Several weeks ago, we gave a heads up about Google+ shutting down its personal use accounts (See “Google Plus to Close…”). The search engine and internet giant followed through last week with an email announcement sent to all Google+ consumer account holders. In part, it said –
“…We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content… The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ Pages, and Album Archive will take a few months, and content may remain through this time.”
So, what does this mean to a business or service provider that has had a Google+ page? If that page is on a personal Google+ page, it will be disappearing, but do not confuse this with Google My Business. Google My Business is about connecting your business to your visitors through search terms, Google Maps and queries. It is definitely not going away; in fact it is more and more important.
Stay tuned and we will remind you of how to claim and use your Google My Business account. In the meantime, if your site has any links to Google+ personal pages, now is a good time to delete them. Remember that Axiom understands the needs of small businesses, professional practices and nonprofits. Please visit Axiom’s small business services page or call Axiom at 800-888-6348.