Google has been very focused on social interaction over the last year or so and social media utilisation in SEO is now huge. Google has been compiling techniques in the background to match Facebook for some of the positives that Facebook brings to the internet user.
The launch of the Google Plus One Button has now given us the users the power using this new tool to allow Google registered users to give a thumbs up and share websites and the same as we can on Facebook with the Like button.
The Plus One Button looks like this:-
How do I you use the Google Plus One Button:-
Just before the </head> coding add the following…
Then on you page in the location you require the button you simply add:-
For a small sized button of 15px button..
<g:plusone size=”small” href=”http://www.chameleonwebservices.co.uk”></g:plusone>
For a medium sized button of 20px…
<g:plusone size=”medium” href=”http://www.chameleonwebservices.co.uk”></g:plusone>
For a standard sized button of 24px…
And for a Large Tall sized button of 60px…
<g:plusone size=”tall” href=”http://www.chameleonwebservices.co.uk”></g:plusone>
It’s no suprise that Google reacted in this way and followed what Facebook have been doing as the Facebook Like Button was a viral marketing strike of genius.
Website all over the world now have the little Facebook blue button to their site which allows users give their approval.
We would say that nearly every blog website, ecommerce
website and business website will have a Facebook Like button.
The official announcement from Google went out on YouTube on March 27.
And also this You Tube video about the Google +1 Button vs Facebook Like in a slightly negative view:-
Googles idea was to use the button for approving search results to help reduce SEO companys making sites appear to top of Google using methods of Search Engine Optimisaiton. This is a vision that Google has to continue tweaking to improve Google rankings.
So for the moment we will start seeing this Google Plus One Button starting to show up on websites and what will be interesting is how the future pans out with search results.
There are already on the black market people selling 1000 plus one button likes and we know Matt Cutts is trying to reduce spamming technqiues not increase so this may hinder Google slightly.
Lets see what the future holds.