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Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Blogger Followers Gadget Is Available - Really!

Some blog owners can't figure out how to add the Blogger Followers gadget, to their blogs.

We see occasional confusion, in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue, about installation and use of Followers.
After typing
https://www.google.com/friendconnect/
into my browser, I am redirected to
Blogger Help: Manage blogs you follow
How do I install Followers?

The Blogger Help article is about using Following - once it's been installed.

This blog owner wants to use Blogger Followers - but is not finding the expected selection, in "Add a Gadget". The confusion is not hard to understand, given the relative visibility of Blogger Followers vs Google+ Followers.

The two gadgets are in separate sections of "Add a Gadget".

The "Google+ Followers" gadget is in the Basics list, while the "Followers" gadget is at the bottom of the "More Gadgets" list.

Look in the main, "By Blogger" list, for Google+ Followers.


Look near the bottom of "Basics'.



And there, we see "Google+ Followers".

"Highlight your total Google+ audience (both its size and some friendly faces), and offer visitors the chance to follow you on Google+."


Look in the secondary, by third party providers list, for Blogger Followers.


Look at the very bottom of "More Gadgets".



And there, we see "Followers".

"Displays a list of users who follow your blog."


Hopefully, with the Followers gadget being redesigned, this inequality will be reduced. Until it is, just understand how to find each gadget.

Dude, hit me with a comment!

Marias Nail Art said...

Thank you for this post - but I'm just a little confused.
I tried adding the new one - but it looks just like the old one already on my blog.
So should I install the new and delete the old?