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Things you need to know about “Google +1″ & its features

By sudharsan

April 1, 2011
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Few days back, Google launched long awaited and rumored google +1 for the users, an additional features to its social and personalized search. Use +1 to give something your public stamp of approval, so your friends, contacts, and others can find the best stuff when they search.

Do read – 10 Best yahoo products, tools for bloggers & webmasters.

Get recommendation from your friends while you search in google to get high valuable results from your social circle. To gain full advantage of this + button, you must have an optimised google profile for social search.

Do check my articleComplete guide for social search via G.profile.

google +1 logo

How to Enable & Disable Google +1

By default it will not available in your Google profile, you have to activate Google +1 in your profile manually.

— Sign into your google profile.

— Go to Google experiment search page and click  ‘Join this experiment‘ of Google +1.

— Now search results started to show +1 button at the end of the SERPs links. (available only on google.com)

— Share your favorite links with your social circle while you search in google, links you +1 will  be displayed in a separate tab of your google profile to the whole world. By default it will not show your +1 shares to others, you have to activate the settings.

Go to google profile > edit profile > +1’s tab section > “tick mark” and save the settings.

+1's settings tab

b. To disable Google +1

Goto My account > edit settings of  “+1 on non-Google sites” > click disable & save the settings.

2. Google +1 Button for your blogs and website

google +1 share button (icon)

At present it is available only in SERP page but it will be extended to all bloggers (publishers) as a share button like what we have for twitter (tweetmeme) and Fb share button for facebook.

— If you’d like to be notified when it’s available, sign up here.

Category: Blogging, Internet

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