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Google +1 – do you recommend it?

July 8, 2011 11:37 am Leave your thoughts

Google introduced their most significant social feature to its search platform earlier this year.  They have added a one-click button to allow users to recommend and share sites they like with their friends. Yes, a direct rival to Facebook’s ubiquitous ‘Like’ button which appears pretty much everywhere online. These social buttons act as instant signals representing what content is most relevant to the user. How it works Users need to log in to their Google account to share their recommendations with contacts in their Gmail contacts. The small +1 icon appears net to search results and advertisements. These +1’s are visible to the online community. Help businesses Google +1 is characterized as different from the ‘Like’ button from Facebook; Google +1 will only be shared within the context of relevant searches. It will also influence the ranking of sites within search results listings. Users of Google +1 will be able…