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scottb

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 2:25 pm on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

One of the benefits of building a G+ page was getting dofollow links. Google has now changed all of those links to nofollow. Will you still focus as much attention on your G+ page?

 

engine

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 3:21 pm on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

That's come as no surprise. In fact, I wonder why it's taken them so long to do that.

I will probably continue with my efforts with G+.

After all, with a social network it's meant to be about engagement, and not specifically for SEO.

mromero

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 3:45 pm on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

Building on sharecropper property was never a good idea.

I'll probably devote less than the couple minutes I spend on G+ every day.

And I will probably wait until like FB they start to send out pleading letters along the lines of "Your followers have not heard from you in a while.." before slapping up an original image with my brand prominently displayed in the watermark ;o)

lucy24

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 9:12 pm on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

Huh. It's their own site. Why would links even need an explicit "follow" or "nofollow" label?

bill

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 2:53 am on Apr 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

Why would links even need an explicit "follow" or "nofollow" label?

This is about links from your profile and posts. I too assumed it was just a matter of time before they did this, so I wasn't counting on any long-term benefit. I don't think it will dissuade my G+ page building efforts though.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 4:08 am on Apr 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

This is about links from your profile and posts.

Yes, that's what I meant. Surely their algorithm isn't so crude that they can only ignore links if they've got an explicit "nofollow" tag?

Joozed



 
Msg#: 4659504 posted 9:38 pm on May 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Its probably a Good idea to stay active or at least up to date on your Google+ presence. Not so much for Google+ but for all the other Google products it has tie ins with now i.e. Hangouts, Helpouts, Wallet, Apps, Local etc. etc.

scottb

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Msg#: 4659504 posted 5:00 pm on May 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

I see comments from people who say it still has value, but I don't see any hard evidence such as increased organic traffic or visits from Google+. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

couponsgrid1



 
Msg#: 4659504 posted 7:50 am on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

It hardly matters, since its one of the best platform for social media one must pay lot of attention towards gettting more and more customer engagement.

Stickywebz



 
Msg#: 4659504 posted 1:48 pm on May 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

We knew it was coming as well but with the interactivity of google plus for some small niches, we recommend having at least some sort of presence in each major platform. You really do want to share your content with the largest profitable audience you can.

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