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    Google Plus Business Verification


    Hello,

    I have few client's local business to be verified in Google Plus business page. Since there are recent news about Google plus shutting down, is it worth getting our business getting verified now?
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    You misunderstood or misread or misheard.

    https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/d1XubVAZ5hV

    In May, we launched Google Photos as the home for all your photos and videos. With Google Photos you can store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free, find photos fast, and see them organized by what matters to you. Plus, you can bring moments to life and share anywhere with anyone.

    In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

    BUT... Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos!
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    Sorry that was the wrong story.

    If a business has a bunch of unverified dupes or practitioner pages or old closed listings that are hurting their ranking - we will no longer be able to see those G+ pages to be able to diagnose the problems or do ranking troubleshooting.
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    Originally Posted by amitasingh0102
    Hello,

    I have few client's local business to be verified in Google Plus business page. Since there are recent news about Google plus shutting down, is it worth getting our business getting verified now?

    Google Plus is not going away - at least not for now. There was a major push within Google to make Google Plus into a kind of "hub" and integrate it with all Google services. It appears that the pendulum is now swinging back in the other direction, and Plus is being de-emphasized. But it will still carry weight for some time.
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    Thanks Fathom & Wygk for your replies.
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    Why do they keep changing things. You just get used to something and they change it. Google plus is complicated enough without constantly shift the goal posts.
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    Hard to say. I think I understand the frustration though.

    Google Plus has been on a long, slow descent towards destruction almost since the year it was introduced. Maybe it was foolish of Google to invest so many features into it. Now they have to uncouple all of those features, which is a major shakeup for some people.

    On the other hand, maybe Google Plus was the perfect testing ground for those features. Maybe Google learned new things and improved those products, and now they're ready to fly away from the nest and roost in some other corner of Alphabet.

    Tough to know! But it is hard to keep one's head above water with all the news and changes.

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