Three Years of Google+: Deep Integration and SEO Signal Boosting [Infographic]

In honor of the third anniversary of Google+, we take a look at where the site has been and where its going.

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Facebook turned 10 in February, Twitter turned eight in May, and on June 28th Google+ celebrates three years. In honor of Google’s third anniversary, Canadian online marketing firm Driving Profitability for Our Clients, created an infographic to mark the occasion.

So what good has G+ done in its relatively short lifespan? Having a G+ account allows users to verify authorship, a great SEO tool which also identifies quality content. The +1 button also acts as a social signal for Google’s search rankings, and Hangouts has brought free video conferencing and webinars to the masses.

With the good comes bad, and on Google+ the bad consists of a high volume of inactive users and forced integration with other Google services.



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