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Promote Your Website and the Google+ Project

July 4th, 2011 · 12 Comments

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

Happy investing, Marketing, Socializing

Ned

PS go ahead and +1 or Stumble, Digg, Buzz, Like or Tweet Now

Tags: Blogging

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sire (6 comments.) // Jul 4, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Ned, looks like I’m the first one to give this a +1, man I love it when I’m first 😀

    I also noticed you put it in the sidebar, great thinking Ned, that way people can vote for your home page, as well as giving them another opportunity to vote for the post 😉

  • 2 Ned // Jul 5, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Thanks Sire, I hope you ar the first of a big flood. 🙂

  • 3 April @ Park City Real Estate (1 comments.) // Jul 5, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I’ve heard of this Google + and it seems interesting. Thanks for sharing

  • 4 jesus (1 comments.) // Jul 5, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I need an invitation or a link of registration

  • 5 Ned // Jul 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

    @ April – Thanks for stopping by

    @Jesus – There are no more invitations to be had. I guess all the techie guys that follow this closely got them all. This only happened a few days ago and I was too late to get one. Follow the links to the Google +1 Project site to sign up for updates.

  • 6 Sire (6 comments.) // Jul 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Looking good Ned, I see you’re up to 4 already! Good going mate.

  • 7 Ralph@Retirement Lifestyle (3 comments.) // Jul 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Ned,
    Plus one is new to me. You’ve got an interesting mix here. What do you do when you are not blogging or making real estate deals?

  • 8 Ned // Jul 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Ralph,
    Well my vision is to spend time with my friends traveling (going to India this fall) walks in the park every day. And to spend time with my hobbies bike riding and model trains. Sadly right now I am working more and doing the vision less. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 9 Ralph@retirement lifestyle (3 comments.) // Jul 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Ned,
    I’ve got the attention span of a gnat and so I resist looking at new things that I can get sidetracked in. Is this something that I need to get into?

  • 10 Ned // Jul 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Ralph, I have only played with it a little bit. So far I haven’t found many people I know that are in the Google+ network. I am not that excited about it but then again, I am not that excited about any of the social networking sites.

  • 11 Kathy @ Homes for Sale in London Ontario (1 comments.) // Jul 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Ned,
    Great write up, it’s hard to keep up with all these changes along with run a real estate business. Can you tell me what the difference between google +1 and google plus is?
    Thanks

  • 12 Ned // Jul 23, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Kathy,
    +1 is simply a way that anyone can rate a website. By clicking the +1 button you are essentially voting for it. Anyone can strt using the +1 button right away for either their own website or to recommend sites.

    The Google + project is an entire social media platform. It is designed to compete with Facebook. It is in a beta test and takes some time to be included. The link in the post should help. Thanks for reading and commenting. – Ned

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