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Adds Events Gadget to Google Friend Connect

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Today, Google has launched a new event gadget for Google Friend Connect. The gadget gives webmasters the ability to spread the word about events of interest. Google Calendar Software Engineer Yoah Bar-David explains how the gadget works:

Members of your site can sign in and RSVP, and their responses will appear directly on the website. Visitors can see if any of their friends will be joining, and can add the event to their personal Google Calendars with just a click. To ensure that no one gets lost on the way, a Google Map showing the event’s location is automatically embedded. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to physical events — host a virtual meet-up or "webinar" and share all of the important dial in codes through the event gadget.

Bar-David links to a sample site Google has set up demonstrating the gadget. You can log in and interact with it to see how it works. Click the screenshot below.

Sample Event Gadget

A step-by-step guide to setting up this gadget on your site is also provided in the clip below. 

This is another nice feature Google has added to the social network that is Google itself. People are starting to catch on that Google is building its own social network around itself. Another example of where this is getting more attention is the addition of vanity URLs for profile pages.

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    I look forward to this gadgets immersion, it has the hallmarks of gadget that could actually make a difference (as it is different). Good Luck! Fleur

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    When your site is on top of the game, you must constantly reinvent it to maintain ranking just like what Google is doing. It constantly make updates to have an edge over their competitors.

  • http://www.crearecommunications.co.uk Nick Rinylo

    looks pretty good, the scale of their development is immense. I wonder if this would be beneficial for SEO in terms of links coming from the these event pages?

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    Koodos to GOOGLE for always keeping up with the
    current trends in SMO and SEO! Google Friend Connect
    sounds like an exceptional way for music bands, actors,
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    the web in a NEW and INNOVATIVE WAY!

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  • http://googlingsocial.com Chris Lang

    Actually that widget will easily cause allot of errors on WordPress blogs unless you follow these instructions:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex-BPCK9eJo

    Very powerful stuff here. You blog becomes YOUR social site instead of having to compete with all the distractions of Facebook.

  • http://www.left4dead411.com/forums/member.php?u=12394 Fermin Mahanna

    Hi my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include almost all significant infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

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