Could Google+ Really Kill Facebook? You Be The Judge!

In terms of social networking and social media marketing, Facebook rules! With over 700 million users, there’s no doubt that FB is it. With Twitter trailing behind as second, Google the Giant, obviously wants to get the handle in social media as well.

A few weeks back, big G released Google Plus which, many believe, is their tool to topple down Facebook and Twitter and therefore include social media in their list of “Google’s Kingdoms”.

In this video, my big question for you is: Will Google Plus kill Facebook?

If G+ is new to you, Google surely has more info about it. Although the last time I looked, its trial phase has already reached its capacity and is currently closed.

Please get involved in this Google Plus Vs Facebook debate and how it relates to you and your business.

Is Facebook in any real danger with the coming of Google Plus? Please leave your comment below and let’s have an active discussion about it.

Talk soon!

Gideon Shalwick

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Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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90 Responses to Could Google+ Really Kill Facebook? You Be The Judge!

  1. faheeta

    You can only improve so many times. Google may be God of the internet but
    Mark Zuckerberg was a genius in social networking.

  2. ReallyUsefulWebApps

    I had a Facebook account in 2005 with one friend in it. I never used it for
    2 years until FaceBook went supernova. Google+ have the same problem. It
    looks very cool, but it’s not got enough that’s game changing to motivate
    people to migrate their address books (and persuade friends to migrate).
    They’ve got a very, very tough sell with that. The UI is very nice, Sparks
    needs a lot of work but it’s a bit ghost town for me. PM me if you want a
    Google+ invite :)

  3. Pat Ferdinandi

    Google is a BIG time saver for me: From Twitter, I get to see the post
    instead of the 140 character telling me to link to it. From Facebook, I can
    cut out the non-productive people in groups and discussions. From LinkedIn,
    the discussions are around people in your circle… nasty people can be cut
    out. As far as my life, I need to quote talking heads “I’ve changed my hair
    (career) so many times now, I don’t know what I look like” I guess it’s the
    “new product” cycle.

  4. Amid Yousef

    Well Gideon, I use an Android Phone and when I take a picture or video That
    is ALL I need to do to come home and find it on the G+ account. By my
    thinking, this is a FACEBOOK killer and not to mention all the garbage that
    FACEBOOK is lining up with Microsoft (oooh, the evil place) which comes
    standard with BAD KARMA and that KARMA WILL destroy facebook. If I was
    Suckerburg I would run away from Microsoft!

  5. Dale Morgan

    Hey Gideon, great stuff as usual. A quick question: what’s that nifty
    drawing tool you’re using? It adds a neat touch. …thanks…..

  6. dakipro

    I don’t thing it is an instant killer, but it will take piece of cake
    facebook keeps for itself. Facebook is forcing some things like sharing
    everything with everyone, and they are a bit pushy. While google is (still)
    providing the service, facebook pushes too much some their ideas and their
    interest. Google lets you think like you are in control of your account

  7. @rafidiisme yeah I wonder what will happen over the next few weeks and months as Google rolls out more features for Google+, and of course improve on the current features. We live in some very exciting times… that’s for sure!

  8. @blacktreecouture Thanks! I think there are lot of people in your boat who want some alternative options for different purposes. Perhaps Google+ will become the default for more “techy” people, while FB may just keep the hold on the mainstream. Time will tell I guess!

  9. Gideon Shalwick

    @blacktreecouture Thanks! I think there are lot of people in your boat who
    want some alternative options for different purposes. Perhaps Google+ will
    become the default for more “techy” people, while FB may just keep the hold
    on the mainstream. Time will tell I guess!

  10. @rafidiisme yeah I’ve noticed that too actually! My biggest challenge is that I now have to check updates from yet another service! In a way it’s actually put me off from the social media thing a bit… takes too much time!

  11. Gideon Shalwick

    @rafidiisme yeah I’ve noticed that too actually! My biggest challenge is
    that I now have to check updates from yet another service! In a way it’s
    actually put me off from the social media thing a bit… takes too much
    time!

  12. @supercaleb08 lol!

  13. @TikiStudio I wonder how long it will take FB to catch on to the friend circle thing. Although, it seems like there are a TON of things still coming up for Google+. I read an interesting article about their bigger vision for this. So who knows where this will lead.

  14. Gideon Shalwick

    @TikiStudio I wonder how long it will take FB to catch on to the friend
    circle thing. Although, it seems like there are a TON of things still
    coming up for Google+. I read an interesting article about their bigger
    vision for this. So who knows where this will lead.

