I was looking around for a way to do like those folks at Mashable did and create a Google profile page for The Org so that folks could follow us in Buzz. I wanted to attach our Wordpress site (which, by the way, is NOT a blog if anyone asks) so that it would update automatically, so I added it to the list of links on the profile. But when I clicked on “connected sites” in Buzz, the Wordpress site was, unsurprisingly, not in the list.
After scouring the internet for clear instructions on how to add a Wordpress site to a Google profile so that it would feed into Buzz automatically, I finally came across these instructions. While they were useful, they were not the most clearly written instructions in the world, so I thought I’d simplify a little:
- Add your site to your Google Profile (Edit Profile > Links)
- Add in the following line of code to the <head> section of your website, replacing the link with the link to your public profile page: <link href=”http://www.google.com/profiles/your.username” rel=”me” type=”text/html”>
- When Google has re-crawled your site, you’ll be able to add in that site to your connected sites in Buzz. Use this tool to force a re-crawl of your site if you don’t want to wait.