Adding Google +1 button to your website

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging


Our very busy Debbie Gartner of Floor Coverings Int'l has done it again.  If you're not familiar with Google+1... Google it because it's the next techie/FB'ie thing coming down the road. 

Debbie shares how to add the Google+1 button to your website.  You don't have to add it but at least know what it is!  

Since I have not tried to do this ..... yet if you have any installation questions.. best you head to Debbie's blog and in fact head there anyway to thank her!!!


Original content by Debbie Gartner

google plus oneAs many of you know, getting Google +1's on your website or blog posts can give you a boost in Google's Rankings.  Certainly, the most important thing is content/keywords/links, but Google +1 can be the icing on the cake.  The theory is that if you have good content, people will like you and give you a +1.

So, how do you add this to your website?

To be honest, I really struggled with this...I read it in several places and didn't get it/couldn't get it to work.  But, thanks to Marte Cliff, I finally got it to work last night, so I added it to my home page and 6 key internal pages.


Here's how.

1.  Go into the html code for your page.

2.  At the bottom of the page add this in:

<script type "text/javascript" src="></script>

This is supposed to go at the end...right before the </body> tag.  Now oddly enough some of my pages had this tag and others didn't.  It seemed to work when I put this at the end when there was no tag, or directly before the tag when there is a tag.  Weird, but it worked.

3.  Add in the google +1 icon using below script placing it where you want on the page.  So, if you want it at the beginning, put it there; if you want it at the end put it there...or put it in both places.



Bonus:  If you want it right justified change above to be:

<div style="text-align; right;"><g:plusone></g:plusone></div>

If you want it centered, change "right" to "center" and I believe it will work


Westchester hardwood flooringIf you want to help my site's rankings (and if you like my site), check out my home page Westchester Flooring - Floor Coverings International.  To get to the Google +1, you need to scroll down below the slider and the 1, 2, 3, 4 section.  Please note that you need to be logged on to your gmail account and have a Google Profile already established.  (Note: this is not the ideal placement on my page, but I don't currently have a way to move it higher.

Also, I added it to my hardwood, carpet and tile pages - both on top and bottom (these placements are better.  Feel free to +1 those as well.

I just added these.  Currently, I have 5 plus ones on my home page, 2 on my hardwood page and 1 on the carpet and 1 on the tile page.  So, clearly, I have a long way to go.  I can definitely use your help.


BTW, I have not been successful in getting this to work on my Active Rain blog.  If anyone knows how to do that, please let me know.  It keeps erasing the code on here and I'm not sure why.

Hope you found this helpful.






Hardwood Flooring - Carpet - Tile/Natural Stone - Laminate - Refinish Hardwood - Backsplashes

Floor Coverings International Westchester and StamfordDebbie Gartner, President and Owner

"The Flooring Girl"Debbie Gartner - Westchester Hardwood Flooring

Floor Coverings International: Westchester NY/Stamford CT

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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thx Kathy for reblogging.  I appreciate ti.

Also, if peole don't install it/can't, an alternative way to get the +1 is so do a goodle search and then click on the +1 next to it.  (hope that made sense).  Thas' how we can take care of our AR posts (since there's currently no +1 feature least not yet). I'm going to do that on a few key ones.  then, back to my estimates.

Jul 10, 2011 04:12 AM #1
Christine Koch
eXp Realty - San Antonio, TX
Realtor - eXp Realty San Antonio TX

Kathy, this came up in our office meeting this week.  Thank you for the great tutorial!

Jul 10, 2011 04:16 AM #2
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Thanks for the tip, I am going to try to add this myself.  I just sent this to my web master to add, but I will see if I can add this myself and save some money.  It is so expensive maintaining a website!

Jul 10, 2011 04:25 AM #3
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Kathy, I tried to add this to my signature but it doesn't seem to work there, maybe I did something not quite right and just need to play around with it a bit more.  Have a great Sunday!

Jul 10, 2011 05:38 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- you're welcome.... loved seeing you in the video of the Mini-rain camp.  I'll try out your suggestions!

Christi- see how quickly it's spreading.  Hope over to Debbie's blog for more info!

Jennifer- unfortunately my Webmaster is pretty inept (ME!) so I may have to get outside help!

Silvia- I think it's not adding to AR ... yet.



Jul 10, 2011 06:27 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Thanks for  the reblog Kathy......this has been on my mind the last few days with no time to address it.  Now I've got some simple steps - of which I would have missed had you not reblogged!  Thanks!!!!!!

Jul 10, 2011 08:33 AM #6
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Kathy, thanks for educating me again LOL. Google juice is good!

Jul 10, 2011 08:34 AM #7
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Thank you, I will go and thank Debbie as well!

Jul 10, 2011 11:41 AM #8
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Thanks Kathy - I'll have to give that a try. Hopefully, it will increase my website rankings.

Jul 10, 2011 04:00 PM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for re-posting the tip.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 10, 2011 04:42 PM #10
Janet Robinson
Keller Williams Realty Augusta Partners - Augusta, GA
Augusta, Ft. Gordon, Evans, Grovetown, Waynesboro

This is the second blog about this today, so I am going to apply this. Thanks

Jul 10, 2011 04:52 PM #11
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Kathy--once again you are right there with the perfect reblog.  I've been reading up on this, so now I have to go follow Debbie's instructions and see if I can get this to work, too. 

Jul 10, 2011 06:45 PM #12
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thx for all the nice comments.

Note: you can NOT add this your AR blog or signature.

Jul 12, 2011 12:19 AM #13
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