Google Battles Facebook Comments, Brings Google+ Comments To Blogger [Updates]

bloggerlogo 300x300   Google Battles Facebook Comments, Brings Google+ Comments To Blogger [Updates]Google is battling Facebook comments by bringing its very own Google+ comments to Blogger blogging service. Google+ comments are currently only available within Blogger blogs, but can be a very useful feature for bloggers that use Google’s platform for generating their content, opening up some interesting ways to interact with their reader base.

With Google+ comments, blog owners will not only see direct comments from readers on their blog, but also people talking about their content on Google+. So if people are publicly discussion a blog posts on Google+, that conversation will appear in the comment section of the owner’s blog. This is designed to create a more engaging place for both the content creator and readers alike.

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The design is set up to allow users to control the kinds of comments they see on a blog: You can view only top comments, only comments from people in your circles, or all comments on a particular post. This gives you more control, allowing you to visit the blog on their own terms. Google claims that this new feature “not only encourages more meaningful sharing—it can lead to more blog traffic.

Enabling the new comment system is easy for blog owners: Head over to the Google+ tab on your Blogger dashboard, and check the box labeled “Use Google+ Comments.” This will allow old comments to appear as normal, and new comments to come in using this new feature. If you’re curious what it looks like before enabling it, Google provided an example to a post using the system so you can see it in action.

Will you enable Google+ comments on your blog?

Source: Google

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John

You can put Google+ comments on any web page, not only Blogger, see: gdriv.es/comments

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macwitty

Not using Blogger why this is not for me. Saying that I do not think Google+ will be really big until they open up more for other services – now it feels as they “press” in people and other to Google+. First it is nearly impossible to avoid an account if you have gmail. If you had a Google places you now have a Google+ place and they add YouTube videos from you without you knowing it. Result a lot of accounts with no activities

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Marc

This sounds a bit like complaining that you are forced to have a camera just because you bought a smartphone.

Maybe try thinking about it from the point of view of Google’s long term vision. They are trying to take all their successful products and combine them into a single user experience with each one of them being merely a feature of using Google. Just as your smartphone comes with GPS, a Camera, ability to text, ability to surf the web, and access to apps, so will a Google account come with Youtube, Gmail, Blogger, Maps, and an ability to post socially.

Whether they call the whole thing Google to G+ is really just semantics. In the long run what they are doing will make everyone’s user experience a lot better if they have more uniformity and all these features work together. I realize it popular right now to complain about being “forced”, but the reality is so different for anyone who has look at Google’s vision objectively.

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chrysler5thavenue

Yeah, no one cares about Google’s vision objectively. We’re using Google’s services to realize our own vision & google’s vision is starting to impose on some of ours.

Also, no one is complaining “because it’s popular right now to complain”. There’s no reward for hopping on this bandwagon if it was a bandwagon. After reading your other comments, I am guessing you’re either autistic or you’re tied financially w/ google.

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Madan Kumar

Speaking of all this, it is still a good news for those who use blogger..

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Javier

It would be great if I could put both Google+ comments AND Facebook comments? I want to have both side by side on my blog since I have a page on both sites. It’s only logical right?