Why You Should Not Install Google+ Comments for WordPress

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Late last night I read an article on Google Plus Daily explaining a plugin that was available to install Google+ comments on WordPress. This is not an official Google+ plugin as it is a hack of the Blogger Google+ comments. I know the guys that run Google Plus Daily and I trust them. So much so that I guest write for their website. If they have a write up on a product it is something I am going to look into. I was very excited about this opportunity as I have said for quite some time that Google+ comments are going to change websites. I highlighted some of the reasons for this in my article this morning. After testing this plugin for several hours it is quite obvious there are some issues that must be resolved.

Notifications and Potential Spam

At this point readers have an opportunity to create a unique comment thread through Google+ comments and the author is not notified of this new comment. As you can imagine, this could be a haven for spammers wanting to post links. If you have a website with over 1000 articles or separate websites this could be a major issue. The only way you will know if there is a unique comment thread is to look at that particular article. I can assure you that no one has time to monitor every single article.

I have been seeing some notifications through my Google+ profile but it is not consistent. This is a little worrisome for high profile websites. There is some debate whether Authorship will help reduce spam but the testing is still being done. If spam comments are a concern for your website you may want to wait this out until the issue is resolved. Understand that only Google+ profiles can comment so this may reduce some spam, but we all know they will go to great lengths and measures.

Google+ Comments are Not in the Source Code

One of the largest benefits from an SEO standpoint is having more content on your page. Each new comment is more content that will lengthen that page or article. Well, not with Google+ comments. With the WordPress plugin the Google+ comments act as a completely separate page and none of the comments are getting indexed by Google to possibly show up in search. This is something that is quite disturbing. All website owners would hope the comments on our page are getting crawled and indexed.

This must be fixed before the big players will jump on with Google+ comments. Some of the biggest websites get hundreds and even thousands of comments on a particular article. There is no way they are going to allow this content to get away from them. I mentioned Huffington Post in my article this morning. Huffington Posts gets an enormous amount of comments and all of them go towards the content that is produced on their website.

Google+ Comments is Limited to Google+ Users

Although I would love for every single reader of Wojdylo Finance to sign up for Google+ I simply know this is not going to happen. There are some readers that are completely content being on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Adding another social network to their plate is just too much at this point. These individuals will not be able to express their opinion with Google+ comments. Until they sign up for Google+ they will be banished. This is not a true sense of community.

In the next half decade I would imagine that this will not be an issue as most Internet users will have some type of Google profile. Right now, Google+ is still at the beginning of it’s life cycle. Opening Google+ comments up to Twitter and Facebook users will help build a true sense of community. I know this is a hard pill to swallow for many but it is the reality of the situation.

Conclusion

Unless you want to test, test and then test some more I would not suggest committing Google+ comments for WordPress quite yet. I would encourage you to test the waters and see how it works. I am going to leave Google+ comments up for a testing period just to see what happens. I would like to see, first hand, if the spam is an issue. I would like to see how my engagement increases or decreases. More than anything, I want to see how this product works so when it rolls out to the masses I will be well ahead of the game. I think most of you know that is how I roll with the majority of these social products. If you want to help me test please comment below and let me know.…

Honda Rebates and Lease Incentives

It is almost hard to believe that May 2013 is here which means Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Many retailers and car dealerships are going to have huge sales and deals as we get closer to the final weekend in May which happens to be the kick off of the summer. Some shoppers will enjoy huge savings the entire month. When looking for Honda rebates and lease incentives in May 2013 there are some great deals on the Civic, Crosstour, Odyssey and Accord. Remember to do plenty of research across the board before making a buy or lease decision.

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Honda Rebates and Lease Incentives in May 2013

Before making any final decision to buy a Honda 2012 or 2013 model I would strongly suggest individuals look at competitors like Toyota, Ford or Chevy. All of these auto makers will be offering mark downs during the month of May 2013. If you are willing to wait until the final weekend of the month you will be able to take advantage of Memorial Day Car and Trucks sales. There will be some car dealerships throughout the country that will have month long Memorial Day sales in May 2013.

Current Honda Lease Deals for May 2013

2013 Honda Accord – $219 (monthly payment) – 36 (lease term) – $2,180 (money down) – 12000 (miles)

2013 Honda Civic – $189 – 36 – $1,810 – 12000

2013 Honda Crosstour – $259 – 36 – $2,240 – 12000

2013 Honda CR-V – $229 – 36 – $2,370 – 12000

2013 Honda Fit – $169 – 36 – $2,030 – 12000

2013 Honda Odyssey – $259 – 36 – $2,740 – 12000

2013 Honda Pilot – $350 – 36 – $0 – 12000

Best Cash Deals for May 2013

2012 Honda Civic – $2,000

2012 Honda Crosstour – $3,000

2012 Honda Odyssey – $1,250

2013 Honda Pilot – $800

When deciding on any of the vehicle always do plenty of research. By looking at Consumer Reports, Kelley Blue Book and NADA you will have a better understanding when it comes to the right make and model vehicle for you. Whether you are buying a car, truck, van or SUV it is always smart to look at several different options. Toyota, Ford and Chevy are all offering amazing opportunities in the month of May 2013 so do not pass those opportunities up.

Buying or Leasing a Honda Car in May 2013

There are many people that would benefit from a lease when it comes to a vehicle purchase. If you do not drive a lot of miles and you know you are going to trade your car in after three years anyway a lease might be right. That said, if you put well over 12,000 miles on your vehicle every single year you may end up spending a lot more money by going through the lease process.

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There are a number of great buy vs lease calculators available online. If you are doing research make certain that you use a calculator from a website of authority. Anyone can make one of these calculators and it may not give you 100% accurate numbers when it comes to the total payment or the monthly car payment. The best thing you can do is sit down with someone who was a math major in college and they will explain the APR, the interest rate and the money the car is going to cost you in the long run.

Negotiating Lower Prices on New and Used Honda Cars

Something that I would suggest everyone do is try to negotiate lower prices when it comes to both new and used cars. If you drive onto a dealership have a price in mind. You already know the Honda rebates and lease incentives for May 2013 which are listed above. Come up with a price even lower than this and try to negotiate. If you are willing to walk away there is a good chance that most car salesman will do everything in their power to get you to buy or lease.

Walking away is one of the best tactics in any type of negotiation. If you prove to the seller that you don’t absolutely need that brand new Honda Accord or Honda Civic they know they will have to work with you on a lower price. If you can get a price below invoice you will be doing very good. Do the extra research, find out the invoice price for a specific Honda model and shoot for something below that.

If all else fails look on Craigslist for used cars that are similar. Tell the dealership you can get a 2011 or 2010 model for $5000 cheaper. They will either respect this and let you go or they will do their best to get you an even better deal before you leave the car dealership.…