How To Quickly Add Google Plus 1 (Google +1 Button, Google Google Google) to your Site

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If you needed any more proof that SEO is out and social proof/search is in, look no further than Google’s latest thingee, Google Plus 1.

Sigh.  Things were so much easier back in 1997 when all you had to do was play around with caps in your meta tags.

But I digress.

Google +1 is Google’s answer to Facebook on how to let people flag your page.  When added to your site code, it presents a cute little adorable button that lets people say:

“Oooo cute little adorable button!  Let me click it and publicize the article!”

No, I’m not jaded, whyever would you ask?  :)

You can access the Google Plus 1 button thingee at your Google Webmaster’s account over at

Google Plus 1 Your Site

I’ve already added it to my Mama Bear site and will get it up here shortly (once I figure out how to hack the Thesis code to do so!).

Want more info?  Check out these great vids:




And if you’d like to see what others are saying, check out:

Only time will tell how this will….or will not….be quite the Facebook killer.

Grow strong,

Barbara Ling

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  1. Hi Barbara,

    I haven’t added Google +1 to my blog yet. I’m not sure if I’m waiting for other people to do it first, or if I was just waiting for your blog post :)

    Thanks a lot.

  2. Thank you Barbara,

    I’m pretty sure I have already seen a WordPress plugin that makes the process even simpler. Thanks for sharing the guides – always helps with static sites.

  3. Hey Barbara,
    Thanks for sharing these nice videos about Google plus, quite informative. I have just added the Google Plus button through the Digg Digg plugin. I hope this initiative of Google’s becomes successful unlike Google Wave and Google Buzz which were total failures. I somewhere heard that this will also be affecting search engine rankings (minimally*)

  4. I’m with Jens, I haven’t added the +1, but I’m feeling like I should. I doubt it will be a Facebook killer in any way, but the more ways I can share content the better I guess. Thanks for the post, and videos, to help keep me up to date.

  5. Ok heres my logical approach to G +1 thingy…(i made a bit of research)

    My initial thoughts (wrong or right) are that it just indication for users how many people found something cool there, but it don’t influence rankings whatsoever (or just a bit).

    Google tried to copy Yandex (Russian SE) but Big G have much more users ready to game the system so it i would be surprised if something so easy to “crack” would become a major factor in ranking a site.

    Not to ignore, as it may influence the CTR in top 3 . (or even below)

    Lets say 1st site have 20 +1s , second 50 and third 250.

    They are all similar (from description on the serps), which one will be clicked more ?

    The one on 1st place with 20 +1s, or third with 250 ?

  6. Thanks for the videos. I once wanted to add the +1 button to my blog but I had some difficulties. Now I think I can do it after watching the videos, but I’m not sure I want it anymore haha.

    I’m saying that because I saw the button on a lot of popular sites but people didn’t click the +1 as much as they do with a Like button. But maybe the trend will change in the future, so it’s a good thing I know how to add it to my site if i need it.

  7. I did install it. I believe it is going to be an important thing from now and on. I believe no one should ignore something from Google. :)

    Thanks for the useful post, Barbara. :)

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