New Linky Followers Tool Can Replace GFC!

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I was introduced to a new tool that you can use to replace the Google Friend Connect Widget!  Thank you Lisa Cash Hanson aka Mompreneur Mogul for pointing this out to all of us! Please visit her blog to join in on the Linky Followers Party Hop!

You know the handsome face behind all of the Linky Tools and Blog Hops, right? Well Mr. Brent has done it again, he has created a new Linky Followers Tool to replace Google Friend Connect!

On his Blog Brent states, “As you’ve probably heard, the popular Google Friend Connect (“GFC”) is going away March 1st for non-Google blog platforms like WordPress, and the scuttlebutt is that it will be eventually phased out completely to be replaced by Google+.  GFC was never really so much an “I follow this blog” tool as it was an attempt at the whole Facebook “friend, like” concept.”

This is an example of what it will look like once posted on your blog.

When you get your widget code you will see the number 64 in the code. That is the default number of followers that will show up once loaded on your blog. You can change the number to less or more depending on how many you would like to show.

Join Me on Facebook for Our Facebook Page Like Hop!


Join in on the Facebook Page Like Hop! Please Visit and Like Everyone’s Page Here on Facebook! Add Your Facebook Page URL and Add Your Linky, Which Will Then Connect to Your Facebook Page!

FYI Tip of the Day! Like pages as yourself , NOT as your Fan Page, as only then will the Like count! As a precaution you should also have more than one Admin on your pages too.

Let’s Link Up and Have Some Fun!  I am hosting a Facebook Page Like Hop. Please add your Facebook Page (not your blog) Linky to the Hop and follow everyone on there!

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Lisa Ladrido (87 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Personal Development, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family, Health and Wellness. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 7 furry four legged children!

17 comments for “New Linky Followers Tool Can Replace GFC!

  1. Gerry Wendel
    February 10, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    That's cool! Can you use it for pages too? I really want people to follow on my pages since my posts are more targeted to specific subjects on them.

  2. Jennifer
    February 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  3. Tanya@takesix
    February 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Following you via LF blog hop. Hope to see you at Take Six. :)

  4. Pieced Pastimes
    February 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

  5. Lisa Ladrido
    February 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Yes Gerry! Join our FB Page Like Hop. I figured how to do it on FB! Thank you for always stopping in! Lisa

  6. Lisa Ladrido
    February 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Hi Jennifer! Yes, I am going down that list while multitasking!! Thank you so much for stopping in~Lisa

  7. Lisa Ladrido
    February 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Nice to see you here Tanya! I am making my way down that list. I am sure I will get to yours very soon! Lisa

  8. Lisa Ladrido
    February 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Hi Pieced Pastimes! I will visit you as well. Thank you so much for stopping in!

  9. Serendipity and Spice
    February 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    I found you on the blog hop, I'm your newest LF follower- would love it if you followed me too! I'm headed over to your Facebook page hop too!

  10. Mommy LaDy Club
    February 11, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    I have to go get this! Thanks so much! I'm on Blogger, but it's best to start collecting now. I'm just not ready to delete my GFC…ouch! Thanks for the FB link up too, and for linking up on Tech Support Now. Feel free to add any other tips or posts you have too anytime! I keep a link to it in the right side bar.

  11. Shasta @ intheoldroad
    February 11, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    I'm a new follower from the Linky Follower Blog Hop. I'd love it if you would visit my blog at


  12. Lisa Ladrido
    February 11, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Hi Melissa! Thank you for visiting! I will be following you for sure! Lisa

  13. Lisa Ladrido
    February 11, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    Thank you! The word on the street that it may phase out completely, but you never know! Love your new venture with Christina. So happy for you both. I added your FB page to the linky vs. the blog on FB. Hope you don't mind! Lisa

  14. Lisa Ladrido
    February 11, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    Hi Shasta! I am making my way down the list! I am so happy to have you stop in for a visit! Have a great week. Lisa

  15. Lisa Cash Hanson
    February 11, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    So glad you're sharing this awesome tool ! :)

  16. Lisa Ladrido
    February 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    I am so glad you showed it to me!! Thanks Lisa!

  17. Dree Getz
    February 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!

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