Google’s Personalized Birthday Greeting

Birthday is a big deal for anyone and an event to watch for. Last July 2, I celebrated my 25th birthday. It was a normal work day for me then and just busy with my daily tasks. People at work greeted me and I received tons of wall post in my Facebook page. But what makes it special is when I noticed my Google search page. I was actually curious why there’s a  birthday cake vector image displayed in my screen. Then I decided to find out if someone famous is celebrating their birthday same as mine. To my surprise I saw a caption; ” Happy Birthday Yeh!”. First thing that came into my mind is that this is too awesome. Yes, I’m partly geeky so now you know why this got me excited.

google personal greeting to yeh dalag

I needed to know how Google find out that it was my birthday last July 2. Then I realized that the information came from my Google+ account. It’s super cool to see something as personalize as this from a big company. As a social media practitioner, I think this is one of their edge from Facebook. Although Google+ has a different market than Facebook but someday they might try to tap the same audience as FB has.

Yeh Dalag Google+

I think one of the advantage of being a well know search engine is that you have a wider opportunity to explore social media tactics. As most SEO and Social Media people know, Google+ had a big impact with link building for websites when it was launched. Geeky me asides, this is my way of saying thank you to Google for the birthday greeting. I personally think it’s really sweet, cool and awesome all round up in one. As a social media manager, I do have high hopes for Google+. It may not yet reach what Facebook reached but I think it’s still possible with proper consumer insight to back it up.

Now if you want to put up your own Google+ account, it is automatically activated together with your gmail account. Just look for the +(name) icon at the top toolbar of your account. Then once the new tab open, everything will be easy breezy from there. Looking forward to see you all join Google+ and hope you have fun with it as I did.

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”     – Oprah Winfrey


About Yeh Dalag

An advertising graduate and now in the field of social media marketing. I enjoy seeing the advertising world evolved into its full potential. More creative and insightful ads to share in the world wide web.

Posted on July 7, 2013, in Social Media and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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