Google's +1 Website Button Now Live

Jun 2, 2011 • 8:22 am | comments (62) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google Plus One Button LogoThe big Google news from yesterday was that they officially launched the Google +1 button for webmasters and site owners to place on their sites.

You can get the code to add the button to your site by going here. We have already replaced our Google Buzz icons with the +1 button. Why? What is the difference between Buzz and +1? Google said:

Buzz buttons are used for starting conversations about interesting web content ("Hey guys, what do you think about this news story?"). +1 buttons recommend web content to people in the context of search results ("Peng +1’d this page"), and +1's from social connections can help improve the relevance of the results you see in Google Search. You can use the +1 button, or the Buzz button, or both—pick what’s right for your content.

Personally, I still think there will be a lot of confusion between Google Buzz and Google +1. When you "like" stories in Google Reader, should that be a +1 but when you comment in Google Reader, should that be a Google Buzz? I don't know.

Matt McGee at Search Engine Land has two good stories on the button. The stories are named:

How will it affect SEO and results? Google said:

Content recommended by friends and acquaintances is often more relevant than content from strangers. For example, a movie review from an expert is useful, but a movie review from a friend who shares your tastes can be even better. Because of this, +1's from friends and contacts can be a useful signal to Google when determining the relevance of your page to a user's query. This is just one of many signals Google may use to determine a page's relevance and ranking, and we're constantly tweaking and improving our algorithm to improve overall search quality. For +1's, as with any new ranking signal, we'll be starting carefully and learning how those signals affect search quality.

When will it show in analytics? We do not know.

The one thing not mentioned in most blog posts is the code. Google is actually recommending using the HTML5 syntax instead of what Google gives you on the button creation page. The code they are recommending is: <div class="g-plusone" data-size="standard" data-count="true"></div>

You can find out more details and stories on this at Techmeme.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld, DigitalPoint Forums, HighRankings Forum & Google Webmaster Help.

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06/02/2011 12:38 pm

works :)  now off to update loads of sites :(

David Eaves

06/02/2011 01:18 pm

Hi Barry, do you think I should put this button on all of the pages of my site, or just the blog posts? 

Barry Schwartz

06/02/2011 01:20 pm

Depends on the page.


06/02/2011 03:49 pm

do you tweet this million times just to increase the number of tweets ? 

Nick Stamoulis

06/02/2011 04:04 pm

I added the +1 button to my business blogs last night. Google has said it is going to be a factor, so why not add the button and see what happens? Only time will tell if the +1 will have the same power as the Facebook Like, but it's worth a test run.


06/02/2011 04:15 pm

Hi Barry, any idea why it won't work on the bottom of this page  ? Literally I have tried with several of my Google accounts and all I get is a red box and an exclamation mark. I read the FAQ but I feel like I have my profile turned on for all my accounts, I even use Google buzz with the accounts.


06/02/2011 04:49 pm

I figured it out, very dumb, I did not have 3rd party cookies enabled.

Larry Kim

06/02/2011 07:30 pm

Barry, i wrote a review of my experiences with Google +1 so far: I'm like nick - i'll probably add the button, but more because I hope it helps SEO.

Barry Schwartz

06/02/2011 09:45 pm

A million times?  


06/05/2011 01:52 pm

Search Engine is getting humanize, I am sure about it. So, produce relevant and high quality content, high quality products or services are must to influence other people to talk about you, your website, your content, your products and services.

Ellie K

06/07/2011 07:56 pm

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one left on the internet who uses Google Buzz anymore....  Even I primarily use it for (non-social) bookmarking with a brief written summary.  It's "non-social" because there's no one to read what  I write! But seriously, here is a question for you @rustybrick:disqus I would be very appreciative if you could explain this. What criteria did you use for your decision to remove the Buzz button, replacing with +1, instead of keeping both Buzz AND +1?  In fact, you didn't, though that was how it was  described it in your post. This is why I say that: I wanted to post this link to Google Buzz just now, so I clicked the orange Add This Share button in your left floating sidebar, one notch below the Google +1 button, and was presented with Google Buzz, amongst the usual host of options. It worked just fine.! Did you do that intentionally? Finally, is there a reason that I should specifically avoid having both +1 and Buzz on my blog posts? Thank you for reading my lengthy comment. Yours truly, Ellie K

Barry Schwartz

06/07/2011 07:57 pm

I have to pick the top share buttons I want and put the rest in "add this". I decided I wanted the +1 over Buzz.

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07/02/2011 11:33 am

Copying any thing is not good... This feature is a complete copy of Fb like.... One more think It  will miss use by SEO experts to increase their site's visibility on web.

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07/02/2011 11:36 am

The main  thing about Google + ,It  will miss use by SEO experts to increase their site's visibility on web.

siva shankar behera

07/04/2011 09:39 am

i don't have any word to give  any kind  of comments.....this is really awesome...:-)


07/04/2011 10:59 am

I think it is good now that we have a Google Plus in Australia now! Keep the good news updates up going people!

