The Importance Of Adding Google FriendConnect To Your Blog (And How To Do It)

August 28, 2009

Google Friend Connect is a gadget that you can add to your blog or website that instantly gives you the ability to grow a thriving, interactive community that will:

  • Encourage community interaction and engagement
  • Attract more followers
  • Add the crucial element of ‘social proof’ to your blog
  • Get you free traffic to your site when members network with others in Friendconnect who have not yet visited your blog

I’ve prepared a video for you down below where I walk you through the process of installing Google Friendconnect on your blog:


Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment down below!  And ‘tweet’ it if you like it!  ;-) 

To Your Success,

Katie Freiling

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Gina May 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I just added friend connect to by blog. Why do some friend connects say join (like mine), but the majority say follow?

Is there a difference?

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Katie Freiling June 4, 2010 at 9:49 am

Not sure Gina! I wouldn’t worry about it :)

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Sukie Baxter May 26, 2010 at 3:01 am

That’s odd, it was way easier for me. Google generated link code that I simply embedded in my widgets bar on my site. Did I do it wrong? It’s showing up! Of course, it’s a little lonely, I’m the only one on it…y’all are welcome to head on over and connect if you like. The more the merrier!
.-= Sukie Baxter´s last blog ..Rolfing is NOT Torture =-.

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Francesco May 31, 2010 at 2:10 am

Yeah Suxie, now Google allows you to simply copy and paste the code in your widget section, so right now it’s easier!
However, if you have a Blog FTP is def. something you wanna know how to use :)
.-= Francesco´s last blog ..Why are you so beautiful? Because I’m happy! =-.

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TJ Chambers July 23, 2010 at 9:31 pm

This is an interesting tool because I have always ignored the google friend connect on any blog. You do have over 1100 people joined to yours.

Now I need to reconsider adding this tool.
.-= TJ Chambers´s last blog ..Jul 21- MLM Lead Generating Training With Cutting Edge Marketing =-.

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Monica August 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thanks for this post Katie! I have been trying to figure this particular blog feature out for a minute. Very timely! I know this is a great tool for “social proof”, but in the beginning when you don’t have hundreds of members should you still implement it?
Monica´s last blog post ..The Power of NOW!

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