If you get an email saying Google will close your Google+ account – will you let them close it?
Is Google Plus Worth Keeping? I received an email from google stating that I have not used my Google+ account in the past year and they would close it soon if I did not log in and comment or make a post. Here is a screenshot of the email:
Why keep Google+?
I asked myself if I really needed to keep GooglePlus. I have obviously not posted for quite some time (well over 3 years). I must not be using the platform for the social site it was intended to be – remember when people said it would take out Facebook? Well that did not happen. I ultimately decided to create a new post and keep the platform. Here was my reasoning.
Google seems to love to experiment. they had Hangouts – which was a fabulous video conferencing platform. It has since been replaced by YouTube Live – but is was a great tool while it lasted. Google has released many great tools over the years – most of which are no longer in use. Remember the Google Author status? That was a great tool to get your website ranked faster and to give you authority if you were truly authoring content (not just reposting other people’s content).
I have to ask myself what Google plans for the platform in the future? What other cool tools will they offer through it that I would miss if I allowed the account to de deleted? The unknown is why I chose to keep my Google+ account.
Let me know if you too plan to keep your account – or let it go when you get your email…
Dotty Scott, Owner of Premium Websites, LLC and AskDotty.com
Dotty is a website designer, business owner, and educator for Digital Marketing. She enjoys empowering other business owners to take control of the technology used in their business. She teaches Online techniques in an easy to understand language.
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