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Google+ Integration

The latest ProPhoto 5 build, #159, includes some significant new functionality around Google+ integration and Google rich snippets. If you aren’t on the latest build yet, you can go to “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Misc.” to trigger an auto-update.

Google+ integration

New options in ProPhoto allow visitors to your site to +1 or share your content in their Google+ profile, as well as allowing you to promote your own Google+ profile.  We’ve also made it easier to connect your site to your Google+ profile, allowing Google to associate you as the author of your content in search results, helping you to establish your brand. For the most part, Google +1 features parallel the Facebook buttons and widgets you are already familiar with. You can view thorough instructions on integrating Google+ with your ProPhoto site here: http://www.prophoto.com/support/google-plus-integration/

Google Rich Snippets

ProPhoto now utilizes microdata formatting in its markup as recommended by Google.  These formatting changes can provide search engines like Google with more detail about the structure of your content which can improve the content and appearance of your search results. Here’s a full list of features added in this build

  • Google +1 button in post footer
  • Google +1 and share buttons added to call to action area
  • Google+ badge widgets to link to Profiles, Pages, and Communities
  • Google+ “follow” button widget
  • Alternate social media post author links
  • Simplified Google+ authorship integration
  • Built-in Google rich snippet formatting

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