The buzz about Google + continues with it being the fastest growing social network in history. It reached 25 million users in weeks compared to Facebook which took years.
One of the major components of the Google + network is the Google +1 votes (the Google equivalent of Facebook “Likes”)
Even though Google + is growing at an unprecedented rate, website owners are still very slow to adopt Google +1 buttons on their website – so hopefully this guide will help you get started ASAP.
How to Implement Google +1 button to your website
Implementing the button is quite simple. You just need to insert two line of codes in your HTML or theme.
- 2. Insert the following tag on your web page where you want the button to appear.
Believe it or not – that ‘s it.
If you want to customise how the +1 button looks on your website, there’s a few options through Google’s +1 button generator.
You can change the following:
- Size of the button: The default is “standard“, which is 24px tall. You can choose “small” (15px), “medium” (20px) or “tall” (60px).
- Include count: The default is set to “true”. You can turn it off if you don’t want the +1′d count to appear.
- URL (href): By default, the button will grab the URL of the existing page, but you can specify your own URL with the parameter href=”your-url-here”.
See, it’s really very easy, so there’s no excuses for not embracing Google’s new social voting system. And lets face it, as long as it doesn’t get spammed too much, it’ll be only a matter of tiem before it’s a ranking factor (maybe)
For more info, check out the Google +1 button site and the FAQ site