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Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away?

Is Google+ dying or not? Some say yes, but Google says no, and it seems like loyal users tend to believe the company. Would you miss Google+ if it went away? Let us know in the comments. In case you haven’t been following, Google+ head Vic Gundotra announced that he is leaving Google last week. Shortly thereafter, the “Google+ is …

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Googler: Google+ Will Stay As Is (Including Its Team)

Last week’s news that Vic Gundotra is leaving Google put the Google+ community on edge. This was amplified by a TechCrunch report, which indicated that Google+ “Is walking dead“. That report indicated that Google would be shifting team members to other groups, and that Google+ would become a platform rather than a product, with Google turning focus to separate apps …

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Google+ Dying? Not So Fast, Says One Of Its Most Popular Users

On Thursday, Vic Gundotra, the guy who has been running Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. Rumor has it that David Besbris will take over to run Google’s social layer. Is the future of Google+ in jeopardy? We don’t know for sure, but Google says no. TechCrunch says it is, and it also shares this quote from Google: Today‚Äôs …

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David Besbris To Replace Vic Gundotra On Google+, Says Report

As previously reported, Vic Gundotra, the top dog at Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. But who will replace him? According to a report from Re/code, it will be VP of Engineering Dave Besbris. They cite unnamed sources. No official announcement has been made on Gundotra’s replacement. CEO Larry Page had this to say after Gundotra made his announcement: …

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Vic Gundotra (The Guy Behind Google+) Just Announced That He’s Leaving Google

Vic Gundotra, commonly known as the man behind Google+, just announced that he is leaving the company. He didn’t say what he’ll be doing next, but shared one of the more touching resignation announcements we’ve seen in recent memory. Here’s his full post. CEO Larry Page commented on his post, saying, “Vic — thank you for a tremendous almost eight …

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The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says it’s much better than Facebook for post-click engagement (as is YouTube, which is connected). Have you seen success with Google+? …

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Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features

Late last year, Google revealed that it had been testing +Post ads, enabling advertisers to reach audiences across the Google Display Network with their Google+ posts. Today, the company announced that it has opened the ads up to all advertisers. The ads let you use Google+ photos and videos, and turn them into engagement ads. While the format is open …

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Is A Smaller Fanbase Now The Key To Facebook Success?

Komfo recently released results of a study about Facebook Page reach and engagement that’s currently making the rounds. The study looked at 5,349 Facebook Pages. It found that fan penetration has decreased from 25.2% in August to 11.3% in March. Likewise, viral amplification has decreased from 0.42% to 0.39% in that time. The good news is that clickthrough rate has …

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Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+

Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Instagram. This is one of the reasons Forrester’s Nate Elliott (yeah, the guy that said brands are becoming “disillusioned” …

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Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had

Google now tells you how many people have viewed your Google+ profile and content right on your profile page. The number is the sum of your profile, post and photo views since October 2012. Eddie Kessler posted about the update on Google+ (via TechCrunch): Google talks about the feature more here. Other people can see your view count unless you …

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YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report]

Shareaholic has a new report out called “Social Referrals That Matter,” which looks at the average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rates for visitors to its network of sites from the top 8 social media platforms. The report is based on data from over 200,000 sites, reaching over 250 million unique monthly visitors over a span of six …

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