Rumor: Google Launching Third-Party Commenting System To Compete With Facebook

Reports are swirling today that Google will be announcing a commenting platform to rival Facebook comments. The commenting system is said to tie into the Google+ platform and operate as a stand-alone system to help websites gain a better breed of comments. Facebook comments launched a bit over a year ago, and has had moderate success in cleaning up (and removing anonymity.)  Now it appears that Google may be interested in the commenting market.

A Google commenting system could not only deeply tie into Google+, but also into Google search. With “Search Plus Your World” comments could directly tie into results, Google profiles, or even apply author markup to comments in the Search Results Pages.

We contacted Google on the rumors and received the following response from a Google spokesperson:

We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.

The discussions on the functionality were allegedly made at the Google event G-Saudi Arabia and reported on by Tech-WD blogger Saud Al-Hawawi (in Arabic). For more information see the Tech-WD website or The Next Web.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Google | Google: Google+ | Top News

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  • http://twitter.com/localsearchguy Phil Britton

    Great platform to integrate social results to make search more relevant. Personalization seems to be the next step in relevancy, besides local…

  • http://www.pixelrage.net Pixelrage

    The week after that, Google is to launch a Pinterest clone called Google Pin. It’s basically Pinterest with data mining, less users and no activity. 

  • http://www.afmarcom.com/ Angelique

    Just what the world needs: Another commenting system that acts as a barrier to commenting. It’s bad enough that some major sites are now tying commenting to Facebook profiles, shutting out non-users and people who just don’t want strangers to have anything at all with their Facebook accounts. Now blogs have another unfriendly option, courtesy of Google.

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    Interesting, Can’t wait to check it soon, as I am an avid Fan of Google+

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    G + is great networking to share information. I just want to know how it going to help search engine ranking.

  • Ram Gueta

    i already sure that its going to be better then the facebook comment system.

  • partha

    Google plus is awesome social networking site and surely going to the another great commenting system.

  • http://twitter.com/NickStamoulis Nick Stamoulis

    This seems like the next logical step. It would encourage users to stay logged in and active with their Google+ accounts. Google is doing everything they can to drive Google+ usage. Having the account doesn’t mean anything if people aren’t using it.

  • http://johnroypaul.myopenid.com/ john

    I admire Google’s determination to try and succeed in the social network world but Facebook has it tied up in my opinion and will have for many more years.
    It will be interesting to see if there is any benefit SEO wise, I’m staying tuned.

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  • http://youtube.com/user/tommyisastrategist Tommy Walker

    Gahhh! I hate the idea of a Google commenting system, but not for many of the reasons here. 

    I believe Google’s commenting system is a thinly veiled way to gather sentiment and linguistic analysis to further “improve” search and deliver more personalized results. 

    Just like I believe Play is meant to gather a deeper psychographic profile of the people who use it. 

    These are meant to deliver more personalized results, but more importantly, better ads. And while that’s good for advertisers, how much of our personal data will we hand over to Google before we start to realize they know us better than we know ourselves? 

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