The new Google plus may help SEO
So Google has launched their answer to Facebook. A little late to the game, never the less Google is a forced to be reckoned with and if they want in on the social media circus, they may just have the power to muscle their way in.
How can Google Plus benefit site owners from an SEO point of view?
The main features as of now is do-follow links. While many popular platforms such as Facebook, Wikipedia, Flickr and WordPress deliberately use no-follow links in an effort to detour spam marketing, Google Plus by default is do-follow. For those that don’t know what a do-follow link means, it means that when you create a link in a post or page the page rank and link juice are passed through to the targeted website which in turn can help your ranking. From an SEO marketing point of view this is a good reason to jump on the bandwagon and setup an account.
The biggest problem with do-follow platforms is that they are continuously targeted by automa spammers. It will be interesting to see if Google has an answer to this.
Other Google Plus Benefits
Google Circles. Google also seems to have solved one of the main Facebook issues that can get you in trouble, such as accidentally posting a picture, video or comment that you don’t want a certain person in your network to see. With Google circles you can set categories of contact and separate your posts, pics and videos for the appropriate sections of people like family or professional contacts.
Hangouts, Video Chat, Group chats. With facebook you can do video chat one on one but with Google plus one, you have the ability to simultaneously have up-to 10 participants. This is great for small groups such as mastermind groups or online family get together s.
Sparks. Google sparks utilizes their creative recommendation engine for Sharing and finding content of interest. People can easily seek out videos, pics or articles that focus in on their particular interests.
Mark Zuckerberg Supports Google Plus
So the question is can Google compete with facebook? Once a company reaches a level of dominance like facebook has, it is very difficult to knock them off. One interesting fact as of now is that the most popular Google Plus profile is owned by facebooks very own Mark Zuckerberg.