Google’s +1 Button Goes Global

plus-1-imageGoogle’s +1 button is rolling out internationally.

The company has announced that 1 buttons will start showing on a few select Google search engines at first:


The +1 button will be “expanding quickly to most other Google search sites” in the near future.

Up until now, the +1 button has only been seen on’s English-language search results.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Google: +1 | Top News


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  • Scott

    Any news on if they have fixed some of the loading time issues? It’s just maddening how long that little widget can slow down page loads.

  • Ralph

    @Scott Good question, I was just wondering that myself as we wanted to add it to a client site, but saw this article by @aaronpeters

  • Aaron McNeil

    Boy, Canada never gets in on the goodies : / Tis a shame!

  • W.R.

    Can’t wait to see it in action…

  • Divy


    One of my client has added it too, but i found it pretty good… i hope it works well in a long run..

  • T.P.G.

    The thing is that if Google pushes people into using +1 by integrating with its search, then it runs the risk of further lowering the relevance of its search results…

  • Val Pereyaslavets

    As promised +1 is not going to affect search result. I see it more like voting for your webpages.

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