Sort of like Facebook, but built right into Gmail. And it turns out there is a huge mobile and local component to it.
Here's the Google Buzz Video:
How Google Buzz works on Mobile Devices:
When using Buzz on mobile devices like iPhone or Android, it:
- Uses your location to identify places around you.
- Allows you to create messages based on your location (kind of like Foursquare, Gowalla or Yelp)
- Adds a Buzz layer to Google Maps on your device, where you can post public comments or photos. Perhaps most interesting is you can visit a Place Page for a local business and see what others are “buzzing” about there.
- Voice shortcut – this is pretty cool. It allows you to post buzz without even typing anything when you say “post buzz” followed by your post.
If you could get “top buzzers” buzzing about your business… This would be cool in a couple of ways – updates from a top “buzzer” would show up in their activity stream on their Google Profile, and also on your business Place Page.
And nearby people who are in Google Buzz on their mobile devices would see the activity about your business on the new “Buzz Layer” in Google Maps too.
Take Aways for Local Businesses
Here's what Local Businesses could do with this new technology:
- Claim your Google Local Business Center Profile if you haven’t already!
- Add photos and other details about your business so that your Place Page looks sweet. Make sure to get some online reviews too.
- Set up your Google Profile, and find and connect with “Buzzers” in your area!
What do you think about Google Buzz? Is this huge for local businesses or will it be ignored?
Original post by: www.expand2web.com