Last week Google did the unthinkable and removed GFC from non-Blogger blogs. At first, nobody took much notice but over the subsequent days, non-Blogger blogs started experiencing a huge drop in visitor numbers. Why? Because by removing GFC as a subscription service means that anyone following WordPress blogs via GFC can no longer get easy access to them. You’ll no longer receive updates of their latest posts and they have disappeared from your Blogger reading list.
Actually, it’s not too hard to re-find your favourite bloggers by reinstating them on Google Reader or banking them in Blog Lovin’ along with your other favourite blogs.
And if you haven’t noticed yet that your faves are missing, there is a link below that details who will have disappeared from your updates so you can pop them back into Google Reader or Blog Lovin’.
It’s well worth taking time to have a look and do some reinstating.. these bloggers didn’t know, when they chose WordPress, that this could ever happen, and the loss to many in terms of numbers is huge. And while we all know it isn’t the numbers that count, it’s like half your friends emigrating to Australia on the same day – you’d want them back, right?! Or at least be a little lonely without them.
Blogs Affected By Google Friend Connect Disconnect:
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