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I finally found a use for Google+

June 29th, 2013

After I and others found a use for Google+, Google took away authorship and then they took away Google+ itself. I only have so much time for online social networks, the one I use the most because it works well on my iPhone is Twitter. I hardly used Google+ because it is just too much of a Johnny Come Lately social network with no killer feature. I know, I know, “Circles” and “Hangouts” but I just don’t need them. I have this domain and this blog, plus Facebook and Twitter were more than sufficient for me to share too much personal information online.

In 2019 there is no longer a Google+ but I decided to keep this post because it had screenshots and rich snippets are still important to search engine optimization. I’ve switched to using Yoast’s SEO plugin with this WordPress blog and Yoast and his team implemented one of the competing structured metadata formats. Hopefully after all the effort I’ve put into this blog I’ll get rich snippets again or at least some positive ROI.

If you still have thoughts on Google+ or search engine optimization you can scroll past the screenshots and leave a comment.

An example of a working Google rich snippet

Successful authorship claim for

Below is a screenshot of my improved Google Analytics, I can’t recall how authorship improved my Google Analytics after all these years, but so much has changed it doesn’t even matter. Nowadays I don’t look at Google Analytics so often, I don’t look at my vanity stats much either but I try to review them at the end of every year.

Now we have Google Search Console which replaced or extended Google’s Webmaster Tools this provides a lot of insight into your organic search engine performance.

My improved Google Analytics with better accounting for subdomains

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