How to add Google+ profile widget / plugin for Wordpress blog to get followers

This article tells how you can add a plugin for your Wordpress blog to allow your readers to follow you on Google+. Just download these simple plugins for free and allow you visitors to follow you without messing up the look of your blog with images and links. Read on to know about the few plugins available for adding Google+ widget on your site

Scriptrr Google+ profile widget

Script Google widget This plugin has been designed by SVNLabs and is available in official Wordpress plugin page. All it requires from you to create the widget is your Google+ profile ID. It will create a widget as shown in the image. It will show you profile name and image suggesting your visitors to add you to their Circles. Also as you can see in the image the widget has a link inserted inside it to help other bloggers to use this plugin for their Wordpress sites. You can also get this widget for non-wordpress sites by getting the javascript or iframe code of this widget for other platforms.

Google+ profile button from Google Webmaster tools

If you do not prefer third party tools then you can opt for this tool for the Webmaster tools of Google itself. This widget is also light on your bandwidth and is just a icon on Google+ itself with a link to your Google+ profile with an author or 'me' rel tag. You can decide the size of the button you will prefer. Get your plugin from here


Google cards is another official Wordpress plugin to insert a Google+ profile widget on your blog. This widget is very simple and user friendly as compared to the plugin by SVNLabs. This plugin ask if you want to give a credit link back to the plugin page or not and has the added feature of showing the count of people that have you in their Circle. This plugin automatically adjusts according to the size of the side bar and looks much tidier than the Scriptrr widget. The only setting here is to give your Google+ profile ID and you are done.

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