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G+ kicked to the curb?

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    That share button is no longer on our hubs.

    I've noticed a lot of other mainstream websites don't have it either.

    What's up with that?

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      paradigmsearch . . . are you talking about the black button with white "H" on the ride side of the hub you can hit and share the hub you are about to publish with all your followers?
      The last three hubs I have published, it is still there. But a warning pops up telling me that "frequently sharing hubs with followers is not recommended." So what was the purpose of placing it there to begin with?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        No, this one:
        https://developers.google.com/+/images/branding/g+138.png

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          paradigmsearch,
          I hate to interrupt your conversation with other hubbers, but if this is the button that is NO LONGER on hubs, then what is the button that is black with the White "H"/  HP logo on there except to share new hubs with followers?
          And why is it not recommended?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I'll defer to HP staff or others to explain the nuances of the H button. Personally, I'd ship the critter out in the same box as the HOTD. I might be a cult of one on that though. lol

            1. kenneth avery profile image82
              kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              paradigmsearch,
              Thanks so much. That's my bus. Have a safe night. :

          2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

            You use the H button to share someone else's hub with the community on their feed.  If you look, you will see certain hubs that say "shared by" and the name of the person who used the button.  It is not recommended that you use this button to advertise your own hubs because that is considered to be overly promotional.

      2. Jodah profile image87
        Jodahposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        Kenneth, that button is primarily for sharing hubs that we read written by others which we deem worthy of sharing with our followers. We can also reshare our older hubs which need a boost because they haven't had traffic in awhile (but HP doesn't like us sharing our own hubs very often).

        1. Venkatachari M profile image84
          Venkatachari Mposted 6 months ago in reply to this

          I think HP even won't like sharing others' hubs very often. So, this button should also go along with G+ button.

  2. GiftsByDiana profile image47
    GiftsByDianaposted 7 months ago

    Hmmm, I thought it was one of the most used sites.
    Maybe HP is working on something behind the scenes and it is messing things up temporarily. 
    I hope that is all it is because those buttons - all of them - are needed to help us get noticed  smile

  3. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 7 months ago

    Because not many people use it. Every extra bit of code on your webpage is going to make it bigger and results in a bit longer load times - even if it's milliseconds. So the cons outweigh the pros in this case. G+ is kind of dead. Not many people actually use it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Kind of ironic how one of Google's own SEO rules ends up sabotaging one of their own products.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Yeah their rules have sabotaged some of their own products. But I wouldn't put the failure of G+ in that category. Because, if more people were using G+, then it would be worth it to retain that sharing option. If you get my point.

    2. eugbug profile image95
      eugbugposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Don't know about it being dead. I get more traffic from Google+ than Twitter or Facebook combined. Plus they have a nice facility for setting up communities.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        True that, FB does have groups too. Probably people in your niche hang around G+, but the user base is really low - the active users that is.

  4. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 months ago

    Social media experts differentiate between which social networks are the top five right now and which five are the fastest growing. 

    Facebook, Twitter and G+ all were in the top five being used in 2015, but all three are not considered as showing user growth moving forward.

    If you want to have an expanding user base to help your promotional efforts, it's all new sites now.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      A worthy link indeed! Especially some of the charts.

  5. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 7 months ago

    I get many views via Google plus.

    It doesn't matter that HP no longer have the option. Google Chrome extensions allows you to add a Google Plus button to the toolbar which is handy for Google Plussing any currently displayed web page.
    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13010780_f1024.jpg

    Ctr+ to enlarge picture

  6. Venkatachari M profile image84
    Venkatachari Mposted 7 months ago

    I often use this G+ button to share inspiring hubs of our hubber friends on Google Plus pages. It is a loss for all.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 7 months ago

    I've never used Google+ so I didn't even notice that it was gone....

  8. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 6 months ago

    Interestingly, the people who use social networks the most effectively don't use automated share buttons, instead creating shares organically.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago

    Hark! Looks like the H button has gone the way of the G+ button on the satellite sites. Still alive on the mother ship though.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Update.

      Hmm... Looks like the H button adventure continues... Especially as to being signed in versus signed out on each site possibly having an effect and which browsers: http://hubpages.com/community/forum/136 … are-button

 
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