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28 January 2016

WHY MY GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWERS DROP


Hello  If you're a blogger who using Google Friend Connect(GFC) widget in your blog, then you might experience MAJOR DROP in your GFC followers in this month. I was shock when I saw 45 followers gone in my blog. I just came back from business trip before I noticed that so I thought do I do something annoying that caused some readers unfollow my blog? I was so frustrated about this and I decided to google and now I found out WHY.

Google has made some changes to their GFC service. Previously, emails other than Gmail were able to follow via GFC. But now, if you don't have a Google account and previously followed via GFC you'll need to sign up for one and re-follow my blog. I'm worry that some readers might not aware about they are not following my blog anymore because of this issue.

Not cool Google. It's not cool at all! Some of my readers might can't receive the latest updates of my blog post anymore because of this. Now they need to create a Gmail account in order to follow my blog. Some readers might found it troublesome to create another email account just to follow the blog to get updates.

In conclusion, if you want to follow via Google and don't have an account there, you'll need to sign up for one and re-follow. Alternatively, in my sidebar I have a 'follow by email' button that might suit you better. You still able to receive my blog updates by using that widget.  =)


  Please Re-follow My Blog :  

  1) Sign Up a Gmail account at www.gmail.com  
2) Follow my blog via CLICK HERE

Done and Much Appreciate!

If you're still following my blog which means you're using gmail account when you click to follow. Thanks for your kind action readers. Loves


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49 comments :

  1. oo..i see..no wonder my followers keep drop..i thought might be my blog content is boring so some of my follower unfollow my blog..tQ for your information :)

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    1. Nope, no worries, not your blog problem. You're most welcome. =D

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  2. Yes, I do facing the same problem. Do some research said google is going to clear follower that's followed using open ID. :(

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    1. Yup. The comment also affected. Haiz, all thanks to Google. =(

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  3. Didn't even notice the drop till this post. Lost 10 followers..

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    1. Yup, a lot of bloggers didn't aware of this issue.

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  4. Thanks for the explanation.
    I personally will prefer Facebook than GFC.

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    1. Same here but I think both is important as well.

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  5. Oh wow really? I didn't notice this. Have to check my followers

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    1. It might be not affected if your followers is using Gmail account to follow your blog. =)

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  6. Thanks for telling this! I should notify all my followers too...

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  7. OMG. So bad of them just deleted our followers like that. Will inform mine too.

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    1. Yup, without our notice as well. =(

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  8. Oh gosh! I didnt notice that my followers dropped. Still the same number at the moment :)

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    1. It might be not affected if your followers is using Gmail account to follow your blog. =)

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  9. I'm not using GFC since I changed to wordpress~
    Will share it to other bloggers~

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    1. I'm using Blogger/Blogspot so different way. =X

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  10. Pretty good explanation, and so now I know... and now let me go check my google followers... I did not really check... huhuhu

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    1. I guess Google+ followers won't be affected. Only GFC.

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  11. don't be sad. I am sure many other followers will follow you back. very informative dear.

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    1. Hope so~ If some of the readers didn't aware then they won't. T_________T

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  12. Technology sucks sometimes. Am glad that I'm not using Google Friend Connect!

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  13. Seriously? I have not really take note about it too. Yes last time we can use any email to connect to GFC. Why they change it now ><

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    1. Yup, maybe to convince many people to sing up Gmail.

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  14. Google always likes to come up with some 'cool' updates, which impacting a lot of us. thanks for sharing this tip yo!

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    1. Yup, hate it. =( You're most welcome.

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  15. mine too, but I just thought that maybe they're unfollow me *lol, btw,thanks fr info
    agree, this isn't cool at all

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    1. Nope~ Your fans still love you dear. =) You're most welcome.

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  16. I am actually not doing much on google friend connect with some many different options.

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    1. Every blogger using different follower widgets =)

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  17. Google always change new features and improved few.. The stats also go down so suddnelly.. later go up. That is why Google need more ppl sign up with gmail.com if they wan follow the website. Long time I noticed it. We need hard work to promote.. lol

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  18. really? i really dislike when google do these sudden changes...what is the friend connect for btw as i don't use this service.

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    1. GFC is a follower widget for your fans to follow your blog updates.

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  19. Google is too much. They should allow reader to follow us in any type of form

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  20. Done :) Feel free to follow mine also at plus.google.com/+IvyKamFoodMsia

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    1. Thanks dear. Done follow yours too =)

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  21. I think its the spring cleaning session. Just bear with it, i have follow yrs.

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  22. awww, so uncool of them to do this!.. one big ARGH

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  23. Thank you for pointing it out, i also noticed it has a big drop, I dropped 500 follower in this updates

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    1. WHAT!? 500 is a big amount for that!

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  24. gosh. totally didnt realise that. now i see mine drop too :(

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    1. Haiz~ Many bloggers not aware about this. =X

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