JoePublisher - 4:22 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I will be putting the +1 button on my site; I signed up for notification of it, and as soon as it is released it will go live for any visitor to my site who cares to click it ...
Now here is the thing, whether or not it stays on my site is entirely down to my visitors. I put both the facebook and twitter buttons on my site: but with a two month test it became clear that 90 to 1 people clicked on a facebook 'recommend' button rather than the 'tweet' button.
This is obviously what webmasterworld found out in reverse when they left the twitter button and removed the facebook 'like' button. And this makes perfect sense, tech savvy blogs do better with twitter, pure informational blogs with 'regular' visitors do well with facebook.
The google +1 button will have a two month trial period on my site, if it is more successful than the twitter button it will stay for a longer run, if it fails, then I will remove it and reduce page load times ... in all honesty I can not see it being as successful on my site as the facebook button, will it bring greater recognition in the SERPs?, 'dunno', but I am willing to trial it - ultimately though it is down to my visitors ... will they know what to do with it? and what it actually does when pressed?
Because right now I am unsure of its benefits, and I have researched as much as I can on it.