Have you heard about Google +1? Google first revealed this new feature – recommendations for search results last March. Plus One or +1 is kinda like Google’s own version of the Facebook Like button but specifically for Google Search results. Earlier today, Google has announced that the Google +1 button is now available to use on any website on the Internet. For those who aren’t familiar or haven’t heard about +1, here’s the introduction taken from the official announcement posted on the Google blog:
..we’re taking that a step further, enabling you to share recommendations with the world right in Google’s search results. It’s called +1–the digital shorthand for “this is pretty cool.” To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1’s will then start appearing in Google’s search results.
Here’s a demo video of the Google +1 Button:
By adding the Google +1 button on your website or blog, not only does it provide your readers an option to share the content with their network but it can also help you stand out in the Google search results. More likes or +1’s equals more/better visibility in the SERPs.
Although Google +1 has the huge potential to be a serious a threat to Facebook’s Like button because of the number of people using Google and Google Search, it is still new and only time will tell whether people will like it and actually start using it. So we’ll have to wait and see before we can find out which one is better or whether both can coexist.
What do you think of the Google +1 button? Would you use it to recommend search results? Do you think its better than the Facebook Like button or is it a totally different type of product/service that can benefit Internet users and webmasters/bloggers alike? Please share your thoughts.
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