Google +1: What Do You Think?

Have you seen the new feature Google is introducing? +1.   If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s just a simple way to Like Google search results to share with your friends and connections.

Once you activate, whenever you’re signed into your Google account, your search results will have a +1 icon next to it.  It works like Diggs in Digg and Likes on Facebook.  If you find the search result useful or just enjoy the linked site, you hit the +1 icon. Google says by +1-ing a result you’re giving it a recommendation, a stamp of approval. More +1’s on a result means the site is more interesting.

Right now your +1 social network is limited to people in your gmail or google talk chat list, your “My Contacts” group in Google Contacts and people who follow in Google Reader or Google Buzz but Google says connecting via non-Google services like Twitter will be coming in the future.  The feature will also be available on websites in the future as well.

Here’s the short intro video…


I would be interested to hear what you think so leave a comment below.  Make it a Great Day!

To Your Success!

Laura Paulson

Laura is a digital marketer and entrepreneur building assets that spin off passive residual income. She created the Marketing Training Portal with 'Quick Hits' Marketing Tips Blog and Newsletter to help fellow entrepreneurs sort through all the noise and information overload for real-world, actionable tactics and strategies to put into action to accelerate their business growth.

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Hans Schoff - 6 years ago Reply

Hey Laura, it will be interesting to say the least. Seeing as big as Google is and how dominant they are in the search engine market, I think this is going to be a pretty important development we’re going to want to keep our eyes on, especially the impact it will have on google rankings which I’m sure will be weighted more than facebook likes or shares or tweets, since it will be a google service (which they’ll say is better and therefore deserves a higher weighting; in reality, they’re just looking after their own, because they can!). But I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
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LauraPaulson Reply:

@Hans Schoff, Hey Hans. Oh yes, it will be interesting to see where this goes…

Linda Thomas - 6 years ago Reply

Hi Laura,
Thanks for the Google +1 Tip! I would imagine that getting linked with Google would be very beneficial when it comes to getting ranking with them! I best get with the system!
All the best, Linda
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marquita herald - 6 years ago Reply

Great information Laura – and I really like your video! I can certainly see the benefit of Google +1, it’s just that my first reaction was – another one?! I just managed to get a system going with FB and Twitter updates – ah well, it’s all good stuff! Thanks again …
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Tim & Sole @Foursquare and Google Places for business - 6 years ago Reply

Hi Laura!

We had heard of this button some time ago when Google had just released and just now started to see it in a few blogs. We’ll see how (and if) it helps businesses.

The only drawback of the +1 button for us is that Digg, or Facebook are social networks, while Google isn’t; so that may be a key element missing for this button to work as well as the “like” or “digg” buttons work in the other social networks.

Thanks for posting!
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TK Goforth - 6 years ago Reply

Thanks for this, Laura! I was wondering what that was! It actually showed up on one of my blogs, and don’t really know how that happened, so I need to do some research….hmmmm…

I think it’s a good thing! Thanks for the info!

God bless!
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Andy Nathan - 6 years ago Reply


I think that it could be a good thing for people with large social networks on Twitter. Can not wait till they add the Twitter feature.


Ira @ Chicago Home Remodeling - 6 years ago Reply

I think internet marketers should not ignore this feature from Google. It may not show great significance as the facebook like buttons but it can have other impacts in the future.

Justin Hammonds - 6 years ago Reply

Great post Laura. I like Google plus 1 and I see it becoming the new era of search engine optimization. It’s still in the early phases and I’m sure it will function better in the future.
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LauraPaulson Reply:

@Justin Hammonds, @Justin @Trudy. Yes it is so new and will be interesting to see what transpires

trudy - 6 years ago Reply

Its too early for my verdict, I only just installed it on a test blog of mine a few days ago. I know, I know I am a little behind, but I had some important family issues to deal with! 🙂
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Stevie Smith - 6 years ago Reply

Yet another social tool to add to the growing collection of other tools. Only this one is from google, so I suppose we will have to pay attention!

Keep the Smiles,

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Theuns - 6 years ago Reply

Thx Laura

I just join G+1 last weekand i love
it already.

Thanks for the til i think
it will help as all a lot
to renk better soon

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CJ Priestley - 6 years ago Reply

I have briefly checked out G+, I like the interface and how its setup and all shows you what someone from Apple can do when they jump ship. I even read on a blog that the author mentioned it would replace blogging (for some people) as bold a statement as that is it might be partially true but who knows.

Who knows if it will slap FB or even how big it will be or it will fizzle out like their previous attempt. Either way will be interesting to see how it develops, but at the moment I will stick with Twitter and FB.

Alice D - 6 years ago Reply

I’d love this function if they also introduce the -1 button. Because with just the +1 button, it’s just a matter of how popular something is, but if you have the -1 button as well, it’s a matter of quality.
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Shari Weiss - 6 years ago Reply

Andy, et al,
Does anyone know when the Twitter feature will be added?
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Dewane Mutunga - 6 years ago Reply


I love Google +, it seems like a bit of a hybrid social media site but it’s great nonetheless. I have definitely been using it more often then other social sites. It has the opportunity to be BIG and be the content creators got-to sharing space.
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Allison Jones - 6 years ago Reply

I love Google Plus. I think I get way more interaction with people than from Twitter or Facebook. Love it!
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William A. Shoffner - 6 years ago Reply

Google+ is definitely something new that is worth to explore. I wasn’t a fan of it in the first few days I was invited but when I learned its cool features, wow. Just amazed!

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