When you have started a blog, just new. Each and every comment you get feels special. It feels like you are going in the right direction. Believe me it does. But, to get the most out of each comments, you need a powerful comment tool, that can boost your website’s or blog‘s rankings.
SEO for 2013 has become very dynamic and it is laying its emphasis on social signals in a very concentrated manner. That is, the recommendation on Facebook, Google plus and twitter really has a great impact on your blog posts. Not just for your readers but also for Search Engine. According to Search engine journal Social signs are in top 5 priority in Off-page search engine optimization.
Therefore today I am going to show you how to add Google plus commenting system seamlessly on WordPress. Google plus commenting will ensure higher social bliss for your blog and increase the amount of social signals to your blog in a massive manner. You may make even more connection in the blog world via G+.
Install Google Plus comment plugin and widget is pretty simple. You can get them easily. There are pretty neat plugins that does the job for you. I came across various plugins that implement Google Plus commenting system on your website or blog. But, one did stand out in all.
How to add Google plus comments in WordPress
- First of all, Download this plugin – Google Plus Plugin for WordPress and install it. Check here to learn how to upload and install plugins on WordPress.
- Once you have installed the plugin, now go and activate it.
- Activate the plugins and enjoy.
- Google Plus commenting is now online on your WordPress blog or website. This plugin was developed using the Google Plus comment API by Brandon Holtsclaw.
The Downside of Google Plus Comment system
Google Plus comment system is very good, no doubts but every good thing has a dark side to it. First thing I noticed was that my comments went low, big time. My comment system reduced by 40-60 percent per day. One of the obvious reason was privacy issues, people don’t want to share their social profile publicly for commenting.
But there are two plus points too. One is you may see a boost in traffic through referral links from social websites and spamming may nullified in the comments. These are good advantages, but for me it does not work and therefore I have not implement Google+ comment plugin or widget on my WordPress blog. You will not find it below.
There is a reason WordPress comments is still in fashion and most of us use them. It is because they are minimal and fast. They don’t require you to log-in to post comments. You can absolutely comment in an anonymous fashion (although name and email is required).
What’s your take?
Will you install Google+ comment system plugin or widget on your blog or let it run on your old blogging system. Do let us know in our comment system below .
If you face any problem in installing WordPress Google Plus comment system, do let us know below. I will help you as soon as possible.