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Should Facebook Worry About Google+?

Main Street, West Side and Central Square, Keene NH in the 1900s

Main Street, Keene NH in the 1900s via Flickr

Should Facebook worry about Google+?
This is an intriging question, but a better question is, “What about Your Business?”
We are in a very interesting era for Business!
We are in a world where Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs assume that ” . . . if they build it, they will come!”
That largely is not true! But, the tradition of Business has been substantially based on that mantra.
Less than twenty years ago, that Business Strategy would work, for the most part.
There were areas of our country where they used a catalog to do their shopping. However in the cities, “We went Shopping!”
Today, many of the Malls that were built to accommodate those “shoppers” are the modern equivalent to the old Western  Ghost Towns.
Yet, modern day Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs continue to forge ahead, expecting a different result.

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It is baffling to we that, according to the US Census Bureau Survey of over 14,000,000 Business that  was recently, over 75% of those businesses did not have a Website. That is amazing for two reasons:
  • The Small Business Administration tells us that 95% of all Small Businesses fail in the first five (5) years. I bet they didn’t have a Website!
  • Over 50% of the searches on the Internet are done on Mobile Devices. Over 70% of those searches results in that person showing up at a Business in one (1) hour or less and Buying Something!

Regarding our question: Should Facebook Worry about Google+? I think the answer is yes. But look at what “Business 2 Community” says:

Should Facebook Worry About Google+?
Business 2 Community
On Google+, pages can do pretty much anything a single person can do. They can add people to their circles, share, tag, and create Hangouts. This feature should definitely be more attractive to brands that rely on social networking as part of their

This is a very big, somewhat complicated question. For most of the Business community, this is not a burning question. Their concern is,  “How are we going to get more Clients?” That is a question worth considering!
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Look at this article:

Social marketing reaches 72 percent of U.S. adults Brafton A strong social media marketing campaign is more lucrative than ever, as the number of adopters continues to soar. The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently revealed that 72 percent of adults in the United States are social media users, up from Pew: Social Networking Usage By Age Marketing Pilgrim

 

The thing I am trying to point out here: It is important for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to spend time where they can get more Clients!

Look at what they are saying on Twitter:

 

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