Google+ adds more features to profiles, makes cover photos HUGE

Google Reviews

Google hasn’t forgotten about its Google+ ambitions after all. It also appears they might have read my article from last month as they integrated a couple of the changes I recommended. Oh, who am I kidding. Google doesn’t read my writing!

It started last week when they made the push for Google sign-in capabilities through the API (suggestion #1 in last month’s article). Today, they made three more changes:

  1. Public Google+ reviews are linked from the profile page. The image above was taken from such as review list.
  2. Your story, places, and links are now visible on your About tab.
  3. The cover photo behind the profile pic is now absolutely humongous. You can upload an image up to 2120 x 1192. Here’s my cover photo:
Google Plus Cover

All in all, they’re pretty meaningless changes. The important thing to consider here is that they’re making unimportant changes. That’s a good sign. It means that they are still interested in turning this into a destination for people rather than just a venue to house the personal information that people are willing to give and the +1 data that they crave. Maybe they’ll turn this into a full blown social network after all.

Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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