  15. @REDBULLHEADiphone how fun would it be if Google were to employ Zuckerberg lol! I would be very interested in seeing the (hypothetical) offer they would make!

  16. @ReallyUsefulWebApps Yeah it is that critical mass thing… you’d think with all the gmail addresses and people using google apps that Google would be able to give it a good shot! Oh and btw, is it still possible to get more invites for Google+? I want to get my whole team on it so we can test it out a bit…

  17. @VisionXtream huh?

  18. @pakt40 very good point! Same thing goes for all other statistics online it seems – eg for youtube views, I wonder how many of them are “fake” views? Even with some double up though, 700M is a pretty big number, esp when you look at how often people log in an check their updates before breakfast!

  19. @GideonShalwick Check for a PM from @compellingtv :)

  20. @sbdipat ah now that is a very succinct way of pointing out the strengths of Google+! I like the way you’ve said it! About the “new product” cycle thing… what seems to help, is if you can keep on re-inventing yourself within your own niche. Eg, Madonna keeps on re-inventing herself, but she stays within pop-music. That is, by re-inventing herself, she does not decided to become a lawer/doctor/fireman/etc instead. Although she has done some acting… hmmm

  21. @standubin I like the “safer” aspect you mentioned. FB has definitely had a few breaches that were questionable!

  22. @amidyousef What else does Microsoft have lined up with FB? The Skype thing? Or is there more? (sorry for my ignorance, but I don’t read much news!)

  23. @jtwebman good point – Google has become rather big now, and seems to move awfully slow! And not to mention other things like customer service that seems pretty much ignored… hmmm – perhaps an opportunity there for a social media site with AMAZING customer service?

  24. @artatnwc “The company that serves the world best …will win” – agreed!

  25. @songmule the software is FlySketch, and I use a Wacom Bamboo drawing pad with it. And then ScreenFlow to record the whole thing. Easy peasy!

  26. @dakipro “Google lets you think like you are in control of your account” – exactly… until they close your account! Been a few of those on YT lately. It just accentuates the need for building your own assets (sites, email list, products) even more, and using things like FB, YT, Twitter and Google+ for the traffic and relationship building.

  27. @jimbang what in particular do you like about Google+? Would be great to hear your more detailed analysis :)

  28. @jessewalton4 yeah, it’s funny you know… as soon as I start seeing my “innovator” and “early adopter” friends stop using a technology, it gives me an indication that that technology may be nearing it’s end…

  29. @MinnsMedia I used Chrome for a while too, but there were still too many issues with a few things – perhaps I’ll jump on it again! Thanks for the reminder…

  30. @GideonShalwick yeah I am super cool :P

  31. @GideonShalwick Thanks Guideon, it helps a lot!

  32. Integration of Facebook and Microsoft was done few months back when Bing was chosen as the search engine providing results from BING’s (Inferior) search results when you ask for something int he normal FACEBOOK search…
    In the US and anywhere, combining efforts with Microsoft is akin to the Kiss of Death to your business. Facebook Locked lips with death when it sealed its fate with Microsoft (evil empire).
    Gideon, I will send you a link by email. (No links) showing the results

  33. Amid Yousef

    Integration of Facebook and Microsoft was done few months back when Bing
    was chosen as the search engine providing results from BING’s (Inferior)
    search results when you ask for something int he normal FACEBOOK search…
    In the US and anywhere, combining efforts with Microsoft is akin to the
    Kiss of Death to your business. Facebook Locked lips with death when it
    sealed its fate with Microsoft (evil empire). Gideon, I will send you a
    link by email. (No links) showing the results

  34. Ive seen the demo and particularly like the hangout section where theres a video chat to everyone this is particularly useful in terms of business for maybe after sales service you can have that personal touch to your customers for some questions or if they need help etc..you can use it to do a product announcement updates etc.I dont really know how it actually works however thats the basic idea or thought that comes to mind

  35. Gideon Shalwick

    Not sure if you’ve seen this…

  36. Kenneth Manesse Sr.

    Google “Sigmoid Curve” great insight for business growth! Thanks for the
    reminder!

  37. Nurul Azis

    Wanna watch this video…

  38. Edu DeAguiar

    What are your thoughts about it? Please leave a comment bellow.

  39. Ione Uceda
  40. Louis Descamps

    We’ve seen Google Chrome grow massive in the market share of web browsers.
    Partly because of the mentioning on Google and Youtube, I think. Google
    will merge G+ with all his other services, web apps. This will make people
    want or obligate them to get on it.

