New: Google Now Showing Local +1 Counts

Last week we confirmed Google was showing raw +1 counts in the search results and now today, Google seems to be testing showing location based +1 counts.

@tomcritchlow shared a screen shot with us showing Google only displaying the people in New York who +1′ed a page. Here is that screen shot:

As you can see, it shows 145 people in New York have +1′ed this page.

If you are logged in, you would see your friends who have +1′ed the page. Here is a screen shot:

If you are signed out, I personally just get all the +1 counts for this page. I am based in New York, not New York City like Tom, and I do not see locally based +1s.

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  • Tony

    I just got an email from AdWords stating we will soon be able to +1 adverts (coming weeks). So it’s all go in +1 land.

  • DawnAbraham

    I’m glad I read this article I added the Google +1 to my sites and didn’t do the verification so I now did that. I got all these clicks but they weren’t doing me any good. Google can’t read them unless you sign you site up with them. Thanks for sharing that.

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