Bringing close your conversation from Google’s social network to your website, Google unveiled Google+ Comments and currently available for blogs on Blogger. Another step by Google to take on Facebook’s dominant hands on social conversation.
To enable Google+ Comments on your Blogger blogs, visit the Google+ tab under your Blogger Dashboard, and check on “Use Google+ Comments”. Once enabled old comment form will be fully replaced by the sleek new Google+ Comment module and all older comments on posts will automatically converted to the new format continuing to appear in the new widget.
With Google+ Comments enabled –
- While browsing a blog post comment thread, user can interact with activity from direct visitors, and from people talking about the content on Google+, thus bringing in comments and replies on Google+ to users blog helping in better engagement.
- Blog readers will have option to comment publicly, or privately to their circles on Google+, bringing in more control over what they want to share on their Social Profile.
“Reading and responding to comments can be one of the most rewarding aspects of blogging. Not only do they help you connect with your readers, they can also inspire later blog entries. The challenge, oftentimes, is following all the conversations around your content—on Google+, for instance, as well as on your website. So we’re making things a lot simpler. Starting today, you can bring Google+ Comments to your Blogger blog“. said Yonatan Zunger, Principal Engineer .
Google+ Comments currently only available for users using Google’s Blogger platform and purely opt-in launch for blog owners. We except Google to release an API for this soon, making its reach to more webmasters/developers specially for independent WordPress blogs.