Saturday, March 19, 2016

Google Deleting Non Official Google Members From Follower Lists

Read ON.....

I used to have 9 followers, now I have 5...I have not deleted you.

This message from Blogger/Google is why...

Dear bloggers,

As we mentioned some weeks ago, starting this week, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. To follow a blog via Google Friend Connect now, readers will need a Google Account (the same they use for Gmail or YouTube). There will be no need for readers to be signed in, or to have a Google+ profile.

  • What does  this mean for you and your blog? We’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count

  • What can you do now? You should encourage your users to re-follow your blog using a Google account. Another way to allow users to follow your blog is with the  “Follow by Email” gadget, which  requires you to set up Feedburner. By subscribing to your blog, readers will be notified via e-mail every time there is a new post.

  • To install the “Follow by Email” gadget:
    • Go to and choose the blog you want to install the gadget
    • On the left menu, click on Layout
    • Once in the layout page, click on add a gadget
    • Find the “Follow by email” gadget and click on the + sign next to it

  • Choose the title of the gadget but don’t change your Feedburner URL
  • Click on Save and then Save arrangement on the top right corner.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Thank you,

Blogger support team