Update 9/16/15: While G+ social reach value seems to have tanked, it looks like people are still visiting and using the site.
Part of the challenge of social media marketing is figuring out where to put your time. We could work all social networks with a similar intensity, but we’d be wasting a lot of cycles on networks that offer very little return. Today, G+ and StumbleUpon join my list of dead networks.
It’s official. I’m taking G+ and StumbleUpon off my little social sharing tiles on the bottom of all of my websites. They are now officially distractions. The are the 2nd and 3rd casualties of the modern social era. (Digg is Dead) It seems Google didn’t believe in Plus when it didn’t seem to be taking over Facebook. And StumbleUpon changed their logo and their sharing model in such a way that nobody cared any more.
Those numbers are from three different websites. And I can say, officially:
Google Plus is dead to me.
StumbleUpon is dead to me.
I just wanted you to know. My revised sharing footer looks like this.
I’m still going to keep the G+ link in my signature. Not sure why, but I’ve worked hard to gain a G+ audience and views on my profile… Oh well.