Google PlusOne Button +1

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Social SEO is increasing in importance in the world of Search Engine Optimization. Google has been bleeding traffic market share to the social networks, and in an effort to plug the gaps they have released +1. The goal of +1 is to capitalize on relationships, and provide personal recommendations to create a social search experience for Google users.

The +1 Button works in a similar fashion to the Facebook LIKE Button. When a Google user is signed into their Google account, they can ‘+1’ websites which signifys that the user endorses or recommends the site. The important thing to remember is that everyone will see your +1 regardless of whether they are part of your Google social circle or not.

The +1 Button is now showing up in Google Search Results, and the code is available to add the +1 to your website. How this will impact Organic and Local search results is not known at this point. Google is placing more weight on social signals, so we have to assume that the +1 data will be used in the calculating search ranking … if +1 survives.

Here at Camp RigntNow we are “jumping for joy” that our client’s have yet another ugly button to hang off of their websites. The integration of the +1 button requires the addition of a snip of Javascript to every page where you want the button to appear. If you are running a site with a CMS like WordPress, Drupal, or Expression Engine you will find that there are multiple plugins that have been created to make this process painless. If you are running a static site the process may be a little more labor intensive.

How to add the PlusOne Button to your website or blog:

You can grab the +1 code here – Google PlusOne Button

PlusOne Button for: WordPress

PlusOne Button for: Drupal

PlusOne Button for: Expression Engine

Your Next Step – If you are a RightNow client; Why not pick up the phone and give us a call? We can have you Plus One-ing like a pro, and guide you toward the best solution for your website. Remember, we never charge an additional consulting or hourly fee for questions and calls, so take advantage of us. Really!

About David

David Tucker: Search Engine Optimization, Link Building Strategies, Off-Page SEO, Brand and Reputation Management Campaigns, Structural Analysis, and Analytics Consultant. Fighting the good fight against the search engines since InfoSeek and Alta Vista were the top Internet search portals. David has a strong background in technical, design, and hosting related issues. This provides RightNow clients with a layer of SEO that most organizations can not offer. In addition to SEO work, David has developed the RightNow online client reporting system, public website, email and auto-responder system, and the development + branding of the RightNow social media channels. When not working you can find David enjoying the outdoors in Maui, Hawaii

Comments

  1. kamera sistemleri says:

    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.

  2. The Google +1 button is similar to the facebook like button. However, I think the +1 button will dominate as the Google+ network grows.

    Also, I found out that you can even buy +1 now on sites

    What do you think about this?

  3. We think they will change how it works so this isnt possible or it will be eliminated as its worse than a meta keyword tag any day of the week.

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