Google Expecting to Have Strongest Quarter in Some Time

Top of the Burg has been following Google closely since Google+ has launched, and our predictions about how successful it is becoming is proving itself to be true in every sense. So far, the majority of users using Google+ are male, and the stats might become even more inaccurate as Google is disabling the ability for users to input gender in the first place. If Google+ wants to beat Facebook anytime it will need to obviously garner participation from females as well, who recently have most of Facebook’s allegiance.

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Still according to mediapost.com, Google continues to take most of the market share in search; a specific report by smh.com gives insight into just how well the revenue is doing-

Google, which reported a 36 per cent¬†surge in revenue¬†today that eclipsed Wall Street’s expectations, has done quite well without its own social network. Its search engine accounts for two-thirds of queries made in the U.S., and even more in parts of Europe. Its revenue is expected to surpass $US36 billion this year, the bulk of it from text ads that appear alongside search results and other web content.

But online behaviors are changing. People are spending more time on Facebook and other social networks. And they are increasingly relying on their friends’ recommendations when deciding where to eat and what movies to watch.

Google, meanwhile, has bungled past social media efforts. A sharing program called Wave was quickly killed off because users didn’t know what to make of it. Buzz, a later venture, was the center of a privacy fiasco. Google had been too aggressive about automatically creating circle of friends, which inadvertently revealed whom they’ve corresponded with on Gmail.

Washington Post reports that in spite of how Google+ is catching on, it’s still not even close to Facebook’s more than 750 million users (and growing.) Let’s give it a year and see if Facebook is still king of social media.

Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins is founder and CEO of Topoftheburg. Since a young age he has been involved in website design and search engine marketing for business owners. at Topoftheburg, LLC
Jonathan Hawkins
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