Google has announced the launch of its +1 button for websites. TheBlogIsMine is a launch partner for +1 button, and we’re excited by this opportunity for our community to share our content with friends in a new way. We’ve added Google +1 buttons to our site so that you, our readers, can +1 TheBlogIsMine.com and any TheBlogIsMine article directly from TheBlogIsMine.
To recommend TheBlogIsMine.com to your friends on Google search click the +1 button in the subscribe box on the top right box of our homepage. To recommend a TheBlogIsMine’s article like this one, just click the +1 in the share button to the left of the article.
At TheBlogIsMine we aim to provide content for our readers that is both immediately useful as well as helpful over time. Now, with Google +1 on TheBlogIsMine, you can recommend TheBlogIsMine.com and TheBlogIsMine articles to your friends and contacts in Google Search. This means that the next time they are searching for related content, they will see your recommended article with a +1. This will make their search experience on Google more useful.
The +1 button will soon appear next to links on Google’s search results page. By clicking the button, users will be able to recommend links to their list of Gmail chat buddies and those in their Gmail “My Contacts” group. The button will work both with search links and advertisements on the results page.
In a blog post introducing the feature, Google declared that the +1 button is “digital shorthand for ‘this is pretty cool.'” It’s meant to help guide friends through search results, allowing them to see what people they know think is most useful. It adds a human element to Google’s automated search algorithm.
As an example, Google said that if you’re looking for a new pasta recipe, search results could be populated with +1’s from your “culinary genius” friend. You could also, for instance, see how many people recommend your local coffee shop.
For now, Google is limiting +1 to its search results, but in the coming weeks, the company said it will start introducing the buttons on other Google products. Google also plans to offer the buttons up to third-party websites, as Facebook did with its Like button. It currently has such a button for Google Buzz, and some analysts speculate that +1 will eventually replace the Buzz button.
If you’re a webmaster, you can get the +1 button code and learn more about implementation on Google’s +1 webmaster minisite. To have your +1 recommendations show up, you’ll need to have a Google profile set up. We hope you find the new +1 addition on TheBlogIsMine useful. As always, we would love to hear your feedback and suggestions. [via Google Blog]