Google+ is Going Away

You may have recently received an email from Google letting you know that Google+ is going away on April 2 2019.

What is Google+?

Google+ is Google’s version of social media. In the wake of the huge success of other social media such as Facebook, Google+ didn’t do so well. However, lots of businesses used it to profile their business and post about their products, services and news.

Here’s an example link for a Google+ page:

Does this affect me?

The easiest way to tell if the change is going to affect you, is to jump onto your website and check whether your social links include a Google+ link. If they do, you’ll need to remove this before April 2 2019 (otherwise it will no longer work).

You may also want to log into your Google account and download any images and content you have uploaded to your Google+ personal account or Google+ pages you have created.

How do I remove my Google+ link?

This may be a simple matter of logging into your website admin, and removing any link or widget associated with Google+. If you are unsure, get in touch with us and we’ll help you get it sorted. It’s generally a very simple process.

Does this affect Google Business?

No, Google Business is a separate product, and not affected by the shutting down of Google+. Any business listings, photos or posts you have added through Google Business will remain intact.