An update on Google Friend Connect
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.
As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post) that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.
Blogger support team
rubbish because this decision is purely an administrative one and has unraveled years of constructed effort by us bloggers
are all of the opinion it is a waste of time Google Blogger just ignores most comments
cut off date I got a huge surge of USA readers across my blogs where it would appear they
with Google accounts ?? I have picked 100's of Russians ? it would appear they are only to
resolved this way.
way is up from now!! just do as I did where I reviewed, and continue to, to see if my blog can be
more reader appertising because with the worlds population thirsty for news and information it
Regards Mike www.beautkoot.blogspot.com.au
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