Search Engine Love With The Google +1 (Plusone) Button
Have you seen those +1 buttons popping up all over the place? It’s something just introduced by Google to let people “like” the websites, pages and posts they appreciate the most. Now you can give a little Search Engine love with the Google +1 (Plusone) button!
Google says that the purpose of the button is to “let people who love your content recommend it on Google search.” Sounds like a good idea in today’s socially focused online environment, whether you run a home business opportunities website like this one, or any kind of website.
The buttons have certainly become popular in a short period of time. To use them, you have to have a Google account. If you have an existing Gmail account or a Google Analytics account, for example, you are already good to go to use the Google +1 button.
To give a +1 to a site or a post, all you do is click the +1 button. If you happen to be logged in to your Google account at the time, then the +1 is registered immediately; nothing more needs to be done. If you are not logged in, a login box will pop up, you will take a moment to sign in to your Google account, and then the +1 will register instantly. …
Now, before you go off and start trying to give every website, page and post that you like a whole bunch of +1’s, please understand that the system is designed to only give credit to a specific URL once in each 24-hour period.
If you want to +1 a site as well as an individual article on that site, the +1 credit will count only if the site and the article each have unique URLs.
For more information about the Google +1 button, here’s a very brief primer from Google:
Google +1 Button
For some more thorough detail about the button, check out this Web Pro News article:
Google +1 Button: 31 Things You Should Know
If you want to install the Google +1 button on your site, page or post, here is where you can get the code directly from Google: Add +1 to your pages
Handy WordPress Plug-in
If you have a WordPress site, there is a handy plug-in that lets you quickly and easily add the button automatically to each of your posts without having to mess around with the code. Simply log in to your WordPress account, do a search in your plug-ins for ‘Google’ and look for the ‘Google Plusone(+1) Button’ plug-in.
Once the plug-in is installed, you must then adjust the settings: go to your WP Settings menu and look down the list for the link to the ‘Google Plusone(+1) Button’ plug-in. Click that link and adjust the settings to your liking.
You will see that I have the +1 button set to appear at the top of each of my posts. It took me only a few brief minutes to find and install the plug-in and adjust the settings.
If you haven’t already clicked my +1 button, why not try it now to see what happens? If you have a Google account and you are logged in, the +1 button will register immediately. If you have an account but you are not logged in, you will be prompted to log in. If you do not have an account, you will be invited to set one up.
Remember, whenever you give someone a +1, you are giving them some encouragement. And if you can give this home business post a little Search Engine love with the Google +1 (Plusone) button, I can assure you it will be very much appreciated!
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