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Hooking Google+ posto into Blog

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There are some caveats to sharing your Google+ items directly to your blog:
Google+ adds a header to the post that “<YOURNAME> shared a post with you,” which you might want to remove before posting.

  • The postscript for the post contains the private posterous address.
  • The title can become “<YOURNAME> shared a post with you” when it doesn’t pick up a title from the text – that can happen if you share a link and don’t add any comment – in that case the URL becomes: http://webhat.posterous.com/daniel-crompton-shared-a-post-with-you_ which is not really SEO optimal.
    So you should ensure that there is text – _which you can SEO optimize
     – in a item you share, if only for the URL.
  • You might want to disable the commenting on the blog post to redirect the reader to comment the G+ post, this will drive people to your G+ page
  • The autoposting work at all, according to the help it should when I mail [email protected]and it doesn’t when it won’t unless it comes from my personal address. (You can set up a Gmail forward to fix this, although the post needs to be edited.)

This works with any service which doesn’t require you to authenticate the address of origin, such as:


And it works with Evernote.

Hmm, image didn’t come through in first post. Let’s try this again.

Tip For Posterous Users & Folks Who Want To Cross-Post From G+:

Want to post something to your posterous blog from G+? And since Posterous can then AutoPost to just about anywhere (Twitter, WordPress blogs, etc.) that means you can cross-post to those services as well.

Step 1: First, go to your Posterous “Manage” area for your blog and click on “Settings” (upper right). Then click on the “Edit” button in the “Commenting and Posting” section. In the first dropdown select “Anyone can post, I will moderate” and then ‘Save Settings’. This step is required so that Posterous will accept email from G+ to your blog.

Step 2: In G+, add a new person for your circles using your posterous posting email’s address (e.g. [email protected]). You can find that email address in the same “Manage” section from step 1.

Step 3: Create a new circle called “Posterous” and add the new ‘person’ you created in Step 2.

Step 4: Now for any post you make in G+, that you would like to also post to your Posterous blog simply a
dd the ‘Posterous’ circle to that post. Make sure you check the box that says “Also email 1 person not yet using Google+” before clicking ‘Share’.

Step 5: You will get an email from Posterous telling you that a post has been submitted, and a link for approving it to be published publicly. Please note that this allows you to store these posts in Posterous until you’ve approved them and until such time as you can go and make an edit, add imagery, etc. if you so choose.

Enjoy.

Matt Ridings [email protected]

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 4, 2012 at 1:32 am

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