I've just been forced to leave Google Plus and Google Profile. As such, I'd like to not have "+You" leading every single page from Google.
Is there any way to do so without resorting on client side modifications?
It can be easily removed using the Adblock add-on in Google Chrome browser. Just right click, then to Adblock and remove ad. Done.
When you have Firefox I can really recommend you this addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remove-it-permanently/
Just right click on the +You tab, go to "RIP Advanced" and click "Remove from this domain". Then right click the +You tab again and click "Remove this permanently".
It works for Google Web and Images so when the +You tab appears again (like in Google Maps or Videos) just click "Remove this permanently" again. And there you have a +You tab-free Google. ;)