Google Kills News Badges, Background Images, AdSense For Feeds & Webmaster Tools +1s

Oct 3, 2012 - 7:05 am 41 by
Filed Under Google

Google Webmaster Tools CleaningGoogle, late late Friday, announced they are doing more "spring cleaning" of limited used products and services or products and services they rather not continue with.

Here are the products and services closing:

  • AdSense for Feeds is closing on October 2, 2012 and by December 3, 2012, it will completely stop working.
  • Custom Home page backgrounds are going away next month and on October 16th you won't be able to upload new images.
  • Google News Badges is going away completely on October 15th.
  • Google News "Recommended Sections" is also going away on October 15th.
  • +1 Reports in Webmaster Tools is also going away on November 14th.
  • and much more, see this post.

I am a most upset about the AdSense for feeds but most surprised about the custom background image for Google home pages. The news badge, I was just waiting for but the recommended section is a bit surprising.

Forum discussion at Google News Help, WebmasterWorld and Google Web Search Help.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Weekend Volatility, Google On Search Leak, Elizabeth Tucker Interview & Apple Intelligence - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Weekend Volatility, Google On Search Leak, Elizabeth Tucker Interview, Apple Intelligence & More

Jun 14, 2024 - 8:01 am

Google Tests Multiple Featured Snippets Under From Sources Across The Web

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Sometimes Search Experiments Conflict Causing Issues

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Websites No Longer Load - 404

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Ads

Google Tests New Call & Location Extension Ad Format

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:21 am
Misc Google

I'm The Reason Googlers Don't Reply With Nuance

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Shhh. We're At A Google+ Party