Saturday, 2 October 2010

[GUIDE] How To Link Your Blog To Your 'Google Friend Connect' Icon

As I look through all my wonderful followers on the Google Friend Connect bit of my blog, I notice that many of them do not have links to their blog when I click on their little icons. This is unfortunate, because if they haven't left a comment, there is simply no way I can visit them. Upon further inspection, even though I had taken measures to show my blog on my GFC profile, I was doing it all wrong and my blog still wasn't showing up. It took a while, but I figured out a way that worked for me, and will almost definitely work for you too.

You can do this right here from my blog, so why not set up your account to link to your blog right now? :)

Step 1 Go to the Followers section on the right hand side of the blog (or wherever it is situated). Click on Sign in.

(If under the icons your screen says Invite your friends, you can skip straight to Step 6.


Step 2 Click on the Google logo.


Step 3 Sign in.


Step 4 If you haven't already, this is a chance to follow my blog! Click the 'Follow this blog' button. If you already have, you may skip to Step 6. Alternatively, if you just don't want to (you can decide to later though if you want!) click on More options and skip to Step 8.


Step 5 Click Done.


Step 6 Now the screen you were just on will disappear, which means you have successfully signed in and followed my blog. Hurrah! Click on any picture you want - I chose my own for the screenshots, but it really doesn't make a difference.


Step 7 Now you'll want to click the Settings link at the top-right of this screen.


Step 8 Your screen may now look something like this. Click Change next to where it says 'Currently using your Blogger profile'.

If instead of Edit Blogger profile you have a list of three links (Edit basic information, Add a photo, Add links), skip to step 10.

Step 9 On the screen that pops up, click on the (Unlink) link.




Step 10  You should have three links next to your picture (if you have one) along with your profile name. Click on Add links.



Step 11 Your blog should be under the 'Add a suggested link' section! Tick the box! If it isn't listed, type the URL of your blog into the 'URL' box and whatever you want (preferably the blog name) into the 'Link name' box. Click 'Add'!


Step 12 Everything should now be done! Next time you click on your icon you should have your blog link in all its glory for all to see and click on!


Until next time!
Paynesdown :)

67 comments:

  1. awesome guide! you should do one about adding google adsense for the newbs

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  2. man tnx for the info really helped me

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  3. really good guide, thanks alot!

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  4. i hope loads of peolpe do this soon
    its making things much easier!

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  5. thanks for the info! had trouble with that for a while!

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  6. I've been experiencing the same trouble with my followers as well. I'll have to try this for my account as well though

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  7. Sweet, thanks for the guide!

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  8. Thanks for the informative guide. My profile should be fixed now D:

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  9. nice thanks for the walk through :)

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  10. this is actually very informative. thank you!

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  11. :) nice amount of effort you put into this

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  12. Thanks man, been looking for this info for a while

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  13. Niiice man, very informative. This'll help tons with getting my blog out there, thanks for the sharing dude!

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  14. nice ,tanks for sharing this !

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  15. I was really wondering how to do that, thanks a million!

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  16. heh great guide helps the new up and comming bloggers

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  17. GREAT guide lol. Why have they made this so ridiculously complicated?

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  18. I have the same problems with some followers :( But yay for the guide and my icon is in one of the shots :)

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  19. good advice for ppl who havent done this

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  20. Hope people learn to do this.....

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  21. Thanks for the info dude, ive always been confused about this

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  22. thanks for that. I thought mine was linked all along but it actually wasn't done correctly.

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  23. Wow, thank you just did that, I comment all the time anyways. Nice thorough post.

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  24. Ah! Thanks for this. I thought you were suppose to change it somewhere else. Anyway, now I got the link :)

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  25. Thankyou for that! This was really a lot of help!
    Mesty =)

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  26. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  27. thank you so much for this, sometimes I can't see peoples links and it makes me frustrated, ha I'm glad you figured it out

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  28. lol my profile all screwed up.

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  29. I have no friends. foreveralone.png

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  30. sweet, i was wondering how to do this. keep up the good work :)

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  31. Wow, very informative man. The detailed guide can help any nooby.

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  32. Nice guide mate,keep it up!

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  33. super super helpful for us operators, thanks!

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  34. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  35. Mother of god I did not know I didn't do this thank you so much

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  36. took me a few days last month to realise this =D

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  37. appears i never sorted it, upload always failed or something :P

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  38. i tried now, and it appears to have worked. can anyone confirm that my blog appears in my profile?

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  39. Thanks for that, I always thought my profile displayed my blog by default but i was wrong, thanks for the info!

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  40. Nice and useful. You just got yourself a new follower!

    F/S!

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  41. Excellent knowledge spreading.

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  42. thanks man this helped alot :)

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  43. I finally got it all done, very worth the few minutes to complete! Great guide A+++

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