• http://webpierat.com Jill Kocher

    Though not strictly “social,” it would be interesting to see a comparison of the number of sites with FB/T/LI/G+ profile links to the number of sites with RSS/email links. They’re typically lumped in together in the same sharing area of the template and are also measures of engagement. Also, since email and RSS are more old-school, it would be interesting to see how their inclusion rate is changed by the focus on social. My guess would be no decrease in inclusion, but a decrease in their visibility within the sharing area of the template.

  • http://www.simplyclicks.com David Burdon

    This post itself tells a story. It currently shows 181 Tweets, 31 +1s, an indeterminate number of linkedin shares and no Facebook shares, and 4 Facebook likes. That’s based on less than 2 hours exposure. My own early research across 6 sites showed +1 lagging much further behind. But it appears that it is now gaining on Feacebook – at least in a B2B environment.

  • http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    Barry reported on some complaints today in the Google Webmaster Forums about a McAfee plugin or something firing off Google +1 hits automatically. I didn’t look at the details but it makes me wonder if some of the data isn’t inflated.

    For example, when I comment on news sites and they force me to login through Facebook (a process that seems to be more miss than hit these days), are they automatically LIKEing themselves for me? I haven’t thought to look at that.

  • http://garybrewer.com gary

    Fantastic report, we’ve noticed something very similar at builtwith. Google+ adoption in just the last seven days has exploded jumping from 2.6% to 4.9% of the top 10k – http://trends.builtwith.com/widgets/Google-Plus-One

    Social plugins (Twitter, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn) have been the top growth technologies for the last few months in general.

  • http://www.ChristianSEOguys.com Lesterj

    It is interesting the increase of people with +1, but I wonder if a significant part of that increase is due to social widgets adding +1 to their tools as opposed to website owners specifically adding the +1 to their site.

    In regards to the number of people clicking on the +1 vs other social sharing buttons, I think there is more to that then just people’s acceptance of the +1. \One-upping\ a page doesn’t really share that page with anyone. It doesn’t broadcast the page to people. So, I think it’s much easier for people to one-up a page than share or tweet a page. Personally, I don’t even really think of +1 so much as a social sharing tool as a potential ranking influencer.