Google Shut Down Its Failed Social Network Project Google Plus – Archives

On October 8, 2018, Google announced it would be ending the consumer version of Google+ by the end of August 2019, later changing that date to April 2, 2019. Google+ shut down for good on 2 April 2019 with all profiles and pages being deleted on that day. We have many posts on Google + and Google One. Since the project is shut down, and have not found much value in all old posts relating to Google+. Therefore we decided to remove all such old posts, and data will be kept on this thread for any reference or usage in the future.

Google+ still has a long way to go versus Twitter and Facebook

How do you measure the success of a social media site? One of several ways might be how “real world” celebrities gravitate to it. By that measure, Google+ still has a long way to go versus Twitter and Facebook, according to most followed lists  Right now, Google+ is dominated by tech celebrities. On Twitter, not a single tech celeb makes it into the top ten. On Facebook, real world celebrities get joined by popular companies and games.

Google Plus launched Page View Counts

Google made a small but interesting update to Google+ today. Every profile page now includes the total number of times the user’s content has been seen by others. This new number is the sum of all of the views of the user’s profile, posts and photos since October 2012.

Google made no announcements about the change, which tells us they wanted to give us a surprise, it’s not as if we would not notice it. They did supply us all with a help page, it allows us to see how many views we have had on our Google Plus profiles and even our photos, which in one respect is a good thing because it allows us to learn what type of photo attracts the viewers.

Google +1 button update: Faster Display

Google send a mail for updation of + button

We’re making a change to the +1 button today to make it display faster. This change will first roll out to this preview group and doesn’t require any change to your site.

We’re turning on this change for the preview group to give you an opportunity to test the changes on your web site and ensure the +1 button functions properly. This change applies to all browsers in all environments.

If you do notice any changes to the +1 button when viewing your pages while logged into your preview account, please let us know in the Google+ Developers Forum:

Google Adds 100+ Domains, Signals Plans For National Small Biz Push

Google appears to be readying plans to roll out its “Get Your Business Online” program across the U.S.

That’s based on Mike Blumenthal’s discovery that Google has recently added more than 100 domains to its portfolio, with URLs such as,,,,,,, etc.

Get Your Business Online is Google’s outreach program for small businesses. It offers them a free website, free hosting, domain name, a business listing on Google Places and a

Google Plus Crosses 90 Million User Mark

Google’s online social networking service “Google Plus” has now crossed 90 million user mark since its launch in June 2011.

Google+ which is also known as G+ is a social networking and identity service, operated by Google Inc.

Google+ was launched on June 28, 2011, in an invitation-only “field testing” phase. Early invites were soon suspended due to an increasing demand for new accounts. On September 20, 2011, Google+ was opened to everyone 18 years of age or older without the need for an invitation. It was opened for a younger age group (13+ years old) in most countries on January 26, 2012.

Google+ has now attracted over 90 million users around the world. According to independent analysis of its growth in December 2011, the site was adding an estimated number of 625,000 new users a day, which may total 400 million members by the end of 2012. The site’s popularity accelerated in December 2011, with almost a quarter of its total user base joining in December alone.

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President Obama’s Google Plus ‘hangout’ Claims About Engineering Demand

“There’s a huge demand around this country for engineers. . . . Where you’re seeing a lot of specialized demand is in engineering that’s related to the high-tech industries.”

— President Obama, during a Google Plus video conference, Jan. 30

Obama’s comments came in response to a question from Fort Worth resident Jennifer Wedel, who asked why the government has extended and continues to issue H-1B visas when people such as her engineer husband, Darin Wedel, can’t find work.

Facebook Rolls Out New Google Plus Inspired Photo Viewer

Continuing with its tweaks to the Facebook user interface Facebook has rolled out its new photo viewer to more users. The latest change in the Facebook photo viewer seems to be inspired by that in Google+. Quite like the Google+ photo viewer the interaction panel is to the right, instead of its previous position below the image.
This update to the Facebook photo viewer comes a year after the last major overhaul in February last year when Facebook introduced a light-box like effect to its photo viewer and also made viewing and sharing easier.

