Blogger Gets A New Google+ Widget

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Google has launched a "Followers Gadget" for Blogger users who want to display Google+ followers on their blogs.

The gadget, which looks similar to Google Friend Connect, highlights your total Google+ audience. Of course, it also provides a follow button.

"As a result, you can grow your readership across the web, and reach them either in the Google+ stream, or through your blog," Google says.

Google Blogger Widget

"Those of you with the Google Friend Connect followers gadget can keep using it, if you like," the company adds. "We retired most of Friend Connect earlier this year, but we'll keep it running on Blogger for the foreseeable future."

You can learn more about connecting your Blogger blog to Google+ here. You can start by going to the "Layout" tab in the Blogger dashboard, and selecting "Add a Gadget".

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