Rohit Agarwal

07/04/2011 04:29 pm

If anyone needs a invite for google plus then they can request for it at Just post your name and email address in comments and you will be invited to join it as soon as possible


07/04/2011 04:46 pm

Google is going to make its re-entrance into social networking, with Google Plus (Google+ or gPlus). There is no doubt that, it will take over facebook very soon, as facebook took over mySpace.


07/05/2011 09:15 am

i cant wait for an innovative way to contact my peeps


07/06/2011 07:17 am

I just hope that access into the account is a lot easier that FB where I must have three or four accounts because the keep saying that I get my password or something nelse wrong. Viva plus


07/06/2011 05:43 pm

google plus very very good project


07/08/2011 03:55 am

What would happened to my as well as thousands of gmail, google docs users who store their data on their servers if they stop their services in India for any reason ???????? Is Indian government doing some thing for this  ?  ?


07/08/2011 09:52 am

sounds good when can we start using google+1 . will it replace facebook or will fb continue?


07/08/2011 01:49 pm

Are you slow?  Google and Facebook are separate companies, it's called competition.


07/08/2011 02:22 pm

great idea


07/08/2011 07:28 pm

this is a marvelous idea

Green Mart

07/09/2011 04:22 pm

Too much J codes and after google ban your website becouse you have a 5 J codes on your site. Analitics, G+, Adsense plus 2 more & you done..

Zara Khan

07/10/2011 03:47 am

Melvin Facebook have good and stable features google plus required more thank 2 years for overcome facebook. thanks Regard Zarah from Hardware keylogger


07/10/2011 08:13 am

google plus is surely better than facebook


07/10/2011 06:20 pm

seemz to be really cooll...hmmmmm


07/10/2011 09:22 pm



07/10/2011 09:29 pm

its hot here


07/11/2011 04:42 am



07/11/2011 05:08 am

how to log in ?

jean paul

07/11/2011 07:21 am

 Hi, I can not really deiced between google Plus and Face book because i found both exciting. TO know about Toronto Hotels

Biswajeet Balsamanta

07/11/2011 09:05 am

hey, how can get into it?


07/11/2011 12:08 pm

how can we make account................?


07/11/2011 03:46 pm

You neeed an invite to have access to Google plus.  Cuz it is still a beta project

Pappu Babu shrestha

07/11/2011 06:13 pm

It is very exciting news.

Vickie Christensen

07/12/2011 04:05 am

If an invite is needed go to: Facebook page for Wellman Works, Ltd. and send me a message. Google + is growing fast. Some are even directing all their traffic to their new Google profile.

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07/12/2011 04:13 am

Kind of excited to see where this goes.

sunil prajapati

07/12/2011 01:10 pm

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sunil prajapati

07/12/2011 01:43 pm

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07/12/2011 03:18 pm

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akbar sedaghat

07/12/2011 03:33 pm

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07/12/2011 05:55 pm

Hey how to operate it


07/12/2011 07:28 pm

Google Plus comes with its set of pros and cons. To know more read this:


07/13/2011 01:44 am

I like it a lot so far, hoping that they keep integrating user-recommended changes and don't go overboard with settings and features like facebook has. Most importantly if you DO add features and settings don't automatically opt me into them.


07/13/2011 05:39 am

Google Plus Tutorial Share it with your friends not on G Plus yet. Message me if you want an invite.


07/13/2011 08:05 am

mike invite me at


07/13/2011 09:04 am

someone can send me an invitation please kikinha


07/13/2011 01:56 pm

I would like an invite please!


07/13/2011 08:00 pm

Will someone send an invite to ? Please?


07/15/2011 04:25 pm

And of course this shit ruin w3c validation. As usual.


07/22/2011 10:37 am

its all good let see how its ganna be


08/09/2011 08:17 pm

Promoting google+ votes is becoming a very hot business. Using these types of services could have negative or positive affects on SEO.  We just have to see how google treats them. Another place to buy google plus votes is   Will be interesting to see how this evolves over the next few months.


09/12/2011 06:55 pm

Thanks for sharing such a nice info. I hope google+ will be more popular than Facebook LIKE  because Google users are more than FB users. Let's see what happens.


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Sara Haque

09/25/2011 09:15 am

It will be great to see Google have a way to enable business to take advantage of Google Plus. Also if they retain the DO FOLLOW on links it may also be beneficial for SEO purposes. מתחתנים

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09/25/2011 07:47 pm

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10/10/2011 06:08 am

For the search engine users, like students and casual browsers, this is a good thing. Rather than showing 100 pages showing duplicate contents, what they will get are better search results and hopefully more significant answers to what they need to find.Thanks man for sharing.


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