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Hashtags on G+ Get a Big Upgrade OMG DoWeAllHaveToUseG+Now

  • Renee Reply

    Everyone likes to poke fun at the usefulness of Facebook's hashtag feature and of hashtags in general. (Did anyone see that Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake bit about hashtags?)

    But Google+ is taking hashtags to a new level on its platform. Announced today by Zaheed Sabur on -- where else -- G+:

    1.) When you search on a hashtag in Google now, you will see relevant G+ posts on the right side of your screen (only public or posts from your circles)
    2.) You can click in further and see all the relevant posts related from there
    3.) And here's the one I find most interesting: "You'll also see links to search for these hashtags on other social sites." (It is Google after all. Who better to search all other platforms? #GoogleSteppinUpItsGame)

    I tested it out on Google search, and the G+ results appeared at the right for some of my searches and not on others, but that could have been b/c sometimes I was logged in to G+ and sometimes not. And in the main results, I saw lots of Instagram, G+ and Twitter results, but no Facebook. I will do some more testing.

    Try it out and let me know what you think! It clearly is designed to encourage the use of G+.

    And now, the Fallon/Timberlake bit. #QuestloveRules


    09/25 at 03:50 PM (10457)
  • Aqeel Reply

    There's so much wrong with Google+, but at least they're consistently updating it. One of these days they'll get it...im hoping

    #fail

    09/25 at 04:39 PM (10462)
  • Nick Reply

    #MightBeUseful #ButProbablyNot

    There's so much variation in hashtags, I think just using a tweet search engine to look for keywords would be more useful. It definitely can't hurt to have this option available, though.

    09/26 at 11:11 AM (10495)
  • Fiore Reply

    #Ihateitwhenpeoplemakelongsentensehashtags

    09/26 at 12:17 PM (10498)
  • Renee Reply

    [quote]Nick said: #MightBeUseful #ButProbablyNot


    There's so much variation in hashtags, I think just using a tweet search engine to look for keywords would be more useful. It definitely can't hurt to have this option available, though.

    [/quote]

    That's what most of the analysts have said too, Nick -- where people really look for and want to search hashtags is Twitter. But we'll see if this changes how and where people use them.

    09/26 at 12:37 PM (10499)
  • Fiore Reply

    It'll probably end up working just as good as the Facebook ones

    09/27 at 05:46 PM (10566)
  • Chris T Reply

    I think tags, while annoying at times, can provide a lot of useful information.

    09/27 at 06:02 PM (10570)
  • Jesse Reply

    Every week, I have more and more disdain for Facebook. I believe I might log off soon permanently.

    09/30 at 04:33 PM (10579)
  • Breylin Reply

    I actually just reviewed a pretty good google+ training, let me see if i can find the link...

    10/01 at 09:13 AM (10592)
  • Renee Reply

    [quote]Fiore said: It'll probably end up working just as good as the Facebook ones

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    But Google has the power of search across integrated products to make its hashtags more powerful.

    10/01 at 09:45 AM (10594)