Google +1 Buttons for Bloggers

Google search introduced the +1 button for search results. Google figures  integration of +1’s in search results will make it an attractive option to bloggers (publishers) to gain more traffic when their visitors start “+1ing” content.  Now you can add the button to your site using a simple JavaScript code, just like the buttons for offered by Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and LinkedIn.  As +1 voting buttons are JavaScript WordPress.com Staff have provided a means for including them in our sharing options.

goggle+1“In order to +1 things, you first need a public Google profile. This helps people see who recommended that tasty recipe or great campsite. When you create a profile, it’s visible to anyone and connections with your email address can easily find it.

Your +1’s are stored in a new tab on your Google profile. You can show your +1’s tab to the world, or keep it private and just use it to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web.

Adding +1 buttons to your pages is a great way to help your content stand out in Google search. By giving your visitors more chances to +1 your pages, your search results and search ads could show up with +1 annotations more often, helping users see when your pages are most likely to be useful. — Add Plus 1 to your site See also: +1 Button Announcement

At this half way point in the year we can rest assured that changes and developments in search and social media are far from over.

11 thoughts on “Google +1 Buttons for Bloggers

  1. I really don’t think that this +1 Button will do anything for increasing popularity due to all the Blogger sites they seem to be removing and if Blogger Keeps limiting FREE ways to promote your site I will say they will end up with a service that no one will use .Another Thought comes to mind of the reasons of their rules but those rules even limit the spacing of products to a single page . Whereas Blogger will not truely allow external links to your other pages and they don’t even support this feature . Now when you talk about #1 buttons ,if you are not allowed to use free traffic generation you won’t get visitors so what good is that button?

  2. I’m going to use some retraint on this one and not leap immediately. Zen and the art of website maintenance. Definately worth a look though.

    Would like to see WordPress come up with + button or something also just to counter Facebook which seems to intent on assimilating all of us.

    Don’t want to be unkind or insensitive to the believers but Facebook is NOT the Internet.

  3. I love WordPress.com, but sometimes the no JavaScript rule is a pain in the butt, although I completely understand why it exists. I hope your foot is an isolated “random break” incident.

  4. Pretty interesting, TimeThief. It’s the first time I’ve heard of this plus 1 button. BTW, I’m sorry to hear about your foot. I had no idea you were having foot problems. Hope you do feel better soon!

    1. Hello Allyson,
      Over the long term I believe this Google +1 button may have a sigificant impact on where our pages are displayed in the SERPS. At least that’s the impression I receive from reading all the documentation. Unless I’m off track it sounds like Google intends to use the +1 “votes” as a factor in determining popularity.

      Re: my broken foot
      I have a personal blog that I posted about this in. http://thistimethisspace.com/2011/05/08/its-broken-stress-fracture/ Thanks for your well wishes. :)

  5. Well, if we did have +1 buttons on WordPress.com blogs, I’d +1 everything a certain TimeThief wrote!!

    Hope your foot (??) is feeling better, and/or the rest of you, too!!

    1. We do have a +1 button of sorts. It’s the WordPress.com “like” button. Oy vey! Enough of the buttons already! lol :D

      I think this is significant because the Google +1 button use will be reflected in search results. What they say is adding +1 buttons to your pages is a great way to help your content stand out in Google search. By giving your visitors more chances to +1 your pages, your search results and search ads could show up with +1 annotations more often, helping users see when your pages are most likely to be useful. That’s significant for sure.

      My foot is healing. As it turned out three metatarsal bones were broken and the 5th metatarsal has 2 breaks while the 4th and 3rd have one each. The concern was that there was no injury involved. My bones just broke down and that points to osteoporosis. :( I’m far form resting. I doing a big contract job and wishing I were blogging instead.

      Hope you are well and happy too, Mark. :)

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