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Google announced a couple of new features to their Google+ platform last week, both which should drive up your ‘Google Klout’ reputation, as when you create content and share it online, you want everyone to know that you are the originating author.  The first feature is the introduction of embedded posts and the second, automatic author attribution

Starting with embedded Posts

An embedded post is simply the functionality of allowing any other website owner to take your post and embed it into their website (think about embedding a YouTube video its the same principle). The text, photos and videos are all supported so if you publish a really useful piece on your Google+ page then others may use it. All the posts are fully interactive so visitors can +1, comment and follow you inline.

This is a great feature that will enable you to get your messages distributed further online, and its simple to do, simply use the drop down menu on the right hand side of the Google+ post and click on embed post. You will then get the code you need to display the post.

You can see an example embedded post below


Secondly, Google+ have started to integrate Google+ sign in with their authorship program. So if you connect your WordPress.com account with Google, for instance, the articles you publish will now be associated with your Google+ profile automatically.

If you haven’t already started taking part in this then you really need to hop on board, here’s the link to Google to find out how

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: KarenChapple

Karen has extensive knowledge in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) which is the method of ensuring that your website gets found in the search engines for targeted keywords. Karen has also worked in the area of Social Media, and whilst this is a very new area of marketing for every business, Karen has stayed ahead of the game by becoming one of the first to qualify for a Social Media ITQ. It is this expertise that has attracted clients to use Karen for Social Media strategies and ongoing training and support in this area.

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