This is Google’s direct competitor to Facebook’s ‘Like’ button.
The NEW SEO is the social vote so this is VERY IMPORTANT!
If you have a Google account and you are logged in while you are searching on Google you may see search results with recommendations from people you know. Things they shared on Twitter, Flickr and other sites.
Say, for example, you’re planning a winter trip to Tahoe, Calif. When you do a search, you may now see a +1 from your slalom-skiing aunt next to the result for a lodge in the area. Or if you’re looking for a new pasta recipe, we’ll show you +1’s from your culinary genius college roommate. And even if none of your friends are baristas or caffeine addicts, we may still show you how many people across the web have +1’d your local coffee shop.
The beauty of +1’s is their relevance—you get the right recommendations (because they come from people who matter to you), at the right time (when you are actually looking for information about that topic) and in the right format (your search results). For more information about +1, watch this video:
HOW TO USE GOOGLE +1 BUTTON
To get started +1’ing the stuff you like, you’ll need to create a Google profile—or if you already have one, upgrade it. You can use your profile to see all of your +1’s in one place, and delete those you no longer want to recommend. To see +1’s in your Google search results you’ll need to be logged into your Google Account.
If you can’t wait to start seeing +1’s, Google will soon let you opt-in to the launch by visiting Google’s experimental search site.
Here are some links to more information on Google +1 Button:
If you want to know who you’re connected to, and how, visit the “Social Circle and Content” section of the Google Dashboard.
GOOGLE +1 BUTTON FOR WEBSITE OWNERS
If you want to put Google’s +1 button on your website (and you better!)
go to http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1button
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What do you think?
Will you use the new Google +1 button?
Will the Google +1 button give you results that are better for you, more relevant, more personalized?