The Google Plus social network just got better with the addition of the Google Plus Embedded post feature.
If you have a website, you can now share your Google + content directly in any blog post. This serves to reuse content originally posted on Google Plus and also brings it beyond the boundaries of your G+ network.
How to Embed a Google Plus Post
Embedding a Google + post in your website is easy to do. An advantage is that people can comment +1 and follow you from the Google post from your website.
Why Use G+ Embedded Posts Feature?
So now the Google has this fabulous embedded post feature, why should we use it? There are many reasons and Stephan Hovnanian did a great job of collecting smart uses for Google Plus embedded posts.
What Type of Google Plus Posts are Supported?
- Posts with text
- Posts with images – The post will appear with the image on your webpage. If a user clicks the image, they will go to the Google Plus image view.
- Posts with videos – The post will appear with the video on your webpage. If a user clicks the video, it will play within the embedded post.
- Posts with links to a community – If a user clicks the post, they will view the community just as they would in the Google Plus stream.
The following Google + post types are not supported for embedding:
- Posts from within a community
- Posts that are restricted to a Google Apps domain
- Private posts
- Events posts
- Hangout on Air posts
I included 2 embedded Google+ posts within this article so you can experience the interaction from a web page.