Missing updates in Dashboard? – Its due to Google Friend Connect ! #RIP #GFC

By | March 4th, 2012|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bloggers see the effects of losing Google friend connect. In November the Senior Vice President of Operations for Google Urs Holze announced Google were spring cleaning, part of this cleaning involved terminating Google Friend Connect for non-blogger sites, such as WordPress. This retirement went into effect on the 1st of March and bloggers that did nothing about it are now losing many page views or unique visits from people that were only viewing from Google friend connect. Google tried to encourage people to transfer subscribers to Google+ and to create Google+ page but we heard that many didn't want to have to create more work for themselves and some don't even like Google+ However, it might be something to think about as the future is clear, with the G+ button having a big impact on SEO and it all being connected with Google profiles, pages and especially business pages, I don't think its something you want to miss out on as a blogger. What they didn't suggest is Google Reader,  many use Google Reader to keep up to date with their favorite blogs [...]