Profile Pages (optimized for businesses). Branded Hangouts with Customers (or partners). Content Distribution. Applications. Customer Service. Collaboration. Research & Data.
Natural Search becomes social and personalised…
“If Google can succeed in driving large scale Google+ adoption—and derive a wealth of social cues from Google+ users—search could be revolutionised. Google+ users could see highly customized SERPs that rank results based on recommendations /likes from Circles. Shared interests discovered through Sparks could float to the top of the SERP. In other words, the searcher’s friends will play a significant role in influencing where a result ranks and whether it gets clicked—both in natural search and paid search (if social cues are integrated into Quality Score).”
...and Paid Search will be affectedtoo once social data factored into Quality Score.
Google+ will provide data for display ad targeting
Google may use my information to personalize content and ads on non-Google websites. ? More social data for targeting = more ad revenue.
Google Checkout alongside Google+ could become the killersocial /mobile payment solution
Provides a mobile-optimised web store to brands who had not previously had the money to develop one. Allows Google to make money from advertising AND sales, advertisers and merchants.
Superior social network analytics allows targeted outreachby brands.
Average demographics of users in circles /hangouts. Most common sparks /interests from profile data. Identifies groups of users who are closely linked and all linked with your brand.
Social data like +1 visible alongside engagement metrics like bounce rate, time on site etc. +1 or +100? Understand which users are influencers with large voice. Your Brand
Advertiser Circles could allow easy segmentationof fan bases +great CRM potential
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“When it comes to features, Google is at parity with Facebook, but isn’t compelling for a mass immigration of social behavior. They must quickly integrate Google’s unique products like YouTube, Gmail, Apps, and others to slowly attract users over.” Jeremiah Owyang ”I don't think competitors kill companies and services. I think the vast majority of "deaths" are self inflicted. Facebook didn't kill MySpace and Friendster, they killed themselves.” Fred Wilson “Your mom won’t use Google+.” Robert Scoble “…lots of companies are going to build things like video chat, but Facebook competitors also have to build up their social graph first. Facebook’s job is to just keep innovating.” Mark Zuckerberg “Decided to forward http://kevinrose.com to my Google+. G+ gives me more (real-time) feedback and engagement than my blog ever did.” Kevin Rose
1 Google+ will not be a “Facebook killer” in the short term. They will instead co-exist. Facebook will play a similar role to Apple iOS(more controlled) and G+ will play the role of Android (more open).
2 Google+ could become the premiere platform for applications for the Web and mobile.
3 Google+ will hurt traditional Web properties such as Yahooand Microsoft more than social companies with the increased adoption of Google’s other products (i.e. Documents, Search).
4 Brands will love Google+ because they already own the majority of the Web. You’ll only need one partner. And commerce integration appears to be intuitive.
5 Google+ will look, feel and be used completely differently 5 years from now.