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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Google +1 Button

Searching Made Easier
Google has just made searching a whole lot easier.  They have implemented a system that can help you find websites you want.  If you find a website that is useful, you can press the +1 button.  This indicates to other users that you recommend it.  When many people start recommending a website it becomes obvious that the website is something you would want to look at.

An Already Successful System
The "+1" concept is nothing new.  It has found success in many helpful and popular websites such as:

I don't think the +1 will influence search ranking directly, but it will direct users to the more recommended sites and indirectly cause more links to the page and more activity on the page.  This will eventually cause the websites with more +1's to be higher in the ranking.  Which is good for googlers.

Where is My +1 Button?
Well first of all, the +1 button is browser specific.  If you set it up in one browser and you're using another browser, you'll need to set it up again.  Another reason you may not see it is because Google may be making changes to the button.  After all, it is "experimental".  If you haven't signed up for it, you can do so by following these steps:
  1. To sign up, you'll need a Google Account first.
  3. Click on "Join this experiment" under the +1 header
Shared Info
To participate in the +1 experiment, you'll be asked to "Use my information to personalize content and ads across the web".  This lets google tell your friends that you +1 the website.  You may want to change your google profile so that your full name isn't displayed. 

Google's help says that there is a Tab in your profiles that allows you to see all your +1's and to edit your sharing settings.  However, I have not seen these so called "Tabs".  It must not be implemented yet.

Google Video

    1 comment:

    1. This button is easy to use but I would like to see this plug-in version Joomla version, because there are still many sites with this version.