Google to Offer Google+-Based Blog Comments System?

By: Chris Crum - October 10, 2011

In a semi-related conversation with Shoemoney’s Jeremy Schoemaker, he tells WebProNews that he just talked to a Google engineer, who “alluded to the fact that Google might be developing a system with Google+ to allow people to comment.”

Given that our conversation (more on this in a coming article) was related to blog comments, this leads me to believe we’re talking about Google working on a project that would allow blog readers to comment on posts using their Google+ accounts.

This wouldn’t exactly be a surprising move, but this is the first we’re hearing about it.

Facebook and Twitter have similar tools. Facebook’s is even very integrated with the experience. More on that here. It’s hard to say if Google would have this kind of back and forth (from stream to blog post) integration, but if I had to guess I would say that it probably would, given Google’s “Google+ as your identity” philosophy.

We’ve reached out to Google for more info. I’m expecting the “we have nothing to announce right now” response, but we’ll see what we get, and update accordingly.

Who you are is clearly important to Google – including in search results. If Google launches a tool like this, people just might have more incentive to use Google+ as their commenting voice (assuming they’re leaving quality, insightful comments) than other options. I’m willing to bet it will be a super popular choice for the blogs themselves to utilize.

It could only help in the expansion of the Google+ brand itself as well.

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  • Lionel Bachmann @ Model Trains

    This only makes sense. If Google wants to go up against Facebook, they have to be everywhere Facebook is.

  • Steven G

    Well being that Google Plus is really nothing more right now than twitter and a blog rolled into one, they have to do more to give people a reason to even join Google+.

  • Lisa

    Its a war between fb and g+, where g+ is trying every place to capture. This means that google would treat users comments in g+ as more important.

  • Nick Stamoulis

    I might be the last person around who feels this way, but I don’t like using my social profiles as the login to leave blog comments. I don’t want to clutter my Facebook/Twitter/Google+ with every single move I make online. I understand why Google would take this step though. The Facebook comment plugin is everywhere. If Google wants to compete they have to do everything Facebook is and then some.

  • Study Abroad

    As both Blogger and Google Plus are Google’s products, so it will be highly appreciable move from Google to allow comments on Blogs with Google + accounts.

  • Matt

    Certain blogs you have to have some form of login, such as Disqus or OpenID to comment. If google does the same thing, I think it will become widely used as bloggers will flock to it, simply for it’s anti spam potential.

  • Tom Aikins

    I’d say it’s a certainty that Google will do this. It makes sense if their overall plan is to challenge Facebeook in the social arena. And they almost have to challenge Facebook so this will definitely happen.

  • Deepak @ MCX Tips

    Google have a strong battle with Facebook. Tough for Google to beat Facebook but i believes Google can do it:)

  • Mahendra

    An another way google is trying to get more closer to web owner and users, and also Google want to go above facebook.