Google Plus Opens To Teens Age 13 & Up

Google Plus continues to get more open bit by bit, and just today made the service available to teens age 13 and up. Previously, Google Plus was restricted to people 18 and up. Along with the wave of new teenagers, Google Plus is also getting new privacy and security features–a fairly important thing if the service is to become something parents encourage their children to use.

Google is probably doing the slow rollout on purpose. This is their third or fourth wave of opening the service up. Each time it’s followed by new statistics on membership, and this time will be no different. Millions of teens are going to sign up in the near future.

Google+ for Android Update Promises ‘Massive’ Performance Gains

Remember last month, when Google delivered some new features to the mobile web edition of Google+, but hadn’t yet gotten around to updating the smartphone apps themselves? Well, we’ve yet to see those changes made to the iOS version of Google+, but today they finally come to the Android edition, along with some pretty impressive-sounding improvements of their own.

From that mobile web edition, the What’s Hot section has now been added to Google+ for Android, as has the ability to see just which users have been +1ing posts and comments. What we really like the sound of, though, is Google’s promise of a much smoother Google+ experience, thanks to what it describes as “massive performance improvements” to the underlying code

Google +1 button/Google+ Badge update: JavaScript Loading

What Google says about this change in there email

Today we’re improving the performance of the +1 button and the Google+ Badge. This change will first roll out to this preview group and doesn’t require any change to your site. It reduces the size of the / js/plusone.js loader, while making it smarter: it now will load only the code necessary for widgets it finds on your site. In addition, the
full +1 button code has been reduced in size by roughly 20%.

We’re turning on this change for the preview group to give you an opportunity to test the changes on your web site and ensure the +1 button and Google+ badges function properly. This change applies to all supported browsers in all environments.

This is an invisible change aimed at performance and stability

For webmasters: Google+ and the +1 button 101

Here’s a video that covers the basics of Google+, the +1 button, getting started on Google+, and how social information can make products, like Search, more relevant. This video is for a range of webmasters (from personal bloggers to SEOs of corporations). So, if you’re interested in learning about Google+, we hope that with 20 minutes and this video on YouTube (we have our own Webmaster Support Channel!), you can feel more up to speed with Google’s social opportunities.

Google Plus Got a Grand Total of 24 New Features

Google Plus got a grand total of 24 new features in an update released today, along with new mobile app versions for both Android and iOS devices.

The Google Plus team, in an official blog post, particularly highlighted the platform’s new photo capabilities, which include 5GB of free cloud storage for full-size backups of pictures taken on Android devices and several improvements to the iOS app’s photo album interface. As before, unlimited free backup space is available for pictures of 2048px resolution or below.

Additionally, users on devices running Android 2.2 or later can now view photospheres, the panoramic shots that were introduced with the latest Jelly Bean update.

Google Plus Vice President of Engineering Dave Besbris wrote that the team had also updated Google Plus’ hangout feature.

Google Tool For Disavow Links

Much awaited by webmasters and web owners, a tool to disavow links is launched and is located at URL
As we all know that bing has already was the first one to do this, now Google has taken a step further to make life of webmasters easy. This tool will help if you have got manual spam action based on “unnatural links” pointing to your site message in webmaster tools. Source

Google Plus Strategies, Benefits, Drawbacks

No one would argue that the primary reason we must use Google Plus is because Google has tied using it into where your site may rank in the Google search engine. No other social network can compel participation in that way. How many do you really think are going to search for and comment
in more than one instance of your content being shared on G+?

Google+ Rolls Out Design Changes

Google+ has rolled out new features for its profile and pages, including a “Local” reviews tab and larger cover photos, one day ahead of Facebook’s big News Feed announcement. Google+ gets minor refresh with larger cover photos, Local reviews tab Users can now choose cover photos with a max resolution of 2120 x 1192, and your images will be displayed in 16:9 format when clicked. “This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there’s more room for your selection to shine,” McKinley says.

Google+ Now Used in YouTube Comments

The official YouTube blog announced today that it is now utilizing Google+ to better moderate all comments on videos. YouTube said this change was to better display comments that users would most want to see. Profiles that have been verified by Google+ or YouTube will be pushed to the top of the comment thread: YouTube