Google +1 button is now available for all websites and blogs across the Internet. +1 button aims to compete with Facebook’s Like button because they both have similar goals – both let you easily recommend Internet content that you like to your friends or your network.
An Introduction To The Google +1 Button by Timothy Jordan
There’s however one big reason why web publishers are more likely to embrace Google’s +1 button – it can bring in more traffic. How? In simple English, if enough people +1 a page on your site, Google could see that as a positive signal and that may help improve your site’s ranking in organic search results.
Introducing the +1 Button
Google made it quite easy for users to integrate Google +1 to their websites or blogs. Here are some ideas on how you can integrate Google +1 to your website or blog:
The Official Method
Google has made it easy for those with basic knowledge of HTML to integrate the Google +1 button to their site. You just have to select a range of options to get a custom button, and copy the code to your website. Some parameters that can be configured are the style, language, and the inclusion of a counter. Then after you are done modifying your button, simply copy and paste your code to your website’s HTML editor.
Extension for WordPress
Editing a WordPress template can be difficult sometimes specially if you lack basic HTML and CSS knowledge. But do not worry, if you want to put Google +1 to your WordPress blog, you can use the WordPress Google +1 Plugin.
AddThis Share Links
For some time now, I have been using AddThis tool to make it easier for my visitors to share articles they find useful to their friends and network. This third party sharing service is fairly easy to customize according to your taste, and provides very comprehensive free statistics.
If you already have integrated this service to your website, just update your code that includes support for Google +1.
When you install Google +1 extension to your Chrome web browser, you can recommend any page you visit to your friends, and network.
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