Google's +1 is the New "Like" Feature

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Google's +1 is the New "Like" Feature

Everyone knows how to "like" something on Facebook. It's that little click to say, I really don't have anything to say, I just like what you said. We use it for everything from pictures and comments to activity and links. It lets the author know we read it, watched it or just simply approved of it. We don't have to get our voice out there too much if we just want to acknowledge the  information. So many people have said they want ActiveRain to have that and I agree. It would be great to click a "like" on someone's comment. You can do that on your blogs if you want but not comments.

Well Google of course wants every piece of the pie that they can get and will never be left out in the cold whilegoogle +1 button someone else passes them by. Bring on the new +1 Google Button. When browsing through Google you find something you like or approve of you can click this little button to publicly show you like it.

The goal is to gain more solid reviews and better business sites by adding up these +1's. If there is a lot of  +1's the site or business must be pretty good. Here's the kicker, you MUST have a Google profile before you can +1 it. Of course you have to have a Facebook profile to "like" anything also. You can choose to only have your friends or those you are connected with see your +1 or you can make it public. Either way, it's Google attempt at the "like" feature. Now of course we will all want a -1 feature button too just like we all want a "dislike" button and who knows, it may happen but for now this is currently in the works. Not every Google profile will have this tab just yet so don't freak out if you have a Google profile and it's not there. It's so new that the Google +1 may not even show up on your SERP (search engine results page) just yet. But you know it will be all the rage. Get ready to add yet another button next to those birds, lower case f's and orange rainbows... Google +1 is coming.

 

 

 

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Sorry for the delay on responding - was out most of the evening and came back to a feature.. always nice...  I will do my best to respond and thanks! :)

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Apr 08, 2011 01:14 AM #42
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Sandi -  yes, me too! :) I try to stay on top of it all so you don't have to, :)

Kim - ahh it's ok... there will always be something new. Take it for what it's worth and use it where you can.

Renee - Yes, I can't see mine either. THere is a test phase like Rich said but I will just wait and see if they fix stuff first.  I'm sure there will be some sort of algorithm so they can't plus 1 something a ton of times. We shall see.

Rich -  Yes, there was a link to that too.. maybe I should have added it? There is enough for most of us to do without experimenting on something that might change? I don't know, that's why I didn't... but let us know if it's working for you.. I'm kind of excited! :) Thanks Rich

Wendy -  it's still in beta mode and has not been fully released just yet. There is a picture for your website next to search engines typically... perhaps that's what you saw?

Lisa and Robert -  Mine either.. will be looking for it AND the feature to add it websites and blogs! :)

Jack - VERY easy!! Ha...

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Apr 08, 2011 01:19 AM #43
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Renee - Yes probably and thanks! :)

Jackie - As always!! Hard to keep up even when it IS your job! HA.

Ginny - Welcome.. please click here to see my social icon and network page.. LOL!

Brian - No one else wants them to get involved anymore then anyone else. Always gotta stay top.

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Apr 08, 2011 01:21 AM #44
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Tri -  Oh yes! Always and interesting debate.. like Sony, Xbox and Nintendo.. always out for the biggest and best

Mike -  Tell me about it! HA

Kathy -  I don't think so. I'm sure you probably could. Mine is just me and links to places as well.

Elizabeth - Here is the link for the experiment.. and thanks for the profile tab :)

Brian -  could be... we shall see :)

Michelle - NEVER! Ha... those guys are always competeing for the top spot!

Bob -  Thank you!

Maggie - check out here for more information on Google +1

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Apr 08, 2011 01:28 AM #45
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Randy -  Yes! Wanna write one?? HA.. the goal is to have actual people interested.. not just friends and family that may never buy.. BUT those people may have other friends that will need you.. and that's where you get business.

Don - oh yes! I want to start +1-ing things all over the place. Should be fun to see what your friends see when you publically like your search things. and also very interesting! HA (mind racing about some sketchy things people look at! :-\  )

Sharon -I's SOO with you there!

DeeDee -  Thanks DeeDee! Me too!

Grace - It is a great place to learn about the latest and greatest!

Kathy -  Really easy to get a profile - very simple too go to https://profiles.google.com and sign up.

Evelyn - Thanks! :)

Pete and Linda - OOO Excellent Idea! Go for it! ;-)

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Apr 08, 2011 01:33 AM #46
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Tom -  yes they do. If you have a sec check out the video... does make sense but it's really just a "like" button! Ha.

Cheryl - It really is! No matter what you are into there is always something new online to learn and try and incorporate if possible.

Fernando -  I only sort of half like this maybe give it  +.5 ? HA.. I thought that's what the stars were for!

Marc - You are closer than me if you have actually seen it! I haven't seen it pop up yet. There is a test you can join but I think I will just wait.

Thanks for all your comments folks!!!

Have a great weekend

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Apr 08, 2011 01:35 AM #47
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Tammy, I do have a Google profile so I will look into this. Thanks for the info.

Apr 08, 2011 01:38 AM #48
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Interesting... thanks for the heads up!

Apr 08, 2011 01:41 AM #49
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Tammy - thanks for letting us know about this - my family members are not going to be pleased that they have to set up google profiles and +1 all of my stuff! LOL!

Apr 08, 2011 03:17 AM #50
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More great stuff Tammy! And you're right Char, it's impossible to keep up with it all! So what do we do? How do we know what the best, most effective things to do are?

Apr 08, 2011 03:21 AM #51
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Interesting tool, jumping on the Facebook bandwagon of the Like button.  It's interesting to see how Google is always trying to develop more tools to find the most relevant information for searches.

Apr 08, 2011 03:59 AM #52
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Thanks for the heads up.  This will probably be followed with the +2, +3, +4, +5 (if you REALLY like it, it gets +5).  My head is spinning.

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Michael - thanks! Hope it's helpful!

Erika, thanks!

Lori -  HA - totally

Mitch -  the best and most effective things to do are the ones that work. Try them all and use what works. If it doesn't produce.. drop it.

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Apr 08, 2011 04:32 AM #54
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Morgan -  That is their whole goal right there. Weed out the short cutters and give rank to the best.

Kathleen - Right now, it's just a +1 and the more people that click the +1 the better the site. I assume. ;-)

~T

Apr 08, 2011 04:34 AM #55
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Tammy,

We here at Castelazo Marketing love social media out reach and feel your post holds great value to the information your sharing. Way to keep up with the lastest and greatest, thanks for sharing!

Apr 08, 2011 05:08 AM #56
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wow... thanks for the clarity!

Apr 08, 2011 05:31 AM #57
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Tammy - Always great new information....   thanks for keeping us tuned in to the latest!

Apr 08, 2011 02:48 PM #58
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Hi Tammy,

You are now a certified AR rock star!

58 comments and growing. You have a fan base....

Phil

Apr 08, 2011 10:55 PM #59
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Excellent information and so well deserved Feature, yet again.  Love the content you share and truly valuable information!

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Tammy, I don't know how I missed this when you wrote it. Just now wanting to set up my +1 and re-read the post you wrote a few weeks ago. Joined the group too. Hopefully I'll get it figured out! LOL

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