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    September 10, 2013 // 11:00 AM

    How to Embed a Google+ Post [Quick Tip]

    Written by Pamela Vaughan | @

    google+-image-1First, there were embedded tweets. Then we had embeddable Pinterest content. And recently, we caught wind of embedded Facebook posts. Well guess what we have now, folks ... Google+ Embedded Posts! 

    That's right! Yesterday, Google announced the ability to embed posts from Google+ to your website or blog. This means you can now showcase public Google+ posts you find (yours or others'), and visitors can interact with it by +1'ing, commenting, and following you right then and there -- no need to navigate to Google+. Embedded Posts support text, photo, and media posts, and you can find out more about Embedded Posts in Google's documentation here.

    Excited to start playing around with Google+ Embedded Posts? Let me walk you through it ...

    How to Embed a Google+ Post in 5 Simple Steps

    1) Locate the Google+ post you want to embed. For our example, I'm going to use one of HubSpot's posts about our free Introduction to Google+ ebook.  

    hubspot-google+-page

    2) Hover over the post for the menu icon to appear (it looks like this: menu-icon). Then click the menu icon, and select 'Embed Post' from the dropdown that appears.

    embed-post

    3) Copy the embed code in front of you.

    g+-embed-code

    4) Paste the code into your website or blog post's HTML/source code where you want the embedded post to appear.

    source-code-1

    5) To center the embedded post on your page, add <div align="center"> before the second part of your code, and a closing </div> after.

    <div align="center"><div class="g-post" data-href="https://plus.google.com/114124401690420551118/posts/8u5Vb7kXG6w"></div>

    That's it! Now you have a lovely embedded post on your site like the one you see below:

     

    Use it to highlight interesting Google+ conversations, engage your Google+ audience, and promote your content, offers, or events in an interesting way. To learn more about how to use Google+ for business, grab the free introductory Google+ ebook we highlighted above -- recently updated to include information about embedded posts!

    How else could you use Google+ Embedded Posts on your site? Share your ideas in the comments!

    Image Credit: Sean MacEntee

    Topics: Social Media

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