Google Posts or Podium – A New Social Platform from Google

Last Updated On : Monday, May 9, 2016
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Google is working on a twitter-like platform, which is been spotted randomly on Google Search. The search result contains a small snippet of messages, which is directly shown in Google search page without any links. It looks like Google is secretly working on its new twitter-like platform. You can posts your views and thoughts to your followers through Google and it will appear on Google search directly.

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Google Posts or Podium :

Google calls it as Your Podium on Google which is an experimental project from Google. It allows the verified users and businesses to directly communicate with their followers and consumers with text, images and Videos. Once the post is published, it will be directly displayed in the Google search results, so it will reach the customers soon. This platform allows the users and businesses to have their own personal content feeds embedded within the Google platform similar to the other platforms.

Every day millions of people search on Google, many of whom are looking for information about prominent individuals and organizations. Now we’re experimenting with a new way for users to hear directly from select entities they’re searching for on Google. Hear directly from the people and organizations you care about on Google.

As of now it was limited to few selected individuals and organizations. When comes to individuals, only verified individuals are allowed for this service. Google has limited the project to few peoples as it was still in experimental phase. Google Posts feature is available on an invite-only basis. You can join the waitlist so that Google will intimate you when the service is made available for you.

Publish on Google – Verified individuals and organizations can now communicate with text, images and videos directly on Google. Creating content is fast and simple, and once published, posts will appear instantly in search results related to the publisher.

What are Benefits from this service :

  • The individuals can reach their followers quicker.Google Posts - Podium
  • Businesses can reach their customers quicker than earlier.
  • As the individuals are verified, you can trust the source and messages from them.
  • It will give you more relevant content.
  • You can share text, images and videos – which makes more user interactions.
  • Increased conversation rates.
  • More Social Sharing.
  • User Engagement.

Who are all can get this service ?

As per Google, the service is currently available for public figures [verified individuals] like politicians, celebrities, etc., and for businesses.

How It looks in Google Search:

Below screenshot is the sample of Google Posts for a verified individual.

Google Posts or Podium

Just share for the Business or an individual and just scroll down a little, You can see a verified badge with posts shared from Google Posts service, which looks like the above screenshot.

Can I share Google Posts on other Social Media?

Yes, each and every Google Posts will have a Share button, which allows you to share on Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, Email and also the short URL for the post will be displayed.

Google Posts or Podium Share

How The URL Looks?

You can access official page of Googe Posts here and the posts shared via Google post will have a prefix like posts which looks like https://posts.google.com/xxxx

How To Join The WaitList?

Just fill the form with your Name/Business, Email id and Additional notes if any and click Submit. You have the waitlist for Google Posts.

Conclusion :

This new service from Google will get the content what we are looking for quicker. Users can access the information right from the Google search page itself without navigating to any other links. This service will soon roll out to more business and public figures. Watch this space for more updates on Google Posts. Share your views on this new Google Service.