Facebook Hits 1,000,000,000,000 Page Views

That reaches the figure of about one trillion.

Coming to the stats, Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner states that Facebook has got more than 870 million unique users. These figures certainly make it the leading web portals when it comes to broad reach of Internet users.

The YouTube service by Google is ranked second while having 790 million unique users and100 billion page views.

The Google Ad Planner services does not measure portals such as Google Search but measure only web portals by their domains rather than the company on the whole.

Games For Social Networking Portals by Google+

Facebook, which is one of the largest and prevalent Internet based social network has acted to boost its gaming content. This was the move that came on the same day when Google Corporation initiated with games on its lately launched social networking portal Google+google games

Google has launched Google+ in June 2011, which had more than 10 million users signing up in the very first two weeks of its launch. Google states that it is going to offer 16 different games via third party developers on Google+, which mainly include Bejeweled, Zynga Poker, and the infectiously well-liked Angry Birds game.

Angry birds has turned out to be a blockbuster as a large number of people have downloaded the game. According to the stats, the game has been downloaded 250million times to launch infuriated birds at egg-stealing green pigs.

the competition is increasing as Facebook and Google+ are big rivals. Is Facebook going to sustain? or just as Facebook murdered MySpace..Google+ will be able to take the charge? lets wait and watch and do share your experiences! 🙂

Social Media As Addictive As Smoking!!

A large number of studies being done until now have concluded that Google, Twitter, Facebook, and some of the other social networking portals are as addictive as drugs. While people were not provided with an access to any of the electronic mediums or even the Internet, they reacted just as twitchy addicts who have denied to take their drugs while they are forced to give up access to them.facebook addiction

Furthermore, just as a Boozer who completely inclines on bourbon as a social media lubricant, these online addicts truly believe that people who are not hooked on the information expressway, instant messaging and text messaging tend to be big time bores; this fact has been lately reported by the New York Post.

The research firm Intersperience concluded at the end of the study which was useful in depriving the behaviors of people and their online habits that some people truly considered giving up the Web based technology as hard as quitting the habit drinking or smoking.

The study states that approximately 53% out of 1000 people who were being surveys reported feeling ‘upset’ while there were deprived of their Internet connectivity. Moreover, it was also indicated that more than 40% people consider themselves lonely when they are just not able to access these portals.

 Making use of social media portals is certainly helpful but getting it over you definitely isn’t the idea. These portals although have been truly useful for a large number of people all around the globe but still they are making people get addicted to themselves and as a result their productivity and efficacy is being affected to a great extent.

Facebook vs Google+ – Some Comparisons [Infographic]

You have been one of those who have been the die hard fans of Facebook and you recently have switched to Google+, you certainly would be looking for comprehensive comparisons regarding What Google+ and Facebook services.

Infographic has done a great job here by comparing these two leading social networking platforms and it would be helpful in figuring out what both of these are offering.

All these services as well as the comparison is going to make you opt for a better choice of portals in case you are consdiering opting for one of them as an option.

Google+ – Get To Know More About It

Google+ is everywhere now!

I t can be termed as Fun, Bold and Social networking medium. A large number of people have been using this portal and until now it has more than 10 million users. Even after this demand and response, some people are yet not able to understand How Google+ works. Ishtihari is  being helpful to such people and following are some of the videos that would be useful in making you guys understand about how it really works.

Google+ – A Quick Look

Google+ – Circles

Google+ – Sparks

Google+ – Hangouts

Google+ – Instant Uploads

Google+ – Hurdles

As most of us are already a part of Google+, we are enjoying all these exciting features. What do you think about these? Do share with Ishtihari! 🙂

Google+ Project – Is It Going to Leave Facebook Behind?

Do you remember Orkut, Google Buzz, or Google Wave? Without acquiring much of the success, now it is considering obtaining Facebook – the social networking giant. This happens to be one of its largest efforts yet.

Lately, Google has launched the Google+ project which happens to be a social networking service which is more or less like Facebook. The service presently is available to selected Google users, they will be able to invite people, and this way they will discuss and share status updates, links, and photos pretty much as they do on Facebook.

On the other hand, Google+ project will be different in a noteworthy manner, which Google anticipates will be adequate to convince people around to make use yet another social networking portal.

It is primarily focusing sharing with groups such as hiking friends, roommates, or colleagues and not with all of one’s peers or the entire World Wide Web. It is also offering video chat and group text messaging feature.

Vice president for product management at Google, Bradley Horowitz stated that we have windows and walls in real life and we can speak to them knowing that they are in the room but when it comes to the online world, you are required to have a ‘share’ box with which you can easily share anything with the while world. Senior vice president for engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra states that Google+ project is actually a different model.google+ ishtihari

Google is unable to rank itself especially when it comes to social networking; it is for the reason that the competitor know all too well and their services are fully dominating the market.

Initially, Google+ will be testing if it can easily overcome its prior stumbles concerning this particular area and dealing with one of the most critical challenges that the company is facing. Right now, Google’s status is at stake as one of the most popular entry point to the entire Web. While people are posting on Facebook, it is normally off-limits when it comes to search engines; Google has been losing valuable information that could be benefiting its advertising, Web search and various other products.

