Google+ Posts Can Now Be Embedded on Websites

Association of Strategic Marketing
September 11, 2013 — 1,428 views  
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With social media becoming the forefront where many users are spreading content around the globe through wireless networks, Google+ has finally caught up by allowing posts to be embedded in websites. This will make it easier for content to be shared over the internet more easily and quickly. The inclusion of this feature will give users the opportunity to have a far greater reach than what it was before. People who use Google+ frequently will now find it much easier to expand their audience through this great new feature.

What does Embedding Mean?

For those who are unaware of what embedding means, it is the process in which content can be stored in the form of a computer language--wherein the person who is viewing the website will be able to see the post without having to go to another link or opening the file. This makes it easier for people who are viewing content online to continue to stay on the page that was originally opened and also get content from different sources. Since Google has added this feature to their social media platform, it has already been a major hit among Google+ users as it gives them the opportunity to get a wider audience from across the internet.

How Does it Work?

Users who would like to use this feature will not have to scratch their heads for long, as the process to embed posts on to a website is fairly simple. While you are on Google+, go to the post that you would like to be embedded. On the top right corner of the post will be a drop down arrow; once clicked it will give 6 options, one of them is 'embed post'. Once you click on it, it will show you a text box that will have a code related to that particular post. All you have to do now is to copy the code and paste it on your website.

When visitors enter the website, they will view the page that contains the Google+ post. Instead of having a link to another tab or a web browser, the post can be viewed on the website directly. It can also be accessed in case it is a video without having to go to the video website such as YouTube. This makes it easier for the visitor to view the post and its content more easily and it gives the opportunity for the person who makes the post to get an audience more easily. Visitors who also have a Google+ account can +1 the post in the website if they like it instead of looking for the same post in the Google+ website.

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