Google+ is a social networking service offered by Google that allows for status updates, links, photos and more to be shared much like they are on Facebook, but with the added privacy of sharing this information only with certain circles that you set up. If you already have a Google account, setting up a Google+ profile can be seamless. To learn more on how to do this, see our post HERE.
Google+ offers a fun feature that can help you instantly create engagement for a blog post or your website. This feature is the embed post. Any time you share an update on Google+, you have the option to embed that update somewhere else. The embedded update will show up similar to post below. It allows visitors to instantly comment and interact with your Google+ post right on your blog or website. This is a great option to encourage more interaction or just break up your content with something new.
To embed a Google+ post, go to your Google+ page and share what’s new. Once that new post is live on your page, click the down arrow that appears in the top right-hand corner of the post. Select embed post and HTML code will pop up in the window. Copy and paste that code into the HTML editor of your blog or website and save. Your embedded Google+ post is now live and ready for comments and new followers.