How to Add Google+ Comments to Blogger Blogs

Now blogs can add Google+ Comments and leverage the engagement and interactivity of Google+ to enhance their blog comments as well as their social networks. We had mentioned how Embedding Google+ Comments on Websites will boost Google+ to new levels. And now that seems to have started.

I look forward to embedding Google + comments on our blog as it would be fun to test the amazing engagement which Google+ offers. I believe it will be better than Facebook comments, will be faster loading, and be easy to implement as Google+ scripts and badges are already there on every website. Google will find a way to speed load comments without slowing page load times and of course they will find a way to SEO optimize these comments. The comment box is clean, responsive and provides one click sharing with your Google+ circles.

I guess the delay for WordPress blogs integration will only be if they are looking for a way to integrate the current WordPress comments with Google+, like Disqus or LiveFyre does. Else webmasters will need to add it as a secondary commenting system (like Facebook comments) in addition to the WordPress comments (if they do not want to lose them).

Activate Google+ Comments

1. Connect Blogger to Google+ – Firstly, click on the the Google+ link in your Blogger admin. If you have not integrated or connected a Google+ account to your Blogger account, Blogger will ask you to upgrade to Google+. After you agree to the terms, then your blogger profile will convert to a Google+ profile and link both your Google+ pages and the Blogger blog.

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2. Use Google+ Comments –  Go to Google+ > Click on “Use Google+ Comments on this blog”. If you do not find the option there, it means they have not yet activated the feature on your Blogger account, but it should be there soon. Check the option, and find the new Google+ comments on your blog.

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Note: Your old blogger comments will be retained. The comments will not work on Private blogs. If you have a custom Blogger template, then you might not see the comments box. Add this code in your Blogger theme template where your want the comments to appear.

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Activate Google+ Comments on your Blogger blog and increase comments and engagement on your blog. Eagerly waiting to test the WordPress integration…

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.