Online MarketiZing | WordPress Websites | Online Marketing & Advertising | Sunshine Coast

Google+ user feedback has caused changes to be made.

Posted on 07/16/11 No Comments Keywords used in this article: google, social media, social network,
SEO page slug: google-user-feedback-has-caused-changes-to-be-made

It’s been a couple of weeks since Google+ launched, and with the exception of China already blocking its use, people do seem to like it. That’s good news for Google after the failures of Buzz and Wave, and bad news for Facebook who now has a serious competitor in the social network space.

You may think Google could sit back and watch the Google+ network grow, but that would be a mistake. The search company has realized it can’t just watch what happens, it needs to respond to users quickly in order to keep them happy and the network growing. While the general view of Google+ is a positive one, there’s also a lot of criticism and user feedback of which Google is about to tackle.

Today, Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of social at Google used his Google+ account to post a message confirming there’s “lots of criticism for Google+.” Not only that, but before the end of the week we should start seeing changes to address those criticisms.

Although there isn’t a list of what the most criticized features are (or lack thereof), the responses to Gundotra’s post are very telling. Here’s the ones we managed to extract from the 200+ comments he has received so far, most of which have had multiple +1 upvotes:

  • Ability to modify circles a post is shared with after posting it
  • Reading sparks and +1 comments in the Android app
  • Lifting of the 5000 circle cap (really?)
  • The ability to overlap circles
  • Option of a circle that doesn’t show up in your stream
  • Menu follows you down the stream as you scroll
  • Easy private messaging option including to person who starts a thread
  • Google+ app for other platforms (WP7)
  • Blocking working 100% of the time
  • Easy way to merge circles
  • Sharing and refresh updates in the Android app
  • Link to hide all comments again after you’ve clicked to show all
  • Better integration of Google Chat with Google+
  • Fix issues with instant upload for photos
  • Ability to share with all circles, but with an “except” option
  • Ability to share Google Docs and Calendar with circles
  • Revamp Google Reader to make sharing easier
  • File-sharing integration
  • Nested comments
  • Addition of hashtags to aid searching

As you can see, most of the requests are for more control and more integration with other Google services. There also seems to be a big push for the Android app to be improved quickly.

We know any bugs will be the first thing to be fixed, but also for the control of circles (privacy, merging) and better stream access and controls to be targeted first. I’m sure there’s also a lot of feedback regarding the invite system and how overwhelmed it became.

The other question to ask is whether there’s anything missing from that list? If you are a regular Google+ user or just starting out, checkout our best tips, tricks, and add-ons post and see if it helps you get past, or reveal new criticisms you can feedback to Google.

via Computerworld

Google+ user feedback has caused changes to be made.

Article by John Miles.

Title: Google+ user feedback has caused changes to be made.
URL text: Google User Feedback Has Caused Changes To Be Made
Keywords: google, social media, social network,

John is a WordPress developer who creates the opportunity for Sunshine Coast business owners, as well as clients all across Australia, to create a sustainable internet business., John has written 138 awesome articles on this website.

Send a link to this page to a friend or colleague?

Our latest articles:

» SEO 2014 – changes to keyword data
(posted in Google Search,Online Marketing,SEO)
Google are rapidly stopping website owners from viewing the keywords that have been used to drive traffic. This has created a new set of problems for website owners who take an active interest in SEO. How do website owners glean insights into how Google has recorded the information about a website? What keywords ... read more here
Keywords: google, search engine optimisation, seo, SEO 2014,
» FREE White Papers – Power Retail Online Selling Tips E-Commerce
(posted in ecommerce,Online Marketing,Online Shopping)
Power Retail is an Australian initiative to highlight the trends and developments in online commerce. The website is packed with invaluable information on how to sell successfully online. They have a series of books you can buy which are a good resource for anyone looking for ideas and proven techniques on how to build... read more here
Keywords: ecommerce e-comerce, online selling, Online Selling Tips, online store tips,
» Online Checkouts – The Psycholgical Block
(posted in Online Marketing)
Online shopping is a big revenue stream for companies worldwide, however, how much do we really know about the psychology of buying online? Research shows an inline shopper will know within 90 seconds whether they'll decide to make a purchase or not. Video is another big factor when it comes to influencing consumers... read more here
Keywords: e-commerce, ecommerce, online checkout, online shopping psychology,
» Buying books online
(posted in Online Shopping)
Online shopping has become a science we must all learnSo here I am looking for a book a good friend of mine has recommended (that's real social media right there-old school.. remember?)The first thing I do is type title into Google and Amazon comes up first with a nice selection of the same book..Being a seasoned onlin... read more here
Keywords: Amazon, Booktopia, Buying Books, Buying Books Online, EBay, Kindle, seo,

Related posts by keywords: google, social media, social network,

Quick keyword links to articles and news containing these words.

Websites for: online shopping, technology, real estate, finance, blogging sport & physiotherapy, small business, not for profits, clubs, organisations, restaurants, construction, transport, marketing...endless possibilities. WordPress website design.
Latest Tweet:
ol 14041397730851