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Adding Google+ Direct Connect Code

  1. After searching for an answer on how to add Google+ Direct Connect Code to a WordPress.com blog, I came upon a question that was asked by another blogger:

    "To link your site to Google+'s new Direct Connect feature, you have to add some code to the <head> of the site code. Can I do this if I just have a wordpress.com account? If so, how can I get to that part of my site's code?"

    I would like to know the same answer. Would like it if you can help.
    Thanks,
    Kaye

    The blog I need help with is kayebrownconsulting.wordpress.com.

  2. "To link your site to Google+'s new Direct Connect feature, you have to add some code to the <head> of the site code. Can I do this if I just have a wordpress.com account? If so, how can I get to that part of my site's code?"

    That's not possible on free hosted WordPress.com blogs as we cannot access metadata.

  3. I am not certain what Google+ Direct Connect does, but we don't have access to the underlying code of our sites. You could try following the procedure for verifying your WordPress.com site with Google Webmaster Tools and see if that doesn't do it for you.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/

  4. Please read this entry for more clarity > WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences

  5. Good afternoon, tt.

  6. @justjennifer
    Hi there,
    I do know what she means and my answer is the right one. :) G'day to you. :)

  7. Thanks!

  8. You're welcome. :)

  9. I'm always willing to learn something new, tt, so could you provide a pointer please about this feature? Thanks.

  10. @kayebrownconsulting - After doing a bit of research, it appears that Google+ realizes that perhaps not everyone has access to their underlying code and has provided an alternate method that should allow interested businesses to connect their WordPress.com site to their Google+ page:

    We strongly recommend using the Google+ badge—it's recognizable by users, and it's easy to implement reliably. If for some reason this does not work for your site, you can manually add a link like this:

    <a rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/106299674220461954973">
    Find us on Google+</a>

    Make sure you use the canonical version of your Google+ page URL. This is in the format https://plus.google.com/%5ByourpageID%5D. To find the URL of your page, go to your page's stream and click Get started on the left-hand menu. In the Tell the world section, copy the URL provided.

    You can use that link in a Text Widget, and for better effect, you can use the small g+ icon next to it. So, for your Google+ page that would be:

    <a rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/106299674220461954973"><img src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="" style="border:0;width:16px;height:16px;" />
    Find us on Google+</a>

    Hope that helps!

  11. I do want to clarify one point, the Google+ Direct Connect only happens in a search on Google. If you want to try this out yourself, search for any large brand using a plus sign in front of it, like +att

    Here's what Google says about Google+ Direct Connect, and it's worth noting:

    We’re still experimenting with Google+ Direct Connect and it won't work for every Google+ page. Additionally, some users won't have access to Direct Connect. As time goes on, we'll make Direct Connect more widely available.

  12. @justjennifer
    Thanks so much for the update. :)

  13. Heya! I was having a problem getting my Google+ and my blog to link to each other so that my whole blog could be +1'd not just my posts.... - This really helped:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/google-publisher-code-with-badge-and-1-button?replies=7

  14. Oooh, thanks Jennifer!

  15. @Jennifer - I can't find the "Get Started" in the left hand menu on ANY page of my Google+ :(

    Am I blind or just Google challenged?

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