What is Google +1?

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What is Google +1?

A number of our clients have asked us what is Google +1 so here goes…

For a few years now Google has been trying to find a way of competing with the growing global popularity of Facebook and develop Google into more of a social network. The increasing popularity of Facebook ads is no doubt a significant factor here.

The +1 button is their first move in that direction. Clicking on +1 is a way of endorsing a post, web page or search result. It operates in a similar way to the Facebook Like button. The one problem is that you must have a Google public profile (account) to be able to use it.

Here’s what Google has to say about it…

http://www.google.com/+1/button/

We can add it to pages on your website – just get in touch.

Eoin