanted to get in ahead of the crowd. I love listening to your webinars. You two are my favorite leaders. Very real and sincere.

    Thank you.

  13. Paul Scoplin says:

    Great Blog post! really looking forward to joining Google +
    paul_scoplin@yahoo.co.uk

  14. lewys davies says:

    great webinar as well guys and great posts on your site learning a lot

  15. Please add me to you friends on goole+. Thanks Ken Somerville

  16. Paul Scoplin says:

    Please send a G+ invite 🙂

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