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Old 4th January 2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Exclamation How Facebook Won The Social Media War Of 2011

Facebook alone has affected the social lives and activities of people in various ways.Especially with its availability on mobile devices, Facebook allowed its users to continuously stay in touch with friends, relatives and other acquaintances wherever they are in the world, as long as they have access to the Internet.And soon enough, we saw Facebook unveil a set of new features to its site, in order to provide something new to the users – their way of stepping-up their game. Meaning, Facebook took away the previous option of choosing between the top stories and the most recent posts and offered only the top stories, which were featured relevant to your interests. Here is a short preview of Facebook which is showing that How Facebook Won the Social Media War of 2011

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Old 8th January 2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Facebook won the war for 2011 but for 2012 the winner will be, guess who.........Google +. In a lot of ways G+ is far better than facebook and my personal opinion is that 2012 g+ will be the 1st kid "on the block"

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Old 9th January 2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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I don't think that Googe+ will win the war. Google+ is too far from Facebook and they need to improve the network as Facebook is quite stable and they develop their social network gradually.

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Old 9th January 2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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I don't think that Googe+ will win the war. Google+ is too far from Facebook and they need to improve the network as Facebook is quite stable and they develop their social network gradually.
I can point you several things that google is better than fb. Consider how a search engine sees these pages. Take a look at the source code of any Google+ profile or use a tool SEO-browser (a search robot simulator) to see how many words appear on each profile.

- Facebook – 275 Words
- Twitter – 491 Words
-Google+ – 2621 Words
No comment here.

Google has Lots of Indexable Content. Biographical Information
- Full Text of Public Posts
- Photos
- Links to people who have added me to their circles
- Everything I have ever +1’d

Compare that to my Twitter account – limited to 160 characters of biographical information, or my Facebook profile, which reads like an auto-generated pamphlet. The other thing is that Every post I’ve ever written on Google+ has been public. As a result, every post has been crawled and indexed by Google search. There lots of other things in wich g+ is much much better and I am sure they will become a force to recon with this year

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Old 13th January 2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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Google has Lots of Indexable Content. Biographical Information
- Full Text of Public Posts
- Photos
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- Everything I have ever +1’d
good points, but i think it'll take a little longer than 1 year for g+ to take facebook down

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Old 23rd January 2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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It's definitely hard to say that Google+ will completely overtake Facebook given the number of users Facebook already has. Google+ has seen millions of users join within the last few months, but I find it much more difficult to use than Facebook overall. Maybe I'm just too new to say I've had great success with it - most businesses I'm in contact with do not have Google+ pages.

If Google+ can improve its business page interface, I think it could give Facebook a run for its money...let's see what the next few months bring though.

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Old 24th January 2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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It did win 2011, but 2012, Facebook will start losing it's dominance. I highly doubt it will be because of Google+. Facebook is going to self destruct, between the privacy issues and the new format. Timeline is terrible, and many hate it and are willing to go to Google+.

I think a new player will emerge in the next year or so, and take Facebook's place. Social networks only have a shelf life of 5 years or so.

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Old 15th February 2012, 06:07 AM   #8
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I can point you several things that google is better than fb. Consider how a search engine sees these pages. Take a look at the source code of any Google+ profile or use a tool SEO-browser (a search robot simulator) to see how many words appear on each profile.

- Facebook – 275 Words
- Twitter – 491 Words
-Google+ – 2621 Words
No comment here.

Google has Lots of Indexable Content. Biographical Information
- Full Text of Public Posts
- Photos
- Links to people who have added me to their circles
- Everything I have ever +1’d

Compare that to my Twitter account – limited to 160 characters of biographical information, or my Facebook profile, which reads like an auto-generated pamphlet. The other thing is that Every post I’ve ever written on Google+ has been public. As a result, every post has been crawled and indexed by Google search. There lots of other things in wich g+ is much much better and I am sure they will become a force to recon with this year
i don't know this tool SEO-browser. thanks for bringing up the tool in this discussion and now i can see how SE's view content on a site.

I support you...!

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Old 19th February 2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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I think you guys are on the right track. As an Internet marketing agency,
we track the trends of social media website very carefully and we
take the time to analyze the trends and lead to warning signs of a social
media platform losing its popularity. As a general rule, social media trends
should always be increasing in popularity, once their popularity reaches the
peak of the bell curve and starts to even out this should be seen as a red
flag
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Take a look at these trend graphs:

MYSPACE



FACEBOOK


Facebook is currently at nearly the same place Myspace was at in 2007.
Their popularity has reached its peak and Facebook users are going to
start migrating to the next media platform because it's natural for people
to get bored and move on to something more interesting.

TWITTER


As you can see, Twitter is still on the rise. So we'd place our bet on a lot of
people migrating to Twitter. We noticed the younger generation started
making the move towards Twitter as soon as a lot of older adults started
getting on Facebook (typical rebellion).

PINTEREST


Pinterest is stealing some of the mojo from Google+ as well. People
generally only like to focus on a few things at once so the combination
of Twitter and Pinterest attracting the social media market right now is
a good indicator of why G+ is waiting its turn.

GOOGLE+


You can interpret this graph in a variety of different ways. The first thing
you might assume is that Google Plus has already crashed and burned,
Google is notorious for releasing beta projects and dropping them if they're
not successful. The second way you can interpret this graph is that Google
is making power plays in other areas first. Like here:

ANDROID


And here:

GOOGLE CHROME


The important thing to notice here is the similarity between the
popularity spike you see with Google Chrome and the same spike you see
in the Google+ graph. When Google releases products in markets where
users resist change there is always an initial popularity spike (simply
because it's Google and people are interested) followed by a steady
increase in the popularity of the product. G+ right now is at the same place
where Facebook was at towards the end of 2007 and Myspace was at in
the middle of 2005, the initial growth phase. As soon as more people
start jumping ship to Google+ you'll see the exact same rapid increase in
popularity that you can see in the Facebook and Myspace graphs. But for now
it's obviously Twitter and Pinterest. Google+ is just waiting it's turn.


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I agree with you that Google+ is one of the best Social networking site in terms of features, but it would surely take some time to get back in the race. The time of one to 2 years.

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