Google (News - Alert)+ posts get around, and that is now more so the case than ever before. Users of the service can now embed posts from Google+ on other websites.
The move by Google follows similar steps this year by Twitter (News - Alert), Instagram and Facebook.
"With embedded posts, site owners can now add your public Google+ posts to their webpages — as a primary source, for example, or to highlight your point of view," Seth Sternberg, director of product management for Google+, said in a recent blog post. "Text, photo and media posts are all supported.”
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With the new option, the public can comment on the post, too, and follow the Google user who came up with the post.
Some kinds of posts are not supported, Information Week reported. These include posts from a restricted Google Apps domain, those from within a community, private posts, event posts, and Hangout on Air posts.
It is noteworthy that when embedding Google+ content on a website, the publisher gives Google the right to analyze content use, the report said. Policy violations can be corrected by Google, too.
In the past, content from users on Google+ was limited to the platform.
In another recent announcement, Google, working with Typepad and WordPress, will increase authorship assignments on search results. The new Authorship program lets authors display their Google+ data such as a picture, as well as include Google search and Google News links to their content, Information Week explained. The new system of posts will end up letting the author get more online traffic. It could help in search engine optimization. For it to work, Authorship users log onto WordPress or TypePad through Google+ Sign-In.
Similar offerings may be offered by Google later via Examiner WikiHow and About.com, according to TechCrunch.
Google+ Sign-In was presented earlier this year to provide a way to share content and authenticate apps, news reports said.
Edited by Alisen Downey