Like and +1: Time to ‘+1′ Google stock?
Google +1 isn’t our top social media that is branded in the millions of heads like Facebook is, but why place doubt? The growth of social media has become a household name and whether you find it annoying or not–it’s among us. Google +1 is another icon to add to our social media list, but is it time to invest in that?
The company’s stocks dipped when Chairman Eric Schmidt handed the CEO reins over to co-founder Larry Page, nearly 25%. No one ever lost faith in the company, but the transition certainly did not help things for the search giant. Much of this has changed throughout the year as people remembered the company is still a growing stock to endow in.
Bing came into the search engine picture not long ago, but never took over the giant search engine company like it had hoped. Microsoft has invested millions of dollars promoting television ads for its search engine, too. With advertising against Google, people still continue to use its search engine as their most favored results finder.
Google has since bounced back slightly, up 6% year-to-date from late January, but still questions unanswered have some wondering if the company will regain its foothold to what it was. It still has a lot of time to recover its losses, and Google has always shown great stride over the years to adjust and think-ahead for the future—something the ‘Nooglers’, Google employees, have always done well.
Facebook, while still the social giant, has had concerned users over the past years more so now than ever. With its recent privacy behavior in court, and finally settling with the FTC, it still has a strong hold on the market. Google + can take opportunity to strike its opponent when he is injured (thought not that injured)—what, there’s nothing wrong with dirty corporate tactics, is there?