  41. Jeannette Jean

    Hi Gideon Thanks for the great infos, I was ignorant until 2 days ago when
    I joined Yaro and you!

  42. Wow does that mean all our time of Marketing is wasted ? And that means we got to start all over again ? and allthe marketing on FB need to be restarted over at Google plus?

  43. I have just ventured into the world of Google+ so there is still a lot to learn. But there are a few options available like webcamming and Google+ Hang Out Videos that I think are awesome tools for connecting with friends…..not to mention marketing your business. But, what I think will eventually cause Google+ to outrank Facebook is the “Circles.” The fact that you can post to a select “circle” of people is brilliant. Maybe Facebook is working hard to get their own version of this.

  44. @TeamworxProductions Yeah I would bet FB would be rushing right now to get their own “circles” thingee going!

  45. [..YouTube..] @JackieWatersports It does feel a bit like that doesn’t it! I think there will be ways to transfer “attention” over to any of the new services without too much issue. Once again, it points out the need to build your own online assets – lists, products, sites etc.

  46. Gideon Shalwick

    @JackieWatersports It does feel a bit like that doesn’t it! I think there
    will be ways to transfer “attention” over to any of the new services
    without too much issue. Once again, it points out the need to build your
    own online assets – lists, products, sites etc.

  47. [..YouTube..] @tweedelou Yeah I think Google definitely has a lot of leverage with all their existing products out there. It’s going to be a very interesting few months coming up for social media!

  48. GideonShalwick

    Yeah I really like the hang out feature a lot too – I can see how that can be super helpful for team meetings!

  49. GideonShalwick

    Ah, thanks for the insight Amid! Will check out the link…

  50. JackieWatersports

    Or will it be where google plus will simply be added as one of the Social Networking Buttons that you can
    press and SHARE like Linkiedin, Delicious, stumbleupon ? etc

  51. Hi Gideon,

    My question is actually in conjunction with a few responses i’ve seen:

    With all of the marketing that people have already invested into, will it be lost or maybe even feel a deep slump in traffic/results.

    Also, Google has the “Circles”, what if people choose to put marketers in the “Circle” they refer to as their “Spam Circle” if they get tired/overwhelmed with the marketing. If that happens, then marketers marketing wont be seen as much anyway so it wont even matter.

    I understand the selectivity, but may mean people not being able to see the marketing material that is being promoted…

    I dont think Facebook has to worry; Google+ may be for a select few who want more privacy and less ads from marketers and spammers posting unwanted ads on the profile walls.

    Chris

  52. jimbang

    yes google has outsmarted facebook with these powerful features

  53. violetvwatson

    you want my opinion, well i feel Google plus will surpass Facebook by far.
    Facebook is already have some quirks. Google has had its foundation long before. don’t you think Facebook is going to fade out with time ? i do. just give it time

  54. sbdipat

    OK, a week more with G+ under my belt and I have to say, I love G+. Some spammers have tried to “connect” with me…but I can eliminate them. The who can see my post is really a nice feature.

    Some times you need to re-invent yourself because your niche went away. Upon trying new things…you discover a new thing that may be just what you were really meant to do…it just took new technology to get there.

  55. GideonShalwick

    The more I used Google+, the less I use Facebook and Twitter. I just wonder whether my parents will have the same experience, now that they are kinda used to FB. But perhaps bringing my parents and their generation into the discussion is becoming irrelevant?

  56. GideonShalwick

    Ah very interesting Pat! I find myself also liking Google+ more and more, the more I get into it. There certainly seems to be a lot more control over there… which is what I like :)

  57. snackysrikanth

    Well….Firstly I laid hands on Goog+ and then on Facebook.
    Though I am a Geek, I didn’t like FB form begining. For me goog+ is more exciting and interesting than FB. Now… I hav been posting stuff on my goog+ account.

    More over.. at this time of my writing, goog+ has already 25+ million unique users.
    So.. for me, Google+ is definitly a facebook killer.

  58. awesome video ! i liked it! i think facebook will stay 4 more years :)))

  59. awesome video! love the information and idea! hey Gideon, i have a question :) not about this video, but about your channel. can you please send me msg personal.

  60. DamirAndIrina

    awesome video! love the information and idea! hey Gideon, i have a question :) not about this video, but about your channel. can you please send me msg personal.

