When I Search Your Name, I’m Not Looking For Your Google+ Profile.
[…] The reason I search with Google in the first place is that I’m confident it will return the most relevant results. By making Search Plus Your World opt out and skewing results to aid its own interests, that confidence is shaken.
I know getting people to sign up for Google+ is crucial to tying people’s behavior across Google products to their identity to power ad targeting. But seriously Google, best-in-class search is why we love you. Is it really worth sacrificing your integrity to drive signups?