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Google Friend Connect – New Social Network

Look out MySpace and Facebook, Google has decided to enter the social networking game. Google announced the launch last weekend and has just opened up beta testing to a select number of people. I think this is a great move by Google and will quickly become a contender in this space.

Google Friend Connect is a service that helps website owners grow traffic by enabling any site on the web to easily provide social features for its visitors. any website owner can add a snippet of code to his or her site and get social features up and running immediately without programming — picking and choosing from built-in functionality like user registration, invitations, members gallery, message posting, and reviews, as well as third-party applications built by the OpenSocial developer community.

google-friend-connectGoogle Friend Connect boasts the following high-level features:

  • Attract more visitors to your site – Visitors bring along friends from social networks like Facebook, orkut, and others to interact on your site.
  • Enrich your site with social features – Choose engaging social features from a catalog of gadgets provided by Google and the OpenSocial developer community.
  • No programming whatsoever – Just copy and paste snippets of code into your site, and Google Friend Connect does the rest.

There are a couple of demo sites already setup which you can test and interact with.

If you’re interested in being part of the beta testing group, you can apply directly on their site here. I just applied today so hopefully I will get accepted and can start using Google Friend Connect on eBlog Templates.

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29 Responses to “Google Friend Connect – New Social Network”

elguiruela on May 23, 2008, 10:06 pm  

Well, this is something useful! I also signed-up and hopefully be accepted in preview release. Thanks for the info.

Michael Aulia on Jun 30, 2008, 5:54 pm  

I have signed up a few weeks ago but haven’t got any news back from them..oh well

zEEROCKz on Jul 3, 2008, 10:18 pm  

looking good, lets see what google comes up with….


This is exctly what I have been looking for to add
to my website WheresYour Bid.com!

Thank you so much for this wonderful post!=)

Increase online trafic blogger on Sep 5, 2008, 4:07 am  

Gooogle does it again. Thanks for the info.

social networking on Sep 14, 2008, 5:19 am  

hi!!! 😛 As for me zigime is better than other social networking because it has many unique features people can upload music, video, photos, barter, classifieds, mail, groups, jobs, events, blogs so on… and it has workspace too……nowadays more people are enjoying in zigime network :mrgreen:

uday on Sep 22, 2008, 10:12 pm  

thats goooooooooooooooooooooooogleeeeeee…………..

izu mou on Sep 26, 2008, 6:56 pm  

cool,I like it,am on my way to join.

madhan on Nov 27, 2008, 9:12 pm  

Very informative site! I will definitely refer my clients here for site info!!!
Excellent posting…
Keep up the great work!!!

www.dienthoaitot.com on Dec 6, 2008, 5:30 am  


I can find many friends page with my site


Laurie Meade on Dec 10, 2008, 11:13 pm  

Thanks for the tip. I just added it to my new recession article directory. Come and check it out and join in my Google Friends Group. It was real easy to set it all up.


Karlo Alexie Puerto on Dec 13, 2008, 7:30 pm  

Thanks for the information. Have already submitted my site for approval. Just a question, is it not supported on any commercial blog hosting systems such as Blogger, WordPress or any blog hosting site which doesn’t allow uploading of files directly to the subdomain? Waiting for an answer.

Orjinal Delikanlı on Dec 31, 2008, 10:42 am  

Üye oldum bende. Ama google connect friend in siteme ekle diye verdikleri kodu eklemede sıkıntı çekiyorum.

foto nunti on Jan 2, 2009, 3:11 pm  

Kind of interesting that Google Connect…worth to try..
Thanks !

effo on Jan 18, 2009, 2:26 am  


using google friend connect

monique on Jan 24, 2009, 2:18 pm  

How does it work?

increase site traffic on Mar 14, 2009, 5:28 am  

Sound like a good tool. A great way to connect and drive trafic to your site.

Alex Hamilton on Jun 9, 2009, 9:04 am  

This is going to take the internet by storm.This will be even bigger than Twitter.

SE Partner on Jul 2, 2009, 7:40 am  

How does this relate to Buddypress?

eka_eblogtemplates on Aug 2, 2009, 5:46 am  

i dont know… make me learn…

Humtum18 on May 3, 2010, 8:49 pm  

nice thanks i m using it

Jake on Jun 2, 2010, 9:26 am  

Social networking sites are very popular especially these days. It’s really the most effective and fastest way to communicate with loved ones since then until now. I wonder if this new social network will as popular as Facebook.

novangmobile on Jul 30, 2010, 2:25 am  

thanks! have a good nice day !

blackberry on Jul 30, 2010, 2:26 am  

thanks so very much !! happy day

Marcus on May 6, 2011, 8:48 am  

Gostaria muito de saber se tem alguma opção pelo “google friend connect” para exibir links para download somente se for seguidor do blog.

Ou seja:

Quando a pessoa clicar em download irá aparecer o seguinte: você precisa ser seguidor para fazer o download.

yilmaz on Nov 11, 2011, 1:43 am  

Gooogle does it again. Thanks for the info.This is going to take the internet by storm

abstravel.asia on Dec 11, 2011, 3:17 am  

Thank you so much for sharing useful post!=)

ekalyan on Jul 10, 2016, 5:54 am  

very good information thanking you for posting this

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