Below is today’s top news relating to Google+, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
Businesses Removed From Google+
Google Removes Mashable, Sesame Street & Other Prominent Accounts From Google+ is a post by Matt McGee which highlights some of the recently terminated Google+ accounts. Mashable, Ford and even our own Search Engine Land Google+ account were terminated as Google is beginning the overhaul for proper business pages on Google+.
Limited Test Phase For Businesses Discontinued, Will Be Open To Public Shortly
Google+ for Business Update 3 is a video post by Google Product Manager Christian Oestlien. Google+ was planning on fast-tracking selected profiles being used for business into a proper business page. However, “tens of thousands” of businesses applied and Google has changed the blueprint for businesses. Instead of accelerating a few select profiles, Google will now accelerate the entire program. Oestlien recommends that users who need to use Google+ for business purposes should do so with a personal account much like Pete Cashmore is now doing for Mashable.
Google Gets More Social With Acquisition Of Fridge
Google+ Makes Its First Acquisition And Buys Social Group Startup Fridge from BusinessInsider covers Google’s purchase of Fridge. The group event coordination and sharing company, Fridge, will be working out of New York with the Google+ team to help further the project along.
Google + Activity Is Mainly Private, But Your Photos May Not Be!
More Than Two-Thirds of Google+ Activity Is Private by AllThingsD uncovers the data behind private vs. public sharing on Google+. Surprisingly the majority of the one billion pieces of content shared per day is not accessible to the public.
Your Old Photos May Be Visible to All on Google+ from PCMag.com covers the concerns that many are having with their Google+ accounts. Users with older Picasa or Blogger accounts are finding their photos popping up on Google+. Learn how to ensure that your old images aren’t showing on your Google+ account.