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May 15, 2008

Google Friend Connect:Grow traffic when friends connect on your site

Google Friend Connect is a new Google service that lets you grow site traffic by easily adding social features to your website and more people engaged more deeply with your site. Wouldn’t you like to bring along friends from social networks like Facebook to interact on your site!

The best part is just copy and paste snippets of code into your site, and Google Friend Connect does the rest. You can now see, invite, and interact with new friends or friends from social sites on the web like Facebook, Google Talk, hi5, LinkedIn, orkut, Plaxo etc. and be able to do things together. See some sites where Friend Connect is live right now like My Latest Piece, Guacamole, Ingrid Michaelson and BibleApps.


Websites that are not social networks may still want to be social. But the barriers to offering social applications on the site have been considerable. Google Friend Connect changes this by enabling any site to offer dozens of social gadgets created by Google and OpenSocial developers to their visitors. This means more visitors spending more time on a more engaging website -- with absolutely no programming required to make it happen.

What the site owner sees

As a site owner, Friend Connect provides you the ability to add social features to your site, without writing code. Here's how it works.

Google Friend Connect Administration site. The Friend Connect administration site presents a catalog of social gadgets provided by Google and other developers. You choose gadgets based on your site's needs. Simply copy code snippets for these gadgets and paste them as desired into your site.

this is a preview release. Google Friend Connect is being made available to a limited number of site owners as it approaches general availability. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this short form. You will be notified if you are approved as a partner.


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