On the other hand, Google+ may perhaps already be too late. comScore states that this year, in the month of May, around 180 million people browsed through different Google portals which included YouTube, comparing with 157.2 million on Facebook. However, Facebook users have been browsing through 103 billion pages spending 375 minutes on an average on the websites whereas Google users viewed only 46.3 billion pages spending 231 minutes.

These figures have been truly imperative for the advertisers and to the fact that people have been increasingly turning to Facebook and various other social networking portals such as Twitter and ask question which they used to ask from Google like asking for a recommendation to a doctor or a restaurant.

Analysts’ states that Facebook users are most likely going to duplicate their friend’s network on Google+ and will be posting on both these portals; however they can make use of both for different forms of communication.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra state that knowing more about Google users individually would be truly helpful in improving the overall Google product experience which includes maps, YouTube, search, and ads, for the reason that Google will be learning about what actually people like to have and how they eventually personalize Google products.

On the other hand, Google has been greatly criticized for failing to fully understand the significance related to social information on the World Wide Web until competitors such as Twitter and Facebook had already leapt ahead. Google’s co-founder, Larry Page regrets that Google has been a failure in this regard.

Google Buzz has been a sharing tool particularly for the Gmail users. It included user’s emails automatically to their Buzz network, which had been facing huge criticism that Google has been invading users’ privacy and have failed to understand this vital point that everyone is the email list or contact list are not necessarily their friends. Google altered this service so now it doesn’t connect people automatically.

Unlike Google Buzz, its employees have tested Google+ before making it public. It has been called as Google+ a project that is useful in emphasizing on the fact that it is not a finished product. Google states that it will be undergoing various modifications to introducing new feature and fixing problems. However, it happens to be a new web portal, plus.google.com and is a fully formed social networking portal by Google as yet.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra stated that they took great pains to mimic people relationships in real life and tried to bring down the social awkwardness such as over-sharing and friend requests normally lead to on other networking portals. Google+ users will be able to easily select people from the Gmail list or any other services. They can easily drag and drop friends into different groups and name them accordingly. They can even share updates with their friends as well as on these groups. Contrasting Facebook, users are not required to be in each other’s friend list; they can easily receive and share updates without sharing their own.

Google+ is offering various other features such as group video chats, which are called as Hangouts which means that each and every member of the group can easily join as it is happening. Another section called as Sparks provide videos and articles from all across the Web on particular topics. They can be easily shared with certain groups of friends.

When it comes to Google+ mobile app for iPhone and Android phones, people can easily have group chats with the feature known as Huddle. Videos or photos can be easily uploaded via cell phones to the user albums and Google+ users can easily post and view them from their systems or smartphones.

Google is just trying to bring in a million of users to in a manner that happens to be a great challenge as a start up. I don’t think people are much willing to let go off Facebook but exciting and amazing feature could be grabbing their attention, making Google+ most preferred networking medium.

 

Facebook Testing A New Feature

Facebook is considering experimenting with the Twitter- Like feature. The feature is useful in alerting members in real-time to what their family member and friends have been up to when it comes to social networking.

This particular feature is known as ‘Happening Now’, and it is being tried by a fraction of Facebook users as currently it has more than 600 million active users. It is presently testing a new feature that concerns the News Feed that enables people to see what their friends are liking and commenting.

In the coming weeks, Facebook is anticipated to make vital improvements and would be expanding it a lot more. Presently, some of the Facebook features are there that are useful in altering people about what their friends have been up to at the social networking portal.

This particular feature is considered to be as a prospective challenge to Twitter – a global micro blogging service. Twitter enables users to easily share what they are seeing, doing or thinking instantly in their messages that comprise of 140 or fewer characters.

 

From $1 to $1.25M: Google’s Schmidt Gets a Huge Salary Increase

Sometimes people are being paid to be demoted. Eric Schmidt became the CEO of Google after Larry Page; he became the executive chairperson of the company earlier this month. Moreover, this change positively reflected in his pocket. Being the CEO, he was getting a salary of $1 yearly which is an extremely popular figure when it comes to CEOs; however, now SEC Filling from Google stated that he will be getting $1.25 million yearly with the probability of a target bonus of 400% his base salary. 

Eric has already been receiving an extremely generous compensation as he has stepped down as Google’s CEO: $100 million in stock and different stock options. In addition, he also announced that in January he is anticipated to sell 534,000 Google shares in the coming year that would be at the Google’s current stock price, which would net him around $280 million.

The increased salary and generous compensation by Google does not reflect much on the day-to-day spending habits of Schmidt, however. Frobes has stated that all this is just a pocket change for Schmidt; his net worth is around $6.3 billion.

 

 

Social Networking – Understand in a Better Way!

