The dying Google Plus. Will its demise affect you?
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably know I’ve had something of a love-hate relationship with Google Plus. It was clunky and annoying, but I recommended it as a way to get blogposts noticed by the Google search engine.
Of course it was always slow to load, and an “update” a few years ago made it massively user-unfriendly. Still, it was a great tool for SEO and boosting your blog traffic.
But change happens. And Google is pulling the plug on its unfashionable social media platform—partly because it seems to be a magnet for hackers. The second massive hack of Google Plus user data—affecting 52 million people—which came to light in October 2018, sealed its fate.
As of April 2, 2019, all of Google Plus will cease to exist—not just pages and groups, but profiles and links to profiles.