Our web pages are already becoming crowded with sharing options: email, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and more and more. Google’s late to the game with it’s new +1 button, but better late than never, I suppose.
So what is the +1 button? I’ll let Google describe it:
+1 is as simple on the rest of the web as it is on Google search. With a single click you can recommend that raincoat, news article or favorite sci-fi movie to friends, contacts and the rest of the world. The next time your connections search, they could see your +1’s directly in their search results, helping them find your recommendations when they’re most useful.
Some major media partners have started to use the button, and Google is adding it to its Blogger service. I noticed a few blogs with it today. Here’s what it looks like in action.
If you’d like to add the button to your site, Google’s got an easy-to-use wizard here.
At this point, I’m not sure if I’ll be adding it to my University’s pages. We’ve got decent sharing solutions in place, but if this +1 button starts to pick up some buzz, we’ll take another look at it.
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We’re looking into it as well. It hasn’t been added as an option in Share This yet. Of any other options out there other than FB and Twitter this is the one I’d consider. Thanks for posting this question that is on my mind.
We’re experimenting on the bottom of our news article pages: http://www.hanover.edu/about/news?a=2272
I wonder if it also has a dislike feature which is frequently abused for example on YouTube. I understand that any rating counts for more than no rating but rating with the intention to do harm rather than good to someone is pathetic.
We will try to get as much as +1 we can because we know the benefit of it with seo prespective (and soon we will see many people started to sell +1 as well) but a normal user do not know about it and where facebook like button is one step ahead from it.
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