Google+ Launches Updated Profile Pages!

Mar 7, 2013 | 2,028 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has most recently rolled out an an update for Google+. With this update the Google+ users will experience a number of important visual changes in and around their Google+ profile. The first thing that Google+ users will see whenever they visit their profile page is a message prompting a change in the cover image. There is not a major change in the style of cover photo except the size, which is now bigger. Sara McKinley, from Google says, “Bigger cover photos, with a better aspect ratio. Cover photos are much larger than before (up to 2120px by 1192px), and they display in 16×9 when fully expanded. This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there’s more room for your selection to shine.”

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The most openly noticeable change by Google+ is the oversized cover photo. And we agree that it is a refreshing change. However, Google has implemented a number of other changes to its profile page. All of the local reviews, from now on are going to be available in one single place called the Reviews section of the profile. Similar to all the other tabs on a Google+ profile, you can also hide this new tab. Here is Google's view on the review update, “A new tab for your Local reviews. In addition to your photos, +1's and YouTube videos, there's now a place for all your Local reviews. Highlight your favorite restaurants, or hide the tab completely via settings — it's completely up to you.”  

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And finally, the About tab now has been redesigned and all your information is now available in separate Google Now-like cards. However, a Google+ user can still share specific fields with only selected circles. Here is what Google has to say, “An easier way to edit your info. The 'About' tab now consists of separate cards (like Story, Places, and Links) — each with its own prominent edit link. As always: you can share specific fields with specific circles, or keep them just for you.”

Google has also informed that the updates are in the process of being rolled out. Hence, give it some time if you do not see the change immediately. 

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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