Google+ Shutting Down

Last Update: October 08, 2018

Unfortunately, Google announced today that it is shutting down its Google+ service. It seems it is throwing in the towel as it didn't take off the way the company had hoped. Also, the Engadget report link included below suggested that there was a security flaw that the company knew about but decided that it wasn't worth fixing.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/08/google-shutting-down-goo...

Note: this is only for consumer accounts. If your account is considered enterprise-level, then they are continuing those accounts.

I have checked other authority resources which lists the same info.

Best Regards,

Jim

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gcd Premium
Interesting Jim. Thanks for sharing. Hmmm, looking forward to Jay's updated training - i.e. where to make that external post to for SEO. I guess I was fortunate because I hadn't invested too much into G+ but was gearing up to understand it as I have recently rekindled my WA investment. I guess it's a good thing - as Wesley (ShotTheClot) said, one less SM account to manage :) Tx - Gary
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Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, and now G+. I think we are looking at part of a larger picture going on here. I myself, have been reverting to other sources for these needs and have cut down on my Google use. Some things I will always use - as long as it exists, but I think Google is moving away from the consumer scene altogether and catering more to businesses. It's too early to tell yet, but this is what I see happening.
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keishalina9 Premium
... you're likely correct -- it's likely about their 'bottom line -- profit margin' ... keep at it ... 😊
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LynneWA Premium
I knew there was a reason I didn't like using Google plus! ;-) Thanks for the information. Pretty darn interesting!
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marmar463 Premium
I had just started working with Google + I was trying to figure out how to link my site with Google + and now that I finally figure it out they go and shut it down.

But that is okay I will figure it out the others then.

Mary
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suzzziq Premium
What a bummer:( I have had a lot of traffic and sales from Google+ over the Past several months. That's too bad...
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techhound Premium
Hey Suzi,
Perhaps see if you can change your account to an enterprise-level one? I don't know anything about it but maybe you can keep it going with this option. Worth a look...
Best Regards,
Jim
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suzzziq Premium
This is true:). Thanks for the idea, Jim!
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Calvinator63 Premium
HI James,

I guess word is spreading rather fast about this, I just read another blog about it also. I'm with Loes I going to give Webtalk a serious look over and see what it is all about?

Thanks for sharing,

Calvin
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VanessaN Premium
Hmn, interesting. Never really used it much anyway.
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Loes Premium
Business only, I just started webtalk, let's see what that brings
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Chrissies Premium
Hi Loes
I have never heard of Webtalk, do you have any more info about it please? :)
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Loes Premium
Second link on my profile, it's a combi between LinkedIn and Facebook, the nicest thing about it is that you can share selective, there is an intro video on the site
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for the information will have to look into the report
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tpchan Premium
No effect on me so it's all good, I just started with Google + and barely got the hang of it. A little too much to handle IMO.
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AndyCalvin Premium
Interesting. I'll have to take a look at this. I was just thinking about expanding into G+. Maybe it's not ideal to do that. With more research, I guess I'll know!
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TDomena Premium
Sounds good to me. Do you know which Google+ accounts are considered enterprise level?
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techhound Premium
Hey Tiffany, I wasn't aware they even had enterprise-level accounts until reading about it. Admittedly, I haven't used the platform much since its inception.
Best Regards,
Jim
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TDomena Premium
I guess we'll see with time who that really effects then. Haha.
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