The social network war between Facebook and Google+ has brought about a lot of creative innovations that has lead to the drastic growth of the social media industry in no time. Social media has become part of our everyday lives, it has changed the way we socialize and communicate with our friends and family. Social network has bridged the gap caused by distance and time between friends. As a blogger social networks have also improved the way we share contents on the internet and has thus enabled more outreach.
But how do the different social media networks compare? As a blogger which social network do you prefer and why? I am going to share with you why I choose Google+ ahead of Facebook as a blogger.
Why Google+ is the best social network for bloggers:
Integrated Services: Google has integrated all their services including Google+ and this way it is easy to switch from one service to another without having to leave the site. For example you can easily switch from your Gmail to Google+. You only need one login to access all Google services be it Google Docs, email, Analytics, Calendar and even Adsense. As a blogger this is definitely worth using as it will make your blogging tasks easier.
Google Search Impact: With search having gone social, the introduction of +1 for Google plus users will positively affect your search ranking. Contents that get more +1 will easily be ranked as +1 is definitely a major ranking factor in Google search algorithm. As a blogger, a high ranking on search for your content means more traffic and of course more money.
Content Management: Google plus offers better content management as you can easily categorize your friends in different circles. That way it will be easier for you to decide what to share to each circle. As a blogger, this is definitely a great feature when it comes to sharing your content with your friends. You decide what to show to who you want without others seeing it and it’s easier to handle as a group.
Better Friends Management: You need permission to become someone’s friend on Facebook unlike Google+ where you can add anyone you wish to be in your circle. You don’t need anyone’s permission to follow then. Facebook made it so you can only add people you know as friends, you never really branch out to meeting new people. While on Google Plus you can add anyone you want in your circles and they can add you back if they like what you share and want to know you more. Facebook is about friends while Google Plus is about passion and as a blogger you definitely want to connect with people of the same passion.
Respect For Privacy: Maybe I am the only one complaining about the way Facebook handles its user’s privacy. Facebook recently changed their member’s emails on their profile pages with their default @facebook.com email addresses without prior warning. I know someone will say that Google recently banned many Google+ users, I was affected till I reapplied for a review which they didn’t waste time to restore. Yes, but that was for a good purpose to authenticate your real identity unlike in Facebook where there are hundreds of millions of fake accounts. Facebook is a young, fast moving company that lacks respect for its user data privacy. Google on the other hand is a far more mature and reputable company with excellent track record to speak for it. Privacy is something we bloggers don’t joke with. So am with Google+ on this one.
Chat Features: Facebook not long ago introduced their video chat which has really enhanced it chat feature but yet it can’t be compared to Google’s Hangout. Google+ Hangout is an easy way of having video conference call or chat. This could be a useful tool to bloggers to connect and share ideas. I am definitely exploring this feature. More reasons to choose Google+ as my social network.
Conclusion: As a blogger, Google+ offers more useful tools to achieving a better blogging experience. Google+ definitely dominates the real perspective of social media networking. Though new ideas are still welcomed from both sides, Google Plus has the upper hand so far. All Google+ is lagging from is users base and with their promising growth rate they will definitely take the number one spot in no time like they always do in any venture they find themselves in.
Use the comment box below to tell me what you think about this post. Don’t forget to add me in Google+ and Facebook. Please Subscribe to NetMediaBlog Feeds by Email so you can be getting more of my posts on your email even when you are offline.