Google recently released the +1 button. I suppose facebook’s success with their “like” button can’t be ignored by Google. Because it is Google, I would definitely add the +1 button to your own websites because you know Google is going to include +1 button data in their search algorithms.
What is the +1 button?
This is the Google +1 buttton description page for end users. Google describes it as a button to say “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.” Sounds like the facebook like button doesn’t it?
How do you put the +1 button on your thesis blog website?
DIYThemes.com had a great post about adding a Google +1 button to your website. They referenced a page in their user guide detailing the steps There was an error in the configurator link. The correct url is
Here’s what the configuration tool looks like:
Note the “Advanced options”.
Because this is from Google, I expect it to be widely deployed very quickly. Google WILL consider this data in it’s search algorithms. It’s good data for them to help figure out what page a search visitor is looking for. I’d use it if I were Google. You should too.