With social networking more important than ever it was only a matter of time before Google tried something else, and the early signs look promising. Now websites and blogs need to have this latest option available so you will be pleased to know that Devs help add Google’s +1 button to WordPress. There are many different options, which we will explain for you below.
First up is simply called Google +1 Button and is said to be quick and easy to set up. Once you do install the plugin you will need to follow the instructions on the settings page. You will need to have WordPress 2.7 or higher in order to install the plugin. The average user rating for this is two and a half stars – not very promising.
Next is WordPress Google +1 Button and has more to offer than the one mentioned above. You can add the Google +1 button in the same way as the previous plugin, but this one goes one-step further by giving you a range of button styles and where you would like to place it. The average user rating is much higher for this plugin, three and a half to be exact.
The final one is called WordPress plugin – Google +1 Button and is version 2.0.3. There were a number of bugs with the previous version, which have now been fixed. If you want to follow what the likes of Mashable is doing then you are going to need this plugin. The average user rating is four stars, so even better than the one we mentioned above.
Those of you who are happy to code can embed Google Plus One directly. You can just paste the basic code or you can also select advanced options. Remember that you have to adhere to publisher policies regarding the Google +1 Button.
About a week after Google launched this new service we asked if they preferred this, Twitter’s or Facebook’s options. It came as no surprise that Facebook Likes was voted the best. However, Google did get more votes than Twitter. We already have the +1 button and has been growing slow and steady, so feel free to recommend us.
Google Plus One was launched on June 1, 2011 it was in direct response of Facebook Likes and Twitter Follow. Mashable was said to be one of the first to have the new feature, as they were one of the beta testers; they now have over 4,600 plus ones.
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