Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 3:10 PM
You spend a lot of time creating great content for your site, but are you ever curious about which parts of your website your community likes best? Now you and your visitors can easily find out with the new Recommendation gadgets for Google Friend Connect.
Members can recommend the content they like, anything from a whole page to a single photo, by simply clicking a button. Then you and anyone who visits your site can see what parts of your site are the most popular. The items with the most votes will surface to the top of the list, making it easier for others to find even if it's buried deep within your site. You can even see which members have recommended a given item and learn more about them.
To learn more about the recommendation gadgets, check out this sample site or watch the video below:
To add the recommendation gadgets to your site, go to google.com/friendconnect. And if you're interested in developing your own gadgets for Friend Connect, make sure to check out the Google Friend Connect Gadgets: Best Practices in Code and Interaction Design session at Google I/O. On Wednesday, May 27th, at 1:45pm, our own Ryan Boyd and Jonathan Terleski will be hosting a discussion about the best practices for designing and writing OpenSocial gadgets for the million of sites and blogs using Friend Connect. Members of the Friend Connect team will also be on hand during office hours to answer your questions. Hope to see you there.