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Connect Google+ with Blogger

You can use Google+ to let people know about your blog and engage with your readers.

You need to change to your Google+ profile to automatically post to your profile or to any Google+ page managed by your profile. Learn to create a Google+ page.

Choose which Google+ profile or page you share to

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Settings > Posts, comments and sharing.
  4. Under "Share to Google+," click the Down arrow next to "choose your Google+ page or profile."
  5. In the top right, click Save settings.

Share your posts to Google+

Share a blog post

If you don't often share blog posts to Google+, you can share individual posts:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Posts.
  4. Under the post you want to share with Google+, click Share.
Automatically share to Google+

If you want to share all of your blog posts on Google+, turn automatic sharing on:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Settings > Posts, comments and sharing.
  4. Under "Share to Google+" next to "Auto-share new published posts to your Google+ Profile," choose Yes.
  5. At the top right, click Save settings.

Automatic sharing doesn't work for:

  • Blogs with adult content
  • Posts created using an API
  • Posts you imported
Choose the posts to share

If you want to share some posts but not all of them:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Settings > Posts, comments and sharing.
  4. Under "Share to Google+" next to "Prompt to share after posting," choose Yes.
  5. At the top right, click Save settings.

A box will show when you publish a post. You can add a message and choose who to share with.

Google+ followers

You can add the Google+ followers gadget to your blog:

  1. Check if your page or profile publicly shows your followers.
  2. Sign in to Blogger.
  3. Select the blog to update.
  4. In the left menu, click Layout > Add a gadget.
  5. In the gadget list, find "Google+ followers" and click Add .
  6. On the top right, click Save arrangement.

If the gadget shows up empty:

+1 counter

You can see which posts are popular with the +1 counter.

When readers click the +1 button on a blog post, a box pops up so they can share the post with their circles on Google+, if they have already signed up for Google+.

Turn on the +1 counter
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Layout.
  4. In the Blog Posts widget, click Edit.
  5. Check Show Share buttons.
See who +1'd your posts
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog you want.
  3. In the left menu, click Posts.
  4. On the post to check, click +1 to see the names and photos of readers who recommended your post.

Google+ comments

You can turn on Google+ comments to allow users to comment on your Blogger blog posts with Google+. To comment on your blog, readers need a Google+ profile or page.

You can tell you have Google+ comments if:

  • You see an option to share comments to Google+.
  • As the author of a post, you receive Google+ notifications when readers comment on or share your blog post.
  • If you used Blogger comments, they will remain on your blog. Other commenting systems might not be kept when you turn on Google+ comments.

Learn more about who can see your Google+ comments.

To turn on Google+ comments:

  1. Make sure you're using Google+ as your profile and your blog is public.
  2. Sign in to Blogger.
  3. Select the blog to update.
  4. In the left menu, click SettingsPosts, comments and sharing.
  5. Under "Google+ Comments," choose Yes. At the top right, click Save settings.

Turn off Google+ Comments

Follow the steps above but for Step 5 choose No. You can only turn off Google+ comments if you have a Google+ profile:

  • If you change your blog URL, your Google+ comments will disappear from your blog, but they may continue to appear on Google+.
  • If you stop using Google+ comments, your Google+ comments will disappear from your blog, but they may continue to appear on Google+.
Troubleshoot Google+ comments

Comments don't show:

  • Settings > Posts, comments and sharing > Comment location should not be set to "Hide."
  • In the Post Editor > Post Settings > Options, Reader Comments should be set to "Allow."

If you can't turn on Google+ comments:

To use Google+ comments on custom templates:

Add this code to your template:

<div class='cmt_iframe_holder'

expr:data-href='data:post.canonicalUrl'

expr:data-viewtype='data:post.viewType'/>

Moderate Google+ comments

After you turn on Google+ comments, the "Comments" section of the navigation menu on Blogger.com will be removed.

To moderate comments:

  1. Open the blog post to moderate comments in.
  2. Next to the comment, click the Down arrow and select Remove. You can also point at the comment and click Delete .

The original author of the post can moderate comments. You can also turn on email notifications.

To moderate spam comments, in the blue bar, click Review Comments.

If a comment is shared in Google+, you will not be able to remove it from Google+.

Mentions in Blogger

You can mention a person or Google+ page to let them know that you're referring to them in your blog post.

To mention someone:

  1. Switch to a Google+ profile.
  2. In the post editor, type "+" or "@," followed by a name or page.
  3. When a list of names appears, select the person or page you'd like to mention.
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