Adding blog as connected site in Google Buzz

Google Buzz automatically detects many of the sites associated with user’s Google profile using Social Graph API. Creating association manually is also possible–to do this, user has to include XFN link in <head> element of the external site that points to the Google profile. More details here.

Now, as we know, owners of blogs hosted on cannot access or edit underlying templates, so cannot add the XFN link. Luckily, there’s workaround: supports Google Webmaster Tools verification. And, when you verify your blog with Webmaster Tools, it becomes associated with your Google profile!

So, step one: log into Webmaster Tools, add a new site, copy the verification key:

Step two: go to your dashboard, tools, and paste the verification key there:

Step three, four, five: Complete the verification in Webmaster tools, wait a bit, and your blog should then show up as suggestion in “connected sites” in Buzz!

This trick worked for me–let me know whether it works for you too!

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39 Responses to “Adding blog as connected site in Google Buzz”

  1. 1 Otto February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Actually, you can do this on a site. The reason is that Google is looking for the rel=”me”, not just a “link” in the header.

    To do it:

    1. Go make a new Link in the Links section of your dashboard.
    2. Set the web address to be your Google Profile address.
    3. Set the Link relationship to be “another web address of mine”.
    4. Save.
    5. Make sure that you have the Bookmarks widget showing on your blog.
    6. If you didn’t already, add your own site to one of the sites in your Google Profile.

    Done and done. Just wait for Google to crawl it again and when it does, you’ll see that your site will show up as a “Connected Site” possibility in your Buzz content.

  2. 3 pepperjacked February 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Worked for me, thank you so much!

  3. 4 Nigel Hawkins February 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    worked for me also
    great work

  4. 5 Peter Stindberg February 16, 2010 at 8:45 am

    There is an even easier way. You can add any blog you like directly to your Google Profile page. Once it is on that, it will be populated into the list of sites to connect to Buzz.

  5. 8 woland783 February 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    this is exactly what i was looking for! tank you very much

  6. 9 Gorm February 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Yay, it worked! And fast, too! Thank you!

  7. 11 Sean February 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    It worked! Thanks for posting the guide.

  8. 12 Anil March 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    neat. Worked for me. Thanks for the tip.

  9. 13 otterblossom March 30, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Awesome, thank you! Your steps were clear enough that even this non techie succeeded easily.

  10. 14 Hoskins April 4, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Was she/he well-behaved?

  11. 15 lanaslifeblog April 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    A huge thanks, this does work,tried lots of other suggestions, thank you xxxx

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  13. 18 Alison November 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Hi, I got my sites verified in google, but nothing showing up yet. There are no new sites to connect to in buzz either.

  14. 19 hi2rashid December 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    my blog was not connected.
    after clicking on recrawl button in sgapi..
    it showing No links found

    what can i do

  15. 20 Lars T Fadnes January 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you very much!
    Finally a procedure that worked perfectly!

  16. 21 burkbum January 23, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Yay. As previously stated, apparently there there are several methods. None of which were apparent *until* I found your post so THANK YOU. :)

  17. 22 science and math May 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Works perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing.

  18. 23 PLR Sound Effect September 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

    that so more connection site for give good connect.
    thanks for owner.

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