Today Google announced that, it was continuing with spring cleaning program and it shared bunch of features nearly 60 since they started last fall. Last year around this time Google told to users that has technology improved. Their goal was to help make user experience much easier and improve what they call “overall Google experience”.
Past features that have closed to exit include Desktop, Google pack, Aardvark, Fast Flip and many others. A year later search engine come back with more time taking out services like getting rid of the Google news Badge and Recommended services, consolidating storage and reducing capacity on Google storage, eliminating AdSense for feeds, removing +1 reporting within Webmaster tool and eliminating the option for users to choose background for Google with Classic Plus.
Most of the recent pass over services are relatively unknown, probably a couple of users will effect than the rest. But the discontinuation of AdSense for feeds will be shock to the publishers who are previously made profit off of their RSS feed. From October 2, Google start to retire this feature and on December 3 they will close it. The publishers can continue to use the FeedBurner URLS powered by Google. So the publishers no need to redirect subscribers into different URLS.
Classic Plus is one of the Google features that will help people to upload or select the images to use as a background on Google.com. From October 16 onwards people are not able to upload new pictures. Google will turn off this service in November 2012. But the people can able to access the images, previously they had uploaded.
Now the Google storage in Picasa and Drive will be considered as total amount of memory, so the users will have the 5GB of free memory for two services. For example if you’re paying for your services, your free storage will be counted as your total. If you buy 100GB plan it will give you 100GB total storage instead of adding to you already had. This approach will make easer to users. People are near their current storage limits and have the same amount of storage after change.
Spreadsheet Gadgets are introduced to allow the users to add customized features into Google Spreadsheet. Most popular Gadgets are added directly into chart in spreadsheet. So Google will go to turn off this service in next year.
October 15 onwards Google will stop displaying the Google news Badges and recommended sections. But people can add their trailers and check with the news source appear. They have merged the insights for the search. You can now see search trends compare search volume across specific time, region, categories and properties in single place: google.com/trend.
Google is going the remove the Place directory, which was an application in Android, will help people to find the nearby place. But Google says that now people will get same information in Google map for mobiles. So they are going to remove the app from Google play and taking it down.
Other thing is Google is going to remove the +1 Report tool from webmaster tool on November 14 and measuring social media remains a priority for Google analytics. Google says in their blog
“We want people to have a beautifully simple experience when using Google. These changes will enable us to focus better so that we can do more to help improve the products that millions of people use multiple times a day. ”