Friday, October 7, 2011

Google+ vs. Facebook – An all out war


By on 10/07/2011 04:53:00 AM


Google+(plus) vs Facebook
The world never witnessed an encounter like this one. The cyber don Google is going to head to head against the social media giant Facebook. Before Facebook showed up, Google was flying solo and was never actually challenged. Whereas, the history of Facebook is no less than a tug of war but despite the dirty accusations and law suits, it did manage to survive and swell several folds. Google, on the other hand, is less controversial. It appears that the naughty Facebook, after provoking the less violent and otherwise calm Google, will not face the wrath of Google+.

Video Chatting
Facebook has a given tough time to Google first by restricting its members listing and later by swallowing a major chunk of online advertisements. Experts believe that Google faces no actual threat from Facebook but the fact remains that social media also needs competition to witness new and improved features. Just when Facebook realized the threat posed by Google+, it joined hands with Skype. Google’s GTalk offered video chat all along but Google+ too was already well equipped with its special Hangout spot which allow multi-user video conferences.

Personalized Results
Google has been directing people to different websites and billions of people respect its continuous efforts in making the search results highly relevant. Facebook, on the other hand, offered a platform which is a step ahead in serving the need of online sharing and social interaction. Google wants a piece of Facebook and Facebook wants to become new Google for human directory. Facebook’s collaboration with Bing has alarmed Google who in return has integrated Google+ and +1 to offer personalized results to its users.

Google has statistical superiority
When it comes to the number of people who use Google, profit it generates annually, number of employees it has and the features its offers, Facebook is nowhere near beating it anytime soon. But the rate with which Facebook is growing, Google’s fear is understandable. Nobody right now thinks that this cyber conflict between the two is hyped or overrated. People, are in fact, anticipating the results of the brawl. While many users have had problems with Facebook but they stuck with it since until now, they didn’t have a choice. But they do now.

Treading No-man’s-land
Facebook has a little 700 million users worldwide who, on average, spend more than 6 hours daily. Does this mean that no other social media can venture into this field and make an effort to draw some traffic to its own social media’s platform? For almost 80% of the websites, traffic is generated through Google but can Google lasso social media addicts to Google+? For businesses, Google+ offers greater exposure since it is integrated to its search engine. Facebook, on the other hand, is a pariah as far as Google search goes. Google+ certainly has a pretty clear field and can tread easily in this no-man’s-land.

Conclusion
Google+ is passed the test phase and now the members are sending out invitations to bring in their friends and family and widen their circles. Reports confirmed that more than 5 million users registered on Google+ in less than a month’s time. The battle is on!

Author’s Bio:
Susan Smith a professional writer having many years experience in online wholesale trade and B2B marketing expert. She writes frequently on the topics related to Drop Shipping, distributors, wholesalers and trade suppliers.

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About Joel Bangahon

Joel is a teacher, a gamer and a blogger. He is currently a public secondary school teacher, teaching science and ICT related subjects. He is fond of playing strategy games and MMORPG - he was first addicted to Ragnarok. Now, he blogs on this main blog and he is honing his skills in web design and SEO.

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