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Google to Say Bye Bye to Social Network Google +

 

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I was reading an article today in the La Times by Sam Dean . Yes there are days that this Philly woman does read the LA times. and much to my surprise I read that Google is planning on shutting down their social network platform Google +. Apparently there was a privacy breach back in March allowing third party apps to access personal  information . They fixed it and it was right around the time Facebook had their problems .

 

The company cited two major factors in its decision to end the service: its small and unengaged user base, and a newly announced privacy lapse affecting up to 500,000 users. Google says most people just do not use the Social Network Google + and when they do they do not stay on the site long

The consumer version will slowly come down in the next 10 months  and by August will be gone

The Wall Street Journal also wrote an article on  the Google+ shut down 

 

 

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Comment balloon 35 commentsHannah Williams • October 08 2018 08:39PM

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Hannah,

We are not surprised...They just are that way.  They don't need Google+, it was a weak attempt to be on Social media.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 15 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Google Buzz then Google + which lasted much longer but really never did not take off not like Twitter and Facebook .

Thanks for your input

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 15 days ago

Hannah I opened a Google + account but never did anything with it.  Now I am glad that I didn't.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 15 days ago

George Souto  I post everything I blog onto Google+ because I can with a click of the button .  There are many who left AR and have started a site  on Google+ Wonder if they will be back ?

Thank for your feedback always appreciated

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 15 days ago

Hannah, thank you for the information. I have not posted much on google plus but was thinking of doing it. I am glad I read yourpost

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 15 days ago

I do post on Google + but I copy my AR post to Google post I will continue to do so until it is gone

Thank you for your feedback

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 15 days ago

For some reason this does not break my heart, not one little bit

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 15 days ago

William Feela  Google+  is loved by some but not by many .  It replaced the Buzz

Thanks for your input

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 15 days ago

I am not surprised and think Google has something else up its sleeve. They are building a huge server station in Clarksville and rumor is that it will house something new. It is stil a couple of years away.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 15 days ago

Hannah Williams I avoid google products as much as possible as I just don't trust them...and here is a perfect reason why.  Now I am wondering what else they are up to after reading Debbie Reynolds comment!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 15 days ago

Ha Ha Hannah, even I do not read the LA Times:)) just kidding I read the Sunday one and it takes me a week or more to get through it:)) now with that said, they have been saying for the past seven years that they would get rid of Google+ I believe it when I see it, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 15 days ago

I've been hearing of the imminent demise of Google+ for more years than I can count. I guess the day is (almost) finally upon us. But until I know for certain there is no more Google+, I'll continue to add my posts to it (just in case).

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 14 days ago

Morning Hannah.

I use Google+ everyday, linking my blogs to it.  Won't phase me either way, I'll just move on to another one 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 14 days ago

Thanks for sharing this information. This is a site that I will not miss.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 14 days ago

Good morning Hannah.  I have been expecting this for a number of years now.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 14 days ago

I have never used it, other than to setup and tweak my profile there, so I won't likely miss it and it will be one less site that I have to maintain, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 14 days ago

Hannah, I too have heard G+ was on its way out for years, and agree, the activity has been very low over the years. 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 14 days ago

Hi Hannah- I read about this as well but as you can see no one is surprised. It was a nice idea with poor execution. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 14 days ago

I had heard. When nobody signed up or interacted on it, I abandoned using it. I'm not surprised, although I personally wish it would have taken off and overshadowed facebook. Oh well. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) 14 days ago

Hello Hannah - not too surprising I guess.  Do you think most people will notice?

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 14 days ago

Hannah, I watched a news segment on this yesterday and can't say I was surprised. Just never really seemed to take off. I still posted blogs there but, had stopped a few weeks ago just because it didn't seem to help with SEO anymore. Thank you for keeping us all informed.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 13 days ago

Hannah, I am not surprised. I have an account, but I have never used it! It is just as well

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) 12 days ago

Thanks Hannah. Not a surprise to hear. Wonder what they have up their sleeve. Good to read news posted from various parts of the country and world.

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 12 days ago

I just never could get around to using it. No loss to me.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 11 days ago

Debbie Reynolds  we will see what Google will do

Lisa Von Domek  you do not use Google products gee  I use so many of their products including their email.  I love to drink from their assortments of juices

Endre Barath, Jr.  well time will tell . There is a whole group  that we know that uses Google +  but when you think about it has not really caught on like Google Buzz it's predecessor

Thanks for your feedback

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

Nina Hollander  I agree I will continue also but will not use as primary

James Dray  I only use as a link to my AR post also

Roy Kelley  I will miss but really will not just use it as a secondary site to re-blog

Thank you for your feedback

Hannah

 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

Gabe Sanders I wonder if those that left AR would return if Google + closed it's doors

Brian England seems many feel the same as you including myself

Joan Cox  Many people post there they just seem to only post not really answer each others comments on their posts like on AR or o Facebook

Thank you for your opinions

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

Kathy Streib  The interaction seems to be missing on Google+

Kasey & John Boles  That is what is missing just seems to be posts without interaction and that can only last so so long

Michael Jacobs  Just a small group

Amanda S. Davidson  It really has lost it's SEO  Google wants you to use Maps and its other products

Thank you for your feedback

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

Tom Bailey  I use it as a habit .. not sure I will stop

Gloria Todor  Do not think there is a mystery wants you to use their newer products that work better - like maps and Google Business

Sharon Tara  still need to drink from the Google fountain

Thanks for your feedback

Hannah

 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

Hello Hannah,  Can not believe this, is this a think to come on other sites soon?  Hope not.  I know lots of people do not use facebook anymore

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 11 days ago

Everyone I know still uses Facebook Will Hamm  the people who left really weren't active users .  People have Facebook on their phones and other sites Don't know anyone who has Google + on their phone .  I have Google and Google Business also Google maps .  We will see 

thanks for your input always appreciated

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

You are right Hannah, are we friends on Facebook?  I have lots of friends there and should have you.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 11 days ago

I heard this too, Hannah, and have to say that I'm sad to have put the time that I did into the site to set it up and to continue to 'feed' it for several years. I'm one who posts, checks the front page, liking others' posts and then leave - less than 5 minutes on the site, typically!

Other than that, I prefer FB to the other social media networks and will continue to keep up with my sphere there...to me, that's my bread and butter social media site anyway!

Happy Sunday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 days ago

I read a similar article, ironically, on Facebook, where I get most of my news. :)

I had a Google+ Page, but like others, never utilized it. Google Business seems to be perhaps a better fit for us as real estate professionals.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 8 days ago

Will Hamm Facebook is a quick check up for me for social and business . Yes we should connect .Are we ?

Debe Maxwell, CRS  I have so many Facebook connections . Keep in touch with so many friends and family . Even my AR family

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  Google + was a little confusing to use .  I did and do  use it but have been using Google business more often

Thank you for your feedback

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 8 days ago

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