Google Is Quietly Building a Facebook Page Killer for Local Businesses

Opinion: This latest shot at making search more social might just be Google’s best attempt yet

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In case you missed it, topping the 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index, which evaluates how users feel about internet social media companies, was none other than Google+—that’s right, Google’s “failed” social network, which many people are unaware still exists.

Launched in 2011, Google+ was Google’s attempt to compete with Facebook, Twitter and other rising social networks by allowing its users to create “circles” of friends, engage with community pages and create posts.

Evidently, there are still people reaping benefits from maintaining a presence on Google+.



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