Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration

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Google has made no secret that it intends to integrate Google+ across all or most of its products. In fact, Blogger integration has been said to have been on the way since July. Now, the time has come.

Google announced a new way for Blogger users to use their Google+ profiles (apparently the first of more to come). You can simply replace your Blogger profile with your Google+ profile.

"In addition to giving your readers a more robust and familiar sense of who you are, your social connections will see your posts in their Google search results with an annotation that you've shared the post," explains Google software engineer Vardhman Jain.

Blogspot blog annotated in Google results

"Plus, bloggers who switch will automatically get access to the Google+ integrations we’ll be rolling out in the future," Jain adds.

Google recently said they would allow pseudonyms on Google+ in the future, after being pretty strict in its policies on this (despite apparently not been all that strict in its enforcement of these policies). Google makes it a point that those with Blogger blogs who blog using pseudonyms may not want to integrate their Google+ profiles, so the switch is optional.

Currently, the integration is available through Blogger in Draft (the Blogger feature testing ground), and will be available to all Blogger users in the coming weeks. More info is available here.

So there's Blogger and Picasa Web Albums integration. When are we going to see more on the YouTube front?

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.