Google’s +1 Button Now Works With Google +, Go Figure!

Google has announced that the Google +1 button now works with Google’s social network, Google +. +1 Button Sharing on Google + Now when you click a +1 button on a publisher web site, such as this one, you will be able to share that article directly with your Google + circles. All you do […]

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Google Plus Button SocialGoogle has announced that the Google +1 button now works with Google’s social network, Google +.

+1 Button Sharing on Google +

Now when you click a +1 button on a publisher web site, such as this one, you will be able to share that article directly with your Google + circles. All you do is click the +1 button, then in the text box area you comment, choose a circle and then click on the share button.

Here is a picture of me sharing a story on this site:

Google Plus Button Sharing

Then if I go to my Google + profile you will see what I shared:

Google Plus Button In Plus

This is being rolled out now and should be available to everyone within days.

Google + Snippets

Google also added + Snippets as part of their rich snippets markup. This allows publishers to define what is shared by the Google + user, such as the image, URL, description and so on.

Here is some sample code on how it works:

<body itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Article">
<h1 itemprop="name">This is the article name</h1>
<img itemprop="image" src="thumbnail.jpg" />
<p itemprop="description">This is the description of the article.</p>
</body>

Here is a video on these additions:

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Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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