Social Search Will Change Your Business
Recently, Google announced changes to their search results, incorporating Google+ Circles social data into an individual’s results, there have been many reactions and conversations about this new product “Search plus Your World”. However you view this move good bad or just confusing, it is the start of the change and merging of search and social data and it is just the beginning.
From a business perspective this is changing the game significantly and where a number of successful online businesses who have built their online business and revenue model based on an SEO strategy and played lip service to social, if they have not seen an impact on their bottom line, yet they will do so unless they acknowledge that the world is changing and SEO is no longer dominant and that the future is a combined strategy, with specialists in both areas, working towards the same goals.
In the diagram below, we show the 2 current silos and the way we envisage the Social Commerce Model to evolve with SEO, social data funnels merging to support the businesses goals.