Search Plus Your World. Really?

So I said I would talk about pertinent new media topics so here we are.  There isn’t a topic that’s hotter than Google’s most recent decision to give its Google+ users more visibility and a big bump in their search rank with what they are calling “Search Plus Your World”.  I will get to the name later, but first, let’s talk about what this means.  If you want to hear what Mashable blogger Sarah Kessler wrote earlier today, click here.  Similarly, I posted another article about this topic earlier today.

It’s pretty safe to say this is not a good idea for everyone except Google+ (my blog, my opinion.)  While I agree with Kessler that Google is a business, it is ridiculously huge and the fact that they have to resort to elementary school playground tactics to promote their already wildly successful social media platform is absurd.  I have half the mind to start “yahooing” things.  If you haven’t checked out Kessler’s blog (and you should) basically, Google has decided to make it’s Google+ user’s Brand Pages appear above other search options such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.  Besides LinkedIn (Let’s face it, LinkedIn is the equivalent of the dude at the party that is way too tightly wound up and everyone tries to avoid.  Facebook and Twitter are the dudes or chicks for that matter that you can’t take your eyes off of because you’re just waiting for the train wreck that is about to occur.  Am I right?) Twitter and Facebook have WAY more users than Google+ and their search results should appear higher than those of Google+ users.  Due to the sheer number of their Twitter and Facebook users in addition to the massive amount of content that is generated and shared on those platforms every day, the chances that people are searching for someone’s Google+ page instead of their FB or Twitter page are probably as likely as your desire to visit the dentist tomorrow for a root canal without Novocaine.

Maybe Google+ is the future.  Maybe, but until that becomes the case, IMO, they should leave search rank be.  What do you guys think?

Random Thoughts…

It has been way too long since my last blog post.  For the three of you who will actually read this, I apologize.  So, usually I write these about an article or another blog that caught my attention, but that is really not the case here.  Instead, this is kind of like when you are walking away from someone you just finished a conversation with and suddenly you hear them beckon you to come back.  After you turn around and saunter back to your acquaintance, they then ask you, “How far away do you think you would be right now if I didn’t call you back?” Yea, this blog is exactly like that.

Honestly, I have an uncle that does that.  That dude gets me every time.  Anyhow, I intend to step my blog game up for a number of reasons.

  1. There’s a lot of cool stuff going on with new media and if you know me at all, you know I love to talk about that stuff
  2. I feel compelled to write.  I am not sure why, but I do.
  3. There are really only two reasons, but I read somewhere that if you are going to use bullets or number something, you should always at least use three.

Well that’s that.  If you comment on this post and you haven’t previously commented, please be prepared for more mindless drivel and/or random streams of thought.

Without wax,

Bryce