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Posting forms on google plusAsked by michaelhelm on October 07, 2013 at 06:34 PM
When I post the link to a form on google plus, it
shows a title "Form" and a domain name, both
of which are links to the same form.
My form has a title & I'd like to show that rather
than "Form". Or, I would like the option to
provide some text other than "Form" in this situation.
I am not so sure about the domain name. I think that's how Google+ interprets shared links by embedding the domain of the source link. Though there is a way around the Title part but it will be a long one. You need to download the main source code of the form.
1. Go to the embed section and choose Source
2. On the next window, click Here link to start downloading the files.
3. The file is a ZIP archive file you need to extract it. It contains a CSS folder, a JS folder and a single HTML file which is the form itself.
4. You need to edit the HTML file on notepad or something similar. Look for the <title>Form</title> at the very top page. You can change the title by replacing the "Form" word and match it with your Form title. After that save it.
5. You need to host these files on the same folder somewhere on the web or perhaps a webhosting server.
6. You can now link the complete url of your hosted HTML file on your Google+ and it should reflect title on your profile when you post it.
It is a long method but it is worth a shot. Please let us know if this works for you. Thank You.
Hmm. That's theoretically possible, but the webhosting part is a problem.
Yes you are correct this needs to be hosted when you modify the code. Since theres no option to modify the "Title" when adding a link to google plus the only way you can do this is like what my colleague mention above. This is a standard functionality of google that reads the <title></title> portion of the webpage. I don't see any alternative other than editing the <title></title>.