backdraft7 - 12:15 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
If after a dozen years, Google doesn't know I authored my pages, then their data collection method is broken, like their search engine.
This is simply another lame attempt by Google to force us into G+ accounts we don't want.
I picked up 800 new likes on FB last week due to a email invite I sent to my customer base.
That was from over 30,000 members, many expired, but regardless, 800+ had FB accounts already (and it's still increasing daily).
I sent a similar invite to our G+ page a month earlier and got ZERO new likes or friends in G+.
Guess what happened to my organic listings last week? That's right, they dropped like a rock!
I'll give you one guess as to why...
Social is about people, and the people are not and WILL not gravitate to G+, EVER!
Facebook is the cool guy, G+ is the pimply nerd in a bad suit with a clip on tie.
Do the math...