Google conquering the web with its social strategy but Facebook still more "likable"
Monday 11 July 2011
In just a few short weeks, Google has managed to convert millions of Facebook faithfuls into a breed of "+1-ing" Googlers with the soft roll-out of its new social network Google+.
During that time the company has seen a large spike in the number of "+1" buttons appearing on the front pages of the web's 10,000 largest sites.
According to leading SEO (search engine optimization) company BrightEdge, there has been a 33 percent increase in placement of the new Google +1 button on websites over the last few weeks.
While Google's +1 button is growing in importance, Facebook "still enjoys a two-to-one lead in plug-in placement on these large sites over competing social networks," said BrightEdge.
Google's +1 button is an alternative to Facebook's "Like" button, Twitter's "Tweet" button and a growing number of social media buttons from companies such as LinkedIn, Redit, StumbleUpon and Tumblr.
The buttons are typically placed on websites to facilitate online sharing via social networks.
Facebook's Like button may be prominently placed on 10.8 percent of sites around the web, but within just a few months of launching, Google's +1 button has already leaped ahead of Twitter's Tweet button.
Google's +1 button appears on 4.5 percent of websites while Twitter's "Tweet" button is on 2.1 percent.
Facebook remains the preferred social media platform in terms of the overall number of links.
More than 47 percent of larger companies link to Facebook. Twitter follows in second place, with links appearing on 42 percent of the 10,000 sites measured.
Almost 17 percent of the sites link to video sharing platform YouTube while LinkedIn is linked to by 3.7 percent of websites.
Despite its current "field test" invite-only status, Google+ has reportedly grown to reach more than 4.5 million users in less than two weeks of launching.
Life & Style blogs
Holocaust Memorial Day: 70 years since Auschwitz liberation, these are the stories of survivors
Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
Hershey's angers US chocolate purists by forcing company to stop importing 'yummy' Cadbury bars
Facebook, Instagram websites down — Lizard Squad hint at involvement, but Facebook claims it broke itself
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: Application Architect/Developer - Peterborough, Cam...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: Developer (C#, VB & ASP.Net, SQL Server, TSQL) - Pe...
£26000 - £33000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity for an ...
£20 - £25 per hour: Ashdown Group: The Ashdown Group have been engaged by a hu...