Have you heard the news? Google+1 has rolled out to limited users. So what does this mean? Well, if you set up a GMail account like I suggested here, you have already noticed a difference in your search results. For instance, if I search for “Orlando pool services” from my computer in Utah, the search results show that I have a connection to that company, if I search for restaurants in my town, it can also show a review from a friend in my social media circle. Will those carry weight when I am searching for a service?
Do you think customers will be influenced when they see their friends show up under your listing?
Google+1 takes it a step further, if you use the friends list in Facebook, this will seem familiar to you, read what MG Siegler is saying in Tech Crunch,
Last night, I wrote up my initial thoughts on Google+ after using it for a day. Overall, I find it pretty compelling so far. While there is a bit of a learning curve, after about 15 minutes, I found myself at home using the service. And little things (namely notifications) kept bringing me back. But let’s be realistic, it has only been a day. The new car smell has yet to wear off. And I have also noticed a few other things that may spell trouble down the road.