Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google Introduces +1 button which is similar to Facebook Like and will show it in Search results

In my previous posts, I have explained about the fast growth of Social Media.
Google is taking all necessary steps to utilize Social media growth.
It is continuously improving the integration of Social search results in its regular search results.

Now, Google has announced about "+1 Button" which will be similar to Like button of Facebook. And, Google will show the page/ad you have marked as "+1" in Google search results of your friends who are connected thro' Google profile. And, all your +1 items will start appearing in a separate tab (+1's) of your Google profile.

Google Blog has made this announcement as quoted below,
Today we’re taking that a step further, enabling you to share recommendations with the world right in Google’s search results. It’s called +1—the digital shorthand for “this is pretty cool.” To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1’s will then start appearing in Google’s search results.

You can see more details about "+1 Button" here.

And, you can start experimenting this in Google's Experiments.

Many people criticizes Google's +1, by saying that Google is not having clear plan about the way how +1 is going to work.

And, Spammers may start doing +1 as bulk bookmarking for promoting any web page.

Let us see how Google is going to handle +1.

And, it looks like the name "+1" not suitable for this service. What do you think? Do you think that +1 will overtake Facebook Like as it is supported by Google Search?

You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.

And, I am just wondering why Google is creating this new +1 button, instead of promoting their existing "buzz".

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