Google +1 button
Recently Google introduced their 1+ button. This was so users could easily tell others that they liked a site. You can see a white or blue box, with a “+1” in it, just above this post and below the title. You can also click next to the listing in the search results. It is white if you have not clicked it and it turns blue after you click it. Go ahead and click it now to see what happens. OK nothing earth shattering happens but it might help my site rank a little better; so thanks.
Only click once
I would love to have lots of Plus One clicks for my site. You can only click it once however. If you click the button a second time you are un-liking it. Each time you click you either turn it on or off. Make sure it is blue, that means you like it.
Here is a Short Video on Google Plus One Button
If you want more information, here is a Google Plus One Button info page.
Put the +1 Button on Your Site
I see very few sites that have the Plus One button yet. Even many of the blogs about blogging don’t have it yet. Some sites that have written about it, I had to search hard to find the button to give them credit for their post. Hint – Mine is just below the post title.
If you want to promote your real estate site, blog or any other site you can add the Plus One button. You need to know just a tiny bit about coding but if you run a blog you probably already know enough to install it. Get the Plus One button here.
How Will Google Use This Information?
There has been much speculation how the new button would be used by Google. Would Google use this to help rank where sites show up in search results? It seems like spammers would jump on that to scam the system. Leo Dimilo who writes about internet marketing strategies, recently wrote a post for the Famous Bloggers site. Leo suggested which +1 buttons you click will help Google customize your personalized search results.
Now it’s a social network
Well now we know at least part of how Google will use the button. It was only the first step in the roll out of a new Social Marketing Network. On June 28 Google posted on there blog describing their new Google + Project.
Here is a brief overview video
There are a LOT of cool features; too much to fully describe here. You can check out the Google + Project blog page here. Now for the bad news, according to Google The Google+ Project is “in a limited field trial”. But don’t let that stop you from clicking the +1 button now
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PS go ahead and +1 or Stumble, Digg, Buzz, Like or Tweet Now