Google+ Has Sleek New Look (But Will It Convince You To Join?)Cecily Kellogg
So the struggling (well, sort of with 170 million members, it’s hardly struggling) social network Google+ has done a massive redesign of the site. With a blog post full of gooey language about the redesign, they stated:
“You know that feeling you get when a piece of art takes your breath away, or when a friend stops by with unexpected gifts? We want sharing to feel like that, every single time
By focusing on you, the people you care about, and the stuff you’re into, we’re going to continue upgrading all the features you already know and love—from Search and Maps to Gmail and YouTube. With today’s foundational changes we can move even faster—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google.”
I’ve written extensively about why I think bloggers and writers of web content need to utilize Google+, but I still hear from most folks that they don’t see the point of Google+ (which drives me nuts, because the SEO implications! OMG! Bloggers that are perfectly sensible about all other things have a crazy blind resistance to Google+).
Well, maybe the new look will help. Here are some screen shots to give you an idea of what you’ll see on the new, improved Google+. And maybe this will help you remember the site and give it another go, because like it or not, Google+ is not going anywhere and Google is going to still give priority to stuff that’s on their social network. So, go, check it out, and just bite the bullet and use it already.