Many bloggers were waiting for Google+ comment system on their. Event Google had not any official statement on Google+ comments. But in the web arena it was rumoured that Google may come up with an alternative to Facebook comments. And finally it’s now live!
Google announced on its official blog that they brought Google+ comments to blogger, which is their free blogging platform.
The Google+ comments are available to BlogSpot blogs only.
This could hurt your excitement. The Google+ comments is currently not available for non-Blogger.com platforms. We can hope they will extend this features to other platforms like WordPress and others.
Benefits of Google+ comment system:
- Google+ is a social site owned by Google and can directly affect your blog’s SEO. And thus Google+ comments can boost SEO.
- Since, Audience engagement will be increased, you will also get some good traffic from their friends and colleagues.
- Blog Post sharing will be more easy on Google+ platform.
- Unlike default comment system, your blog reader will have option to comment publicly or privately to their circles.
- The old comments will not be removed and will be live on your blog.
How to enable Google+ comments on your blog:
To enable Google+ comment system on your BlogSpot blog, visit your dashboard and check the Google+ tab for the comments check-box.
By checking the “Enable Google+ comments” checkbox your blog will be ready to show the Google+ comments snippets on blog post pages.
Don’t forget, this feature is not available for other platforms.
Here is a screenshot:
PS: The feature might not be available in your blogger dashboard currently!