• http://www.clicksinternetmarketing.com C.I.M.

    Why would anyone WANT to press Google +1?

  • http://www.andil.co.uk Andy Mollison

    Was it mentioned about whether a login will be required to +1 something? For example I can’t see it working out very well if you have to login to a Google account to do it. It’s mentioned about using your own site’s logins to track what had been +1′d internally, but I guess that wouldn’t count externally towards signals that Google cares about?

  • http://paulgailey.com Paul Gailey

    if +1 is only weeks away then surely so is Google Profiles for Apps users. At the moment, even with experimental Plus One enabled an Apps user cannot +1 a result in the SERPs as Google Profiles was recently defacto disabled for ‘conflicted’ Apps accounts’ – ie those that signed up long time ago for Profiles with Apps email and were since forcibly ‘transitioned’. I expect (hope) multiple announcements on Plus One launch day otherwise there’s likely to be a backlash.

  • http://www.stateofsearch.com Bas van den Beld

    What is wondering me is why on earth it is taking them so long, the momentum is gone already. They should have had it ready when announcing the +1 in the first place.

  • http://imod.co.za/ ChristopherM

    I’d +1 this if I could ;)

  • http://www.LifeIonizers.com L.I.

    Not quite clear on how this will work. Will the number of +1s have a impact (significant or not?) on your site’s rank on SERPs? If so, will it be dependent on the number of on site and of site +1s?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/natewhite Nate White

    I’m with C.I.M. at the moment. Unless +1 is the tip of a new Google social network iceberg what’s the motivation for your everyday normal Googler to push the +1 button?

  • http://www.irishwonder.com IrishWonder

    I wonder to what lengths Google would go to push the +1 button down the website owners’ throats

  • http://www.familybusinesstips.com Joe Shaw

    re: IrishWonder…

    Personally, I’m going to jump in with both feet on Google +1. WHY WOULD ANYONE FIGHT GOOGLE??? I’d rather just ride the wave.

    Joe Shaw

  • http://www.splaxon.com dallyman47

    I don’t get all the push back from the Google +1 button. Facebook is a social disaster area, in my opinion, because of what they do with your private data.. I think more businesses and savvy web users will be more inclined to click the +1, as opposed to the Facebook like button. It’s basically another button that you can add to your social media set which you place at the end of your blog posts and web pages. On Google Webmaster Central, in the FAQ section, there is a link saying “Does +1 affect my site’s performance in search?” and the response is telling:

    Content recommended by friends and acquaintances is often more relevant than content from strangers. For example, a movie review from an expert is useful, but a movie review from a friend who shares your tastes can be even better. Because of this, +1’s from friends and contacts can be a useful signal to Google when determining the relevance of your page to a user’s query. This is just one of many signals Google may use to determine a page’s relevance and ranking, and we’re constantly tweaking and improving our algorithm to improve overall search quality. For +1′s, as with any new ranking signal, we’ll be starting carefully and learning how those signals affect search quality.

    or cutting through the chaf, +1 button clicks, or likes or adds or 1′s WILL positively affect your Google PageRank. This is reason enough to add it to your site.