There have been rumors for a while now that maybe Google+ would be removing their links from showing up as results on a user’s SERP, while other rumors said that Google+ would amp up this feature of Google+ since the social aspect wasn’t working so well. In the end, though, everyone knew that a change was probably on the horizon and now we finally get to see what they’ve decided—Google+ links and reviews will no longer be a part of search results.
Google never actually made an announcement about this change, but Search Engine Journal covered the story here, and through my own search queries I can see that it’s true. I typed in several queries where articles we’ve written and shared on Google+ would normally show up in search results and now only the original link to the articles is showing up. The start reviews are also no longer apart of the SERPs, which is what I find most surprising of all.