Omaha Web Design and Consulting – Google getting more social with the +1 button
Google has just released its answer to facebook’s “like” button with their +1 button.
“Our goal at Google is to get you the most relevant results as quickly as possible” Rob Spiro, a Google product manager, wrote in a blog post Wednesday. “But relevance is about relationships as well as words on web pages. That’s why we recently started to include more information from people you know — stuff they’ve shared on Twitter, Flickr and other sites in Google search results.
The +1 button will allow users to share what they “like” directly in the Google search results – or SERPS to us internet geeks.
Here’s how it works; when a user looks at a Google.com search results page (and is signed into their Google account), a +1 Button will show up right next to a link, beside the current magnifying glass icon used for Google’s Instant Previews feature.
Here at Omaha Web Design and Consulting you can be sure that we will make proper and efficient use of this technology to improve your website’s standing in the search engine results.
If you visit the site, and like what you see – hopefully like the site here at Omaha Web Design there will be a +1 button on that site (if the webmaster chooses there to be) and you can click it letting people know that you think this page was helpful – or cool – or you just plain thought it was nifty for whatever reason.
Currently, the +1 button is only available to certain users, sadly Omaha Web Design was not one of them, while Google tests it and tries to work out any bugs in the system. Google did state however, that they plan on letting users opt-in to the +1 system, as well as make it available for users and webmasters to easily install the +1 button on their own sites and directories.
You can be sure that Omaha Web Design and Consulting’s website will have their own +1 button as soon as it is made available to everyone.
To put everything simply, the +1 button is Google’s answer to facebook’s “like” button. Websites all over the world are adding the “like” button to their websites to increase viewership and brand recognition.
Google’s +1 button will not replace the “like” button, however there is no doubt that this can make a significant difference in how we find the sites we are looking for – and judge the sites that come in the SERPS (search engine results).
I would love to hear your opinion on the Google +1 button, and since this information is very fresh and new, if you have anything to add please feel free as comments are always welcome here!