New Features of Google +1 (Plus One) Button: "Sharing" & "+Snippets"

Aug 26, 2011
Google +1 Button icon Google has launched the +1 button for websites in June, 2011. As we already know that Google +1 (pronounced "plus one") is a recommendation button similar to Facebook Like button, making it easier to recommend content across the web.

Enthuasiasm of its users to use Google +1 button on their website/blog was very high. Even Google released a report that in July, the +1 button crossed 2 billion daily views. And today the +1 button appears on more than a million sites, with over 4 billion daily views! Absolutely they are extremely excited about this momentum.

To get more satisfactions of their users, they're launching two more features that make +1 buttons more useful for users and publishers alike: Sharing and +Snippets.

Let's discuss more about this new features:

1. Sharing

This "Sharing" feature mean that you can share webpages with your circles on Google+ directly through any websites who has sets Google +1 button on their website/blog. Just +1 a page as usual and look for the new "Share on Google+" option. From there you can comment, choose a circle and share.

For example, take a look from this screenshot below:

Google+ sharing from Plus One button

2. +Snippets

When you share content from the +1 button, Google will notice that they automatically include a link, an image and a description in the sharebox. They call these "+snippets", and its a great way to jumpstart conversations with the people you care about.

Of course: publishers can benefit from +snippets as well. With just a few changes to their webpages, publishers can actually customize their +snippets and encourage more sharing of their content on Google+.

Learn more from this video uploaded by Vic Gundotra:

How do you think? Cool, isn't it?
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