Muschamp Rd

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+. 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. Twitter lists and a good RSS reader keep me well informed without having to use Google+.

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 Schema.org 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 Muschamp.ca

Below is a screenshot of my improved Google Analytics, I can’t recall how Google+ or authorship improved my Google Analytics after all these years, but so much has changed it doesn’t even matter.

My improved Google Analytics with better accounting for subdomains

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