When Google makes changes to its product line, I pay attention. If you are an online marketer, you should too!
Google+ is currently integrated across all its products. For example, in order to post videos on YouTube or comment, users must have a Google Plus account. The comment then appears in Google Plus as well as the YouTube video page.
With the update, users will not be required to have a Google+ account to participate on YouTube.
This is a purposeful plan to separate the most popular Google products, like YouTube, from the Google Plus social network.
What Do New Google+ and YouTube Change Mean for You?
Building successful communities on YouTube is mostly based on comments from fans. Communication is key to driving relationships between fans and YouTube creators.
Google is taking steps to make these conversations easier on YouTube. Here’s what’s happening.
- Improved ranking system. Reducing the visibility of junk comments has decreased the rate of dislikes by more than 35 percent across YouTube.
- Comments on YouTube. Starting today, YouTube comments will only appear on YouTube, and not Google+. Comments made to shared videos on Google+ will not appear on YouTube.
Your Google Plus Profile and YouTube channel
In the near future, a Google+ profile will no longer be required to create a YouTube channel, comment, or upload videos. You will have the option to remove your Google+ profile if you wish. It’s NOT implemented yet so don’t take any action on this one!
Click here to read the Help FAQ about this.
Jeremy Wright says
WOW thank you for sharing! Glad I read this post to keep up to date 🙂
Ron Deering says
great update Lisa… thanks for sharing… this may end up being a great thing… don’t know yet….
Nancy Loehr says
Yes I saw this Lisa but did not look at it in depth. Thanks for bringing this to everyone’s attention….
Adeposi Okupe says
Interesting. Google oh Google!!!
Jenni Ryan says
I think it makes sense because not everyone watching You Tube clicks is on Google + and why should they be forced to? They just want to watch youtube and write a few comments here and there!
Lisa J says
I agree Jenni! It forces people to have a G+ profile just to comment or like a video. Glad they came to their senses. I think it’s a great decision! Thanks for stopping by!
Jelena Ostrovska says
Thank you so much for the update, Lisa!