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  • ComScore: Google+ Grows Worldwide Users From 65 Million In October To 67 Million In November

    ComScore: Google+ Grows Worldwide Users From 65 Million In October To 67 Million In November

    There are lots of third-party guesstimates floating around about Google+ traffic. Are users losing interest like search trends seem to show? Has the service grown to 150 million active users like this research firm thinks? I’ve gotten new numbers from comScore, which arguably the best third-party measurement firm for web traffic in the world. Read More

  • Google: +1 Button Served 5 Billion Times A Day

    Google: +1 Button Served 5 Billion Times A Day

    As I reported earlier today, Google is launching a marketing campaign to tout and promote the use of enhanced search ads, which it says are now shown for roughly one-third of all search ads. I lifted some of the numbers that they’re boasting about on the dedicated marketing website, but I thought it’d be worth doing a separate post on the numbers they shared in relation to the… Read More

  • Google Just Leaked Their +1 Chrome Extension On National Television

    Google Just Leaked Their +1 Chrome Extension On National Television

    If you haven’t seen Google’s new “Dear Sophie” video, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s brilliant. And watch closely. At various points in the video, the Chrome browser in use reveals an unreleased product: a Google +1 extension. For the best view of it, skip to the 0:51 mark. There it is, front and center, next to the Picasa button being clicked on. Read More

  • OMG Someone Just Found An Embeddable Google +1 Button – And It Works!

    OMG Someone Just Found An Embeddable Google +1 Button – And It Works!

    A day after Google unveiled its “+1″ product, someone has already taken a close enough look at the code to track down an embeddable +1 Button. Said button wasn’t supposed to be public yet – they essentially let people recommend any online content on Google search. Read More

  • With +1, Google Search Goes Truly Social — As Do Google Ads

    With +1, Google Search Goes Truly Social — As Do Google Ads

    Back in early December of last year, we first reported that Google was toying around with the name “+1″ for an upcoming social product. At the time, we were told it was sort of like Google’s version of the “like” or “retweet” button. Today it officially launches as a way to share Google Search results that you like with your friends and the broader web… Read More

  • Google Doing Some Profile Unification Leading Up To… Well, Something.

    Google Doing Some Profile Unification Leading Up To… Well, Something.

    Google is still hard at work on their social strategy. You know it, I know it, we all know it. What it will actually be, remains to be seen. But there are clues related to it that have started to appear. The first was the redesign of the toolbar. While Google claimed it doesn’t directly point to the social strategy (even though it looks exactly like the verified +1 leaks we’ve… Read More

  • Another Key Feature Of Google +1: Massive-Scale Social Video Conferencing

    Another Key Feature Of Google +1: Massive-Scale Social Video Conferencing

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve been able to dig up a bunch of details about Google’s secret forthcoming social service. The service, previously codenamed “Emerald Sea” but currently being called “+1“, essentially seems to be a toolbar that exists along the top of Google’s various properties to allow for easy sharing. We even were able to snag a picture… Read More

  • Google Rolls Out Phase One Of Revamped Groups: New Gmail/Reader-Like UI

    Google Rolls Out Phase One Of Revamped Groups: New Gmail/Reader-Like UI

    As if they weren’t busy enough releasing the Chrome Web Store, the Chrome OS test drive, and inadvertently letting the first Google +1 image leak, Google had one more trick up their sleeve today: the new Google Groups. Technically, Google is just previewing the new Google Groups user interface. “The new Google Groups user interface represents the first in a series of updates to… Read More

  • CONFIDENTIAL! Looks Like "Google +1" Was Just Accidentally Revealed (Pic)

    CONFIDENTIAL! Looks Like "Google +1" Was Just Accidentally Revealed (Pic)

    While we haven’t 100 percent confirmed it yet (update: we’ve confirmed with a source), what you see above is what we do very much believe to be a picture of Google’s latest social foray. Yes, it’s the artist formerly known as “Google Me”, then known as “Emerald Sea“, and now known as “Google +1“. As you can see, it’s a toolbar… Read More