We all know the Facebook Like button, but did you know that Google has a Plus 1 button?
It’s very cool… so now we can “like” or “Plus 1″ things in Google as well as Facebook. Google have been looking into this for some time, and certainly want to enter the Social Area as Facebook gets more and more user’s. Google is continuing to move towards social search through its latest social experiment. Google Plus 1 is now officially released.
It works the same way as a”Like” or a “tweet” button. That is, when you find a listing on Google’s search results that you want to share with your social network, you just click the Google Plus1 button beside the organic listing or ad.
Just be aware that you do need to have your computer logged in to your Google account to use the feature and see the Plus 1′s that others have recommended. There is a suggestion that maybe Google will integrate Twitter connections in the near future. That will make for interesting social connections.
Google Plus 1 button about to be rolled out
If you can’t see this Google Plus 1 button right now, they plan to slowly roll this out over time.
I think it’s really interesting that finally Social Media is being taken seriouslyand has taken a young university student to wake the world up to this amazing social phenomenon.
The official Google blog declares they are ‘confident that Plus 1, combined with all of the social content we’re now including in search, will mean even better, more relevant results than you get today’. I believe that Google Plus 1 is a step in the right direction but its still early days. After the havoc of Google’s previous social experiments Google Buzz and Google Wave created, I’ll be keeping an eye on how this unfolds before I decide whether I’ll be ‘+1’ing the stuff I like’ (as Google puts it)
Coming Soon: Google’s Plus One Button For Blogs And Websites
Now this is really great news for bloggers and website owners who will soon be able to add a Google Plus one button to their blogs or websites.
So how will the site specific Google plus one buttons work ? Google isn’t saying but I guess there can be two ways these site specific Google Plus one buttons can go to work:
1. If a user is logged into his Google account and arrives at a webpage which has the plus one button embedded in it, he can recommend the page within his social circle, this works quite the same way as Facebook Like buttons and Twitter share buttons.
2. While logged into his Google account, if a user arrives at a website which has the Google plus one button code embedded, he might be shown “Plus one recommendations” from that particular site.
So, it seems like Google’s new social weapon would make a considerable impact on how content is being promoted and shared across the social web. We might even see forced or false connections like requesting friends and followers to “Please Plus one my last blog post”. We will have to wait and measure the impact when the feature goes live for everyone.
Watch the special video below about the Google Plus 1 button and let me know what you think.
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I will be watching with interest the Google Plus 1 button.