The Jetpack by WordPress.com was updated again today. This is not something I normally pay much attention to as the plugin gets three or four updates every month.
Today’s update added Facebook embed support and a new VideoPress support; however what grabbed my attention was the introduction of Google+ integration. This is something that the plugin has needed for a long time.
Under the sharing section of Jetpack, you will now see an option to connect your Google+ account.
You then need to authorise WordPress to connect to your Google account.
You will then get confirmation that your account has been connected.
Connecting your account adds your profile underneath your posts. This should help you get a lot more followers on Google+.
Users can now login using Google+ and leave a comment on your website.
The update also allows you to add embedded content from Google into your content such as calendars, docs and maps.
Google+ has grown in popularity over the last year and it has become more important for website owners from an SEO point view too. Therefore, I am sure this latest update will be welcomed by WordPress users.
If you use Jetpack, I recommend updating and connecting your Google+ profile to your website. You can read more about the news story below.