How to enable Google+ Comments on your blogger blog?
- Use Google+ Profile
- Login to Blogger
- Click on the "Gear" icon on the right hand side, select "Edit User Settings"
- Select "Google+ Profile"
- Enable Google+ Comments
- Sign in to Blogger.
- Select the blog to update.
- In the left menu, select Settings > Posts, comments and sharing
- Scroll down and find "Google+ Comments"
- Use Google+ Comments on this blog: select "YES"
- Save Settings
Blogger Comment vs Google+ CommentsBlogger Comment:
- User has multiple account options to comment with - Anonymously, using Name & Url, Using Google Profile, Etc.
- Blog Owner get notification by email on comments.
- Blog owner has access to comments in Blogger dashboard.
- Bulk/Multiple comment moderation is possible from the Blogger comment page.
- Comments can be exported / migrated when moving to another platforms (eg. WordPress)
- Blog admins can delete any comment from blog post.
- Blog Admins have the option to moderate published comments, awaiting moderation comments, and spam comments.
- I don't find any.
- Integrating Google+ comments may improve blog audience among Google+ users.
- One can directly comment from Google + where the post has been shared and it is visible on the blog.
- Users can comments on a post and opt to share the comment to Google+ also. Improves interaction.
- Only Google+ users can comment.
- Enabling Google + comments on Blogger also disables the “comments” manager page from the Blogger dashboard. Bulk management of comments is not possible.
- Comment moderation is difficult as blog admin has to visit each post and manage comments.
- The blogger admin is not notified of new comments, based on my experience at least. So it is hard to track new comments. (In my tests, I did not get Google+ notifications. Others can confirm this if you received notification for Google+ comments on your blog).
- The blogger admin cannot manage the Google+ comments – there is no option to delete comments on a blog by the admin. Though Google+ handles spam well, this is a big drawback.
- Google+ comments on your blog cannot be migrated or exported when changing platforms (Eg. WordPress)
- Another big turnoff is that whenever the blog post is shared to Google+ using G+ share buttons on the page, it is added to comments. Is sharing really a comment?
Testings the pros and cons of Google+ vs Blogger Comments, we find that there are more cons for Google+ comments on Blogger than pros. I have personally decided to keep Blogger Comments on my Blogger blogs for now. If there are improvements in Google+ comments in the future, I may make the switch, after tests.