 

 



You will be provided with the fundamentals related to the Social Networking. This video primarily focuses on the role of Social Media Networking in your day-to-day life. it includes:

  • People related to different networks via their personal life and business
  • Networks in the real world – the hidden nature of those networks
  • How Social Media Web Portals are useful in revealing hidden connection
  • The fundamental concept related to social networking websites

 

 

iPhone – Marketing Strategies

When it is about Apple Marketing, the marketing strategies related to iPhone are extremely simple, clear, yet clever. With a simple and plain Apple Icon, Apple is focusing on an extremely innovative style when it comes to their products. The iPhone by Apple was launched back in June year 2007. The outstanding and innovative design of the iPhone was being touted for various months before it was originally launched. Later after its release, it was rated as one of the best when it comes to all the cell and smart phone market over the past few years. Before the official release of the iPhone, Apple came up with four television commercials that was to promote this gadget to the masses.

One of the commercial portrayed that the upcoming iPhone gadget is the additional step from the most popular iPod. The iPod was rated to be the leader until this point of time, but later with the release of the iPhone it has been named as the next generation iPod along with being a phone as well. The advert shows that the iPhone has all the enhanced features that are presently available in the iPod; however, it is an enhanced and improved version with better features.

You can do anything with your iPhone gadget, you can watch movies; and with touch of your finger, you can get back to the main screen. Then again, with the menu, you can figure out the Maps app which will enable you to find the best seafood location that is closest to you. With your gadget, you will be able to find a location which is also going to be highlighted which is the nearest. You are going to get the phone number and then you can dial via your iPhone dial.

The initial four iPhone adverts were useful in promoting the usefulness, innovation, and convenience all integrated into a single product which his not only a phone but also a music device that enables an individual to view maps, browse the web, check e-mail, make conference calls, view photos, and watch videos. Apple does not only make use of the television medium as a component of your marketing strategy; nevertheless, they are also making use of their web portal and they have been publishing informative press releases and videos that would have been developed into a single document. Apple also makes use of such tactics and techniques that are useful in building up the hype and then leaving the consumers wanting more and more.

When Apple comes up with brief press releases, it provides its targeted audience with a little to go off. To make it more precise, as soon as any information is released related to the products, all those who care and are Apple product fanatics will be grasping them whatever comes their way. As a result, Apple probably would publicly disavow all such kinds of rumors related to such scraps mentioned related to company plans; on the other hand, their entire marketing department secretly would be feeling delighted. It would be costing a lot to make use of such kind of web based advertising otherwise.

iPhone’s official web portal offers a lot more to its consumers than just information related to the products. The web site is also providing various tricks and tips which would be helpful in making use of the iPhone gadget along with focusing the apps to a great extent. You are even going to find “App of the Week” at the main page which is also providing detailed info related to that particular application. Moreover, the website also includes a section which has been titled as ‘Top Apps’ and ‘Apps for Everything’. For all the current iPhone users and consumers that have a great interest in buying the gadget, Apple has such a web portal which is offering outstanding marketing tools. The Apps are useful in creating a stronger and functional source of generate a large stream of revenues for Apple Corporation. As the consumers see the top rated and latest iPhone applications, they are intended to further downloading the application instead of searching via 25,000+ apps that would have been of a significant value to them.

Youngsters are the targeted audience that Apple has primarily focused on this particular as group. Apple with only this particular audience has hopped with the fact that with this 48% audience did not own the iPod that have been launched previously by Apple. At the end of year 2008, Apple had forecasted to reach more than 10 million sales only related to the iPhone.

One month before the iPhone’ release, the Solutions Research Group provided a cross-section of all those who have been aware of the gadget. The forecasted buyers for the day the gadget was to be released were rated as a majority of T-Mobile consumers, AT&T’s only GSM-based product competitor that was around 15%. AT&T’s existing customer base was rated to be one of the second largest groups that were anticipated to make the iPhone purchase and it was approximately 12%. Moreover, the Solutions Research Group also figure out that 72% of males against 28% of women were more interested in investigating about the gadget with its minimal price of $499. The obvious and present target audience for iPhone mainly includes a group of young people ranging between the ages of 20 and 35, mobile employees, jet setters and affluent teenagers.

The Apple Corporation is primarily renowned for their simply yet catchy advertisements. In some of the latest Television adverts focusing the Apple’s iPhone, the new catch is ‘There’s an App for that’ that certainly is helpful in placing a strong and well-built focus related to different applications that have been made available by Apple at the App store. Applications or the Apps are available in all categories ranging from social networking to productivity, fitness, and health to finance, entertainment to education, and business to games. These applications turn out to be a useful tool while you are making use of the iPhone gadget as it is offering a large number of features that simply could be enhanced while you make use of these applications. Apple in the present times is claiming to have more than 25000+ applications that available and the number is still growing with every passing day.

The targeted audience is greatly on focus with all these apps that are being offered to them. Primarily, there is an application for everyone. There have been few adverts related to various iPhone apps that you are certainly going to find one which could be of a great significance. Only few have been promoted by the commercials. The Apps concerning the iPhone are offering utmost functionality and practicality that an individual could even think of. Moreover, Apple has also offered its consumers to build their own applications and they can even submit to the Apple Store as well. This has made things a lot more convenient and easier as people being a third party design different applications that could be of a great help to them and others as well. As soon as the application becomes functional, they can submit it to the App Store for free or even they can put a fee for its usage.