  61. we are at the very beginning of Google + but I think it pays watching to. Google seems to be adjusting all of their platforms so that they are in better synch, once that happens watch out. The Circles concept is very clever and it is nice to be able to just send posts out to those we want to send posts to. But for the time being Facebook is still friendlier and easier to communicate with your friends. G+ seems more business, like they are going down the path of combining Facebook and Linkedin together. It is to early to tell. but they have a lot of money and they don’t give up.

  62. kelvin sasaka

    Not sure if you’ve seen this…

  63. QueenVProduction

    I think over time Google + will take over the market share, but not in the near future because FB is universal. What I mean by that is, anybody with any email address can sign up for FB. But with G+ u must have a gmail account. Granted it only takes 2 mins to sign up, alot of people are too lazy to do so at the moment. I believe that G+ will be at the top in the future because people use google for everything else (i.e search engine, youtube, shopping,books and more).Only time will tell

  64. TheNinjaJohn

    Ermm, what “graphics” program did you use?!

  65. rdknght17

    facebook didnt kill myspace over night just saying

  66. NationalHorseClub

    FB v.s G+ battle or seduction …

    The choice of platform is not an individual decision. But rather one by everyone in one’s friends-family -associates circles, these are communities and won’t split and run for another platform quickly. This ‘friction’ will work in FB’s favor for a while.

    However G+ is part of a ‘lifestyle’ suite. If FB stays a one trick pony, users will discover they can get FB functions from G+ and – BONUS – everything else Google integrates into it too – life, fun & easy.

  67. m4w5

    Dude thats one hell of a confusing theory but very interesting =P I kinda hate facebook xD nice vid =D

  68. TimePeaces

    There is a very good possibility that google+ Will kill facebook. It operates more like an email browser that people are more familiar with. Yes I have a facebook account that I rarely use. The only thing I like about facebook is the Birthday notices. The social media I do use is pearltrees. Note: you can google timepeaces and find my main page plus many sub pearls.Google has a large user base to start social blogging from.

  69. antonytycoon

    I cant believe how much Facebook is shamelessly copying all of Google+’s features, I have seriously lost all my respect for the company and hope G+ blows them out of the water.

  70. antonytycoon

    Facebook has ripped them all off, what now xD?

  71. mktplace93

    I think that as Google forces more integration of their different product offerings, they will force many businesses to use their platforms. By not weighting other sites in their google page rankings, google will persuade people to their side. Unless facebook and bing/yahoo force the same kind of weighting factors as Google, more people will migrate to the Big G. Will it kill FB, probably not in the near future. Both will depend on how each other reacts to the other’s mkt tactics.

  72. Cherrie Rose Manuel
  73. zsewq55912

    wel maybe not facebook have thos games like farmville and better games cameing along so facebook well be still there

  74. google plus should allow under 18 year olds because like me(16) i LOVE facebook and i WANT a google plus but it wont allow me. This would be GREAT for google plus because a loarge amount of teens are already on face and twitter and we could start googleplus if we were allowed to

  75. matthew13131

    I do not thing Google + can stand a chance, do you remember Google buzz or other Google flops like the ability to call cell phones via your Gmail accounts. Facebook will die out in the next 5-15 years and it will just become a nobody social media site, but I believe Facebook will come up with something new to keep there audience, i do have some ideas of what this would be if anybody cares to know what i think please respond to this comment, thx.

  76. I use Facebook a lot right now. Google+ is pretty cool though I just wish more of my friends on Facebook would do the switch and get on+ so i wouldn’t be alone. But i mean that’s how FB started right? I believe Google+ does have the potential. All it needs is time.

  77. bado0oryZz

    booooryyyyng this is so boryng blablabla really i dident understand anything looooolol XD

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  79. Face book will win the battle

  80. Face book will win the battle

  81. Olyvea Akres

    Face book will win the battle

  82. Coolton Lavoie

    google+ is boring

  83. Shephine Shaji

    I’ve loved it from the beginning, and yes, it’s gonna kill Facebook!

  84. Spook SEO

    We all really never know what will happen in the future because both of them are doing different strategies just to be on the top. G+ is still trying to add more features and most of the users of G+ are online marketers. Unlike facebook there’s no age limit, no status needed, no matter you’re just a student, a entrepreneur, vendor, young or old still you can facebook. But just like I said, we never know.

  85. Victor Fatalys

    Google plus just killed…youtube with the new comments sh*tty system.
    Facebook don’t have to worry I guess…p

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