Google’s social networking platform Google+ is turning 3 on this June 28th 2014 . At only three years old, has mixed reviews since starting on June 28th, 2011. Google+ is still growing and has been tweaked its user interface and functionality many times since its inception. Lets see the good and bad aspects of Google plus.
Google plus account allows the user to claim authorship of his content. This help to distinguish your content as quality content in Google’s eyes and in turn, can prove beneficial for SEO. Now Google+, is used by online marketing firms solely for search engine optimization purposes.
Google announced that Google +1 button will be used as a social metric for website ranking on search engines and that it will likely be used on search quality in the long term.
Free video chat service Hangouts provided enables both 1-on-1 and group chats with up to 10 people at a time via Google+.
Google+ has very attractive interface as many have commented but fails to its rival Facebook user interactive design, as doing simple task, like finding your profile, is a real challenge.
This infographic from DPFOC features highlights of the Google plus 3-year history timeline, what has worked and what hasn’t.