Last week Google launched a brand-spankin new design for Google+, and all everyone seems to actually care about is the fact that business reviews have been removed. Reviews will no longer be shown on Google+ Pages in the new Google+ design. Reviews are still accessible on Google Search and Maps which have always been the primary way that users find ...
Google has been hard at work restructuring, rebranding, and basically taking things AWAY from Google+. As of this week Google has dropped the links that pointed to a businesses Google+ page, and they’ve dropped the reviews count from all Google search results. Searching for a business now provides a rather empty search result focusing on the website link and contact ...
So after lots and lots of speculation about the future of Google Plus we finally have something solid and concrete to speculate off of. In an interview with BackChannel Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of Photos, Streams, and Sharing, stated that Google Plus isn’t going anywhere. There are some clear and evident changes happening, and going to happen – however the ...
Things surrounding Google Plus have been eerily quiet for some time now and many were hoping that Google I/O would bring about some news – alas Google I/O has come and went and no mention of Google Plus was made. Rumors started. Thoughts wandered. And then people began to notice that their name within the Google header no longer links ...
The last week has been littered with rumors about the future of Google+ – and to be honest people always questioned the future of Google’s social network. It was designed to take on Facebook however it never really took off; so will it join the likes of Google’s other social network flops like Orkut, Wave & Buzz? Bradley Horowitz,VP of Photos ...
Last week Google's Dennis Troper announced on Google+ that you can now finally pin your G+ post to the top of your stream. So if you want people to see a specific post first, you can pin that post and even if it is weeks old, it will remain at the top of your profile.
While doing my daily rounds of email checking I had noticed a new icon in the top of my Google navigation bar. The new icon, a square with a plus in it, can be clicked to open a pop-up that will allow you to quickly post or share something onto Google+. You have the same full capability as you ...
2 new updates are coming to the Google+ buttons you’ve all been using on your sites. Take note that for anyone within the Google+ Preview Group – all of these updates go live right NOW! First, Google is updating the +1 button sharing flow. Your users have been able to share from the +1 button for about six months. However, the sharing flow ...
Google Plus pages have been long overdue. I remember writing about them back on July 21st – and now, finally – 3 months later – Google Plus Pages have finally went live! As of now Google Plus users can head on over to the Create a Page tool and get started with their own page. I would go into detail ...
Google has been quietly hosting weekly hangouts for webmasters allowing them to ask Google engineers various questions related to a specific topic chosen for each hangout. The next hangout is scheduled for Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 at 11:30am PDT for 1 hour, announced by Jenny Murphy earlier this morning. The topic for this hangout will be +Snippets and Schema.org markup. To ...
Many of you who are using the Google +1 buttons on your site may have noticed that as of last week you can now see faces and names of friends and contacts who have +1’d you’re page. Their new addition to the code now allows these annotations to be displayed inline rather than in a bubble pop-up. The new code ...
Earlier on last week I had told you about the recent changes made to the Google +1 button and the launch of the new asynchronous button snippet. Thomas over at Web2.0Hub has taken the new ‘async’ snippet and minified it to make it even smaller. Not sure what that means? Essentially minification is the practice of removing unnecessary characters from code to ...
In an attempt to keep everyone up-to-date, and to allow sufficient beta testing of new features, Google has announced the Google+ Platform Preview – allowing you to test updates to the Google+ button before they launch to all users on your site. When you’re logged into the account you’ve enrolled with and you visit a page with the +1 button you ...
The Google +1 button is fast becoming an essential “must have” for most site owners – which means that Google wants to provide all these site owners the best experience possible. Facebook has hired some of the best guys out there to focus purely on making everything load as fast as possible, including the Facebook developer widgets – so Google ...
Christian Oestlien posted an update on his Google+ account today regarding Google+ Business Profiles. Since the Google Business Profiles concept has leaked out to the masses there have been tens of thousands of requests to be one of the first beta testers of these business profiles. Due to this demand Google actually made the decision to simply accelerate the development ...
It’s been fairly quiet lately, sorry. With the new layout slowly coming together – and a ton of new projects happening all at once I have been rather swamped. I can’t lie though – I have wasted ALOT of my free time on Google+; building my circles, setting up my sparks, etc. It all takes quiet the bit of time ...