It can be pretty difficult to keep up with all of the neat little buttons and widgets that third party websites provide. Twitter has recently added their own Twitter Follow button on top of all their old options for website integrations. Facebook has it’s Like button, Share button, and even a Send button. Reddit offers Vote Up and Vote Down buttons, and Digg offers their own “Digg It” button. It was only a matter of time for Google to make another attempt at social sharing (because Google Buzz’s “BUZZ IT” button flat out sucks.)
The age of +1 has arrived. You can access it by visiting Google’s +1 Button page. You will find it very easy to implement into any website. Simple pick the design you like, add one line of code to your footer, and one line of code to the spot on your website that you’d like to see it on. It’ll automatically use dynamic URLs, so feel free to work it into your template. Below is an example of it:
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So if you’re ready to jump on the bandwagon before it’s full, I highly suggest you get a +1 button on your website ASAP, beat the other webmasters to it! Most people should be able to implement it within 5 minutes from the time you hit CTRL+C to copy the code provided by Google. Just keep in mind that the Google button is currently only available on Google.com’s SERPs and considered “experimental” still, but don’t let that stop you from adding it to your website, you know it’ll be hitting the entire Google empire soon enough!
Google+ Button For Your Website was written by Dan Bochichio, a freelance Internet Specialist with over a decade of experience in web design. Dan specializes in taking new businesses from a web-zero to a web-hero by creating attractive sites which meet today's standards on the Web.