Google To Shut Down Its Social Media Platform Google+
Google announced earlier this month that it is shutting down its social media platform Google+. The announcement came after the internet giant admitted that a major glitch at Google+ may have left the accounts of up to 500,000 users potentially exposed. Google said they were unable to confirm which users were impacted by the bug.
For more information click here: https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/
What Does That Mean For You
If you were one of the few people who actually used Google+, you will have till August 2019 until the accounts will be shut down. Google+, which was originally designed to compete with Facebook, had a low usage and engagement. According to Google, 90 percent of Google+ user sessions were less than five seconds. The platform will remain available for clients that rely on the service for internal communication.
Do You Have A Google My Business Account?
If you only had a Google+ account, only your social network showed up in searches. This would include your posts and number of followers associated with it. You may want to consider getting a Google My Business account. That will give you access to additional business details on the side of the listings in searches. These details include your business’ name, its address and phone number as well as your business hours and your business website URL. This also increases your chances of showing up in Google Maps. Basically, Google My Business gives potential clients a detailed look into your business as a listing.
For more information visit: https://www.google.com/business/
Getting a Google My Business account will not only make it easier for potential customers to find you through Google searches, but it will also be an important step for your local SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy.